June 3-7, 2024

2024 marks NBC’s 33rd Annual Encore Retreat - a retreat designed for those who are age 55+. Each year this retreat brings with it the anticipation of renewing acquaintances and making new friends. These retreats are designed so that personal refreshment and spiritual renewal are blended with learning and fellowship in a very relaxed atmosphere.

CONCERT

On the evening of Wednesday, June 5th, we are excited to present a concert from Cyndi Aarrestad. Cyndi is a singer/songwriter living on a farm near a Debden, Saskatchewan. She grew up in a Christian family where singing and music were always a part of their home, and has written over 2,200 songs, and made 11 recordings in a friend’s home studio, as well as her latest 15, which were self-recorded in her own home. Read more about her on her website.

Campus Activities

Horseshoe pits, crokinole boards, board games, and bocce balls will be available for those interested in some friendly competition. Feel free to bring your own equipment or games to add to the fun.

Talent Show

This year will see the return of the Talent Show, an opportunity to share the talents God has given you. Bring along your musical instrument, singing voice, a ventriloquist puppet, or whatever else you need to showcase your talent.

Music

Throughout the week retreaters will have an opportunity to worship together in music. Please come prepared to sing together. If you play an instrument, bring it along to bless others through music.

"Morning in the Classroom"

Get an opportunity to see what life as a student at Nipawin Bible College is like. "Morning in the Classroom" is a time with one of NBC's instructors during which you get a chance to experience NBC's academic programs.

Extra Features

There will be an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing houseboat cruise on the scenic Saskatchewan River (for an additional fee), take in a game of mini-golf at the beautiful Regional Park, tour the Nipawin District Living Forestry Museum, and more.

Optional Activities

Our campus is just 1km from the Town of Nipawin where you can take in some local shopping, and only 10 minutes from superb walleye fishing and an excellent 18-hole golf course.

Arrival & Schedule

Monday, June 3
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Registration in the NBC Bookstore (upper level of the Art Linsey Education Centre)

General Daily Schedule

8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Morning Session
10:45 - Crafts & Games
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 - Afternoon Outing
5:30 - Supper
6:45 - Evening Session
8:00 - Special Features

Friday, June 7

12:15 - Lunch
1:00 - Goodbyes and depart

Accommodations

Dorms

Rooms are available in our student dorms for any guests needing accommodations.  There are two single beds in each room.  Guests can relax and visit with each other in the central lounge located in each dorm.  You will need to bring your own bedding and towels.

RV Spots

If you choose to stay in your RV for the week, there are electrical hook ups available for you.

Please indicate on your registration what type of accommodations you will require.

Fees

Standard Plan

Includes accommodations and all meals from Monday supper to Friday lunch.

Couples $450    •    Singles $275

Commuter Plan

Retreat sessions and activities, refreshment breaks, meals. Does not include accommodation.

Whole Week - $400/couple    •    $225/person    •    One Day - $75/person

Payment

Cheques

Make cheques payable to "Nipawin Bible College".

Please write "Encore" in the memo section. You can mail the cheques to:

Nipawin Bible College Box 1986 Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0

e-Transfer

You can also pay by e-transfer.  Use the email address finances@nipawin.org to transfer the fees.  Please make sure to indicate who you are paying for and that it is for Encore 2024 fees.

Please note that at $50 deposit is required by May 10th to reserve your spot.

Contact Information

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the college.  Talk to Myra or Michael.

(306) 862-5095
info@nipawin.org