JUUst Keep Swimming: Western Region Youth Con 2019

Unitarian Church of Edmonton
Treaty 6 territory – 10804-119 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5H 3P2

For Junior Youth and Youth ages 12-20

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming… 

Swim on over to the Western Region Youth Con 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta! It will be an amazing weekend filled with fun activities, worship, games, and multigenerational workshops and meals. Join junior youth (12-12), youth (14-20) and advisors (25+) from across the Western Region for this annual youth con, which is part of the larger multigenerational Western Regional Fall Gathering. 

Our theme, JUUst Keep Swimming, will inspire us to dive into some deep, timely topics, such as climate change and how we can keep moving forward together during this time of uncertainty. You might think the prairies are land-locked, but did you know that after the last ice age, one million years ago, all of Edmonton was under an enormous lake? The landscape has changed so dramatically over time, and now we find ourselves in another time of rapid ecological change! The past is full of lessons for us to draw from as we look toward the future. And what does the future hold? No one knows, how far it goes… Like the uncharted depths of the ocean, what is to come is a mystery. No one knows, how deep it goes… Though the sea levels are rising and the oceans are full of plastic, we choose to keep on swimming, together. And who knows, how far we’ll go! 

As usual, this year’s youth con will include time for youth community activities and social time in the evenings and on Saturday morning; and multigen time with the whole conference for Friday’s Ingathering service, Saturday afternoon workshops, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and Sunday morning worship. 

New to youth cons? Check out our Youth Cons 101 page to find out why you should come to the Western Region Fall Gathering!

This con is brought to you by this amazing synchronized swimming… er, planning… team: 

Co-Deans: Linnea Granberg and Eric James
Activities Coordinators: Juliana Roe and Anthony James
Youth Chaplain: Fiona Butler
Adult Chaplain: TBA
Touch Group Coordinators: Rowan Fichtner-Jack and Cameron Seale
Memory Keeper/Publicity Coordinator: Lily Kiely
Community Captain: Carmin Smith-Hanson
Worship Coordinators: Addison Braden and Caitlyn Seale
CUC Staff Contact: Casey Stainsby

Youth and adult advisors attending youth events are welcome to apply to the Dawning Future Subsidy Fund for extra financial assistance. Fill out the form on the CUC website: https://cuc.ca/community/youth/youth-events/event-subsidies/  

Applications are reviewed at the beginning of each month. 

Questions about the con? Contact Co-Deans Linnea Granberg (linneamargit@gmail.com) and Eric James (ericpatrickjames@gmail.com). 

Questions about registration, payment, forms, or other adulty logistics? Contact CUC YaYA Staff Casey Stainsby (casey@cuc.ca). 

Registration deadline: October 7