Magazine article Anglican Journal

Parties Allowed Delegates to Unwind

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Parties Allowed Delegates to Unwind

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Scrumptious spreads of cheese, crackers, fruit, mini wraps, pate, vegetables with dip and kebabs were laid out for delegates during socials held at various nights after the end of plenary sessions at General Synod.

Wine, beer and juice flowed as delegates mingled, exchanged pleasantries as well as their take on various issues debated on the floor. There were no heated debates, however, as delegates made sure to just unwind after a hard day's work (which was an endurance test considering that most were up at 6:30 to catch breakfast before rushing to the daily home group meetings at 8 a.m. and to plenary from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).

A reception hosted by the diocese of Niagara at the university's Pond Inlet reception area on the first night of General Synod attracted the most number of delegates who were eager to socialize. A young jazz band played as guests trickled in (many could not find their way since the university buildings were a maze). As the party heated up close to midnight, some delegates took the floor and danced. …

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