June 5-9, 2023

2023 marks NBC’s 32nd Annual Encore Retreat - a retreat designed for those who are age 55+. Each year our 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.

Speaker: Richard Friedt

Richard serves as faculty with Nipawin Bible College. Richard came to NBC after serving as a pastor for eleven years. As a pastor, he recognized the value of Bible College training in preparing young men and women to serve and lead in their local churches, and he is excited to now be teaching in a school that supports and contributes to the Church in this way. He believes that NBC is an exceptional setting for students to grow in their love and knowledge of God as they are equipped and made ready for every good work.

Richard and his wife, Janet, have three grown children and ten grandchildren. They enjoy travelling, the great outdoors, and a good cup of coffee with friends.

Campus Activities

For those interested in handcrafts, we will offer two workshops.

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.


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.

Extra Features

There will be an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing houseboat cruise on the scenic Saskatchewan River, take in a game of mini-golf at the beautiful Regional Park, tour the Town of Nipawin, and more.

Optional Activities
Our campus is just 10 minutes from superb walleye fishing and an excellent 18-hole golf course.

Talent Show

Bring along an instrument, your singing voice, a ventriloquist puppet, or whatever else you need to showcase your talent. Spend some time together sharing the talents God has given you and developed over the years.

"Morning in the Classroom"

Get a taste of what it means to be a student at Nipawin Bible College. Spend a "Morning in the Classroom" with one of NBC's instructors as you get a taste of NBC's academic programs.


Concert - Eli Barsi

Eli Barsi is originally a prairie girl from southeastern Saskatchewan Canada. Eli’s music features a Western Roots blend of Canadiana Country & Folk. Eli's enthusiasm, love for music, winning personality and infectious smile contribute to her ability to not only be a great musician but a great entertainer!!!

Registration & Schedule

Monday, June 5
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 9

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



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.


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 - $225/person    •    One Day - $75/person



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


You can now 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 2023 fees.

Please note that at $50 deposit is required by May 12th to reserve your spot.


There are two ways to register - on-line or mail in your registration form

Register online!

Click the button below to go to the on-line registration.

Mail in the registration

If you prefer to mail in your registration package, click the button below to print off the registration form.

Mail the form along with your payment to:
Nipawin Bible College, Box 1986, Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0

Contact Information

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

(306) 862-5095