Calendar

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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February 6, 2023 to February 13, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario’s Great Winter Warm-up encourages comforter making to give the gift of warmth around the world. For those who want to come to the material resource centre in New Hamburg, sign up at bit.ly/3HYXVkK.

February 7, 2023 | Location: Ontario

“Connected to God’s Creation” online event 6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister, to explore how yards can be sanctuaries for bees and other pollinators.

February 10, 2023 to February 12, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Camp Assiniboia is hosting a retreat for youths in grades 7 to 12. Theme: “Living more with less.” The retreats include: worship, learning and conversation circles, outdoor recreation and shared meals. To register, send completed forms to newert@mennochurch.mb.ca. For more information, email Kathy Giesbrecht at kgiesbrecht@mennochurch.mb.ca.

February 19, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

“New Blood,” a play about reconciliation featuring poetry, music, and contemporary and traditional dancing, at Jubilee Place, Winnipeg. For more information, visit mennochurch.mb.ca/newblood.

February 22, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

CMU virtual open house, online at 6:00 p.m. Register at cmu.ca/future/experience.

February 22, 2023 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to take a virtual tour of the campus. 6:00 p.m. CT. Engage in a live Q&A with the admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. Parents, students, siblings, teachers, and school counsellors are welcome.

February 24, 2023 | Location: B.C.

LEAD conference at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. Theme: “Centred-set church.” Speaker: Mark Baker.

February 25, 2023 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. annual general meeting, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. 

February 28, 2023 | Location: Ontario

The Brubacher House Poetry Project is looking for self-composed, previously untranslated German Mennonite poetry to be included in a bilingual collection of works from Waterloo Region poets. The project’s goal is to maintain dialogue across generations within the local Mennonite literary tradition by translating these works. Works written in German or Pennsylvania Dutch are both encouraged. Email submissions and an author statement to brubacherpoetryproject@gmail.com. The project will culminate with a public reading in the spring.

February 28, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada presents “Becoming a restorative church: Theology, leadership and accountability, for pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, in English and French, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

March 3, 2023 to March 4, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

MC Manitoba annual gathering, Douglas Mennonite, Winnipeg. Theme: “Re-imagining Church Together.” For more information visit mennochurch.mb.ca/gathering.

March 4, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Happening now, until March 4: Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery at CMU exhibit “Grief and Grievance: Sites of Change” featuring “Protest” by Briony Haig and “The Grief Project” by Barb Bottle.

March 4, 2023 to March 5, 2023 | Location: B.C.

Lenten Vespers with Abendmusik Choir at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, 7:30 p.m. (4) and St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m. (5). Donations to Menno Hall project at UBC.

March 9, 2023 to March 11, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario presents “Rooted in right relationship: With one another and creation,” a peace and justice student seminar, in Ottawa. For more information, vist bit.ly/3Wzxciu.

March 10, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites prospective students to a campus visit day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Details at cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days.

March 17, 2023 to March 18, 2023 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions, at Springridge Mennonite Church, Pincher Creek.

March 18, 2023 | Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo March break open house for prospective students. Learn more at grebel.ca/events.

March 28, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to its Spring Open House. 10:00 a.m. Take in a guided tour of the campus, meet with professors and current students, discover what classes are like, and ask any questions you might have. This is a come-and-go event. Details and registration: cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days

March 29, 2023 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to take a virtual tour of the campus. 6:00 p.m. CT. Engage in a live Q&A with the admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. Parents, students, siblings, teachers, and school counsellors are welcome.

March 29, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

CMU virtual open house, online at 6:00 p.m. Register at cmu.ca/future/experience.

April 1, 2023 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers presents “Rachmaninov’s Vespers,” at Trillium Lutheran, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.mennosingers.com.

April 18, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada presents “Living the Gospel as a diverse group of believers,” an online workshop on cultural integration, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

April 21, 2023 to April 23, 2023 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. youth impact retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

April 22, 2023 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta all commitee meeting, at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury.

April 26, 2023 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to take a virtual tour of the campus. 6:00 p.m. CT. Engage in a live Q&A with the admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. Parents, students, siblings, teachers, and school counsellors are welcome.

April 26, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

CMU virtual open house, online at 6:00 p.m. Register at cmu.ca/future/experience.

April 28, 2023 to April 29, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering, at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, in English and French. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

May 5, 2023 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers presents its “Spring Concert,” at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.mennosingers.com.

May 6, 2023 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. women’s day.

May 11, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada presents “Becoming a restorative church: Embodying our safe church policy.” A hybrid event, in English and French, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, and on Zoom, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

May 21, 2023 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. arts fundraiser, at Heritage Hall, Vancouver.

June 3, 2023 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada presents “Being a restorative church: Creating brave and accessible space.” A hybrid event, at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, with French on Zoom, from 8:30. a.m. to noon. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

July 14, 2023 to July 15, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies and the University of Winnipeg present “The Russlander Mennonites: War dislocation and new beginnings” centenary conference. The event will mark the centenary of the arrival Russlander from the Soviet Union to Canada.

September 30, 2023 | Location: Nationwide

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

October 13, 2023 to October 15, 2023 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. women’s retreat.