Events

31 Mar 2014 God & Government 2014

This May, ARPA Canada will host our signature event, the 4th biennial God & Government conference in Ottawa. We will welcome delegates from local ARPA chapters in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario from May 5-7. This year's conference has been planned at the same time as the annual March for Life (May 8) and most delegates are choosing to stay for this incredible experience as well. If you are part of a local ARPA group and have not yet registered for this conference, take note of some of the events...

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12 Nov 2013 Reflections on the ARPA tour

Note: See poet A. Blokhuis' reflection on the fall tour and broader work we are doing together here. The ARPA Canada national tour has already hit 14 locations with about 2,600 people in attendance. That is more than double what we have seen in the past couple years and five times as many as when we started. Every audience was both incredibly supportive/engaged and yet unique. Thank you! At the Fergus event on Wednesday evening (Nov. 6) our friend David VanVeen (pictured right) delivered a short message at the end,...

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04 Nov 2013 Ontario Tour Update – Wow!

Updated Nov 9, 2013: The Ontario arm of the ARPA National tour has been amazing. We are seeing huge crowds. 175 came out in Strathroy. The picture above is from Fergus where 300 came out on Wednesday night. Over 350 came on Thursday in Niagara, and over 300 came in Hamilton on Friday night. We are so grateful to have been able to see so many of you face-to-face. What a privilege it is to work with such committed, spirit-filled, and encouraging saints....

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18 Oct 2013 Huge Crowd Takes in ARPA Oxford’s Euthanasia Debate

By Martin Dendekker (ARPA Oxford): On Tuesday October 15, ARPA Oxford hosted a euthanasia debate in Mt. Elgin, Ontario. Over 300 people came to Oxford Reformed Christian School to hear the debate between Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Michael Payton of Dying with Dignity. The debate centred on the general question of whether or not end-of-life care in Canada should include euthanasia. ARPA Canada's André Schutten served as the debate moderator.
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30 Sep 2013 Ontario Legislature Visit – Smashing Success!

In the early morning hours of Thursday, September 26th, two dozen delegates representing six of the nine different Ontario ARPA groups came together for a packed day of serious political engagement. And what a day!The delegates met for breakfast and some much needed coffee (some reps were on the road already at 4:00 a.m. that morning!) at Westminster Chapel, a space graciously made available to us. After we dug into the meal, André Schutten led us through an orientation, giving tips on meetings with members of provincial parliament and their staff.
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08 Aug 2013 ARPA National Tour 2013: Schedule and Locations

Whose kids are they anyway? Wrestling our children from the grip of the State This year, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear a case that will have a greater impact on Christian education than any case in our nation's recent history. A private Christian school in Quebec is being forced to teach a class about religion and morality, and it must be taught from a "secular" perspective. At stake is the authority of parents to have their children instructed in accordance with their faith. Sadly, this is not...

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09 Jul 2013 National Prayer Breakfast address

On June 4th, ARPA Canada was present at the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event in Ottawa, and quite possibly the biggest Christian political event of the year. The keynote speaker was Eric Metaxas, and his speech is now available online here. We'd encourage you to be encouraged by it. Mr. Metaxas truly spoke truth to power!
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09 May 2013 Prayer Service and March – Updates

Update: Click here for full coverage of the service, from LifeSiteNews.com. It's only the second year where ARPA and Jubilee church in Ottawa have co-hosted a Reformed prayer service before the March for Life and we saw a packed church with standing room only. The service was held at First Baptist Church in downtown Ottawa. From there everyone went to Parliament Hill for the speeches and March. It is so good to see so many people turn their hearts to God in supplication, before taking to the streets.  
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