Archive for August, 2012


Well, Unity 2012 is done….and it was AMAZING!!!

Thank to all the workers, the participants, the leaders, the presenters and the supporters!!

It was an awsome journey INTO THE WILD!!  and we all found our path!!

Thank you everyone for all the memories!  Thank you to all my helpers for all that they did to make Unity 2012 the success that it was!  Thank you to everyone that attended Unity 2012 (I can’t believe it’s done….was it just a dream????)  WHAT A CELEBRATION!!!!!!  (Ok now everyone make me laugh…)

I hope everyone made it home safe and sound today (or in the next few days for those that have extended their journey).

I need to thank a group that I forgot to thank at the banquet…Thank you to the Ontario group for providing the wine for the banquet!  (I knew I would forget to mention someone…sorry about that!)

We will be posting photos within the week for everyone to see!  Also, if you have not filled in and given me the evaluation form, then please feel free to drop it in the mail and send it to me at: 233 Scotia St, Wpg, MB, R2V 1V7.  I will also put a copy of the form on line for you to fill out and e-mail or mail to me ASAP.  Thank you for sharing your thought for us to share with the future Unity planning Teams.

Thank you again for everything!!


and the Unity 2012 Planning Team!

UNITY 2012 IS TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone;

I just had a few notes about Unity to share with you. First of all, for drinks. If people want to purchase alcoholic drinks on the Friday and Saturday social evenings, they should bring around $15 ($7.50/night).  There is a limit of 3 drinks/night. Also, for pop drinks, the first one will be free and then they will be 50 cents each.

Also, I realized that there was a mistake in the driving directions. My apologies, I have attached the correct directions!

Wilderness Edge Retreat Center

PO Box 280 32 Burrows Road Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 Canada Toll free: 877-753-2535 Tel: 204-753-2535 Fax: 204-753-2113

Driving Directions to Pinawa:
#59 Hwy North to the #44 Hwy

Take the #44 Hwy east past Beausejour to the #11 Hwy North

#11 Hwy north to provincial Road #211
Follow the #211 until the Pinawa “Welcome” sign and turn into town …Drive until you reach the gas station and turn left

Drive for 250 ft and turn right into the Wilderness Edge parking lot.

Finally, it is getting chilly in the evening, so everyone might want to bring a light jacket or a sweater!  And there are some mosquitoes…but not too bad, like some years!

Can’t wait to see you all at Unity 2012 tomorrow!

God Bless

Tamara and The Unity 2012 Planning Team


Hi Everyone!!

Can you believe in 1 week today everyone that has registered for Unity 2012 will be in Pinawa, Manitoba at the opening ceremonies???

We will be just finishing the Moleben and 1st Keynote presentation by now and the anticipation will be building for what is to happen over the  next few days!!

If you haven’t registered yet, there is still a very small amount of time and only 8 spots left….they are yours if you want to join us and if you e-mail Tamara your filled in registration form to .  But this offer is only valid until Saturday, August 11, 2012.

See you in 1 week in Pinawa, MB!

The Unity 2012 Planning Team

Wow, in 2 weeks today we will be starting Unity 2012!!  Things are quickly coming together for Unity, and all the final things are being finished.  We can’t wait for everyone to join us in Pinawa!

If you haven’t registered yet, there are still a handful of spots left…but they are going quickly! Email Tamara at if you sent in a registration form this week, so that I can book you into a room.

Also, if you haven’t done so, please submit your 3 workshop presenter choices in order of preference to the e-mail above.

You can also e-mail Tamara at that same e-mail if you have any questions or concerns about Unity 2012.

If you will be needing a ride out to Pinawa, or a ride home at the end you have until Wednesday, August 8th to book transportation and determine a pick up/drop off location.  Please e-mail all requests to Tamara at and they will be forwarded to our logistics committee.  If you have requested transportation but did not fill out your pick up location and if you  have not heard from anyone as of yet , please e-mail to re-confirm and give the committee all required information.

We can’t wait to see everyone in 2 weeks and show you what we have been planning for 3 years!

See you soon,

The Unity 2012 Planning Team

Hi Unity 2012 Participant!  (if you still haven’t registered yet, there are still a few spots left, but you better hurry because they are going fast!)

For those of you attending Unity 2012, please check out the videos from our speakers and pick the top 3 (in order of preference) that you would like to see on Friday, then e-mail Tamara at  to let us know! The videos can be found at:
Or choose from the list below.

More information on the speakers can be found at:
If you have already submitted your choices, thank you!

There will be 8 phenomenal workshops offered at Unity 2012.
The bad news:  You only get to choose 3.
For each break out session slot there will be 4 or 5 workshops happening at the same time. One of the workshops in each session will
be offered in Ukrainian.
Also – session space is limited.  You will be able to sign-up beforehand via e-mail (please list your top 3 choices in order of
preference) or at registration on a first come, first served basis.  Please consider in advance which sessions you would like to attend.  To refresh your memory:


Workshop Presenters:
1.Rev. Mark Gnutel ~ The Human & Divine chatroom : Texting our way to improved communication
2.Rev. Dr. Michael Kwiatkowski ~ Taking Ownership of our Role in the Mission of Christ’s Church ~ Siblings of the Ring: FULL HEIRS OF THE
3.Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine ~ In the Footsteps of a Modern Day Martyr ~ The Life and Ministry of Blessed Martyr Bishop Vasyl
4.Melita Mudri-Zubacz ~ “So they say we should sing…” ~ Congregational Singing: It’s Brief History but Immense Significance
5.Sr Theresa Metwe, SSMI ~ Human Trafficking “Stop! Take up the challenge – defend human dignity”
6.Sr. Emily Schietzsch, SSMI Novice ~ Vocation Discernment, with focus on Religious Life
7.Rev. Fr. Taras Kowch ~ Blessed Emilian Kowcz ~ Patron Saint for all the Ukrainian Catholic Clergy worldwide
8.The Welcome Home Fr. Michael Smolinski, C.Ss.R. ~ Ukrainian Catholic Church Meets Inner-City

Ukrainian Workshops (please specify if you would like to attend the Ukrainian session):
3Ukr. Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine ~ In the Footsteps of a Modern Day Martyr ~ The Life and Ministry of Blessed Martyr
Bishop Vasyl Velychkovsky
2Ukr. Rev. Dr. Michael Kwiatkowski ~ Taking Ownership of our Role in the Mission of Christ’s Church ~ Siblings of the Ring:

Thank you!
The Unity 2012 Planning Team
c/o Tamara Lisowski