A Destination Event presented in-person by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

August 8-11, 2022
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada

We would like to announce a four-day summer 2022 destination event for our people…  – limited to 65 seats only … back to the Bayside Oceanfront Resort in scenic Parksville. We titled the event Four Days with Gordon.

We realize the title is unusual, but when we asked Gordon what he would like to speak to in a four-day summer destination event, his immediate response was … “one day on ‘music and emotion’, one day on rest for the anxious, one day on couples and parenting, one day on the alchemy of sadness, one day on stress and trauma, and oh yes, one day on the ‘fifty shades of shyness’.” We’re not sure of his arithmetic, but we’re sure that he won’t disappoint on what he ends up delivering. He will undoubtedly weave something old in with something new, and present it in a way that novices can understand and old-timers can deepen their insights. Besides, it will give us a chance for some togetherness that is much rarer now that our annual conferences are likely to continue online. We are expecting a liberal sprinkling of Neufeld Institute faculty as well.

Located on Vancouver Island, Parksville is a wonderful recreational area and a great place for family vacationing. We will be arranging some social events during the week, so that we have the opportunity to connect with each other and with each other’s families.

We hope you can join us for an inspiring week of learning and interaction!


Bayside Oceanfront Resort
240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC, Canada

The City of Parksville possesses an abundance of natural beauty and warm hospitality and is world-renowned for its wide tidal sand flats and sun-warmed salt water. Parksville beach was recently named one of the top six beaches in North America by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. The popular beaches in downtown Parksville and at Rathtrevor Provincial Park are heaven for sun worshippers, kite flyers, wildlife watchers and intrepid sandcastle builders.

Visit the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association website for oodles of information. Parksville is a VERY popular summer destination, so don’t delay in booking your accommodation.


8:30 am to 1:30 pm from Monday, August 8 through Thursday, August 11, 2022
(includes two short 15-minute breaks with refreshments, with time free in the afternoon to enjoy the beaches and other attractions nearby)

Tuition Details

Tuition fees include the 4-day presentation by Gordon along with handouts, refreshments, social activities, and access to an exclusive Info Centre on campus through which announcement and discussion forums are available.

$650 CAD per person

A minimum deposit of $200 CAD is required at time of registration, with the balance due by May 9, 2022.
Participants may also pay the full amount at time of registration, if preferred. Payment instalments are available by request.

Cancellation Policy
Participants may cancel their registration up until June 8, 2022 with a cancellation fee of $25.
Starting June 9, 2022, cancellations are not eligible for refunds or credits unless new COVID-19 restrictions are a factor.

Registration is NOT open to the public. Please do not share this page link or registration link.

Questions? Contact Shauna Pham via email or phone 604-263-4278


Travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Given the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, which are expected to differ among countries and even within the same country, it is expected that participants are up-to-date with the travel restrictions for their place of residence.

Travelling by plane
Most flights require a transfer in Vancouver (YVR) to a connecting flight to airports on Vancouver Island: Nanaimo Airport (YCD) (40 minute drive south of Parksville) and Comox Airport (YQQ) (1-hour drive north of Parksville). Or, one may be able to fly directly to Victoria International Airport (YYJ) (2.5-hour drive south of Parksville). Airport shuttles or car rentals to Parksville are available. Alternatively, one can arrive in Vancouver, rent a car, and take beautiful BC Ferries from Tsawwassen over to Nanaimo, then drive north to Parksville. There is no direct bus service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Parksville.

Travelling by car from Vancouver
Take BC Ferries to Nanaimo from either the Horseshoe Bay terminal or the Tsawwassen terminal. Reservations are recommended.

Nanaimo Airporter shuttle services include 24/7 door to door service of Departure Bay, Gabriola and Duke Point ferry terminals as well as the Nanaimo airport. Service to Victoria Airport or Comox Airport available. Call for rates and book early.


Accommodation arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant according to their own preferences and economic considerations. We have gathered some information about various places nearby, from campgrounds to resorts.

On-Site Lodging

Neufeld event participants are eligible for a special rate of 10% off direct booking rates at the Bayside Oceanfront Resort, where the event is being held. We have secured a small block of guest rooms that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, contact the hotel directly and refer to the Neufeld Institute event being held in the Tidal Room from August 8-11, 2022.

Website for the Bayside Oceanfront Resort:
Phone number: 1.800.663.4232

Other Lodging in the Parksville Area


The Beach Club Resort (within walking distance/oceanfront/full kitchens available)

Tigh Na Mara Resort (oceanfront and oceanside cabins and hotel-style rooms with full kitchens available)

Oceanside Village Resort (full cottages)

Other Options


Listings from Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association


Rathtrevor Provincial Park (oceanfront camping HIGHLY recommended by Neufeld staff!)

Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Park Sands RV Resort

Paradise RV Park (within walking distance to event venue)

Surfside RV Resort (within walking distance to event venue)

Riverbend Cottage & RV Resort