St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church has hosted the C.O.O.L. convention since 1998. The C.O.O.L. convention is held every August at a post- secondary institution facility such as Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, and brings together boys and girls in grades 7 and 8 from all over and around the Southern Ontario region. Thousands of boys and girls have come from Coptic Orthodox Churches in and around the region to enjoy two nights and three days of Christian fellowship, fun, sports, talent shows, prayer activities, Divine Liturgies, and hilariously funny skits/plays that illustrate social and biblical themes.
All have been enjoying the rewarding academic, hymnological, linguistic, physical, and biblical competitions that end in a huge awards ceremony, where everyone has a chance to excel and win a medal, certificate, or trophy for their efforts.
It is always a fun, refreshing, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable time for grade 7 and 8 students as well as for the servants.
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