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Events Calendar

B.C.

Feb. 24

LEAD conference, at Langley Mennonite Fellowship.

Feb. 25

MC B.C. annual gathering, at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford.

Mar. 11,12

Lenten Vespers with Abendmusik Choir: (11) Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (12) St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver. Both events at 7:30 p.m.

Alberta

Feb. 24-26

Senior-high snow camp, at Camp Valaqua, Water Valley. For more information, call 403-637-2510 or email valaqua@xplornet.com.

Mar. 17-18

MC Alberta annual general meeting and assembly, at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton.

May 26-27

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

Saskatchewan

Mar. 10-11

MC Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions, “Extending the table: Enough for all”; at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon.

Apr. 22

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

May 26-28

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

Manitoba

Feb. 25

“A transformative moment: Seeking God in the transitions of young adulthood,” at CMU, Winnipeg. For more information, visit cmu.ca/transformative.

Until Mar. 4

“Synagogues in Germany: A virtual reconstruction” exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, features recreations of synagogues destroyed in Nazi Germany in the years prior to the Second World War.

Mar. 18

Camps with Meaning’s “Raise the roof” song-a-thon, at CMU’s Great Hall, Winnipeg, from 1 to 9 p.m.

Apr. 5

CMU spring fundraising event, in the evening.

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 butterflyjourneys.webs.com.

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.

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.

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.

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 csop.cmu.ca.

Jun. 20

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

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 r.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca.

Ontario

Feb. 28

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, presents “Building a global low-carbon economy piece by peace” at 4:30 p.m. Speaker: Scott Morton Ninomiya.

Mar. 3

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, presents the 2017 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture. Speaker: Mary Jo Leddy. Topic: “Room enough for hope: Canada’s response to the refugee crisis.”

Mar. 14-18

Explore a new way to be church at “TOOLS Urban Intensive 2017,” at Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto. For more information, or to register, email peteolsen@mcco.ca.

Mar. 24-25

Conrad Grebel Student Council presents “The Music Man,” at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (24) 6 p.m.; (25) 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets available at the Grebel Main Office, Waterloo, in February.

Mar. 25

Menno Singers present Bach’s “St. John Passion,” with orchestra and soloists, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

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 bit.ly/imcc-50th-anniversary); (7) anniversary concert, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 3 p.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.

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. 30-Jul. 2

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

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.