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Private Women's Winter Wonderland Retreat Hosted by Sameena Khan

A winter wonderland retreat

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Private Women's Winter Wonderland Retreat Hosted by Sameena Khan
Private Women's Winter Wonderland Retreat Hosted by Sameena Khan

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Rockland , 3213 Old Highway 17, Rockland, ON K4K 1W1, This is a home residence where the external garage is converted to a mosque for the community of Rockland

Guests

Program Elements

DESCRIPTION

Sameena Khan invites you to a winter wonderland day retreat for women at the Rockland mussalla this February to enjoy the following program. 

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024

9-9:30 AM - Arrival in the Rockland Musalla. Welcome from Sister Sameena and Sister Sarah. Refreshments with Tea, Coffee & Muffins (courtesy of Sister Nuzhat Sami from Sunlife Financial).

9:30 AM - Sister Jessica leads an Ice Breaker Activity in the Musalla.

10:15 AM - Sister Sameena invites all to get ready with boots (and snowshoes* - those who bring them) and head outside.

10:30 AM - Outside, Sister Sarah shares a 5-minute Teaching on "Presence”.  Sister Sarah guides the Snowshoe Trek for those bring/wear snowshoes.  Sister Jessica guides the Winter Wonderland Walk for those who wear boots.

11:30 AM - At Musalla, put away gear, wash up for Lunch and Dhuhr Prayer

12:15 PM - Pizza & Salad Lunch (courtesy of Sister Iman from Spartas Pizza)

12:45 PM - Dhuhr Prayer

1 PM - Sister Jessica facilitates Group Reflections

1:15 PM - Sister Sameena invites all to get ready and head out for Ice Fishing.

1:30 - 3:30 PM - Ice Fishing Workshop on the Ottawa River with Pro Fisherman Brother Sherif Awad, Owner of the "Ottawa Ice Fishing" company! Your perfect chance to learn and attempt an ancient winter survival sport with modern tools! Gain fishing skills and knowledge about local fish with a pro! (No fishing licence needed as today is licence-free in Ontario). (Thanks to Brother Sherif and Top Rides Auto).

3:30 PM - Wash up for Asr Prayer and put gear away

3:45 PM - Asr Prayer

4 PM - Potluck Snacks (courtesy of everyone - thank you all!)

4:15 PM - Sister Sarah’s reflections on Wellness and facilitated group discussion

5 PM - Departure with Words of Thanks from Sister Jessica and Sister Sameena

(Note that Maghrib time is 5:30pm approximately)

Note that activities are weather-permitting and alternative activities will be organized in the event of unsafe weather conditions. 

FEES 

Your fee of $100 will go towards the Rhoda Masjid and Foundation's Daycare project (for more info https://www.rhoda-foundation.org/sustainablerhoda). You will receive an email to your inbox after you complete your RSVP prompting you to complete your registration by making a donation on the daycare project donation page. 

*SNOWSHOE RENTAL INFO

For anyone who would like to go on a guided snowshoe walk, find snowshoe rental information below:

Kanata Nordic Snowshoe Rentals Cost: $20/ day, $10/extra day 110 Didsbury Rd Unit 43, Kanata, ON K2T 0C2 https://www.kanatanordic.ca/trails/equipment-rentals/

Lafleur Ski Rentals Snowshoe Rentals Cost: $15/ day, $10/extra day 2960 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8N4 https://lafleurskirentals.com/pricing/

WHAT TO BRING 

What each participant needs to please bring for Women’s Winter Wellness Retreat:  

1) It is cold outside! To be ready for activities, please wear boots, warm socks, a warm winter coat and warm gloves/mitts.  

2) For the activities, please bring your own snowshoes, poles, scarf, warm hat and snow pants. If you don’t have bring snowshoes, just bring boots for the winter walk.  

3) Please bring your own thermos of hot chocolate/coffee/tea  

4) Please bring a bottle of water.  

5) We will have a potluck of dry finger foods for the afternoon snacks. You are invited to please bring snacks to share (enough for 3-4 people). 

 6)The Rockland Musallah  is far for most participants so please factor a lot of time for travel. Safe driving!

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