What is a Retreat?

A weekend of learning about EWB, professional development, systems thinking, planning, fun, and visioning.

Retreats are key for aligning goals, values, and information between chapters and from experienced to new members.

What's Western Professional Retreat?

The Western-area Professional Chapters of EWB are gathering in Canmore November 8th through 10th. There is a very similar Eastern retreat planned for the Eastern area Professional Chapters. 

Join Vancouver City Network, Calgary Pro Chapter, and Edmonton City Network for leadership development, systems thinking, planning for City Networks, learning about EWB, and of course lots of fun networking meeting other EWBers. It's going to be fun, challenging, a lot of hard work, and very rewarding.

Check out this summary document.

Location: The Hostel Bear

Accommodation will be co-ed hostel dorms. Private rooms are available as an upgrade, please indicate this on your registration form.

How do I Register?

Register here:

Bring $140 cheque or cash to Canmore with you, made out to "Engineers Without Borders - Calgary Professional Chapter". (Note this doesn't qualify for a tax receipt, as per CRA rules.)

Late registration will remain open until November 3rd on first-come, first-serve availability.

Please let Christine know you're interested if you are considering joining us or have any questions.

Note registration does not include flights/transportation.

Flights / Transportation

Anyone attending who is flying is encouraged to book flights as soon as possible​ (to save some costs).

Plan to arrive in Calgary by 7:30pm Friday night latest, to carpool/bus to Canmore.

Return flight to Vancouver 7pm Sunday earliest.

Driving is also encouraged. If you are planning to drive or would be interested in carpooling, please let Christine know so folks can be put in touch.

What are the Costs?

Retreat costs are $140, including 2 nights accommodation, breakfasts, and lunches but excluding transportation (flights, gas).

Also included is a weekend of personal and professional development in the mountains with some of the most amazing people you'll ever meet.

Are there Bursaries?

Through cost-sharing with the other chapters, flights will be partially subsidized. These subsidies depend on attendance numbers, and will be reimbursed after retreat.

Chapter bursaries are also available to partially subsidize flight costs to members for whom costs are a prohibitive factor. Chapter bursaries will be reimbursed to chapter members via cheque. Apply here.