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Events Calendar

British Columbia

Oct. 14-16

Women’s retreat, “Piecing Together our Identity,” at Camp Squeah with speaker Song Yang Her. Register at mcbc.ca/womens-ministry.

Alberta

Jun. 4

Heritage retreat for those 50 and over at Camp Valaqua, Water Valley, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Theme: “Refugees/in search of a homeland. For more information, call Hugo Neufeld at 403-201-4358 or e-mail hdneuf@shaw.ca.

Jun. 10-11

MCC Relief Sale, at Coaldale.

Jun. 18

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon fundraiser. For more information, call, 403-637-2510 or e-mail valaqua@xplornet.com

Jun. 18

MC Alberta general council meeting, at Bergthal Mennonite, Didsbury.

Saskatchewan

Jun. 10-11

MCC Relief Sale at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon.

June 24-25

RJC year-end musical performances, at 7:30 p.m.

Jun. 25

RJC alumni decade reunions and banquets.

Jul. 6-10

MC Canada delegate assembly at Saskatoon’s Arts and Convention Centre.

Aug. 6

Seventh annual Spruce River Folk Festival, at Spruce Home, 20 kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2.

Manitoba

Jun. 4

Mennonite Collegiate Institute fundraising golf tournament, at Oakview Golf Course, Gretna. To register, e-mail info@mciblues.net.

Jun. 5

Mennonite Collegiate Institute saengerfest; worship at 10:30 a.m. and concert at 2 p.m.

Jun. 11

Seventh annual Mennonite Heritage Village/Eden tractor trek fundraiser, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 12

The choir of First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, performs Romberg’s “Das Lied von der Glocke,” with orchestra and soloists, 7:00 p.m. Freewill offering. 

June 14

Lecture, “Living with Uncertainty: The Road to Peace,” by award-winning writer John Ralston Saul. Canadian Mennonite University, June 14, 7:00 p.m. Free admission and book signing after the lecture.

Jul. 11-15

Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, for children aged 5 to 8.

Jul. 29-Aug. 1

Pioneer Days at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach. Activities include steam-powered threshing, music and food.

Aug. 8-12

Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, for children aged 9 to 12.

Aug. 10

Heritage Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser for Mennonite Heritage Village, at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Spaces are limited.

Sept. 18

“Supper from the field,” at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, at 5:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Open Farm Day.

Ontario

May 31

MC Eastern Canada’s annual retreat for retired pastors and their spouses, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Christianity and the world of Islam.” Resource people: Brice Balmer and Tom Mayvaian. For more information, call Glenn and Mary Ellen Zehr at 519-662-6914.

Jun. 2-4

Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre graduate student conference. Theme: “Power in perspective(s).” (3) Keynote address by Malinda Berry, assistant professor of theology and ethics at AMBS, at 7 p.m.; topic: “By what authority.”

Jun. 4

Leamington Mennonite Community Festival at UMEI Christian High School, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jun. 9

Voices for Peace concert at Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo, 7:30 p.m., with music by Carol Ann Weaver and the Grebel Balinese Gamalan. Go to uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/voices-peace.

Jun 9-12

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding conference and festival at Conrad Grebel University College, with academics, artists and church workers from around the world. Go to uwaterloo.ca/grebel/gmpc for information.

Jun. 9-11

“Way of the Heart: Exploring the Inner Journey Through the Lens of Henri Nouwen” conference at the University of Toronto, Erindale Campus. Go to www.henrinouwen.org for more information.

Jun. 11

Annual bazaar at United Mennonite Home, Leamington.

Jun. 12

Wideman Mennonite Church 200th-anniversary hymn sing led by church youth, Markham, Ont., at 7 p.m.

Jun. 12

MennoHomes’ “Out-Spok’n for Affordable Housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, cyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit mennohomes.com.

Jun. 14

Chicken barbecue and pie auction fundraiser at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tickets available at 519-625-8602 or by email at info@hiddenacres.ca.

Jun. 16

MCC Ontario annual general meeting, at Evangelical Mennonite Church, Leamington. For more information, call 519-745-8458 or visit mcco.ca/agm.

Jun. 18

Mennonite Historical Society meets at the Conrad Grebel University College library, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to view a new documentary, “The Last Objectors: The Story of Canada’s Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War.” Everyone welcome.

Jun. 18

MennoHomes’ “Out-Spok’n for Affordable Housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, cyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit mennohomes.com.

Jun. 18

Strawberry Social at Nithview Community, New Hamburg, 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.

Jun. 22

Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, hosts its annual strawberry social. The Fairview vocal and hand bell choirs perform at 2 and 7 p.m. Fresh strawberry pie served following Women’s Auxiliary program. For advance tickets, call 519-653-5719.

Jul. 1-3

Family camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Pitch a tent, park a trailer or camp in a cabin. For more information, or to reserve a cabin, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

Jul. 17

Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with David Brubacher speaking on God’s faithfulness at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Jul. 23-24

Wideman Mennonite Church 200th-anniversary main event, Markham, Ont. (23) barbecue at 5 p.m. (RVSP to widemanchurch@gmail.com), followed by hymn sing at 7 p.m. (24) worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a noon potluck lunch, and stories and music at 2 p.m.

Jul. 30-31

Vineland United Mennonite Church celebrates its 80th anniversary with a homecoming weekend. More details to follow.

Aug. 4-7

The Sherk/Shirk/Schürch reunion, in Waterloo. Activities include bus tours, seminars, a children’s program, auction and banquet. For more information, visit schurchfamilyassociation.net or e-mail schurch.gathering@gmail.com.

Until Aug. 13

“Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan” at Grebel Gallery.

Until Dec. 26

New exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo: “Conchies speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

United States

Jun. 17-19

“Wholeness and holiness: Views from the mountaintop” is the theme of the annual gathering of Anabaptist healthcare professionals, at Estes Park, Col. To register by April 15, visit mennohealth.org/gathering.

July 28-31

The 15th-annual Bridgefolk conference for sacramentally minded Mennonites and peace-minded Catholics takes place at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minn.