Contact: James & Connie McNeill, 902-367-2061, [email protected]
; for the Canadian Board of Worldwide Marriage Encounter
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Jan. 14, 2013 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The nomination deadline for the longest married couple in Canada has been extended to March 17, 2013, said James and Connie McNeill and Fr. John Juhl, the Canadian Ecclesial Team for Worldwide Marriage Encounter
"We have received nominations from eight provinces so far, and with those nominations we are also hearing stories about the ways in which these amazing couples have profoundly affected the lives of others through their relationship," said Mr. and Mrs. McNeill and Fr. Juhl. "This is the first time we have run this campaign in Canada so we extended the nomination deadline to ensure more people have the opportunity to nominate special couples and give us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate these marriages."
National and provincial longest married couples will be honoured in April, 2013, except in Ontario, where the deadline for nominations has been extended to January 31 and celebration of the provincial longest married couple will be held on Marriage Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Nominations are open to husbands and wives regardless of religious affiliation, and may be submitted by a friend, family member or the couple themselves. Simply submit the names of the husband and wife, their wedding date and where they currently reside, as well as contact information for the person nominating the couple. Email [email protected]
, mail to WWME Canada, 15 Centennial Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 6C6 or phone (902) 367-2061. Nominations must be received by March 17, 2013.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend enrichment experiences for more than 44 years, and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and include evening and half-day programs presented in parish halls and other facilities in additional to the popular weekend program.
WWME has a presence in nearly 100 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world. In Canada, WWME programs are presented in English, French, Spanish, and Korean.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. Programs offer tools for building and maintaining a strong Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about Worldwide Marriage Encounter email [email protected], or go to wwme.org.