CCBF members and friends visited the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

More than 100 CCBF members, friends and families were registered for the July 19-20 tour of the replica of Noah's Ark (over 500 feet long, four stories high!) and the Creation Museum just south of Cincinnati OH.

The trip was coordinated by CCBF Executive Director Keith Knight and Answers In Genesis Canada director Calvin Smith. An average of 7,000 people visit the Ark Encounter daily. More than 20,000 visited the Ark and Creation Museum on July 5.

Answers In Genesis oversees both facilities and is also engaged in a wide range of services including church school curricula.

The Ark Encounter sits on 800 acres of forested property in Northern Kentucky and includes the 500-foot ark, conference centre, zoo, children's playground, and botanical gardens.

The Creation Museum focuses on the six days of creation and features an incredible production on the size of the universe.

Answers In Genesis provided the group with free admission to both locations, an early VIP tour before the crowds arrived, buffet lunch and dinner, and interaction with founder Ken Ham. Their staff went out of their way to accommodate the group's needs, especially during the sweltering temperatures.

Both facilities reflect a 'young earth' of about 6,000 years and, as their name implies, they provide all of the 'answers' by referring to Genesis.

For many in the group, this was a profound, spiritual experience. Many said: "Let's do this again next year" ... so we are!

Plans are already under way to organize two similar trips next year. Please reserve July 23-25 and/or Nov. 19-21, 2020 .

Group size will be limited to 100 new participants (adults) for each trip, plus any kids. The only cost is your travel to and from Cincinnati and accommodation. A block of hotel rooms, at reduced rates, fills up quickly.

- Keith Knight


What is employee fraud?

Not surprisingly, stealing from your employer -- fraud -- isn't confined to a company or a non-profit corporation, It is happening increasingly within Christian organizations -- even churches.

CCBF member Investigation Counsel PC, based in Toronto, regularly deals with corporate and employee fraud; even with a church-sponsored refugee who was charged with fraud.

Check out one of their most recent articles in our Resources page.


MONTHLY MEETING SCHEDULE   

 AUGUST, 2019

   (Listed alphabetically by city)

ABBOTSFORD, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, SUMMER BREAK –  Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

BRAMPTON, Wednesday, August 14 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Sunset Grill, 10025 Hurontario at Bovaird;  Rod Hoekman, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CALGARY NORTH,  – Thursday, August 22 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, 16 Ave. at 16 St. NW, Calgary; Al Gray, Hugh Pineault, facilitators.

CAMBRIDGE, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CLARINGTON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, Harry Meester, co-facilitators.

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, August 29 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant @ Holiday Inn, 4485 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

FREDERICTON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Journey Wesleyan Church, Duncan Lane, Fredericton; Cathy Calhoun and Wendell Betts, facilitators.

GUELPH, Tuesday, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KELOWNA, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 2170 Harvey Ave.; Scott Burke, facilitator.

KITCHENER, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Joan Deeks, facilitators.

LONDON, SUMMER BREAK – 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Dan Renzella, facilitator.

MARKHAM, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.

MILTON, SUMMER BREAK – 7:30 a.m., Cora Restaurant, 65 Ontario St. S., Milton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

NORTH YORK (PEOPLES CHURCH), SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, SUMMER BREAK -- 7:30 a.m., EggSmart, Metro Plaza, North Service Road, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, SUMMER BREAK – Summerhayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.

PETERBOROUGH, SUMMER BREAK – 7:30 a.m., Carousel Restaurant, 116 Lansdowne Street East; David Eyre, facilitator.

SASKATOON, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, August 14 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

VERNON, Tuesday, August 13 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Schubert Centre , 3505  30th Ave., Vernon; Jon Buller and Darren Witt, facilitators.

WATERLOO, SUMMER BREAK – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Stone Crock Restaurant, 1396 King St. N., St. Jacob’s; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WINDSOR, August 24 – Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Walker Grill, 1275 Walker Road; Stephen Terrana, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, SUMMER BREAK -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, SUMMER BREAK– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.

SEPTEMBER, 2019

(Listed alphabetically by city)

 

ABBOTSFORD, Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.

BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, Sept. 5 –  Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

BRAMPTON, Wednesday, August 14 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Sunset Grill, 10025 Hurontario at Bovaird;  Rod Hoekman, facilitator.

BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.

BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Sept. 4 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CALGARY NORTH,  – Friday, Sept. 20 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, 16 Ave. at 16 St. NW, Calgary; Al Gray, Hugh Pineault, facilitators.

CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Sept. 24 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.

CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.

COBOURG, Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, Harry Meester, co-facilitators.

COMOX VALLEY, Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Breakfast 7 a.m., White Spot Restaurant, 2299 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay; Amy Englemark, facilitator

EDMONTON AM, Thursday, Sept. 26 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant @ Holiday Inn, 4485 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.

FREDERICTON, Friday, Sept. 6 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Journey Wesleyan Church, Duncan Lane, Fredericton; Cathy Calhoun and Wendell Betts, facilitators.

GUELPH, Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.

HAMILTON, Thursday, Sept. 26 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 1400 Upper James St., Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

KELOWNA, Friday, Sept. 6 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 2170 Harvey Ave.; Scott Burke, facilitator.

KITCHENER, Thursday, Sept. 19 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.

LANGLEY, Thursday, Sept. 19 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Joan Deeks, facilitators.

LONDON, Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Keith Knight, facilitator.

MARKHAM, Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.

MILTON, Friday, Sept. 27 – 7:30 a.m., Cora Restaurant, 65 Ontario St. S., Milton; Keith Knight, facilitator.

NORTH YORK, Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.

OAKVILLE, Friday, Sept. 20 -- 7:30 a.m., EggSmart, Metro Plaza, North Service Road, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.

OTTAWA, Tuesday, Sept. 24 – Summerhayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.

PETERBOROUGH, Thursday, Sept. 19 – 7:30 a.m., Carousel Restaurant, 116 Lansdowne Street East; David Eyre, facilitator.

SASKATOON, Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.

ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.

SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, Sept. 28 – Breakfast  7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.

VICTORIA, Thursday, Sept. 12 – Breakfast 7 a.., Cora’s Restaurant, 850 Douglas Street, Victoria; Garth Wardle, facilitator.

VERNON, Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Schubert Centre , 3505  30th Ave., Vernon; Jon Buller and Darren Witt, facilitators.

WATERLOO, Friday, Sept. 6 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Bridge Street Kitchen, 373 Bridge St. W., Waterloo; Keith Knight, facilitator.

WINNIPEG, Tuesday, Sept. 10 -- Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Smitty’s Restaurant, 580 Pembina Highway at Grant Junction, Winnipeg; Carolyn Menaar, facilitator.

WINGHAM, Friday, Sept. 6– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.

                                                                                                                                              

Benefits of Membership

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES?

SEARCHING FOR A JOB?

CCBF members can use the free Jobs service when looking for employees, managers or executive staff.

Check out the Jobs tab on the top of this page for the latest.Send the job description ... in Word ... to ccbfed@gmail.com .

Looking for employment? We'll post your resume there too.

... just one more 
'benefit of membership'.

It pays to be a CCBF member.             

Emerging Chapters

Comox Valley BC Sept. 10

White Spot Restaurant

7 a.m.

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Victoria BC

Sept. 12

Cora's Restaurant

850 Douglas Street

7 a.m.

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Minden/ Haliburton ON

Oct. 3

Location: TBA

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Welland ON

Oct. 3

Location: TBA

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Kawartha Lakes ON

November

Location: TBA

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Ask us how to create a chapter in your community.

Just email Keith Knight

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Events

Current Chapters

BEAMSVILLE, Ont.

BELLEVILLE, Ont.

BRAMPTON, Ont.

BRANTFORD, Ont.

BURLINGTON, Ont.

CALEDONIA, Ont.

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.

CLARINGTON, Ont.

COBOURG, Ont.

FORT ERIE, Ont.

GUELPH, Ont.

HAMILTON, Ont.

KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. (Nov)

KITCHENER, Ont.

LONDON, Ont.

MARKHAM, Ont.

MILTON, Ont.

MINDEN, Ont. (Sept)

NORTH YORK, Ont.

OAKVILLE, Ont.

OTTAWA, Ont.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont.

SMITHVILLE, Ont.

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.

WATERLOO, Ont.

WINDSOR, Ont.

WINGHAM, Ont.

 

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.

HALIFAX, NS

FREDERICTON, NB

WINNIPEG, Man.

SASKATOON, Sask.

 

EDMONTON, AB

CALGARY, AB

 

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.

COMOX VALLEY, B.C. (Sept.)

KELOWNA, B.C.

LANGLEY, B.C.

VERNON, B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. (Sept.)

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