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Summer Family Fun: Cultus Lake Water and Adventure park, No Greater Love and other ideas

Summer Family Fun: Cultus Lake Water and Adventure park, No Greater Love and other ideas

No Greater Love Worship Festival – Win Tickets
Mennonite Heritage Museum
Crazy Creek Resort
Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park – Win Tickets
Davison Orchards Country Village
Camp Squeah
Victoria Bug Zoo – Win Tickets
Bridal Falls Waterpark – Win Tickets
Urban Safari Rescue Society – Win Tickets
Riptide Lagoon – Win Tickets
Families welcome at Chilliwack River Rafting – Win Tickets
Theatre Under the Stars – Win Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Greater Love Worship Festival – Win Tickets

It’s our time Canada!
When we look at our Christian landscape and the kaleidoscope of communities all across this country, the one thing that binds us together is our love for Jesus, and the understanding that somewhere inside of us we know that part of our Christian journey is to build God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. No small feat in the days we are living in. With families moving at such a high speed and with technology, there is no doubt that within our communities we can sometimes become isolated and detached. That is really not God’s plan for us as we are made to love and serve one another. If we really get honest with ourselves, when was the last time we were able to immerse, or take part, in an event that we knew we should be attending, but the busyness of life got in the way? We have so much going on in our lives we sometimes forget that Jesus is all about our lives and how we live them or walk our talk.

 

No Greater Love artist line-up

Come away and worship
God calls us to reach out to each other and to bind together, as it is good when God’s people live and fellowship together in unity. This means joining with other communities in worship to share God’s love. The blessing comes when we really do it.

In Canada, we have been blessed with many spirit-filled events over the years to worship together and foster new relationships, to celebrate the wonderful synergy of spirit that comes from joining in worship together. Those events that have provided wonderful landing places for both love, soul ignition and at times, healing. The tragedy is a lot of these worship events have fallen to the wayside due to lack of support and attendance by our community bodies. The consequence of this is eventually the worship events go away and and there is a void in our lives.

The blessing God gave us disappears due to our not being able to recognize that without a collaboration and joining of our faithful, some of these worship events cannot survive, making the vision of the gift God had for us now lost to us.

 

 

Worshipping together
Right now in Canada, God is creating an opportunity for us to come together in Canada’s largest summer worship event. A special space where the faithful can travel to take time out to walk in the fulfilment of a vision God has given for Canada. A vision to bring his people together in unity and in strength in a larger way then we have done before. A worship event that says we as Canadians are paying attention to the calling that in worship we are greater as one, giving us a place where thousands of Christians can come together from all over the country for one weekend a year to be ignited by the spirit, by the experience to give glory to our God in unity.

 

A worship pilgrimage
He is calling Christians in our country to catch on fire and to pilgrimage to the No Greater Love Worship Festival in Cochrane, Alberta, taking place this year on Aug 10 and 11.
For those who have attended before, they know how the spirit moves over the course of the weekend through music, testimonies, fellowship, prayer and worship. They have seen firsthand the impact that the experience of No Greater Love can have on a person’s life.

No Greater Love is going into year four in 2019. In 2018, 7,800 people traveled from across Canada and from our close border US states to take in No Greater Love. God is moving; come and be part of the movement.

Make the trip to Cochrane this year; youth groups, families, singles. Camp, hang out with friends, make new friends. Live love. Live as you immerse in the weekend. Experience the Holy Spirit meeting you right where you are and see firsthand what God is expecting of us and in turn, blessing his children in the festival field.
Canadian Christians, it is our time to rise up together. It is our time to come from every corner to meet God in this very special place he has created. Join the movement Aug 10 and 11. Come share God’s love. www.nogreaterlove.ca

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Mennonite Heritage Museum

The Mennonite story is one of an enduring Christian faith throughout an often tumultuous history. The Mennonite sojourn from The Netherlands to Poland/Prussia, and then to Russia is one of joy, sorrow, and turmoil. Persecution, exile, and martyrdom failed to extinguish the hope and perseverance that Mennonites have shown throughout their history. Settlement in Canada and, in particular, the Fraser Valley, has allowed the Mennonite story to take root and flourish. Today, British Columbia is home to approximately 175 Mennonite congregations.

The Museum’s permanent exhibit hall illustrates the story of the Mennonites spanning 500 years, beginning with the Anabaptists of the 16th century. Relive the often tumultuous story from Zurich in Switzerland to the Netherlands, across northern Europe to Poland/Prussia, then Russia, and finally, to Canada.
Display panels, digital slide shows, and video interviews draw you into the lives of ordinary men and women whose faith in Jesus Christ and desire to live out his life and teachings often put them at odds with both state and church officials.

In July and August, the Museum will repeat its summer matinee film program, featuring a number of films for your viewing pleasure. For a detailed schedule of films, please see our website. This summer, the Museum Gallery will feature an extensive display of beautiful quilts on loan from MCC. Again, consult the Museum website for exhibit details.

The Mennonite Heritage Museum is located on Clearbrook Road just south of the Trans-Canada Highway. Take Exit 87 and proceed south on Clearbrook Road past the large raspberry sculpture in the Clearbrook Interchange roundabout. The museum is located on the east side of Clearbrook Road.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; closed on holiday weekends.

www.mennonitemuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Creek Resort

Half-way between Calgary and Vancouver, Crazy Creek Resort is open year-round welcoming families to enjoy 3 Hot Pools and cold plunge pool, 240’ Suspension Bridge and Waterfalls. Take a break from driving and go for a hike and a soak or stop overnight or for a few days. Our location, suites, camping and convention center meeting room are the perfect family reunion venue. We envision Rest, Relaxation and Restoration for all that take time to visit, sit around the campfire, go for walks, soak in the pools. Crazy Creek Resort has something for everyone – precious family memories are made here. Reservations are recommended.

The Hike the Gorge and cantilevered boardwalk allows our guests to explore more of Crazy Creek Gorge above the waterfalls. You can also walk along lower Crazy Creek and the Eagle River. Take in the natural beauty of our area, see the salmon spawn up close in September.

www.crazycreekresort.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park – Win Tickets

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Random Draws throughout the summer

 

WIN a family pass to Cultus Lake Waterpark

Send your entry to contests@lightmagazine.ca
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Random Draws throughout the summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davison Orchards Country Village

A visit to the Okanagan is not complete without a trip to an orchard to taste the sweet delights of summer. Everything from sweet cherries, juicy peaches and vine-ripened melons, Davison Orchards offers fresh home-grown fruits and vegetables and a genuine farm experience.

The Davison family have been growing quality produce for over 85 years in Vernon and now, three farming generations later, they offer so much more. The Farmhouse Café was the original homestead to Tom and May Davison and is now re-purposed serving breakfast, lunch and fresh baked goods including fruit pies, apple cinnamon buns, scones and cookies from the scratch bakery. Old-fashioned comfort food, full of flavour, using produce grown on-site; it truly is a farm-to-fork experience with zero food miles.

When the kids need room to run, let them loose in the “Crazy Cow Kids Corral”, a farm-themed play area. Take some time to visit the farm animals in the log barn or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful view of the Bella Vista valley. Check out the Country Village Market full of Okanagan fruit, preserves, gifts, farm baking and enjoy free tastings every day. Take an orchard tour on the Johnny Popper Apple Train and learn about the many crops grown on their farm – it’s a little bit of learning and lots of fun! Tours run on weekends in June and everyday in the summer until 4:00 pm.

This is a family fun destination with something for everyone, only minutes from downtown Vernon. Davison Orchards is open daily, May 1st to October 31st, located at 3111 Davison Road in Vernon, BC.

www.davisonorchards.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Squeah

Parents need camp as much as kids
I remember clearly the arduous packing and preparing for our annual family camping trip; hauling a dusty tent and camping supplies from the bottom of a pile of year-long forgotten items in our garage. My parents thought it important for our family (4 kids in tow) to pack food, travel a few hundred kilometres from our home to a tenting site somewhere else, to live without our typical home comforts. What possessed them to do that? I recall relentless mosquitoes, smelly outhouses, suffering the flu with no comfy bed to sleep in, dirty communal showers and no TV!

Perhaps my parents were able to see the value in, and justified the camping activity as good, if not essential, for their children. All too often, though, I hear of parents who have never, themselves, experienced the joys and unique perspective of those who’ve braved the wilderness with camp stove, water from a pump, back packs, roasting sticks, sleeping bags, tents and the outdoors as your playground.

Camping is not just for children who have teenage gamers or grade 7 students. It’s for all ages and particularly for those of us who find ourselves committed to parenthood and careers. Camping as a family, away from our home, stretches the mind’s perspective on life the way muscles do after 8 hours of solid, comfortable sleep. In the same way, camping affords our minds and hearts healthy ‘movement’ to see life and its demands not from within, but from outside those challenges.

Plan a camping trip for your family, jump into God’s wilderness or sign your family up for a family camp this summer and consider the good it does not just for your precious little ones, but for you and your family as a whole!

www.squeah.com/outdoored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Bug Zoo – Win Tickets

The Victoria Bug Zoo opened its doors in 1997 and has been showing visitors of downtown Victoria our awe-inspiring bugs ever since. A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around the world. All the animals are alive and in tanks.

Discover roughly 50 fascinating species including giant walking sticks, beautiful praying mantis, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and an incredible ant colony.

Knowledgeable tour guides will introduce you to the wonderful world of bugs, give a wealth of information about the animals on display, and provide a safe bug-handling experience for the more adventurous. No need to be shy, none of our critters are going to hurt you! Tours are always in progress so no matter when you come, you are always on time, but make sure you plan for at least an hour in the zoo.

victoriabugzoo.ca

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Bridal Falls Waterpark – Win Tickets

Bridal Falls Waterpark is home to the Fraser Valley’s most accessible waterslides. There are no stairs for you to worry about! Our family-oriented facilities make for the perfect day of fun in the sun (and the water) for you, your family and your friends.

The water is always warm but if you like it hot, there is also a gigantic hot tub to hang out in. With plenty of green space, there is room to spread out and have a picnic or a concession for your convenience. You can also reserve a private VIP area. Enjoy hours of entertainment and fun!

Conveniently located just off the Transcanada Highway, with tons of free parking, the Water Park is right beside the Camperland RV Resort and Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from June 28 to September 2.

For more information go to www.bridalfallswaterpark.com.

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Urban Safari Rescue Society – Win Tickets

Urban Safari Rescue Society is dedicated to the rescue of unwanted exotic animals of all kinds.

Urban Safari currently cares for 350 unwanted exotic animals that were former pets. They do not recommend people get exotic animals as pets. These animals often require more advanced care than dogs or cats and often have longer life spans than most people realize. Urban Safari also offers a variety of opportunities for children and the public to learn about animals and the natural world. They are open to the public, so you can bring the family in for an afternoon of discovery and learning about animals at the facility from their knowledgeable staff. Urban Safari also has summer camps, Nature Club, and Junior Zoo Keeping for teens.

They will also come to your birthday party, school or event and do an hour long presentation. They bring 15 to 17 animals ranging from tarantulas, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals and teach everyone about animals and the animal world.

You can find more information about this unique organization at www.urbansafari.ca.

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1395 176 St., Surrey.
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Riptide Lagoon – Win Tickets

Riptide Lagoon Adventure Park features two beautifully-themed, professionally-designed 18 hole mini golf courses. The Lagoon course has many water features while the Mountain course has younger people excited to golf through a cave.

After golfing the calming idyllic settings, try a change of pace and jump on laser tag bumper cars. The spaceship-like cars, bumping, explosions and excitement of safely shooting friends with lasers is especially thrilling to those who remember old-style bumper cars.

The clubhouse portrays old fashioned ice cream parlors with 24 flavours of ice cream, creating a destination stop for people of all ages.

www.riptidelagoon.com

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Families welcome at Chilliwack River Rafting – Win Tickets

“My sister and I grew up next to the Chilliwack River and we were both rafting before we could walk. We first learned about whitewater from our dad, Russ Brown, who has been canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Chilliwack River for over 35 years. Our parents established Chilliwack River Rafting in 1995 and now the whole family works together to give our thousands of annual guests the best BC rafting experience we can. I’ve paddled all over and the Chilliwack River is still my favourite river.

The diversity of the river’s sections means that we can customize the adventure to each group, whether it’s aggressive swim-team teenagers or younger children. I think that the quality of close-to-home rafting surprises a lot of our guests. Our riverside raft ranch is only 15 minutes from Cultus Lake and about an hour from Vancouver! I feel so lucky to spend every summer rafting in the beautiful Cascade mountain range and meeting amazing people from nearby and around the world. Hope to see you on the river!”
-Sarah Brown

Hear what our customers are saying: “Everybody should do this! This is the best white water rafting trip I’ve been on! Great value for money, Amazing guides, fun river and great atmosphere. I really feel like we were so well taken care of and we weren’t just a $$ sign… …We all ended the trip getting exactly what we wanted! I now have 2 teenagers that can’t wait to go again. Thanks Sarah (our guide) for an awesome trip!”
– Dani on July 23, 2018

www.ChilliwackRiverRafting.com
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Theatre Under the Stars – Win Tickets

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Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park, Vancouver
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