CanUUdle XVII (2017) – Trust the YUUth

Registration is Now Closed. Please contact asha@cuc.ca if you were not able to register within the deadline or would like to discuss any accommodations.

All the details you need about CanUUdle:

When? Friday, May 19 at 5:00 pm – Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1 pm

Where? Unitarian Church of Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta (Treaty 6 Territory)
Address: 10804 119 St NW – Edmonton

Who? Youth (14-20) and Advisors / Sponsors (25+)
Youth and advisors from the US are also welcome to attend CanUUdle!

New to youth cons? Unsure about attending CanUUdle? Please read our great nUUbie page to find out what other youth have said about their con experiences.

RSVP to our Facebook Event to see photos from last year’s CanUUdle, and stay up to date about registration, news from staff and more!

What’s CanUUdle all about?  CanUUdle is the annual youth con for Canadian UU youth who are 14-20 and their adult advisors. It’s a beautiful weekend where youth and adults create an amazing community, worship together, grow as spiritual beings and join in multigen activities. This year there is no CUC conference, but we will be sharing some time with young adults at the CUC Young Adult Con. It is sure to be a weekend full of fun, laughter, games, discussion, thought, and above all, love and friendship (the special kind that can only be found in the UU community!). 

Through the opportunities provided by being on the volunteer CanUUdle ‘staff’, teens from all four CUC regions have had the chance to learn valuable leadership skills and give back to the growing national youth community. In recent years CanUUdle has also become an event that celebrates bridging and has allowed for community building between bridging senior youth and young adults.  

A note from your fabulous CanUUdle Staff (the youth and adult planning team that puts it all together!):

“Greetings fellow yUUth! Circle your calendars for May 19-22, because those are the dates of CanUUdle XVII! The theme this year is Trust the YUUth, and our staff team is working hard to plan this wonderful event. This year, we felt that it was important to focus more on the youth community as there is no adult conference this year, and because the youth community is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of Unitarian Universalism.

Our staff team:

Sam Wells and Calum McInnis (Co-Dean Dream Team Supreme)
Karoline Moore and Alex Trefzger (Wonderful Worship Coordinators)
Gabrielle Rockenfield (Rockin’ Registrar/Memory Keeper)
Conal Maitland (Charming Community Captain)
Evan Campbell (Amazing Activities Coordinator)
Bella Gavanski (Terrific Touch Group Coordinator)
Liv Gardiner (Cheeky Chaplain)
Phil Nellis (Awesome Advisors’ Advisor)
Casey Stainsby (The Amazing CanUUdle Coordinator).
Check out the CanUUdle Instagram page (@canuudle) in the coming weeks for more detailed introductions to these fine folks.

Forms: In order to be fully registered, all youth must submit an Informed Consent Form. Youth and adults must provide a signed Congregational Involvement Form. This year, all forms can be signed online – it’s easy! After registering, go to the Forms Page.

Cost: 

Early Bird sliding scale (March 1 – 31): $80 – $130
Regular sliding scale (April 1 – 28): $100 – $130
The registration fee includes all meals and accommodation (at the church) between Friday and Monday. Payment methods: online through PayPal or by phone with a credit card.

About Sliding Scale Pricing:

We are striving to make this gathering as financially accessible as possible – with a sliding scale fee and subsidies available.  Sliding scale fees are designed to allow participants to choose how much they are able to pay for registration. If you are unsure how much you should be paying, here are a few words about sliding scale to think about:

“When I pay more, I know that I am helping others to access the event. When I pay in the middle, I know I am helping the organizers cover costs. And when I pay at the bottom, I know I am letting my community hold me and support me. All of these are wonderful and acceptable ways of participating.” (source)
“Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities.” (source)

Use this “Green Bottle” chart to help you figure out which end of the scale you should be paying at (for youth who are financially supported by your family, please take these factors into account for your family’s financial situation):

 

CanUUdle registration is now closed. Please contact youth@cuc.ca if you had technical difficulties and were not able to register within the deadline.