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Events Calendar

B.C.

June 2-4

Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation- a 35-km walk from Fort Langley National Historic Site to St. Mary’s in Mission, B.C. The event is planned by the Service, Peace and Justice Committee of Mennonite Church B. C., to coincide with the second anniversary of the publication of the Report of the TRC and the 94 Calls to Action. For the route and schedule see here. 

June 7-9

Anabaptist Theology: Methods and Practices Conference, Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre, Trinity Western University, Langley. More information: http://humanitascentre.org/event/humanitas2017

Sep. 15-16

MCC B.C. Festival and Auction, at the Tradex in Abbotsford.

Oct. 13-15

Women’s retreat, at Camp Squeah

Alberta

Jun. 9-11

MC Alberta women’s retreat at Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Sara Wenger Shenk. Theme: “Our legacy of wisdom.” For more information, call June at 403-208-0800.

June 5-23

Poverty Studies Summer Institute, sponsored by the Canadian Poverty Inssitute, at Ambrose University. For more information, visit bit.ly/2mfW7Ya.

Saskatchewan

Jun. 9-10

MCC Saskatchewan Relief Sale, in Saskatoon.

Jun. 22-24

RJC musical, “Sister Act.” Call the school at 306-232-4222 to book tickets.

Aug. 12

Spruce River Folk Festival.

Sept. 15-16

“Refresh, refocus, renew,” a mini-retreat with Betty Pries. To learn more about this year-long prayer and visioning process, visit mcsask.ca.

Manitoba

May 31

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its Grade 7-9 spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Jun. 1

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its Grade 10-12 spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Jun. 4

Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, hosts the Heritage Classic Car Show featuring the Dave Nickel Memorial Soap Box Derby and Swap Meet, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Until Jun. 17

Opening of “160 acres: The Geography of home,” a multimedia exhibition by Darlene Derksen, at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg.

Jun. 12-16 and 19-23

“School of Peacebuilding,” at CMU, Winnipeg. Week-long courses available for professional and personal development. For more information, visit csop.cmu.ca.

Jun. 20

CMU Golf Classic. For more information, visit cmu.ca/golf.

Jun. 28

Ted & Co. performs “Discovery: A Comic Lament,” about the Doctrine of Discovery, at Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Laura Funk at 204-489-7016.

Aug. 22

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s 13th-annual golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course, Winnipeg.

Oct. 13-15

MC Canada special delegate assembly to discuss and vote on the future direction the national and area churches will take. As more information becomes available, it will be posted online at news.mennonitechurch.ca/releases.

Oct. 20-21

“Mennonite/s Writing VIII: Personal narratives of place and discernment” conference, at the University of Winnipeg, featuring Miriam Toews and Rhoda Janzen. Presented by the Chair in Mennonite Studies and the “Journal of Mennonite Studies.” For more information, email Royden Loewen at r.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca.

Ontario

May 28

“A community memorial service,” at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m., for those with connections to the Roseville Cemetery. Service leader: Scott Brubaker-Zehr. An informal “cemetery walk” will follow the service.

May 30

MC Eastern Canada retired pastors event at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Theme: “Eldering: Our calling for the rest of our life.”

Jun. 4

Gospel bluegrass with the Tiff Family Singers, at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m.

June 10

“Love & Light: Celebrating Canada 150 with Pride”: Counterpoint Community Orchestra premieres “Elegy for Orlando” and the Toronto premiere of “Mennonite Piano Concerto,” 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s United Church, 353 Sherbourne St., Toronto. More information at www.ccorchestra.org.

Jun. 13

Annual chicken barbecue at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Advance tickets required. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

June 16,17

Theatre of the Beat and musical group No Discernable Key present “Yellow Bellies,” a play about conscientious objectors during the Second World War: (16), at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 7:30 p.m.; (17) at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Jun. 17

Theatre of the Beat presents “Yellow Bellies,” a play about conscientious objectors during the Second World War, at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Jun. 17

MennoHomes’ “Out-spok’n for affordable housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for cyclists, hikers and motorcyclists. Contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 for more details.

Jun. 24

The annual Nithview Community strawberry social, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6:30 to 8 p.m., in New Hamburg,

Jun. 30-Jul. 2

Annual camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

Jul. 9

Folk and gospel songs, led by Mike and Diana Erb, at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 20

Riverdale Mennonite Church, Millbank, hosts its public closing service, at 10 a.m. Guest speakers include Glenn Zehr, Troy Watson and Jim Brown. A time of socializing and refreshments will take place after the service.

Sept. 17

“Sing a new song” from the “Hymnal: A Worship Book” supplements, led by Mark Diller-Harder, at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m.

U.S.

Sept. 15-17

The 18th Believers’ Church Conference: “Word, Spirit and the renewal of the church: Believers’ church, ecumenical and global perspectives”; at Goshen (Ind.) College. For more information, email John Roth at johndr@goshen.edu.