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Events Calendar

B.C.

Jan. 21

A second congregational gathering to continue to listen to viewpoints on the Being a Faithful Church 7 decision, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Feb. 24

LEAD conference, at Langley Mennonite Fellowship.

Feb. 25

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

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.

Saskatchewan

Jan. 27-29

Senior-high retreat, “The road less travelled,” with Amy Peters, for youths in grades 9 to 12; at Camp Kadesh, Christopher Lake. For more information, visit smyo.ca.

Feb. 11

Mega Menno Valentine’s Day event for youths in grade 6 to 12; at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon; at 7 p.m.

Mar. 10-11

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

May 26-28

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

Manitoba

Until Jan. 29

“Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite women of courage and faith” exhibition at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, featuring 26 paintings by Winnipeg artist Ray Dirks.

Feb. 2-3

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents three one-act plays by its junior-high students, at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg.

Jan. 28 & Feb. 4

A two-day, two-part Celtic Christian spirituality retreat in Winnipeg, exploring gifts of the Celts with stories, reflection and inspiration. For more information, call 204-489-7016 or visit ButterflyJourneys.webs.com.

Feb. 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, at 7 p.m.

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. 27-29

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its senior-high musical.

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.

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. 3

Bechtel Lecture with Kenneth Nafziger, choral conductor and hymnody expert. Topic: “Melting the boundaries of our being: Explorations in singing together. Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall, Waterloo; at 7 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/bechtel.

Feb. 4

Song leaders workshop with Kenneth Nafziger, Bechtel lecturer, choral conductor and hymnody expert; at the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo; at 1:30 p.m. For more information, email melodie.sherk@uwaterloo.ca.

Feb. 5

Community hymn sing with Kenneth Nafziger, Bechtel lecturer, choral conductor and hymnody expert; at the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo; at 2 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/bechtel.

Mar. 3

Mary Jo Leddy, this year’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, presents a public lecture entitled “Room enough for hope? Canada’s response to the refugee crisis.”

Mar. 25

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

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. 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 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.

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.