Trip Dates & Bits of News


In case it was missed at our initial gathering last weekend, the dates for the actual trip to Nicaragua are March 13-23, 2015 – expect an early start on the 13th and a late return on the 23rd.


At the suggestion of a parent at the Info Session last weekend, a basic forum has been implemented on this website (click the “Forum” link at the top – you won’t be able to see contents until you register). You’ll first need to register a username, then you’ll be able to view and post in discussions. The registration link is in the right-hand column in the subheading called “Users” (beneath the subscription option, which you should definitely use so that you can get updates from the website right away).  As the Registrar/Webmaster, my time is fairly limited, so I’d ask that any questions that need answers from me or the committee be directed to the usual email address, info ‘at’ waterlootcow ‘dot’ ca. I would encourage both parents and participants to join in the discussions remembering that tone doesn’t always translate well – use Holy Manners (digitally!) in your conversations!

Letter to Congregations

A heads-up to our participants and leaders – the TCOW organizing committee is going to be sending a letter to congregations introducing their TCOW participant(s), explaining financials, expectations, and how congregations can offer active support. This should be on the way to churches in the coming week.


Gord Spence (TCOW Registrar) on behalf of the TCOW Organizing Committee

TCOW 2014/2015 First Gathering!

TCOW Participants and parents!
Please find below the information for our first gathering in our preparation for TCOW 2015. We’ll be gathering at Parkminster United Church in Waterloo (directions) from around 9:30 AM until approximately 3:00 PM. Parents are invited to an information session at the church at 10 AM to help answer all of your lingering questions around the trip details. See the attached flyer for more information!

TCOW Saturday September 20th 2014

Don’t forget to bring your $400 deposit cheque made out to “Waterloo Presbytery” (memo: TCOW 2015).

Also download and fill out a Photo / Video Release (click to download). Please be sure to sign this as appropriate and bring it with you on the 20th. Don’t worry, there are lots more forms coming, but we’ll save those for our second and later gatherings!

See you soon!
Gord Spence (TCOW Registrar) on behalf of the TCOW Organizing Committee
info ‘at’ waterlootcow ‘dot’ ca

PS – Final details for total fees should be available by the 20th as well (we’re just waiting on some information from our hosts in Nicaragua).