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Alyssa Zilney

Two students, Naomi and Emma, have taken time to reflect on their September canoe trips: what they learned, what they loved, and what they didn’t expect.

Enjoy Part 1 of this special 2-part blog post on why we go to the wilderness by staff member David Schuurman.

Act Five's Residence Manager, Madison Eckert, writes about life in Act Five in the summertime. Enjoy, as she describes highlights of this past season.

Our staff team has been paying attention to how we live into the values of Act Five this summer. Enjoy this summertime blog post as we wander through some thoughts on the practice of hospitality.

Act Five 2023 alumni give some reflections on the year they just experienced.

Our students have now completed 9 weeks of what we call “Ordinary Time” at Act Five. Ordinary time is when we choose to declare that our ordinary moments matter.

"We saw students on this trip develop a deeper understanding and experience of our God through connection with the natural world and our Indigenous neighbours"

Being present is hard in our society... But coming back into the “traffic” after our canoe trip I realize the importance of taking time to step out of it, take in the moments, and ask God for guidance.

"We long to be people who are rooted in the good places this year, by streams of water that bring life to all we do and all we are."

"I want to be someone that helps people on their absolute worst days. God really put it on my heart to go into rescue work."

"The time I spent at Act Five means everything to me. Act Five shaped me into the person that I am today and I honestly have no idea where I would be without it."

March 13 marks the 2-year anniversary of the unexpected and terrible end to Act Five’s first year. “You will not be moving back to Blake Street”.

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