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Indigenous Couples’ Getaway

đź—“ June 3-5, 2022

June 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm June 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

The Indigenous Couples’ Getaway is coming up June 3-5 in Red Deer, Alberta. This weekend relationship retreat will help you reconnect, improve your communication and discover more joy for the lifetime you share!

There will be six sessions with practical wisdom and guided conversations to help you and your partner grow a healthier, more joy-filled relationship. 

Each session will help you move to a place of greater closeness and trust. You’ll gain new tools to strengthen the foundation of your relationship in the important areas of communication, conflict, sex and spirituality.

This event is being hosted in partnership between Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and FamilyLife Canada.


First Nations speaker-couples (and guests, Neil and Sharol Josephson) will be teaching together to help you make this relationship investment.

Allen and Marlene Matoush, from Cree Nation of Mistissini, Quebec. They love to spend time in the bush with family and friends and they enjoy tea and bannock, which makes them feel connected with a strong sense of belonging. They love to help other couples because God helped to heal their relationship: “We see how God has blessed and healed us in our struggles. We, therefore, feel so blessed, confident and encouraged to be able to share with other couples the pain and joys of learning to love each other by trusting God each day.”
Kirby and Bernadette James, from Prince Albert Sask. They are originally from Merritt BC. “You can call us Province Jumpers for the Lord. We attended a First Nation Bible School in Lac LA Biche, Alberta, called Keywaten Bible School; we eventually traveled to Nipawin to finish Bible school and have been living in Prince Albert for the last 7 years pastoring at New Life Indian Alliance Church. My wife and I have been married for 31 years and have a handsome 15 Year old son named Kobe living with us.
Neil and Sharol Josephson, from Langley, BC. Formerly a Bible College President and a TV news anchor, Neil and Sharol have devoted this second season of life to marriage and family ministry – first at a church in California, and now with FamilyLife Canada. Neil and Sharol have been married for 41 years. They love Jesus, each other and their family, especially their four quite remarkable grandchildren!

Live Music Performers

Carl and Cathy Crane, from Prince Albert Sask. They serve as ministry workers with Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, share a message of healing through prayer and music through C&C Ministries and help others find healing through their involvement in Freedom River Counselling. 
Kene and Milly Jackson, from the Whitefish Lake Band #128 Plains Cree Nation. They have been working in Gospel Music since 1981 when they started the SonRise Indian Gospel Band. Now as the Kene and Milly duo, they continue their passion of touring and recording Gospel Music. Read Full Bio

Weekend Schedule

Event Check-in5:00pm-7:00pm
Together for Good7:00pm-9:00pm
Together for Good Tools9:00am-10:00am
Couple’s Project10:00am-11am
Together for Good Tools – Managing Conflict11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch Break12:30-2:00pm
Together for Good – A Good Gift2:00pm-3:30pm
Together for Good – Healing3:45pm-5:00pm
Date Night – on your own5:00pm
How Well Do You Know Your Mate?9:00am-9:15am
Together for Good – Forever9:15am-10:30am
Concert & Testimonies10:45am-11:45am
Couple’s Project – Reflection11:45am-12:00pm
Going From Here & Prayer12:00-12:30pm

Registration Cost

Early Bird Rate – $99/Couple (May 30th)
Regular Rate – $119/Couple


Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre | Google Map
3310 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3X9
*Four room types available, starting at $129/night.

To book your room, call: 1.800.662.7197
Mention you’re with the “Indigenous Couples Getaway” to get the conference rate.

Health Precautions

Even though Alberta Provincial Health restrictions and vaccine passports will no longer be in place, the conference organizers and the hotel will ensure there is extra cleaning, hand sanitizer available and space for couples to spread out. Guests will also be free to wear (or not to wear) face masks.

Discover More Joy
For the Lifetime You Share!

If you have trouble registering or don’t have a credit card, please contact Dan for assistance and for e-transfer instructions:

Or call Dan at 825-733-2922 

Any Other Questions?

Or Call: 204-669-7389

Indian Life Ministries – director@indianlife.org
Or call Todd or Krystal at 1-800-665-9275

Easy Ways to Invite Others

Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre (Red Deer, AB)


June 3 @ 7:00 pm
June 5 @ 12:30 pm
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