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Answer the Call toAdventure & Relaxation

September 16th & 17th, 2019  

Glenwood Hall - 13804 Telkwa High Road, Smithers, BC
Calling all First Responders in the Bulkley Valley and surrounding communities. 
You're invited to an exclusive getaway. 
Connect with peers who "get it" while taking time out for fun and self-care. 
Be sure to register ASAP as there are only 10 spaces available.  

Monday, Sept. 16th

Begins at 5:00pm

  • Welcome Reception

  • Appies

  • Bonfire

Tuesday Sept. 17th  

9:30am - Evening


  • Yoga Stretch & Strengthen

  • Backwoods Team Challenge

  • Horseback Riding (6:00pm-8:00pm)

  • Farm Fresh Meals

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Joined by Art Wlodyka and Steve Bentley, two experienced First Responders from the Lower Mainland specializing in health and wellness.



Art Wlodyka M.A., Police Officer and Mental Health Clinician, has worked in law enforcement for the past twelve years, holding roles in the patrol division, on the emergency response team, and as a hostage and crisis negotiator. He was the founding member of the departments Police Mental Health Unit in 2013. He is a certified workplace Psychological Health Advisor and a Critical Incident Stress Management Team leader. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where his research focused on police stress and ways to improve psychological support for law enforcement officers. In 2017, he was named by CAMH as one of 150 Canadians making a difference in the field of mental health. 


Steve Bentley M.A., is a Police Officer serving in his 14th year, as well as a mental health clinician. He has worked in Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, and was seconded to the Integrated Riot Investigation Team. He has been a Mental Health Liaison officer since 2014, where much of his time has been spent assisting individuals in crisis, supporting families of those suffering with mental illness, and problem solving with various agencies to provide appropriate resolutions for those in crisis. He has been a member of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team for the past 7 years including a period of time as coordinator, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology, focused on “Family, Marriage, and Community” from Regent College.

What's Provided?

  • Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga mats and props

  • Backwoods Challenge Adventure Course  

  • One 2 Hour Evening Trail Ride (Includes horse, guides and helmet)

  • Snacks, Lunch & Dinner 

  • Non-alcoholic Drinks

  • For those traveling out of town and wish to camp, please feel free to set up your tents/trailers in the field on-site

What to Bring?

  • Hiking / Running / Rain Gear

  • Comfy Clothes for Yoga

  • Riding Clothes (jeans, boots/Blundstones, layers, rain gear) for Sept 17th

  • Warm Clothes for evening bonfire

  • Notebook and pen

  • Yoga mat (if you prefer your own)

  • Extra snacks and drinks of choice 

For More Information Please Contact:

Naomi Nyuli 

C:  250-641-5842 



Please fill out our registration form below.    

These retreats are sponsored by the Mobile Response Team with no cost to participants. 

Please Note:  Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs.  

First Responders Retreat Registration
What type of First Responder are you?
Attending Reception on Sept 16th
Evening Horseback Ride on Sept 17th

Thanks for your registration.  We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat! 


Please be sure to let us know if you have to cancel.

Sponsored By:

Special Thanks to the Logpile Lodge, Eileen Shorter, Yeva Glover, Harvey Tremblay and Esther Nageli for your Support.

Thanks to our Partners

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