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