Upcoming Events

This listing includes events hosted by Mennonite Church Canada and its regional churches, special celebrations of MC Canada congregations, events at Mennonite-related organizations, and community events of interest to Mennonite readers. Some of these also appear in the print issue of the magazine.

You can submit an item here or send an email to calendar@canadianmennonite.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.


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June 19, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Dr. Emily Welty, member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a public lecture at Canadian Mennonite University as part of its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. Welty will present the lecture, titled "Imagination, Courage, and Resilience," at 7:00 PM in CMU's Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.). Admission is free. All are welcome to attend. Details: https://media.cmu.ca/events/lectures#welty

June 21, 2019 to June 23, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC musical, alumni reunions and graduation weekend, Rosthern.

June 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Crosshill Mennonite Church road hockey challenge fundraiser, beginning at 9 a.m., at the church. For more information, visit crosshillmennonite.ca.

June 22, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Central Committee B.C. invites you to Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford, B.C. for an afternoon of music, dance and stories of hope from around the world to mark World Refugee Day. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario spring meeting, at Elmira Mennonite Church, at 2 p.m. Topic: “The Elmira Life and Work School: An innovative collaboration between public secondary schooling and Conservative Mennonites. For more information, visit mhso.org.

June 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Annual Nithview Community strawberry social, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

June 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MennoHomes Out-Spokn for Affordable Housing Bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, recreational bikers and avid cyclists. For more information, visit mennohomes.com.

June 22, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Starting May 3, two exhibitions at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg: “Who is in and who is out?” by Yisa Akinbolaji and “Luminous” by Gabriela Agüero.

June 23, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Dedication of the new picnic shelter and maintenance shop, at Camp Assiniboia, at 4 p.m.

June 26, 2019 to July 6, 2019 | Location: International

MC Canada wants to sponsor four people to travel to Colombia with Christian Peacemaker Teams. Meet human rights defenders who are working for a just peace in Magdalena Medio, and explore questions of faith and discipleship. To learn more, email Steve Heinrichs at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.

June 28, 2019 to July 1, 2019 | Location: B.C.

“Igniting the imagination of the church” MC Canada delegate assembly, at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, Abbotsford: (28) leaders assembly; (29) business/delegate meeting; (29-1) inspirational conference. Special events for youth and children.

June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Family camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, or to book a space, call 519-625-8602.

July 10, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

MCC Manitoba fundraising golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. For more information, or to register, visit mccmb.ca/golf.

July 25, 2019 to July 28, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

"Towards a just peace," the annual Bridgefolk conference for Mennonites and Roman Catholics, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. The focus will be on church and social relationships with First Nations peoples. Keynote speakers: Steve Heinrichs of MC Canada, and Sister Eva Solomon, and Ojibwe elder. For more information, visit bridgefolk.net.

July 25, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Discovery: A Comic Lament,” a play about Indigenous/settler issues and moving forward together,” at the CMU chapel, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Eventbright.com.

July 28, 2019 to August 1, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

“Shake: Rattled by the Radical,” a gathering for Mennonite youth in grades 6 to 12, at Shekinah Retreat Centre. For more information, visit prairieyouth.ca. Early deadline for travel subsidies and sponsor discounts is April 26.

August 19, 2019 to August 23, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Shekinah music camp, for campers aged 12 to 17. For more information or to register, visit shekinahretreatcentre.org.

September 13, 2019 to September 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Anabaptist Learning Workshop canoe trip (“Canoe tripping as a spiritual practice: Deepening the waters of faith”), at Massasauga Provincial Park, with guides Tanya Dyck Steinmann and Mark Diller Harder. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/anabaptist-learning-workshop/.

September 15, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.

October 5, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.

October 25, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019 | Location: Alberta

“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite

November 8, 2019 to November 9, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. 

November 10, 2019 | Location: Ontario

"Following Jesus together as Anglicans and Mennonites, Pt. 2," at Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun.

November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. 

December 7, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Choose your own adventure trip” raffle, in support of Mennonite Heritage Village. Five trip options to choose from. To purchase tickets online until Dec. 6, visit bit.ly/mhv-raffle.

March 20, 2020 to March 21, 2020 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.

May 31, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Open until May 2021, “Growing family: Design and desire in Mennonite genealogy” exhibit showcases family trees, hand-drawn charts and other ways Mennonites have remembered family; at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Waterloo. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/growingfamily.