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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
RJC musical, alumni reunions and graduation weekend, Rosthern.
Crosshill Mennonite Church road hockey challenge fundraiser, beginning at 9 a.m., at the church. For more information, visit crosshillmennonite.ca.
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.
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.
Annual Nithview Community strawberry social, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6:30 to 8 p.m.
MennoHomes Out-Spok’n for Affordable Housing Bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, recreational bikers and avid cyclists. For more information, visit mennohomes.com.
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.
Dedication of the new picnic shelter and maintenance shop, at Camp Assiniboia, at 4 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
“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.
Family camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, or to book a space, call 519-625-8602.
MCC Manitoba fundraising golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. For more information, or to register, visit mccmb.ca/golf.
"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.
“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.
“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.
Shekinah music camp, for campers aged 12 to 17. For more information or to register, visit shekinahretreatcentre.org.
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/.
Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.
Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
"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.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
“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.
MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.
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.