“Grandmothers hold our hands for awhile but our hearts forever” [anon].
There is nothing quite like the joy of being a grandmother. During this day-long retreat, you will have the opportunity to reflect on what grandmothering means to you. There will be time for storytelling, personal reflection, rituals and sharing as you engage your own story and your role as a grandmother. You will be given privileged time in a prayerful, positive setting to explore the joy, hopes, dreams and challenges you experience in being a grandmother to your grandchildren. Join other women as we grow together in our understanding of what it means to be a "graceful grandmother."
Pam Melnyk has a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Special Education. She has taught in Saskatchewan and Alberta for nearly thirty years. Recently retired, she enjoys travel, books, puzzles and entertaining friends. Pam is Nana to four boisterous boys, two of whom live in Europe.
Sandra Prather is a teacher and facilitator in the areas of faith and spirituality. As the former Executive Director at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta, a position she held for twenty-one years, Sandra has extensive retreat experience. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Theology. Sandra is the proud and happy grandmother of ten grandchildren, five boys and five girls.