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Fall Retreat

A contemplative weekend retreat held in the austere beauty of Nova Scotia’s backcountry, embraced by the daily singing of the ancient Monastic Offices. Retreats will have ample unstructured time to enjoy canoeing and hiking, or simply to relax in the solitude of nature. Foundation Year Programme students and other students may also choose to have an entire afternoon dedicated to focused essay-writing, surrounded by the woods, free of distractions!

Accommodations in heated chalets!  Retreat open to students, faculty, and staff of Dal and King’s. Home-cooked, fresh meals provided. Transportation is provided by volunteer drivers - (please let us know if you are able to drive).

Suggested donation to help cover the costs of the weekend is $100 for students, $150 for the employed. That said, do not let finances be a barrier! Please register if you want to come and give only as you are able! We carry each other. By that same token, if you would like to sponsor a student on retreat, contact Karis, the Chapel Administrator, at

Our contemporary culture provides an array of technologies for constant connection, instant results, and endless small satisfactions. Yet we have never felt more alone. In a series of talks Dr. Laurelle LeVert will lead us into a conversation about our human need for silence, solitude, and a hospitality that embraces others.

If you are under 19 years of age, your parent/guardian MUST sign the release form. You can download the form HERE. They can either print, scan, and email the form to, or print and fax it to King’s at 902-423-3357.

Download and print a retreat registration form HERE, or pick one up at the back of the Chapel. The form includes more information about the weekend!

All forms must be handed in to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A Front Desk before 5pm on Tuesday, October 23rd at 5pm. Don’t be late!

Questions? Contact Chapel Warden Apolonnia Perri at

Earlier Event: October 6
Thanksgiving Retreat
Later Event: November 11
Remembrance Day Sung Mattins