ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—In reaction to massive flooding in southern British Columbia, Mennonite Central Committee B.C. is inviting cash donations to its B.C. Flood Response. Donations will aid those impacted by heavy rains and flooding. The organization is not at this time inviting donations of goods or material aid. “Our response is still in the process of being developed as we discern the needs that are not being met by others,” MCC B.C. executive director Wayne Bremner said in a news release yesterday. “At this time, we are not involved with the front-line emergency response.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—The annual Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Festival for World Relief won’t be taking place in British Columbia this year, but those longing for traditional German ethnic foods can still enjoy their favourites. A Festival-to-Go event is planned for Sept. 20, allowing would-be fair and sale attendees to purchase the ever-popular vareniki (stuffed dumpling) with gravy and farmer’s sausage, watermelon, and rollkuchen (deep-fried pastry) or portzelky (raisin fritters), as long as they order ahead of time.
An exhibit of Mennonite Central Committee B.C. (MCC B.C.) quilts is on display at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C., until the end of August, when they will go to the Tradex to be sold at the MCC B.C. Festival for World Relief on Sept. 13 and 14. All proceeds from the quilt sales support MCC’s work with uprooted and vulnerable people locally and globally. The public is encouraged to visit the museum or stop by the MCC quilt room (open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) at the MCC Centre on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford.
—By Amy Rinner Waddell