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Indigenous Couples’ Weekend Getaway

🗓 Feb 17, 2023 – Feb 19, 2023

February 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm February 19, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

This event is now sold out. If you’re booking with a group please contact your group leader. If you’d like to be added to a waitlist please email events@familylifecanada.com with your name and the event location and we’ll notify you if a spot becomes available.

The Indigenous Couples’ Weekend Getaway is coming up in Gatineau, QC. This 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.


First Nations speaker-couples will be teaching together to help you make this relationship investment.

Karen & Noah Coonishish have been married 34 years. They have 3 children and 2 beautiful granddaughters and 1 son-in-law. They have been speakers for FamilyLife since 2001.

They currently live in Mistissini, Quebec.

Gloria and Lance Cooper have been married for over 14 years. Their love story of how two people can overcome adversity and become “one” is an interesting tale. They hope that their love and dedication to one another is a beacon of hope for many. Together with their 3 sons, Landon, Ryan and Nikamoon, they enjoy doing many family activities together and making meaningful memories.

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.”

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
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 – $135/Couple (until Feb 7, 2023)
Regular Rate – $150/Couple (starting Feb 8, 2023)
Group Rate (5 to 7 couples) – $129/Couple
Group Rate (8+ couples) – $119/Couple


Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre Gatineau/Ottawa | Google Map

Hotel Rate: from $159/night
35 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X 4E9
Mention you’re with the “FamilyLife Couples’ Getaway” to get the conference rate.

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 

Easy Ways to Invite Others

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre (Gatineau/Ottawa)

35 Rue Laurier
Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4E9 Canada
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February 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
February 19, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
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