Family Retreat @ Manning Park – Hosted by Vancouver Buddhist Temple
May  19 – 20, 2018

**Early Bird Registration due:  February 28, 2018**

Enjoy a weekend designed to promote fellowship between the various age groups within the families attending. Participate in activities, lectures and workshops. The event is open to anyone who is curious about or interested in the teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or is just a friend or family of someone who is.

Accommodations will be community style with shared cottages and hotel rooms. When requesting your group to stay together, please submit all names. Organizers will try to accommodate your requests and use discretion being mindful of other guests.  Accommodations filled on a first come first served basis.

All meals will be provided as planned by the organizing committee. All guests will sign up for meal preparation, cooking and cleanup duties. Please let us know if any member of your group has food allergies. Local guests are welcome to bring home-made desserts to share.

Manning Park is just 3 hours from Vancouver and 2 ½ hours from Kelowna. Participants are responsible for their own travel to Manning Park.

On Saturday May 19, our Opening service is scheduled for  4:30pm, please pick up registration packages and room keys in the Cascade Room in the Gift Shop/Restaurant area located across from the play ground. at 3:30pm.

Final Registrations must be received with payment by Friday March 30, 2018.  Thank You.

All cheques payable to “Vancouver Buddhist Temple”

Mail to: Vancouver Buddhist Temple  220 Jackson Avenue  Vancouver, BC  V6A 3B3

Please send along with the cheque:  list of names, children’s age & accommodation request

Rates-(per person for Chalets & Cabins)*
Types             Age                  Price*  Before Feb 28

Adult Member* (AM)   26+      $135    $120

Adult Non-Member (AN)26+   $150    $135

Youth   (Y)       14 to 25           $80      $80

Child    (C)       6 to 13            $40      $40

Infant (I)           to 5                  free      free

Pet Fee           – must stay in pet friendly cabins

*Hotel Room requests will be $247 per room for the weekend + 50% of the per person rates above

*Discounted rates apply for adult members of the JSBTC (Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada), BCA (Buddhist Churches of America), Hawaii Kyodan and members of any affiliate of the Nishi Hongwanji.

Please let us know if you would prefer hotel, cottage or chalet accommodations.  Thank you.


Hotel Room – sleeps 4 – 2 Double beds

Standard Cottage – sleeps 8

1 double & 2 sets of bunks plus 1 double hide a bed, sitting room with TV & full kitchen

Deluxe Cottages – sleeps 10

3 bedrooms-2 queens & 2 sets of bunks plus 1 double hide a bed, sitting room with TV & kitchen

Tri-Plex Chalets – sleeps 14

– adjoining rooms to sleeping units with separate bathrooms

2 bedrooms-2 queens & 2 sets of bunks plus 1 hide a bed, sitting room with TV & full kitchen

Sponsored by:BC Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple Federation. Hosted by:Vancouver Buddhist Temple.

If you have any questions, please contact: VBT at 604-253-7033 or Email:

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