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Events Calendar

B.C.

Sept. 30

Mennonite Heritage Society of B.C. presents “Mennocomedynite” at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, at 7 p.m., featuring Orlando Braun and Matt Falk. For more information, visit mhsbc.com.

Sept. 30

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

Oct. 13-15

Women’s retreat, at Camp Squeah

Oct. 26

Columbia Bible College view day.

Nov. 3

Pastor/spouse 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.

Nov. 12

Mennonite Heritage Society of B.C. fall fundraiser, “A legacy: The Mennonite conscientious objectors,” featuring “The Last Objectors” film by Conrad Stoesz, at King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, at 3 p.m. Faspa to follow. For more information, visit mhsbc.com

Nov. 17

Senior youth IMPACT retreat at Camp Squeah.

Nov. 23

Columbia Bible College view day.

Alberta

Sept. 30

Mennonite Central Committee Alberta annual general meeting, at Springridge Mennonite Church, Pincher Creek.

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

Sept. 30

Mega Menno youth kick-off event, at Nutana Park Mennonite Church.

Oct. 27

MDS awareness and fundraising event, at Grace Mennonite Church, Neulange; supper at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 306-342-4344 by Oct. 20.

Oct. 28

MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day, at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim.

Oct. 28

Mega Menno youth event, at Mount Royal Mennonite Church, Saskatoon.

 

Nov. 11

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan hosts a peace event at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon, at 2 p.m. Walter Klaassen will tell three short peace stories followed by two short films on conscientious objectors.

Manitoba

Sept. 30

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon and homecoming, at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park.

Sept. 30

Camp Assiniboia square dance and pie auction/walk fundraiser, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the camp barn. No dancing skills required! Pies will be needed. For more information, visit campswithmeaning.org.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Steinbach Mennonite Church celebrates its 75th anniversary: (30) Stories and Songs, at 7 p.m.; (1) worship service, at 10 a.m., followed by a thanksgiving dinner. For more information, visit steinbachmennonite.ca.

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. 14-15

Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship 50th anniversary celebrations: (14) evening coffee house; (15) worship and celebratory lunch. RSVP for catered lunch to fgmf50th@gmail.com; for more information, visit fgmf.org.

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.

Nov. 9-11

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high drama, “Radium Girls,” at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg.

Until Nov. 18

“Colourful faith” exhibit by Segun Olude and Gibril Bangura, at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery.

Nov. 21

Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Nov. 27

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

Dec. 4

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

March 15-16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain.

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.

May 14, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

May 16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 30, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

May 31, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Aug. 21, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual fundraising golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

Ontario

Sept. 26

“Refugee sponsorship: A lunch and listen event,” at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, at noon. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

Sept. 30

MCC Ontario annual general meeting, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/agm.

Sept. 30

Ride for Refuge in support of MCC. For more information, visit mcco.ca/ride.

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.

Oct. 5

Book launch of “The Later Writing of the Swiss Anabaptists, 1529-1592,” edited by C. Arnold Snyder, at Conrad Grebel University College, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 14

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario celebrates a century of Mennonite sewing circles in Ontario, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, at 2 p.m. Visit mhso.org for more information.

Oct. 15

Sixth annual Male Chorus Sing at the Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. Song leaders: Laverne Martin, Charles Kruger and Laverne Brubacher. For more information, call Sam Steiner at 519-884-1040.

Oct. 29

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Romantic masters,” at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m.; featuring works by Bruckner, Brahms and Beethoven.

Nov. 17-18

Spirit of Christmas celebration at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, featuring homemade treats and crafts by local talent and Ten Thousand Villages, plus music of the season. Canned goods welcomed for the local food bank.

Nov. 18

Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge presents its annual handicraft sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: includes decorations, gifts, sweet shop, wreaths, knitting, woodworking; refreshments in the tea room.

Nov. 25

MennoHomes annual general meeting and Inshallah ensemble concert, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mennohomes.com.

Nov. 26

Fifth annual Welcome Advent event at Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. Featuring Lifted Voices. For more information, call Sam Steiner at 519-884-1040.

Dec. 16,17

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Gloria” by Poulenc, and other works, including French carols, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto: (16) at 7:30 p.m.; (17) at 3 p.m.

April 28, 2018

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Die Schopfung” by Haydn, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Feb 2-4, 2018

Mennonite Arts Weekend 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Canada’s Theatre of the Beat will be among the featured performers. For more information, visit mennoniteartsweekend.org.

March 16-17, 2018

Mennonites and the Holocaust conference, at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan. Featured speaker: Doris Bergen, who holds the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust studies at the University of Toronto. For more information, visit mla.bethelks.edu/MennosandHolocaust.