Diocesan Synod, May 11th and 12th, 2012
Fiscal restraints of late have compromised our choices of venues for recent synods. Capilano College was costly because of the need for our planning team to provide rented tables, chairs, audio-visual set-up and outside catering. While we have saved thousands of your dollars in recent synods, many have found the constraints of meeting in churches uncomfortable and not conducive to good community-building.
We have chosen a “middle ground” for Synod 2012: the Italian Cultural Centre
on Grandview Highway, in east Vancouver. They provide tables, chairs, catering and free parking as well as most of the audio-visual equipment needed. Public transportation is nearby. The cost is well below Capilano College but of course more than our church-based synods.
It is too early to confirm program schedules but Synod Planning will be given the opportunity to plan programming and business for both days Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th. There will be more information to follow on that subject in the fall of 2011
We have vetted the venue already and made a deposit, so it is in ink! Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Images: Above the ICC and parking lot. Below: the Grand Ballroom where the D of NW Synod Plenary will take place.