RUSKOKA e-letter



 May 2007








In this issue



  • 7th Annual Winter Weekend
  • Spring Work Weekends
  • Panikhida for A.V. Kosachov - May 17, 2007
  • Leadership Workshop in Chicago
  • Family Weekend and St. Alexis Feast Day
  • Summer Camp Registration



Ruskoka greets all its campers, parents, supporters and friends with the Bright Feast of Christ's Resurrection! Truly He is Risen! (see the Ruskoka Easter Card)


7th Annual Winter Weekend


For the seventh winter, a hardy group of 15 volunteers, campers and enthusiasts spent a sunny winter weekend in the snow at Ruskoka. The driveway was cleared of snow and the main buildings were opened and cleaned. Everyone enjoyed the excellent Lenten food, the Reader's Service, tobogganing and hiking in the woods. Don't miss this opportunity next year! The Photo Gallery has been updated with NEW photographs from the 2007 Winter Retreat.



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Spring Work Weekends


Do you miss Ruskoka? The first Ruskoka work weekend is just around the corner, May 12 and 13, 2007. The next ones are June 2nd, June 16th and July 7th. Check the website for updates and more information. This spring, our work will focus on a massive renovation of the camp kitchen, re-building the interior of the yellow “sports” trailer, completing the chapel exterior, and starting construction of the camp bathroom. Eager, enthusiastic, and skilled volunteers are always needed. Join us for a fun and fulfilling work weekends. Contact Alik at 416-232-0829 if you are interested in helping out.


Panikhida for A.V. Kosachov - May 17, 2007 @ 7:00pm


On Thursday May 17, 2007, at 7:00pm, Fr. George Sachewsky will serve a panikhida on the 4th anniversary of the repose of Ruskoka's benefactor, Alexei Vasilievich Kosachov. The panikhida will be at the Holy Resurection Church on Winona and St. Clair. All are welcome.



Leadership Workshop in Chicago



The second annual Leadership Workshop, jointly organized by ORPR Camp and Ruskoka Camp, will be held this spring in Chicago from June 29 to July 2, 2007. Last year was a huge success. This year will be even better. Come to improve your camp leadership skills. Ten excellent presentations and sessions planned, addressing leadership skills and specific topics that concern Russian Orthodox camps. Choir workshop by Dr. Peter Jermihov. Guest speakers Dr. Alex Ignatiev and the Camp Director from St. Save Serbian Orthodox Camp. Team building exercises will keep participants busy. Join in this rare opportunity of learning, leadership and laughter. Ruskoka Camp is arranging transportation, accommodations and meals, including all workshop materials for only $75. See details and the registration form on the website. Please contact Alex Sakuta (Canada 416-232-0829 or [email protected]) or Nick Ignatiev (USA 713-667-0610 or [email protected]) for more information. Spots are limited and are filling up fast.


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Click here to download the Leadership Workshop 2007 Registration Form

Click here to download the Leadership Workshop 2007 Schedule

Click here to download the Leadership Workshop 2007 Information




Family Weekend and St. Alexis Feast Day


Join us in celebrating the St. Alexis Feast day on Sunday July 15, 2007. Families are welcome to come for the weekend for church services and recreation. Camping facilities and meals will be provided at a nominal cost of $40 person or $100 family. For only $30, travel to Ruskoka by motor coach, departing Toronto on Sunday morning at 7:10am (Henry St.) and 7:30am (Winona) and returning Sunday evening. Please contact Alex Sakuta at 416-232-0829 or [email protected] for further information. To book a seat on the bus, please call Marina at 416-487-2993 or [email protected].


Summer Camp Registration – Only 10 spaces left!


Ruskoka Camp is open to children aged 11 to 16, from July 29 to August 11, 2007. Registration has started earlier than usual. We already have 55 campers registered, and expect to be fully booked in several weeks. If you plan to come to camp this summer, register today.


If you are interested in volunteering, either before or during camp, please e-mail Luba or call 905 476 9579. Whatever your skill or talent, we will find a job for you!


Click here to download the Camp 2007 Registration Form

Click here to download the Camper Information Package

Russian Version: Click here to download the Russian Camper Information Package




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Ruskoka Calendar of 2007 Events



May 12, 2007

MEGAWork Weekend

May 17, 2007

Panikhida for A.V. Kosachov

June 29 – July 2, 2007

Leadership Workshop in Chicago

July 15, 2007

Family Weekend & St. Alexis Feastday

July 29 – Aug 11, 2007











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