Since a number of those in attendance live in more isolated areas and are unable to regularly attend weekly services, the spiritual food from the messages was especially appreciated.
This was the first time we used the Rodd Brudenell Resort and found the physical plant to be lovely. Because their hotel restaurant was closed for the season, we had the use of it exclusively for our breakfasts and other group meals.
With an average daily attendance of around 75, there was a family atmosphere as people met new friends and got reacquainted with others. Activities had high attendance but left time for attendees to explore the surrounding area with a popular site being a working lighthouse where you could climb to the top and see the mechanism in action.
Since we were there over Canadian Thanksgiving, a special turkey dinner was arranged at one of the local restaurants. Another popular activity was the bus tour. This tour made several stops, including a stop at the Anne of Green Gables museum to see the setting of many of these famous stories. The tour guide mentioned that we were there during the peak of the fall colors.
There were only a handful of children, so our family day activity included everyone in a variety of games with a special passport and prizes for those with the highest scores for three different categories: child, adult and senior.
The variety show began with a bagpipe number and included instrumental and vocal pieces. All the messages were well received, including the keynote messages from the home office.