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Events Calendar

B.C.

May 5-7

Junior Impact retreat, at Camp Squeah.

May 6

Women’s Inspirational Day; speaker: Marlene Kropf; theme: “Who am I now? Trusting God in life’s transitions”; at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sep. 15-16

MCC B.C. Festival and Auction, at the Tradex in Abbotsford.

Oct. 13-15

Women’s retreat, at Camp Squeah

Alberta

Apr. 29

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta meets at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury: annual general meeting at 10 a.m.; sessions at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and 4 p.m. faspa provided. For more information, call 403-250-1121.

May 6

Camp Valaqua work day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 403-637-2510 to indicate how many are coming, so lunch can be provided.

May 15-17

MC Alberta annual faith studies event, “Called to peacemaking with all creation,” at Holyrood Mennonite Church, Edmonton. Speaker: Randy Haluza-DeLay of King’s University. (15, 7 p.m.) Public lecture: “When Christianity seems to be the problem.” (16) Public lecture: “When things get polarized.” For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ab.ca.

May 17

Menno Simons Christian School spring concert, in Calgary, at 7 p.m.

May 26-27

MCC Alberta Summerfest and Relief Auction, in Sherwood Park. For more information, visit mccreliefsale.com.

Jun. 9-11

MC Alberta women’s retreat at Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Sara Wenger Shenk. Theme: “Our legacy of wisdom.” For more information, call June at 403-208-0800.

June 5-23

Poverty Studies Summer Institute, sponsored by the Canadian Poverty Inssitute, at Ambrose University. For more information, visit bit.ly/2mfW7Ya.

Saskatchewan

April 28

Spring Pastors’ Gathering with Betty Pries, Being the Church in the 21st Century, Mount Royal Mennonite Church.

Apr. 28-30

A Buncha Guys 20-year reunion, in Saskatoon.

April 28-29

Refresh, Refocus, Renew mini-retreat with Betty Pries- re-imagining the purpose and call for Mennonite Church Saskatchewan, Mount Royal Mennonite Church. See www.mcsask.ca. 

Apr. 30

A Buncha Guys spring concert, featuring the 20-year reunion choir, at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, at 2:30 p.m.

May 6

Shekinah Retreat Centre fundraising banquet, at Mount Royal Mennonite Church, Saskatoon. To reserve tickets, call 306-945-4929.

May 26-28

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

May 27

RJC fundraiser golf tournament.

Jun. 9-10

MCC Saskatchewan Relief Sale, in Saskatoon.

Manitoba

Apr. 27-29

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its senior-high musical.

Apr. 29,30

Faith and Life Choirs concerts: (29) Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (30) Morden Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Mar. 10-Apr. 29

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents the works of three local artists: Timothy Joel Dyck, Seth Woodyard and Frank Livingston. Opening: March 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Until Apr. 29

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents the works of three local artists: Timothy Joel Dyck, Seth Woodyard and Frank Livingston.

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.

Jun. 4

Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, hosts the Heritage Classic Car Show featuring the Dave Nickel Memorial Soap Box Derby and Swap Meet, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jun. 12-16 and 19-23

“School of Peacebuilding,” at CMU, Winnipeg. Week-long courses available for professional and personal development. For more information, visit csop.cmu.ca.

Jun. 20

CMU Golf Classic. For more information, visit cmu.ca/golf.

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

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.

April 26-30

Green Light Arts presents “The Amish Project” at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre. For tickets, visit greenlight-arts.com.

May 1,2

Seniors spring retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: “Dancing in the wind: The vocation of the church in society.” Speakers: Jack and Irene Suderman. Same program each day. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

May 6,7

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present “Faith alone, grace alone,” a spring choral concert: (6) UMEI, north of Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (7) Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.).

May 6,7

InterMennonite Children’s Choir 50th-anniversary weekend: (6) alumni choir rehearsal, dinner and evening entertainment, at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, beginning at 3:30 p.m. (for more information, visit bit.ly/imcc-50th-anniversary); (7) anniversary concert, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 3 p.m.

May 7

Homecoming Sunday at Hawkesville Mennonite Church; fellowship at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.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.

Apr. 23-May 14

National Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights, a 600-kilometre walk from Kitchener to Ottawa, stopping at 21 churches along the way and engaging in teach-ins, all in support of Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For more information, visit pfir.ca.

Jun. 13

Annual chicken barbecue at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Advance tickets required. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

June 16,17

Theatre of the Beat and musical group No Discernable Key present “Yellow Bellies,” a play about conscientious objectors during the Second World War: (16), at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 7:30 p.m.; (17) at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Jun. 17

MennoHomes’ “Out-spok’n for affordable housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for cyclists, hikers and motorcyclists. Contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 for more details.

Jun. 17

Theatre of the Beat presents “Yellow Bellies,” a play about conscientious objectors during the Second World War, at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Jun. 30-Jul. 2

Annual camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

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.