Workshop Vid – Subversive Living

Cahoots has always sought to be a safer space for LGBTQIA+ people and families, bringing together faithful lives and diverse identities to equip us all for powerful action!

We were thrilled to host Steph Chandler Burns at Cahoots Transfigured, leading us through an exploration of LGBTQIA+ identities, wisdom, and work to make the world a more beautiful place.

Whether you identify as cis, straight, trans or queer, you are warmly invited to this workshop recording, with great thanks to Steph, to Peter for facilitating, and Lyf for editing!

Workshop Vid – Humans of Basic Income

Cahoots has always been something of an economic experiment. Can we create a space where everyone’s needs are met, and where we don’t need to worry about money – even for a few short days each year?

Our answer is – let’s try!

This year, Cahoots Transfigured heard from Jessie Golem about the possibilities of Basic Income to support us all in a changing world. And now, activists and advocates are working to transform the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit into a permanent guaranteed livable income!

We are proud to share Jessie’s workshop video with you! Thanks to Jessie, Chris for facilitating, and Lyf for editing!

Releasing our ‘2020 Vision’ …

… receiving Cahoots Transfigured!

Dearest friends,

With great sorrow we must cancel the 2020 in-person Cahoots festival.

We recognize that this will be a great loss for many and we assure you that we are working through our own sorrow as well.

Because we love you and couldn’t bear a year without seeing you, we are creating Cahoots Transfigured on Saturday May 23rd – a free virtual gathering. The day will involve sessions, music, and reflection. We will be using Zoom as our online platform and we hope this notice will give you some time to figure out how to use it. We will send an email and update our website and social media platforms with the details as we iron them out.

Cahoots Transfigured will have free registration. If you already purchased a ticket for 2020 Cahoots, we will refund your money in the coming weeks.

It is our sincere intention to return to our usual four-day festival in May 2021, all being well.

We wish you great peace and hope amidst these difficult times.
Awit, Chris, Emma, Kateri, Kathryn, Lyf, Peter, Core Organizing Group

Cahoots 2020 – May 21-24

Just a quick update – if you use Facebook, be sure to check out our event page for 2020 Cahoots which will be updated as we get closer to the festival.

If you have an idea for a theme that would go really well with our ‘Faith, Justice, DIY’ style, reach out and let us know! email cahoots@scmcanada.org or message us through the Cahoots Facebook page.

Keep an eye out for our Callout for Sessions – we’ll be looking for thoughtful, hands-on spaces of skillsharing and collaborative learning. We’d love to tie them into whatever theme we go with, but we’re generally excited about what you are excited about in the world of Faith, Justice, and Do-It-Yourself. So let us know what you can offer!

Cahoots 2020 SAVE THE DATE!

So excited to be able to share the date and location of the 2020 Cahoots Festival! Please mark it in your calendars and ask your friends to do the same.
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Thursday May 21 – Sunday May 24, 2020
Pearce Williams, Fingal ON

That’s right! We had such a great experience at Pearce Williams that we’re thrilled to return, and we hope that you’ll be there with us, sharing your joys, sorrows, skills, calling and conviction.

Please sign up to our email list and/or follow our Facebook page to get more updates towards the end of the year when we put out the call for workshops. But for now please do put it on your calendar. If you’re part of a faith community, share a ‘save the date’ announcement!

With gratitude and excitement (and signing off for now)

Cahoots Planning Team!

We did it! Cahoots 2019 is wrapped

Just a quick post to celebrate another successful Cahoots festival!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came, made donations, volunteered, led workshops, drove food, picked up trash, cleaned, stargazed, played music, made fires, checked for ticks, and helped out.

We had a great time at beautiful Pearce Williams. Thank you to a dedicated staff for all their support before, during and after. It was a wonderful way to be in community with God’s good creation – bugs, trees, stars and rain!

Check out our photos at Cahoots Flikr, follow our Facebook Page, and Instagram@cahootsfest.

Thanks to Matt from the Anglican Journal for this excellent write up. Share with your friends (not just the Anglican friends!)

Hope to see you all at Cahoots 2020 – Love, Peace and Solidarity!

Regular Tickets on Sale until May 15…

No April Foolin’ – we are into the second phase of our ticket sales! See below for the breakdown, or just head over to the registration form to get going…

With half of our tickets sold we still have enough room for you, your housemates, your pew-friends, study-buddies, kiddos and elders and all! Join us at Cahoots Festival, May 23-26 2019, at Pearce Williams Family Camp, near St Thomas, ON.

Festival pass – Adult $150 (12 years+), Child $90 (3-11 years old), Family $400 (2 adults and 2+ children)
Day ticket – Adult $80, Child $50

Tickets include all your meals, cabin accommodation, all the sessions and workshops, and support to carpool to and from the site. Book your tickets through this link.

If cost is a barrier, consult cahoots@scmcanada.org about subsidized tickets.

In the meantime, check out our growing roster of facilitators and workshops, which are being shared through our Facebook event page. Hope to see you there!