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Events Calendar


Mar. 31, Apr. 1

MC B.C. fundraiser, featuring Panic Squad improv comedy; (31) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.; (1) at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, Vancouver, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 8-9

Camp Squeah paddle-a-thon.

May 5-7

Junior Impact retreat, at Camp Squeah.

May 6

Women’s Inspirational Day; speaker: Marlene Kropf; theme: “Who am I now? Trusting God in life’s transitions”; at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Apr. 29

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta meets at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury: annual general meeting at 10 a.m.; sessions at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and 4 p.m. faspa provided. For more information, call 403-250-1121.

May 6

Camp Valaqua work day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 403-637-2510 to indicate how many are coming, so lunch can be provided.

May 17

Menno Simons Christian School spring concert, in Calgary, at 7 p.m.

May 26-27

MCC Alberta Summerfest and Relief Auction, in Sherwood Park. For more information, visit

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


Apr. 2

“Guys and pies” event with A Buncha Guys, at RJC, Rosthern, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 22

Parkland Restorative Justice holds its “Spring banquet in the woods” fundraising event at the Prince Albert Wildlife Federation.

Apr. 28-30

A Buncha Guys 20-year reunion, in Saskatoon.

Apr. 30

A Buncha Guys spring concert, featuring the 20-year reunion choir, at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, at 2:30 p.m.

May 26-28

Junior-high retreat, for youths in grades 6 to 9, at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.


Apr. 5

CMU spring fundraising event, in the evening.

April 6

Film fundraiser: showing of the documentary “The Last Objectors,” plus stories from women’s perspectives, at Mennonite Heritage Village auditorium, Steinbach, 7 p.m. $12 admission and donations welcome, to support MHV Auxiliary and Mennonite Heritage Center of Winnipeg. Contact 204-326-9661 for more information.

Apr. 9

Mennonite Community Orchestra presents its spring concert at the CMU chapel in Winnipeg. Works include Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony.”

Apr. 14

“Good Friday through the senses,” a half-day contemplative retreat through taste, sound, smell, sight and touch, in Winnipeg, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Apr. 14

Winnipeg’s Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church Adult Choir presents Stainer’s “The Crucifixion,” at 11 a.m., at the church.

Apr. 14

Winnipeg First Mennonite Church, with orchestra, presents Mozart’s “Requiem, at 7 p.m., at the church.

Apr. 22

Spring choral concert, at CMU’s Loewen Athletic Centre, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 27-29

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its senior-high musical.

Apr. 29,30

Faith and Life Choirs concerts: (29) Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (30) Morden Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Until Apr. 29

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents the works of three local artists: Timothy Joel Dyck, Seth Woodyard and Frank Livingston.

Mar. 10-Apr. 29

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents the works of three local artists: Timothy Joel Dyck, Seth Woodyard and Frank Livingston. Opening: March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

May 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg.

May 17

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

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. 12-16 and 19-23

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

Jun. 20

CMU Golf Classic. For more information, visit

Aug. 22

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

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


Apr. 1

Dedication/reception for the launch of Lawrence Burkholder’s book “The Leviathan Factor,” at Wideman Mennonite Church, Markham, at 2:30 p.m.

April 1

Women’s retreat with author and pastor April Yamasaki, organized by Ottawa Mennonite Church, at St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 613-733-6729.

Mar. 22-Apr. 4

MC Eastern Canada cluster meetings to review “A proposal for revitalizing MC Canada”: (22) Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m.; (29) Waterloo North Mennonite, Waterloo, at 7 p.m.; (30) Vineland United Mennonite Church, at 7 p.m.; (4) Wellesley Mennonite Church, at 7 p.m.

Until Apr. 13

“Tesatawiyat (Come in)” photography exhibit at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. The community photography project features indigenous people near Hamilton, Ont., sharing their stories in their homes.

Until April 21

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

Apr. 22

Women of MC Eastern Canada Enrichment Day, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topic: “Body and soul.” Speaker: Carol Penner.

Apr. 29,30

Pax Christi Chorale presents  Elgar’s “The Apostles,” at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (29) 7:30 p.m.; (30) 3 p.m.

May 1,2

Seniors spring retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: “Dancing in the wind: The vocation of the church in society.” Speakers: Jack and Irene Suderman. Same program each day. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

May 6,7

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present “Faith alone, grace alone,” a spring choral concert: (6) UMEI, north of Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (7) Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.).

May 6,7

InterMennonite Children’s Choir 50th-anniversary weekend: (6) alumni choir rehearsal, dinner and evening entertainment, at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, beginning at 3:30 p.m. (for more information, visit; (7) anniversary concert, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 3 p.m.

May 7

Homecoming Sunday at Hawkesville Mennonite Church; fellowship at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m.

May 13

Menno Singers present Honegger’s “King David,” and a world premiere of a new work by Colin Labadie, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

Apr. 23-May 14

National Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights, a 600-kilometre walk from Kitchener to Ottawa, stopping at 21 churches along the way and engaging in teach-ins, all in support of Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For more information, visit

Jun. 13

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

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. 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. 30-Jul. 2

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


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