21st annual Manitoba birding retreat, at Camp Arnes. For more information, visit www.campswithmeaning.org/birding-retreat.
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.
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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.
“Tenth International Conference on Aging and Spirituality,” at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. To learn more, visit uwaterloo.ca/ageing-spirituality.
“To Antoine”: Conversation with Author E.J. Wiens, at Conrad Grebel University College from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hosted by the institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies. Books will be available for purchase, at a discount, including other titles from Gelassenheit Publications. To learn more visit, uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/to-antoine-talk.
“To Antoine”: Conversation with author E.J. Wiens, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Simpson room at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre. Includes a ‘readers theatre’ performance of scenes from the novel and books available for purchase.
Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon and garden party.
Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario annual meeting with Len Friesen speaking on “Questions asked and answered: On writing the history of Mennonites in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union,” at 7 p.m. at W-K United Mennonite Church, 16 George St., Waterloo.
MCC Saskatchewan relief sale, at Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities for all ages.
RJC High School presents the musical, “Red Carpet Open House. RSVP to email@example.com
Books & Borscht at the Mennonite Heritage Museum. Join our host, Peter Andres, on Thursday afternoons in Theatre 2 with local authors: book talks, readings, Q&A and book signings. To learn more visit, mennonitemuseum.org. To register call 604-758-5667.
“The Place of Memory: Reflections on the Russlaender Centenary,” at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo; at 7:30 p.m. The program of music, singing, reading and reflection features the premiere of “The Place of Memory” composed by Leonard Enns and performed by the DaCapo Choir. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/place-of-memory.
Cheryl Denise will read her plainspoken and often humorous poetry at RiverSong, on Hawkesville Road west of St. Jacobs, at 7 p.m. Her readings will be complemented with singing by Jim and Charlie Bauman. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and beverages.
The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies and the University of Winnipeg present “The Russlaender Mennonites: War dislocation and new beginnings” centenary conference. The event will mark the centenary of the arrival Russlaender from the Soviet Union to Canada.
“Singing our Journey: Sangerfest 2023,” at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. Sign up to sing in the mass choir celebrating the centenary of the Russlaender immigration to Canada. For more information, visit mhsc.ca/soj.
Shekinah Retreat Centre move-a-thon.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
MC B.C. women’s retreat.