Friday, May 20, 5:00 p.m. – Monday, May 23, 12:00 p.m. PST
Hosted by the North Shore Unitarians – 370 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Save the date – Chorus is back!
After two years of Ensemble (an all-virtual young adult con in the spirit of Chorus) due to the pandemic, we are hosting an in-person national YA conference in May 2022.
At Chorus, Canadian Unitarian Universalist young adults (18-35) gather to build beloved community, deepen our cross-country connections, and grow as spiritual beings.
This year as Canadian UU YA’s gather for Chorus, we will do so With Love. Through this theme we will focus on both spiritual self-care and building equity in our community and world.
Our host site: North Shore Unitarians
We are very grateful to the North Shore Unitarians for hosting us and providing volunteer support!
Costs for Chorus are kept low because our accommodations are not fancy – we will be sleeping in the church building! Most of us will sleep on the floor, so bring your own bedding. A few couches are available for those who need them. If you would like to sleep offsite at your own expense, you are of course welcome to do so.
Note that the North Shore Unitarian Church is not accessible by public transit. Rides will be provided on Friday and Monday between the seabus (Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver side) and the church. The seabus connects directly to all other transit networks via Waterfront Station, including the skytrain to the airport.
CanUUdle is the sibling conference for youth (14-19 year olds) that happens alongside Chorus. At some point during the weekend, CanUUdlers and Choristers will get together to mark the important transition of bridging, when members of our communities move between youth and young adulthood, as well as those who are entering the youth community and those ageing out of the young adult community. These events include a special catered dinner and activities for bridging youth to get to know the young adults, as well as the Bridging Ceremony. Bridging is one of the unique rites of passage of our Unitarian Universalist faith, and this ceremony is deeply meaningful for our communities. Attendance at multigen events is of course optional, but highly encouraged.
Although the con will be primarily based on in-person activities, there will be some opportunities for online participation as well.
Participating virtually in Chorus 2022 means:
– Being invited to the Young Adult Ensemble Discord server, where you can interact with other YAs who are attending both virtually and in-person;
– Being part of an online Chalice Circle, a small group that will meet a few times over the weekend using a private channel in the Discord server (schedule to be determined);
– Being invited to participate in Célébrons ensemble on Saturday (10:30-11:45am PDT) and to watch the Bridging Ceremony on Sunday (2:30-3:30pm PDT). Links will be shared in Discord.
We recognize that Chorus is only scratching the surface as a multi-platform con and this may be disappointing for those who would like a more deeply connective online community experience. If this is you, know that we are planning for an online YA con in November. In the meantime, check out the many ongoing virtual ministries we offer!
Volunteer roles of all kinds are still available! Take a look at the form and let us know how you might like to help make this con more awesome.
Learn more about the CUC’s COVID-19 Safety Guidance. A detailed safety plan especially for Chorus will be in place.
We ask that those who have access to rapid tests (ie. through their school or workplace) bring an unused test with them to be taken upon arrival at the church. We will have some tests available for those who need them, for volunteers, and to use in the case that someone develops concerning symptoms.
Proof of Vaccination – All participants are required to submit proof of full vaccination (or proof of medical exemption) by Monday, May 2. Please email a copy of your proof of vaccination along with an image of your photo ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proof of vaccination could be: a provincially-issued vaccine card, a federally-issued proof of vaccination, or your wallet-sized immunization record card. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have had 2 doses (12 year olds are considered fully vaccinated with 1 dose).
More information about proof of vaccination in BC (note that while the Province of BC is not requiring proof of vaccination to enter businesses, events and services beginning in April, the CUC is keeping this requirement for now)
While it is very unlikely this event will be cancelled, we always recommend booking travel that is refundable or exchangeable when possible.
Cost & Financial Support
Registration is offered on a tiered sliding scale, from $0 – $160. The cost per person to run this event is $130. If any cost would be a barrier to you to attend, you are more than welcome to select $0. If you are able to pay more than the middle tier, your contribution helps to cover the cost for those who cannot pay as much.
Subsidies are available to help with travel costs to and from this event. Learn more about the Dawning Future Youth and Young Adult Subsidy Fund. Applications must be received by April 18th.
Questions, concerns, ideas? Reach out!
Maximum number of registrants: 25
Minimum number of registrants: 10
If you would like to participate online only, do not fill out the form below. Stay tuned for sign up instructions!
Don’t forget to click the final “Submit” button at the end of the form, and watch for the confirmation email. If you don’t get a confirmation, your form may not have been properly submitted.
Registration deadline: Sunday May 1, midnight PT