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Events Calendar

B.C.

Sept. 16-17

MCC Festival for World Relief, at the Tradex, Abbotsford; (16) 5 to 9 p.m., (17) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 18

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fall fundraising dessert banquet, featuring letters out of the Soviet Union during the Kruschev “thaw,” at King Road Mennonite Brethren Church, Abbotsford, at 3 p.m.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 14-16

Women’s retreat, “Piecing Together our Identity,” at Camp Squeah with speaker Song Yang Her. Register at mcbc.ca/womens-ministry.

Oct. 15

M2/W2 50th-anniversary fundraising banquet, at Columbia Bible College, at 6 p.m. To register, call 604-859-3215.

​Nov. 18-20

MC B.C. “Impact” youth retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Alberta

Aug. 27

MCC Alberta fundraising golf tournament at LaCrete, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 403-275-6935.

Sept. 10

MCC Alberta fundraising golf tournament at Tofield, at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 403-275-6935.

Sept. 11

MCC Alberta fundraising golf tournament at Okotoks, at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call 403-275-6935.

Oct. 1

Camp Valaqua fall work day. Lunch is provided. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Saskatchewan

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 22

RJC corporation meeting, and appreciation/fundraising banquet, at 5 p.m.

Oct. 28

MDS awareness and fundraising event, at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon; supper at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 306-342-4344.

Oct. 28-29

RJC alumni volleyball tournament.

Nov. 15

RJC kielke and sausage supper, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

Jan. 13-14

RJC alumni tournament of memories.

Manitoba

Sept. 9

“Somos su future/We are your future” exhibition from Mexico opens at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Featured artists Alejandro Arando, Ray Dirks and indigenous women weavers. Until Nov. 12.

Sept. 10

Eden Foundation’s 14th annual “Head for the hills” ride for mental health, near Morden. For more information, or to register, visit edenhealthcare.ca.

Sept. 18

“Supper from the field,” at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, at 5:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Open Farm Day.

Sept. 23

CMU Face2Face Conversation Series: “Journey to renewed covenants,” including a screening of “Reserve 107,” with Brad Leitch and other panelists.

Sept. 23-24

CMU annual Fall Festival: Distinguished alumni awards, class reunions, MennoCross cyclocross bicycle race, and more.

Sept. 24

Brandon MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre.

Sept. 30

Fundraiser for the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1

Westgate Mennonite College cyclathon at Bird’s Hill Park.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 21

CMU open house for prospective students. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Oct. 25-26

CMU’s J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series: “The silence of Abraham, the passion of Job: Explorations in the theology of lament,” with J. Richard Middleton, Ph.D.

Nov. 26

Christmas at CMU. Celebrate the start of Advent enjoying music, festive décor, cookies and hot apple cider.

Oct. 28-29

“Mennonites, land and the environment: A global history conference,”  at the University of Winnipeg.

Oct. 30

“Along the road to freedom” exhibition opening celebration at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, at 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 2

CMU Face2Face Conversation Series: “Why beauty matters: Radical amazement, spirituality and the climate crisis,” with Tim Rogalsky, Ph.D.

Nov. 15

“Evening at the arts” at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg.

Nov. 17

CMU School of Music open house. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 19

Megan Krause and Dale Boldt exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. Until Jan. 21, 2017.

Nov. 23

CMU Outtatown Discipleship School for a day. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 4, 25

CMU campus visit day. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 28

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 5

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 18

CMU Vespers service. A Christmas-themed worship service incorporating Scripture, prayer, hymns and choral music.

Feb. 2-3

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

Feb. 8

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

April 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.

Ontario

Aug. 26

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp presents its final concert at Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. Reception to follow the concert.

Sept. 9-11

“Building community” retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: “Gifting our community.” Speakers: Catherine Gitzel and Matthew Arguin. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

 

Sept. 10

Corn fest fundraiser for the Cambridge Food Bank, at Wanner Mennonite, at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 18

Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal hosts a meal and discussion for young adults interested in community and fellowship at Maison de l’amitié, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 514-849-9039.

Sept. 19

MCC Ontario annual general meeting, at the Kitchener MCC office, at 8 p.m. To register in advance, visit mcco.ca/agm.

Sept. 26 or 27

Fall seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: “Our houses, our hearts, our faith.” Speaker: Ingrid Loepp Thiessen. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 30

Menno Singers present “Romantic Rarities,” featuring Widor’s “Mass for Two Choirs and Two Organs,” at Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, at 3 p.m.

Nov. 5,6

Pax Christi Chorale, with the Bicycle Opera Project, presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (5) 7:30 p.m.; (6) 3 p.m.

Dec. 10,11

Pax Christi Chorale, with Shannon Mercer and the Aslan Boys Choir, presents, “Ode on the Nativity” by C.H.H. Parry, at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (10) 7:30 p.m.; (11) 3 p.m.

Dec. 10

Mennonite Mass Choir with the KW Symphony and soloists perform Handel’s “Messiah,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener.

Until Dec. 26

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

April 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.

Quebec and Eastern Canada

Sept. 18

Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal hosts a meal and discussion for young adults interested in community and fellowship at Maison de l’amitié, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 514-849-9039.

U.S.

Oct. 6-8

“Deep faith” conference exploring “Anabaptist faith formation for all ages,” at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. To register, visit mennoniteusa.org/deepfaith/.