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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July 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Women explore the role of Mary Magdalene: The dedicated apostle,” an afternoon lecture and discussion with Amanda Witmer, at Wilmot Mennonite Church.

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 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 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 3, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Former Stratford Voluntary Service workers participating in a reunion are hoping to meet with locals at Avon Mennonite Church at 5 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m.

August 18, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts the Fair Wind band playing traditional music from the British Isles, at 2:30 p.m.

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.

August 25, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Shekinah Retreat Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary. Outdoor service starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon of games and frivolity.

September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019 | Location: B.C.

MCC Festival for World Relief at Tradex in Abbotsford. For more information contact bcoffice@mccbc.ca or call 604-850-6639.

September 13, 2019 to September 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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/.

September 14, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Shekinah Bike-Paddle-Hike-a-Thon at 9 a.m. Bike from Saskatoon, canoe from Petrofka Bridge or hike at Shekinah. For more information, visit www.shekinahretreatcentre.org.

September 15, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.

September 21, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Toronto Mennonite Festival to support MCC at Black Creek Pioneer Village 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit mcco.ca/events.

September 21, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Doors Open Waterloo Region, a day of architecture, heritage and tech events, including at MCC Ontario’s headquarters at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. For more information, email doorsopen@regionofwaterloo.ca.

September 21, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Camp Squeah Paddle-a-thon down the Harrison River. For more information visit contact info@squeah.com.

September 28, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Breakfast celebrating 40 years of The Mennonite Story at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 8:30 a.m. with John Ruth as guest speaker. Tickets at mennonitestorybreakfast.eventbrite.ca.  

September 28, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

35th annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes lunch, an auction for children, a quilt auction and music by the Janzen Boys.

October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC hosts an alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.

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.

October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019 | Location: B.C.

MCBC Women’s retreat at Camp Squeah featuring Kelly Rader. For more information contact info@mcbc.ca.

October 25, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

October 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC homecoming banquet and corporation meeting.

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 13, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

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.

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.

December 19, 2019 to December 21, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.

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

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.

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.