Max lives in the village of Minden and enjoys rural life; swimming, camping, hiking, canoeing, growing a garden, and flying a Cessna 172 (private pilot!). The Reverend Max Ward is an Ordained United Church of Canada Minister. Max volunteers in the community in a number of ways.

“As a cancer survivor myself, I know how cancer can really change your life and your perspective on life.  I was diagnosed with skin cancer, Melanoma, in 2005. It rocked my world. Fortunately, it was caught in time. I feel I have been given a second chance at life! I want to help others to experience the care and support I received.  Not everyone comes from a supportive community so that is why I support the programs of the Abbey Retreat Centre. It means the world to me that I can actively help so many other people in my own small way.”

After 4 months of listening, creativity, small group conversations and A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the decision has been made. Within the next few months, Abbey Retreat Centre (ARC) will officially change our name to Brooksong Retreat and Cancer Support Centre.

Your donation is DOUBLED for the month December!

All donations up to a total $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor!