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SOLD OUT! Habits of Resilience: One-Day Women's Retreat

  • LOEWEN HILL FARM South-East Manitoba Manitoba (map)

This is the second annual retreat!

Cate Friesen and Bonnie Loewen, are hosting an all-day women’s retreat at Loewen Hill Farm, a beautiful rural location in south-east Manitoba (about 45 minutes from Winnipeg). 

As friends and colleagues, we have worked together for years on writing projects, facilitating workshops, and understanding the importance of claiming and telling our own stories. These practices have consistently renewed our focus and energy for our other work. 

During this day, we want to create space together with you where we cultivate and hone practices of resilience. We will connect through circles of trust, the skills of telling and receiving story and collage journalling. Inbetween these group sessions, there will be time for “making”, yoga, walking or personal reflection.  

• 22 women maximum

• 8:30 am until 9:00 pm

•  Cost: $140.00 + GST — coffee and snacks, lunch and dinner included.

To register, send an email to by Sept. 14th, 2018. 


A spiritual mentor for the last 25 years in her community, Bonnie Loewen offers leadership inside circles of voices where personal and collective discoveries are made. She is currently working on a writing project that reflects on habits for resilience. In the next few years, she is immersing herself in a number of training contexts (circles of reconciliation and circles of trust facilitation) to enhance and deepen her understanding of the model of circle and the tools needed to facilitate in a wide range of contexts. She is a mother of 4, a seasoned volleyball coach and a lover of the garden.

Cate Friesen knows about the power of story. As the driving force of The Story Source, she brings together 25 years of experience as an award-winning CBC producer, storyteller and documentary maker, a visionary leader, performer, trainer, and certified facilitator. She has taught non-profit boards how to use story in their roles as ambassadors for their organization. And coached entrepreneurs and leaders in developing their signature stories, through Know Your Story workshops. She is a soccer-playing mother of two, a Quaker and a sponsor for a recently-arrived Syrian family.