Haliburton Highands Challenge - Abbey Retreat Centre
Abbey Retreat Centre
The Haliburton Highlands Challenge: Get moving in support of people with cancer.
Abbey Retreat Centre is a residential facility in the beautiful Algonquin highlands, in a wooded area fronting on two ponds. We offer four-day retreats for people at any stage in the cancer journey together with a caregiver. These retreats offer time for companionship, meaningful discussions about life with cancer, learning practices to stay well and whole while dealing with cancer, and times for meditation, yoga, massage, expressive art, music, and a fine menu.
The Centre also hosts various educational programs, and is available as a venue for all sorts of gatherings, with overnight accommodations, and seating for 40-50 for concerts, speakers, weddings, and so on. All of these activities generate revenue in support of the cancer support retreats.
The Haliburton Highlands Challenge is a unique “choose your own adventure” fundraising event that will allow you to challenge yourself and your friends while supporting the Abbey Retreat Centre. Following all of the current safe distancing rules and limits on group sizes, you can bike, walk, run, swim, paddle; however you choose to move, you will be helping ARC as they support people with cancer.
How does it work? Simply use the tools here to create either a personal or a team profile. From there, you can log your adventures, challenge your friends, and generate donations for the Retreat Centre.
Our funding goals are wide-ranging, and your support can offer some of the following : A full retreat for 10 guests costs 10,000. Maybe your team could sponsor a retreat, or a couple attending for 2,000, or a solo guest at 1,000.
From our past retreat guests :
"I have never felt more cared for, supported and inspired! This program has safely and beautifully allowed me to explore and express myself and to expand myself into something new: into someone stronger, more resilient and full of life"
"The love and dedication of the facilitators was felt from the first minute. This retreat will bring you support to continue living the story of being diagnosed with cancer."