Connecting People and Experiences for Transformational Breakthroughs
Ignite Retreats

A Place to Get Lost and Find More of Yourself

A rural retreat and event center, Ignite retreats is the proud home of several of Manitoba’s finest festivals.

With the help and support of a network of community, the grounds at Ignite Retreats have become a popular place for connection, discovery, healing and growth.

Music on the Mainstage
Chilling in the Hive

Music around the Campfire

Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. Every man’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put.

About the Fire Starters/Operators

Maurice Thibodeau

Through several very early influences, Maurice took on a discovery and belief in the value of living a purposeful life. It started with a variety of personal exercises and led to him becoming a certified Career Passion coach in 2002. With this, he led high school and university students through a Career Passion process that helped them discover what they loved and needed to do in their lives. He has continued to grow and explore this area of development in his personal and professional roles. He is the co-creator of the Life Inventory Assessment tool, an integral part of the Living on Purpose.

Tracy Lee Thibodeau

Throughout her early adult years, Tracy embarked on a self-led journey to understand the workings of the mind. After nearly twenty years of study and practice, Tracy focuses her energy on helping individuals understand how their biology affects their behaviors and the power we have to choose.


In the first year of their marriage, Maurice and Tracy began their own personal Family Retreats. This was a weekend dedicated to reflection, connection, and identification of what it meant to live a purposeful life (corny – yes. Effective – tremendously).

Through these retreats and the continued study and practices from experts on the subject, they came to see the continued successes of their growth. One of their personal and family values is “Inspiration”. What they found was that one of the greatest gifts they could share with people was helping them to uncover the same level of fulfillment in their lives, their relationships, and their families.