World Elder Gathering 2017 – the Harvest

logoEldership: Harvesting from the depths of our lives

The ManKind Project International Council of Elders, and especially the MKP Canada Elders invite you to come to the University of Calgary Campus in Calgary, Alberta, Canada September 14-17, 2017.  There is something at this World Elder Gathering for everyone, including great plenary speakers, excellent breakouts, a separate women’s program in the afternoons, and of course the world-famous talent show on Saturday evening. There will be plenty of breaks and lots of time for visiting too.

We are keeping the registration fee as low as possible, and for our American friends, REMEMBER – YOU ARE PAYING IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. IF YOU REGISTER RIGHT AWAY YOU WILL GET A 30% DISCOUNT, BECAUSE OF THE EXCHANGE RATE ALONE!). (Registration).

SPECIAL NOTE: Your registration fee includes the program and BREAKFAST AND LUNCH each day, but NOT DINNER. There are many food options on campus, and a rapid transit station is a 10-minute walk away from the hotel where you can quickly get downtown to where there are many restaurants.

If you are a Ritual Elder or a Ritual Elder In Training, or are simply curious about becoming a Ritual Elder and want to know more, hone your skills and connect with other Ritual Elders, come on September 13. The Ritual Elder Workshop will go from Wednesday, September 13th at 3:30 pm to the 14th at 1:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to see old friends again, and meet new ones. There will be plenty of time for socializing and fun as well. You can register for the workshop (there is no charge) on the registration page.

You will pay for your own accommodation at the hotel Alma: Hotel Alma.

Everything happens at the University of Calgary Hotel Alma! You will not have to wander all over the campus to get to your next session.

You might want to plan to stay on for a few days to see a bit of the country too. World famous Banff National Park in the blue Canadian Rockies is just 90 minutes west, not to mention Lake Louise, Kananaskis Provincial Park, The Columbia Ice Fields, Jasper National park, and of course the Banff-Jasper highway, which is arguably one of the prettiest drives in the world.
2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. This year Canada is offering FREE admission to all of its National Parks including Banff National Park. Check out this video about Alberta … Remember To Breathe … and this one about Summer/Fall in Banff to get an idea of what a treat you are in for after the WEG.
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Never been to a World Elder Gathering before? Here’s what some folks that have are saying:

I’ve attended WEG’S in England, Australia, Hawaii and now looking forward to Canada. So many informative lectures and ceremonies – some with men and some with women alone – it would be very hard to say what was the best. However, It is very easy to report the marvelous meetings of women – some old friends, some new – and we share and we connect and we love each other – always the best and always lasting. It is powerful to be with men as well – at these gatherings it feels as if we can change the world for the best!
Kay Reigler, Michigan

I missed the first WEG IN 2004 and after hearing how great it was I have been to every WEG and USAGE since. My wife and I look forward to visiting again with all the wonderful people we have gotten to know at these elder gatherings.
Rod Clay, Iowa


I am excited! This is my 10th WEG! Yes, I have attended every one of the ten World Elder Gatherings starting at Bedford, IN, in 2004! Jean, my wife, has attended the last 5 of them with me, starting in 2009 in England. We have also attended the 5 USA Gathering of Elders. I am honored and blessed to be a part of the process that developed these gatherings.

I have many rich and deeply meaningful memories from these gatherings. Some of the are:

1. Fellowship: In planning meetings it has often been said that the gathering would be a great success without a program because we all find so much to share with each other; I look forward to hugs, sharing with others and having my heart touched in so many ways by my elder brothers and sisters
2. Rituals: Meaningful rituals that are often based on the ancient culture of the location of the meeting touch my spirit and I judge the spirit of others
3. Programs: The Programs inform, teach, inspire and challenge me to take action as an elder in the world
4. Culture: Seeing, touching and feeling the culture at the location and the area surrounding it enrich my soul

There is time for you to join elders from around the world in Calgary this fall. I hope you will consider doing just that. To read information about the program, go to:
Allan Podbelsek, Kentucky
Loving Llama the Visionary

Became part of Mankind Project October 1993
Bedford, IN

My wife, Donna and I attended the 2015 WEG in Hawaii and found ourselves both inspired and transformed. There is something truly wonderful about gathering with many dozens of other conscious elders to play, listen, share and grow that made the decision to attend the 2017 WEG a slam dunk. We are looking forward to the trip through the awesome Canadian Rockies and our time with each of you.
Bob Jones, Washington state

I love going to World Elder Gatherings. This will be my sixth. At the WEG I can spend time with authentic people who are also travelling this challenging path of becoming an elder.
Elizabeth Atherton-Reid, Alberta

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