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Indigenous Couples’ Getaway – Thunder Bay, ON

🗓 March 1-3, 2024

March 1 @ 5:00 pm March 3 @ 1:30 pm

Come, join us for the Indigenous Couples’ Getaway in Thunder Bay, March 1-3.

During the weekend our speaker couple will share personal stories and touch on helpful topics like differences, drift, handling conflict, understanding one another, intimacy and healing.

There will also be plenty of time for you as a couple to talk, just between the two of you, and to enjoy your getaway time together.

This event is being hosted in partnership between Indian Life Ministries, Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and FamilyLife Canada. The retreat will be at the Courthouse Hotel in Thunder Bay.


Gord & Bev Mills

Gord and Bev Mills reside in Sudbury, Ontario. They celebrated 41 years of marriage on July 3, 2023 and are the proud parents of two children and three fabulous grandchildren. Gord is originally from Moose Factory, Ontario, is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation and has been a Christian since 1978 and has always been involved in many communities and churches. Bev joined Gord in retirement in March 2022 and their lives have been filled with family activities, travel, and speaking at various churches and conferences in Canada and abroad.

Live Music Performers

Kene & Milly Jackson

Kene and Milly Jackson are 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.

Weekend Schedule

Event Check-in5:30pm-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
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 & Prayer12:00pm-12:30pm
Lunch 12:30pm-1:30pm

Registration Cost

Early Bird Rate – $169/Couple (until Feb 20th)
Regular Rate – $199/Couple

Bonus! The First 5 Couples to Register will be given a $50 Gift Card during the retreat to use at select local restaurants (Montana’s, Kelseys, Original Joe’s and more).

Cancellation Policy

We understand you may need to cancel your Getaway for a number of reasons. If you do need to withdraw we’ll gladly transfer your full registration to another couple or future Indigenous Couples’ Getaway. Or if you prefer, registration fees are refundable up to Feb 16, 2024, less a $30 cancellation fee.

Retreat Location

Please note: Although the getaway will be held at the Courthouse Hotel you are free to stay at a hotel of your choice. Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodations.


Courthouse Hotel | Google Map
277 Camelot St, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4B3
There are discounted room rates for retreat attendees, if you book by Jan 15th (starting at $199/night). Book Online. Or Call – (807) 699-7666 and mentions that you’re with the “Indigenous Couples’ Getaway” to get the discount.

Any questions about registering?

If you have trouble registering or don’t have a credit card, please contact Dan for assistance and for e-transfer instructions. Please note: registration is not complete until e-transfer has been received.

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

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Courthouse Hotel (Thunder Bay)

277 Camelot Street
Thunder Bay, P7A 4B3 Canada
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(807) 699-7666
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March 1 @ 5:00 pm
March 3 @ 1:30 pm
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