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Events Calendar

B.C.

Until Aug. 29

Movie matinees at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford every Tuesday at 1 p.m. throughout August. Visit http://mennonitemuseum.org for details.

Sep. 15-16

MCC B.C. Festival and Auction, at the Tradex in Abbotsford. For more information, call 604-850-6639.

Sept. 30

MCC B.C. annual general meeting, at South Abbotsford Church, Abbotsford.

Oct. 13-15

Women’s retreat, at Camp Squeah

Nov. 4

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. presents its annual fall genealogy workshop.

Nov. 2-5

MEDA “Business as a calling” convention, at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Keynote speakers: Samantha Nutt, Wally Kroeker and David Esau. For more information, visit medaconvention.org.

Alberta

Oct. 14

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta fall conference, Gem of the West Museum, Coaldale, at 1:30 p.m. Theme: “Tapestry of two uprooted cultures: Japanese and Mennonites in southern Alberta.” Speakers include author Joy Kogawa.

Saskatchewan

Aug. 12

Spruce River Folk Festival, at Spruce River Farm, 20 kilometres north of Prince Albert. Music and food in support of landless first nations in Saskatchewan.

Aug. 19-20

Eigenheim Mennonite Church celebrates it 125th anniversary: (19) evening of storytelling, singing and food; (20) morning worship followed by a potluck lunch and visiting.

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

Aug. 4-7

Pioneer days at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 16

Mennonite Heritage Village’s Heritage Classic Golf Tournament, at Quarry Oaks. For more information, call 204-326-9661.

Aug. 14-18

Pioneer day camp for children aged 8 to 10, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Aug. 22

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

Sept. 4

“Fall on the farm” at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach.

Sept. 9

Fifteenth annual Head for the Hills fundraising ride for mental health. For more information registration or support for cyclists, visit edenhealthcare.ca.

Until Sept. 16

“Colour distinctive: Art and Spirituality” exhibits by Angela Lillico and Genevie Henderson, upstairs at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg.

Sept. 17

“Manitoba open farm day” at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach.

Sept. 23

MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.

Oct. 13-15

Mennonite Church Canada special delegate assembly to discuss and vote on the future direction the national and area churches will take. Registration is open; see more at home.mennonitechurch.ca. 

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.

Until April 30, 2018

“Storied places” exhibit, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, featuring immigrants (both Mennonite and non-Mennonite) and how they relate to Canada.

Ontario

July 31-Aug. 4

July 31-Aug. 4: Peace Camp, a day camp held at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. For more information, or to register, call Alison Keyes at 519-885-0220 ext. 24291.

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.

Aug. 20

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp leads worship at Toronto United Mennonite Church, at 10 a.m.

Aug. 25

Final concert of the Ontario Mennonite Music Camp, in the Great Hall at Conrad Grebel University, College, Waterloo, at 7 p.m.

Sept. 8-10

“Building community” retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Speakers: Gord Alton and Johanna Wall. Theme: “Growing in understanding.” For more information, call 519-625-8602.

Sept. 10

Erie View United Mennonite Church celebrates its 70th anniversary; worship service at 10 a.m. followed by light lunch and an informal sharing time. Seating is limited; RSVP to ptwarner1985@gmail.com.

Sept. 16

“Mennonite life in the Detweiler Neighbourhood 150 years ago” presentation by Sam Steiner, at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 11 a.m.

Sept. 17

Jim Reimer Memorial Bluegrass Concert, at Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall, at 2:30 p.m., featuring Rescue Junction and 5 on the Floor. In support of the Reimer Scholarship in Theological Studies.

Oct. 1

Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship celebrates its 175th anniversary; worship at 9:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal, then “Songs from our history” at 1:30 p.m. For more information, email ppcf.mc@gmail.com.

Until May 2019

Until May 2019: “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War” exhibit of letters, photographs and documents from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

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.