Welcome to the Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest, part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Eagle River is administered by His Eminence Archbishop Joseph as locum tenens, and includes more than 20 churches and missions in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, and Washington.
During the last week of August, with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, Camp St. Innocent (CSI) took place, the first ever Antiochian camp in Western Canada. The camp took place at the Gull Lake Centre, an excellent facility located about eighty-five miles south of Edmonton, Alberta.
The camp was sponsored by St. Philip Church in Edmonton and Annunciation Church of Calgary, but campers also came from Saskatoon, and Vancouver. There were 23 campers in total, which for a first camp seems to be a pretty good turnout. This is especially true if you consider the long distances some of the campers had to travel to come to camp. The campers from Saskatoon drove for over seven hours and the campers from Vancouver about twelve hours.