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
Tuesday Sept. 17th
9:30am - Evening
Yoga Stretch & Strengthen
Backwoods Team Challenge
Horseback Riding (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Farm Fresh Meals
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.
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
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:
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.