The Society

The Sunrise Grief Retreat Society was formerly Mara Station Retreat Society which was established in 2008 to provide retreats for both persons with cancer, as well as separate retreats for those grieving.

In 2011 the decision was made to offer bereavement retreats only, and, as we are no longer able to hold retreats at Mara Station, we have changed our name to Sunrise Grief Retreat Society and have found new locations.

(If you are interested in the type of retreat for persons with cancer that Mara Station formerly provided, these retreats are provided by the Callanish Society in the Vancouver area.)

Board Directors

President Andrea Hoye, Vernon, BC

Vice President Barb Schimpl, Vernon, BC

Secretary Paul Cox, Salmon Arm, BC

Treasurer Trudi Locheed, Vernon, BC

Director Erica Casselman, Salmon Arm, BC

Director Virginia Cox, Salmon Arm, BC

Director Niki Knight, Vernon, BC

Director Dr Alan Gow, Osoyoos, BC

The Board provides vision, promotion and practical support, as well as raising funds to provide financial assistance for those participants unable to manage the full cost of a retreat.

If you wish to support us by becoming a member of our society - please print off the membership form https://docs.google.com/document/d/1brvEYCxbs1e8P-3DufRzx1zm_-DoRtbM5nBY2hL8Zf4/pub and mail it to the address provided on the form.

Membership is $10.00.

The Society is able to keep the retreat fees affordable by generous donations. If you are able to make an additional monetary gift, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Donations can mailed to:

Sunrise Grief Retreat Society

c/o Trudi Locheed

#304 4000 27th Ave

Vernon, BC

V1T 1S6