Brian Suggs, Area Youth Coordinator for York-Simcoe
email: bnsuggs@spoth.ca    phone: 905-477-1991

Greetings! My name is Brian Suggs and in addition to serving as Youth Coordinator for York-Simcoe,  I serve as Family Pastor at St. Philip’s on-the-hill Anglican Church in Unionville. If you’re having a youth event in the York-Simcoe area and would like to extend an open invitation to others, please contact me at the above email and I’d be glad to post it here.

Below are some upcoming events:

1. Big Questions Retreat

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Exploring Big Questions for Youth Adults

Anglican Youth Minister Christian Harvey will be running a retreat coming up on the weekend of Feb. 68th at Kingfisher Bay which is aimed at, but not exclusively for, young adults.
This year we will be focusing on “Being Human in an Inhumane World”.  The clothes we buy, the food we eat, even the good we do, all of of it, when we look deep enough, is often done at the expense of others.  We feel trapped, forced to participate in a system that meets our needs by hurting others.  How do we stay human when in the midst of such inhumanity?  We will be exploring this question through theology, social activism and through reflecting on songs from throughout the last few decades.This retreat is ideal for young adults that are often left out of youth ministry. Are there any young adults in your parish that would be interested?

February 6th-8th

Kingfisher Bay Retreat

Cost: $185

If you, or anyone in your parish would be interested, we would love to have you (whether you are a young adult or not).  The cost of the weekend is $185.  If you are interested but cost is an issue please email Christian Harvey at christian@bbharvey.com
To register email info@kingfisherbay.ca or call 705-772-7273.

2. Snow Tubing Overnighter

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All youth (grades 4-12) are invited a this year’s Snow Tubing Overnighter on Feb. 27-28 at St. Paul’s, Innisfil. The cost is $25 per students, bursaries are available – please contact Brian at bnsuggs@spoth.ca for more information.

Snow Tubing Overnighter Info Pack – This pack contains all the specifics for this event, please download and have a look.

There are 2 Consent Forms necessary for all participants:

1. Diocesan Parental Consent Form

2.  Snow Valley Parental Consent Form


3. Online Youth Resources – http://www.pinterest.com/yorksimcoe

A Pinterest board has been set up that organizes and lists some youth ministry resources that are available digitally. Have a look and check back frequently as updates are added constantly. You will need a Pinterest account to view these resources (it’s easy and free to sign up).

Looking for youth events in the diocese? Visit our online Calendar of Events and search under Youth.