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Higher Education Spotlight - Spring 2019

Higher Education Spotlight – Spring 2019

Capernwray Harbour: Bible School & Conference Setting
Kaleo, integrated leadership training
Rosebud School of the Arts







Capernwray Harbour: Bible School & Conference Setting

Nestled among the Gulf Islands of British Columbia’s west coast, Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre on Thetis Island offers students and guests a unique learning experience!

From September through to May, Capernwray Harbour runs a one-year Bible School programme where sound, practical Bible teaching focusing on both the Old and New Testament scriptures in which God reveals the indwelling, resurrected Christ as the Christian Life is given.  Students gain an experiential knowledge of Christ and how His presence practically applies to daily living.

Through classroom studies, tutorial, dialogue-based small group studies, and summary journals, students have opportunity to share from the written Word what God is teaching them & how He is working in their lives.  Many outreach opportunities located in surrounding communities and cities are available for students to participate in as well as international, short-term missions trips.

Capernwray Harbour welcomes people of all denominational backgrounds and nationalities. The student body of approximately 100 students joins the full-time staff to create a community intent on knowing Jesus Christ as LIFE.  The desire of every staff member at Capernwray Harbour is to prepare each student for “full time Christian service, regardless of occupation.”

The Taste & See offering is available on select weeks during the Bible School year.  Taste & See is designed for potential students to experience life as a student for one week.  Being fully immersed in Student Life, (including staying in student accommodation, sharing meals and participating in home groups, work day, daily duties, outreach, seminars and lectures) gives a broader picture to what to expect during a one – year Bible School programme at Capernwray Harbour.

During the summer months, Capernwray Harbour makes its facilities available for various groups as a full-service venue to hold their conference or retreat.  In addition, Capernwray Harbour hosts Ladies & Men’s Conference Weekends, Family Holiday Bible Weeks as well as youth weekends where men, women, youth & children can be encouraged in their walk with the Lord Jesus amidst an island, holiday setting.

Capernwray Harbour – proclaiming Jesus Christ as Life!

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Kaleo, integrated leadership training

Experience an integrated leadership training approach! A fusion of five different components, all seamlessly working together: Leadership Training, Learning and Doing, Community, Outdoor Adventures, and Academics.

The years right after high school are proven to be an extremely formative and pivotal time in a young person’s life. It is a time when young adults find themselves leaving home for the first time and learning in a whole new way about their faith and life.

Kaléo is Greek for ‘I Call’ and Hawaiian for ‘voice’. Our program provides a very unique opportunity to listen to God’s voice and discover His call on your life at a a very important time in one’s life.

Are you an aspiring leader looking for a year that will lay a strong foundation for the next part of your life, whether it’s more school, work, ministry, travel or unknown? Are you interested in doing your first year of post-secondary education in a unique setting before heading off to a typical college campus?

A solid foundation of faith, character and leadership abilities is very valuable to have as a stepping point to whatever is next in life. The Kaléo program has proven to provide that foundation of faith as students study, serve, are stretched in outdoor adventures and ministry opportunities and focus on godly leadership.

If you become one of our students, we are committed to helping you build a strong foundation for life – no matter what’s next!

There is no typical weekly schedule for the Kaléo program! The five components of the program seamlessly work together in a very intentional schedule. Some weeks you are in class, while others you are on an outdoor adventure, on a missions trip, doing ministry in a church or at camp, or working on course assignments. The program schedule is put together in a holistic approach with every component supporting one another.

Each year of the Kaléo program is a little different. An excellent place to look at what student life looks like at Qwanoes is by reading a past year’s program blog:








Rosebud School of the Arts

Rosebud School of the Arts in Rosebud, Alberta offers world-class post-secondary theatre training rooted in a Christian faith perspective. RSA grads are recognized in the industry as having solid training, a focused work ethic, and are great team players.  And now RSA’s renowned training is also available to students from Crandall University in New Brunswick.

Crandall students have the opportunity to spend a year immersed in foundational theatre training in the hamlet of Rosebud while they work towards their degree in Communication Arts with a major in Theatre.

Students take classes with Rosebud resident company members and guest artists in acting, scene study, movement, dance, speech, videography, visual art, and drama ministry while contributing backstage to the operations of Rosebud Theatre.

The year ends with a movement show on Rosebud’s Studio Stage and an optional program extension through the summer months performing with the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, Alberta.

This strategic transfer agreement with Crandall also enables RSA students to transfer one or two years of their Rosebud training toward a full degree in Communication Arts.

The RSA-CU partnership offers students the best of both worlds: conservatory training in a thriving theatre centre AND a Christian liberal arts education that culminates in a Bachelor’s degree.

For more information about a year-long immersion in theatre training, visit:, Certificate in Theatre Foundation, and, Communication Arts Degree.