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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April 26, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during WWII, on Friday, April 26 at Floradale Mennonite Church in Floradale, Ont. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

April 26, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Spring concert, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

April 26, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Heritage Village Auxiliary fashion show, including dessert and door prizes, at the MHV Auditorium, at 7 p.m.

April 26, 2019 to April 27, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering, "Deepening our relationship with God," at Steinmann Mennonite, Baden. Keynote speaker: April Yamasaki. 

April 27, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during WWII, on Saturday, April 27 at Valleyview Mennonite Church in London, Ont. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are pay what you choose starting at a suggested price of $15-$20.

April 27, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale is pleased to present "Requiem in D minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring Kendra Dyck, soprano; Georgia Burashko, mezzo soprano; River Guard, tenor; Michael Robert-Broder, bass-baritone; and Christina Faye, accompanist with David Bowser, artistic director and conductor. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Rouge Valley Mennonite Church (7452 Reesor Rd., Markham, Ont.). Refreshments following the performance. Tickets are $25.00 and available here: https://conta.cc/2OOGm9g

April 27, 2019 | Location: Alberta

The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta invites you to its 2019 AGM and Spring conference at Highland MB Church (4018 Centre B St. NW) in Calgary. The theme is "Mennonites, Nazis and the Holocaust," and the featured speakers will be Dr. Colin Neufeldt and Dr. Hans Werner. The AGM starts at 10:00 a.m. with a light lunch available, and the conference starts at 1:00 p.m. with Faspa and visiting to follow. 

April 28, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during WWII, on Sunday, April 28 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church in Waterloo, Ont. 7:00 p.m. Tickets are pay what you choose with a starting range of $10-$20.

April 29, 2019 to May 2, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario meat canning, in Leamington.

May 4, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Mennonite Mass Choir and the Waterloo Chamber Players present Felix Mendelssohns symphonic cantata, Hymn of Praise, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

May 4, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua spring work day. Call 403-637-2510 for details.

May 4, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Exhibitions by Yisa Akinbolaji and Gabriela Aguero open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until June 22.

May 4, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Women’s Inspirational Day, at Emmanuel Mennonite, Church, Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker: Sarah Bessey.

May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present “A time for everything under heaven”; (4) at UMEI Christian High School, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (5) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

May 5, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts “Sounds of spring,” featuring Bluebird, a Guelph-based women’s a cappella barbershop quartet, and the Fiddlestix String Quartet from Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, at 2:30 p.m.

May 6, 2019 to May 7, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Understanding conflict: Foundations, presented by Credence & Co., at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

May 8, 2019 to May 9, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Understanding conflict: Advanced,” presented by Credence & Co., at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

May 10, 2019 to May 12, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Healthy boundaries in the context of ministry,” at Faith Mennonite Church, Leamington. For more information, visit mcec.ca.

May 10, 2019 to May 12, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Junior youth (grades 6 to 8) retreat, at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Sauble Beach. Activities include learning new songs from the new “Voices Together” hymnal, creating a music video and worshipping in a Taizé style.

May 13, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 13, 2019 to May 15, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Faith studies conference, at Lethbridge Mennonite Church. Theme: "Biblical storytelling: The transformation power of sacred story.” Speaker: Pastor Ken Quiring. For more information, email tim@mennonitechurch.ab.ca

May 15, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

SMYO youth retreat, at Elim. For youth in grades 6 to 12.

May 25, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC golf tournament fundraiser, at Valley Regional Park, Rosthern.

May 26, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Detweiler Meetinghouse community memorial service, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 519-504-4591.

May 29, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 30, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019 | Location: Alberta

MCC Relief Sale, in Coaldale. 

May 31, 2019 to June 14, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Common Ground Treaty Walk, from Edmonton (Treaty 6) to Calgary (Treaty 7). For more information, email Steve Heinrichs, director of MC Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations, at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.

June 2, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. presents “Immigrant trauma and finding belonging in community: The story of post-Second World War Mennonite refugees,” with speakers Marlene Epp and Paul Born, at King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, at 2:30 p.m. Faspa and special music.

June 6, 2019 to June 8, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Land and place,” a North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies symposium on Indigenous theology, at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto. MC Canada will help sponsor six participants from the nationwide church who want to attend. For more information, email Steve Heinrichs at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.

June 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women’s retreat, at the Sunnyside Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Irma Fast-Dueck. Theme: “The many faces of Mary: A companion for the journey.” For more information, visit mcawomen.com.

June 11, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Chicken barbecue fundraiser, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.

June 12, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Annual heritage retreat, at Camp Valaqua. For more information, email ruthannagetsmail@gmail.com.

June 12, 2019 to June 13, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Healthy boundaries in the context of ministry,” at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. For more information, visit mcec.ca.

June 13, 2019 to June 14, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Spirituality and aging” retreat, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

June 15, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon fundraiser. For more information or to sponsor a hiker, call 403-637-2510.

June 15, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Voices Together worship workshop, at Mount Royal Mennonite Church, Saskatoon, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit mcsask.ca/mc-sask-events.

June 16, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua garden party. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

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

RJC musical, alumni reunions and graduation weekend, Rosthern.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.