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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January 26, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

January 30, 2020 to January 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

January 30, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MennoHomes annual general meeting at 50 Kent Ave., at 2 p.m. The newest project will be officially announced. Call 226-476-2535 for details.

January 30, 2020 | Location: Saskatchewan

Rosthern Junior College is hosting a Turnaround Strategy presentation and reception at Station Arts Centre at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

January 31, 2020 to February 1, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College Bechtel Lectures: “Food and faith: Mennonites farming locally and globally. (31, at 7:30 p.m.) Paul Plett screens his film “Seven Points on Earth,” followed by discussion and reception. (1, at 9 a.m.) “Farmers breakfast panel.” For  information or to register for either event, visit bit.ly/bechtel-2020.

January 31, 2020 to February 2, 2020 | Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan youth retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

January 31, 2020 to February 1, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Opera and musical theatre workshop, at the Laudamus Auditorium, CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day.

January 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

CMU campus visit day, at 8:30 a.m.

February 5, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

“God and the multiverse,” a public lecture about understanding the cosmos, at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m. Speaker: Deborah Haarsma, CMU’s scientist-in-residence and the president of BioLogos.

February 8, 2020 | Location: B.C.

“Faces of Jesus,” A Metzger Collection exhibit, at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m. until Feb. 8, 2020. 

February 11, 2020 to February 12, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

“ReNew pastors and ministry leaders conference, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day. Keynote presenters: Andy Root and Thomas Yoder Neufeld.

February 14, 2020 | Location: B.C.

MCC B.C. winter banquets: (14) at South Abbotsford MB Church; (15) at North Langley Community Church, Langley; (21) at North Peace MB Church, Fort St. John; (22) at Westwood MB Church, Prince George; (29) at United Mennonite Church, Black Creek. For more information, visit mccbc.ca/events.

February 17, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Family Day open house with lots of activities at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See website for details. RSVP to info@hiddenacres.ca or call 519-624-8602.

February 19, 2020 | Location: Online Event

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, is offering the following webinar:

Building Mutual Understanding Between Community and Police

How do you authentically recognize deep, historical trauma of communities, the trauma police face, and work collectively to foster collective responses to violence that are trauma-informed and build out sustainable relationships for healing and prevention of further trauma? This webinar will discuss Equal Justice USA’s approach to the relationship between...

February 20, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Grade 10 night at the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Start with a pizza dinner at Grebel, then learn about its residence and academic programs. To register for dinner, email pbartel@uwaterloo.ca.

February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College, in partnership with Aha! Productions, presents “Nunsense: The Musical” in the Great Hall: (20, 21) at 7:30 p.m.; (22) at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; (23) at 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to Grebel’s “Fill the table” campaign to expand its kitchen and dining room space. To order tickets online, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/nunsense.

February 22, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers present an afternoon hymn sing, at 3 p.m., and an evening hymn service with Matthew Boutda, the 2018 Abner Martin Scholarship winner, at 7 p.m. Both events at First Mennonite, Kitchener. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

February 22, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Discover Outtatown, an off-campus visit day for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.

February 23, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers present an afternoon hymn sing, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

February 28, 2020 to February 29, 2020 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. Lead conference and annual general meeting, at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, Mission.

February 29, 2020 | Location: Saskatchewan

Silent retreat at the Ancient Spirals Retreat centre, south of Saskatoon. More details to follow.

March 6, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

 Music therapy coffee house, at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 6, 2020 | Location: Ontario

An evening of jazz in support of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, at Hirut Café and Restaurant, Toronto, at 7 p.m. Featuring the Tom Reynolds Trio. For more information, visit grebel.ca/TMTC/events.

March 12, 2020 | Location: Ontario

J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture, “Where moth and rust destroy: Archives and the contest over Anabaptist information,” at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: David Y. Neufeld, who holds the 2019-20 J. Winfield Fretz Fellowship in Mennonite Studies. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.

March 13, 2020 | Location: Ontario

“Technology and peacemaking,” a Grebel church youth event, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events. To register (by March 9), email rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca.

March 14, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Art exhibit at Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, “Mother Earth and Her Lovers: repair and maintenance,” on until March 14.

March 17, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Finale of the Verna Mae Janzen music competition, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 18, 2020 | Location: Online Event

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, is offering the following webinar:

The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools - A Virtual Book Launch

As restorative practices spread around the world, scholars and practitioners have begun to ask very important questions: How should restorative practices be taught? What educational structures and methods are in alignment with restorative values and principles? The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools introduces games as an effective and...

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

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.

March 21, 2020 | Location: Ontario

March break open house at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, Ont., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.

March 27, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Absent Friends Film Series presents “The Fault in our Stars,” a film based on John Green’s book of the same name, followed by a discussion afterwards, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.

March 28, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Jazz at CMU, in the Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

March 29, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers perform “Creation is a song: Songs of water, wind and earth,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

March 29, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Guitar and handbells ensembles, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 30, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Community Concert Band performance, at the CMU Chapel, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Open house for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.

April 3, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Spring at CMU, a fundraising event, at CMU, at 7 p.m. Presentation by Mary-Jane McCallum, the 2020 Pax Award winner.

April 15, 2020 | Location: Online Event

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, is offering the following webinar:

RJ Practices and Values in State Legislation

What does restorative justice legislation look like across the United States? Traditionally conceived as a social service adjunct to public systems to address the needs of victims, restorative justice has increasingly been operationalized into multiple stages of formal legal processes. This is represented in diverse forms of restorative practices utilized from...

April 24, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Happening now, The Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, presents “The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues,” created by Sara Matthews, which explores the myriad ways drones are embedded in people’s everyday lives. For more information, call 519-885-0220 x24204.

April 26, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale presents the Toronto premiere of “Considering Matthew Shepard,” at the George Westin Recital Hall, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.

May 2, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers perform “Operas in the aria,” with soprano Sarah Dufresne, at First United Church, Waterloo, at. 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

May 11, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 13, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s community work day.

May 27, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 28, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

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

June 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women’s retreat.

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.