Inter-Mennonite Singles Retreat

Classification scheme: 
XV-76 (s.c.)

Title: Inter-Mennonite Singles Retreat fonds

Dates of creation: 1973-1994

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Administrative history:  Homer Witmer, camp director at Fraser Lake Camp in Bancroft, Ontario, founded the annual retreat in 1973. Initially relying on camp administration, the  event functioned with relative self-sufficiency after 1981 through an organizing committee. Its purpose was to bring together Mennonite single adults (18 years and older) from across the Mennonite Church, for fellowship, discussion and social activity. The average attendance from 1978-1993 was 59.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by the organizing committee in 1994.

Scope and content: The fonds includes a constitution (drafted in 1994), a survey of attendants by age compiled in 1994, and a summary of key dates taken from the minutes.

Notes: Original description created by Laureen Harder-Gissing in 2012.

File list:

  1. Inter-Mennonite Singles Retreat, 1973-1994


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