• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $874.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $1,665.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $1,458.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,251.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $835.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $730.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $625.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $520.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $382.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $382.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $337.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $570.00
  • Glamping – CAD $355.50
  • Commuter – CAD $295.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 1
Ends with lunch on August 4

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 3*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 1-3*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 2*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:00pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 3, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Smelt Bay Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
2:00-4:30pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 3*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:45-9:00pm Welcome Night on August 1 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 1**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: No registration fee. We invite you to express your support generously at the evening fundraising party.

Package Price: $286.50 - $789 / 3 nights. Includes room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

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Founders + Friends

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute

August 1 - 4, 2019

Gather with Hollyhock founders and friends for a few wondrous summer days on the shores of Cortes Island. Celebrate Hollyhock’s history of inspiring, catalyzing and training change-makers. Learn about current activities and explore future potential with a relaxed mix of culture, meaningful conversation and delightful meals. Hollyhock provides a unique contribution to the practical leadership skills this world so greatly needs, together we can broaden the impact of this work.

“What really touched my soul was the people. I had the unique honour of hearing and feeling the powerful words of the founders and friends and leaders of Hollyhock, who spoke to me in poetry and story about the creation of this powerful vortex on our planet of the mission of this convening space, and of the gift that it is for us all to be partners in supporting it. Thank you Hollyhock founders for opening my heart and mind and for the opportunity to be a part of supporting your vitality for the renewal of us all.” – Joshua S. Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers; Founders + Friends 2016 Attendee

Imagine prime summertime near the end of the road on the west coast of the continent, with swimmable aquarium like ocean waters and the divine fresh water lake swimming near by. Walk the powerful coastal temperate rainforest ecology of Cortes Island. If you’ve been, you know. If not, you are in for a lifetime experience treasure for you and your family. Children never want to leave!

“Our family has made Founders + Friends a part of our yearly summer schedule. We love the natural beauty of Cortes Island, engaging with the always-inspirational community that gathers at this event, and contributing to the future of Hollyhock; a place that has deeply nourished us both professionally and personally.” – Chloe Gow-Jarrett, 3Fold Partners, Founders + Friends Attendee

On the last night of this event, Saturday August 3rd at 7pm, our annual fundraising soiree will be hosted by our Hollyhock neighbours Victoria and Ian Watson. At this enchanting evening under the stars, you will be able to connect over drinks and appetizers, enjoy heartfelt words and moving performances, and support Hollyhock’s work to build a fair just and inclusive future. Please RSVP to the soiree here and invite your friends.



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