The Haliburton Highlands Challenge is a unique fundraising event running from July – September 2023, that celebrates the important health benefits of moving our bodies in whatever ways we are able while supporting the vision and mission of Abbey Retreat Centre.

Who Is Abbey Retreat Centre?

Abbey Retreat Centre creates healing spaces and community for people living with cancer and for the people supporting them.

Located in the Haliburton Highlands on a beautiful property surrounded by forests and ponds, we provide a variety of in-person and online retreats and programs that offer rest and renewal, companionship, meaningful discussions, healthy and delicious food, and an introduction to evidence-informed practices that tend body, mind, and soul while living with cancer (for example: time in nature, restorative yoga, massage, expressive arts, music, and group conversation). Our retreats and programs serve those in the Haliburton area as well as people across Ontario. 

We offer these at no cost to the participants, recognizing there are already many increased expenses for individuals and families facing cancer.

You’re Invited to Get Involved

You are invited to choose an activity and goal (eg. bike, hike, run, walk, swim, chair yoga, paddle, however you choose to move), gather a team together (or join an existing team), and invite family and friends to donate, knowing you will be helping Abbey Retreat Centre support people living with cancer.

In previous years, teams have chosen fun and unique goals like: 10 minutes of chair yoga daily, canoe a chain of 5 lakes, walk 150km over 2 months as a group, and many other unique ways of moving!

Where does the money go?

A full 4 day retreat for 10 guests – $17,000

A retreat for an individual – $1,700

4 Week Online Series – $750

A Welcome Bundle for an online Programming – $60


Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in the Haliburton Highlands Challenge!

We appreciate your willingness and enthusiasm to help support the work of Abbey Retreat Centre!

Our retreats and programs are offered free-of-cost and serve those in the Haliburton Highlands area as well as people across Ontario.

Spread the Word!

We welcome you to share this challenge with your friends, family, and co-workers. You can help us by spreading the word about our work and our fundraiser to friends, family, and colleagues.

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