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Events Calendar

B.C.

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. 14-16

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

​Nov. 18-20

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

Saskatchewan

Aug. 6

Seventh annual Spruce River Folk Festival, at Spruce Home, 20 kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2.

Oct. 22

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

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

Jul. 29-Aug. 1

Pioneer Days at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach. Activities include steam-powered threshing, music and food.

​Jul. 30

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, hosts a public reception for artists Parvin Shere of Winnipeg and Rhonda Harder Epp of Edmonton, at 7:30 p.m. Their works are on display until Sept. 3.

Aug. 8-12

Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, for children aged 9 to 12.

Aug. 10

Heritage Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser for Mennonite Heritage Village, at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Spaces are limited.

Sept. 18

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

Sept. 24

Brandon MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre.

Ontario

Jul. 30-31

Vineland United Mennonite Church celebrates its 80th anniversary with a homecoming weekend. More details to follow.

July 31

Vineland United Mennonite Church 80th anniversary celebration. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Please RSVP at 905-562-4422.

Aug. 4-7

The Sherk/Shirk/Schürch reunion, in Waterloo. Activities include bus tours, seminars, a children’s program, auction and banquet. For more information, visit schurchfamilyassociation.net or e-mail schurch.gathering@gmail.com.

Aug. 7

Folk and gospel music experience with Diana and Mike Erb, at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Laurence Martin at 519-208-4591.

Until Aug. 13

“Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan” at Grebel Gallery.

Aug. 21

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp leads worship at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 9:30 a.m.

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. 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. 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.

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.”

U.S.

July 28-31

The 15th-annual Bridgefolk conference for sacramentally minded Mennonites and peace-minded Catholics takes place at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minn.