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2013 Youth Assembly Coordinator Announced


July 12, 2012
-Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man. — Dorothy Fontaine has been appointed to oversee the planning of the 2013 Mennonite Church Canada youth assembly in Manitoba.

As Event Coordinator, Fontaine will work with other Mennonite Church Manitoba (MCM) volunteers and Mennonite Church Canada faith formation staff to lead all aspects of the gathering, which will take place July 29 – Aug. 2, 2013 at Camp Assiniboia, an MCM camp located on the Assiniboine River just outside of Winnipeg.

“Come to where the prairie and the forest meet” proclaims a save-the-date postcard which will be sent to all previous youth assembly participants, youth pastors, and congregations.

Fontaine warmly invites youth from across Canada to attend. “Camp Assiniboia, where the Assembly is being held, is a beautiful camp. We'll be able to worship and learn from each other under the canopy of God's great creation and at the same time have a lot of fun.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there next year,” she said. Fontaine brings several years of experience as Program Assistant with MCM’s Camps with Meaning program.

“As a person with a keen, analytical mind and a deep commitment to Christ and the church, Dorothy brings a range of experience in project and event planning to this contract position,” said Dave Bergen, Executive Minister of Formation with Mennonite Church Canada. “I’m really looking forward to working with her.”

Fontaine is a member at Bethel Mennonite Church where she has also served as church council chair.

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