CHOIR ONE OVERNIGHT RETREAT, UCC DAY RETREAT & UCC FAMILY GALA
Choir One: Jan 18-19, 2020
UCC (non-Choir One): Sunday January 19, 2020
At The Kingbridge Centre
The winter semester begins with our annual “Chorister Retreat” at The Kingbridge Centre. Please note that while this is a mandatory weekend event for all Choir One members, we strongly encourage full participation from all UCC members for the Day Retreat. The registration form is available at the bottom of this page. For Choir One members it is an overnight retreat (January 18-19). All remaining Upper Canada Chorus members, grades 4-12, join Choir One for the day on Sunday January 19. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 3 as our final numbers and payment must be submitted to the Kingbridge by this date.
There is a $185 (+HST) fee for the Choir One overnight retreat, which covers 5 meals (including the Gala meal on Sunday night), lodging, activities, and use of the multi-space facility for the weekend. A schedule for the weekend is posted below. The ‘day retreat’ fee for UCC members is $95 (+HST), which includes 2 meals (including the Gala meal on Sunday night), activities and use of the multi-space facility on Sunday January 19.
We believe in the power of community, and cannot stress enough the critical social and educative opportunities the retreat provides. It is an integral part of our program.
Items to bring (Choir One overnight): Outerwear suitable for cold weather, toiletries (toothbrush, etc.), bathing suit and athletic wear, comfortable indoor clothing, casual UCC uniform for the Gala performance.
Items to bring (UCC day): Outerwear suitable for cold weather, comfortable indoor clothing, casual UCC uniform for the Gala performance.
Meals: All snacks and meals are included in the retreat fee. Please inform us of all dietary considerations upon registration. Kingbridge has a very high standard of food preparation, and they will meet individual requirements if informed in advance.
LOCATION -12750 Jane St, King City, ON L7B 1A3
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Saturday January 18
9:30AM: Arrival at Kingbridge & Orientation
10:00AM: Session #1
11:00AM: Session #2
12:30PM: Buffet Lunch at Kingbridge
1:30PM: Community Building, Snowshoe Hike, Activities, Pool, etc.
6:00PM: Session #3
10:00PM: To Rooms & Lights Out
Sunday January 19
7:30AM: Rise and Shine
8:30AM: Buffet Breakfast at Kingbridge
9:30AM: UCC Day Retreat Participants Arrive
10:00AM: Full Choir Session & Activities
12:00PM: Buffet Lunch at Kingbridge
1:00PM: Full Choir Sessions & Activities
5:00PM: Parents and Gala guests arrive for dinner
5:30PM: Gala Dinner
7:00PM: Choir Performance, Silent and Live Auction
8:30PM: Depart for Home
We are excited to introduce parents and corporate sponsors to Kingbridge this year, as the host for our annual Family Gala. We took a year off from the Gala last year as we sought to re-cast a vision for what this event could be. Kingbridge provides a home for off-site and overnight functions within our organization and we think this is an excellent opportunity to expose parents to the extraordinary facility, food and environment.
The intent of the 2020 Gala is threefold:
1/ To further the strong sense of community in our organization
2/ To recognize and cultivate corporate sponsors who generously give for the benefit of our children
2/ To raise funds for the community building aspect of our program
This year our specific intent is to raise sufficient funds to launch our Integrated Arts days for 2020, to expand the weekly offerings of our Snack Program, and to provide budget for social aspects of our program. It is our hope that we will be able to fully cover the costs of these programs with funds raised at the Gala, thus passing along the benefit directly to existing choristers and families.
Tickets for the Family Gala are $75 (plus 13% HST & 18% Gratuity – $100). Please note, choristers DO NOT need a ticket to the Family Gala dinner – dinner is included in their retreat fee.