Who We Are

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Here at the Galilee Centre, we strive to maintain a globally inclusive community of choice where individuals or groups can renew, refresh, and revive their spirit, mind and body in a welcoming tranquil oasis.

 

The Centre is on a 35 acre property that boasts of walking paths, community gardens, a greenhouse, a private beach and plenty of space for gatherings. Bring your own sports equipment to make use of our outdoor facilities; Tennis, volleyball, horse-shoes, swimming, canoeing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and other possible activities are available to our guests. Our maintenance crew, Daryl and Abdel, do an excellent job keeping our grounds and facilities ready for all seasons.

We can accommodate up to 50 people with meals and accommodations. An individual can stay here for as little as $108.50 for a night’s stay with three meals inclusive. Our cooks, Mickey, SiriAnand & Cecilia, along with our kitchen staff, Ellie and Bridget offer nutritious and delicious food, which is prepared fresh on the premises and served buffet style in our dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. During weekday retreats, Cameron may assist you with any IT related matters. Behind the scenes we have Susan, ensuring our book-keeping is kept up to date.

With three main conference rooms plus a variety of other rooms for intimate gatherings,
the main building includes: 37 bedrooms, a library, a dining room, and a grand staircase to the second floor chapel. You can nurture your body, mind and spirit with scheduled labyrinth walks (inside or outside), yoga, prayer and meditation. Massage therapy sessions can be arranged.

Everyone is encouraged to get to know what the Galilee Centre is all about. It is truly a welcoming holistic spiritual life centre that is an oasis of peace, care and comfort. While the Centre is rooted in Christian values and beliefs, it is very much a multi-faith centre.

Book your retreat during the week by calling our bookings expert, Debbie in the office at (613) 623-4242 – extension 21. Our competent weekend office staff, Phyllis or Kyarah will gladly assist you with your questions on the weekend or provide office type support. Our in-house staff, Alan will look after assisting you with after-hours support, should you get locked out of your rooms, or even require extra towels or blankets.

 

“Friends of Galilee” offer their services in numerous ways through very generous gifts and donations or work in kind. We won’t mention their names for fear of forgetting someone but needless to say we are extremely grateful. Father Richard is available for spiritual direction upon request. Michelle Reis-Amores, our ED is available for any leadership matters.

Thank you for your support,