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50th Anniversary

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To celebrate Grebel’s 50th Anniversary, the College organized 50 events over the course of the year! You can see the variety of events and activities in the list below, view our commemorative 50th anniversary video and see highlights of our anniversary weekend from August 2013. 

50 events

Events for the Public

  1. Aug. 22 - John Toews Book Launch
  2. Aug. 23 - Chapel Choir Reunion
  3. Aug. 23 - Date Stone Installation
  4. Aug. 23 - Bridging Mind & Spirit Book Launch
  5. Aug. 23 - Bow Tie Gala
  6. Aug. 23 - 50th Video Premiere
  7. Aug. 24 - Sixties Era Reunion Brunch
  8. Aug. 24 - 50th Anniversary Reunions (Highlight Video)
  9. Aug. 24 - Grebel Had Talent
  10. Aug. 25 - 50th Anniversary Celebration Service
  11. Sept. 14 - Book Launch for "Mothering Mennonite"
  12. Sept. 25 - Noon Hour Concert Series
  13. Sept. 28 - Taste of Grebel
  14. Oct. 10 - Annual General Meeting
  15. Oct. 18-20 - Eby Lecture with Susan Schultz Huxman
  16. Oct. 19 - Peace Justice Studies Association Conference
  17. Oct. 19 - Alumni Train Ride to St. Jacobs
  18. Oct. 21 - War Requiem
  19. Oct. 21 - Alumni Event in Toronto
  20. Nov. 23 - Alumni Event in Ottawa
  21.  Nov. 28 - John Ruth Book Launch
  22. Nov. 30 - Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, University Choir Concert: World Premiere of piece composed by Tim Corlis (follow the link to listen to recording!)
  23. Fall - Term-end Concerts
  24. Feb. 7 - Sawatsky Lecture - Carol Muller
  25. Feb 13 - An Evening with Bruce Cockburn
  26. Feb. 27 - Look Behind You! with Steafan Hanvey
  27. Mar. 6-7 - Bechtel Lectures with Steve Nolt & Royden Loewen
  28. March 26 - UW Arts award for Ernie Regehr (Great Hall)
  29. March 28 - Leamington Alumni Reception at Cooper's Hawk
  30. Winter  - Term-End Concerts
  31. April 12 - 7 PM - Dispatches from the Burning Ground, Jean Paul Lederach
  32. ​April 13 - Convocation with guest speaker, John Paul Lederach
  33. May 24 - Alumni event in Niagara at the Good Earth Winery, Beamsville
  34. May 21 - Alumni Event in KW (Brubacher House)
  35. June 22 - Ribbon Cutting for New Building
  36. June 26 - Lebold Fundraising Dinner
  37. Fall 2014 - Opening of MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement

Audience Specific Events & Activities

  1. Aug. - 50th Anniversary Student Quilt
  2. Sept. 4 - Commencement Time Capsule
  3. Sept. 20 - Peace Day for High School Students
  4. Oct. 27 - Scholarships and Awards Reception
  5. Oct. 29 - Pastor’s Breakfast
  6. Fall - MCEC Youth - Search for Connie G.
  7. Oct. 28 - 50th Anniversary Reception for UW Community
  8. Fall - Flashback Community Supper with Alumni Speaker
  9. Mar. 1 - Governor's Circle and President's Peak Appreciation Dinner
  10. Mar. 2 - Chapel Choir Church visit to East Zorra Mennonite
  11. March 8 - Mennonite Student Conference 50 years later
  12. April 15 - Anniversary Alumni Survey
  13. Spring - Grebel Family Picnic and New Building Tour
  14. May 28 -June 1 - Mennonite Education Agency Marpeck Conference
  15. June 6-8 - Sound in the Land III

 Alumni Committee:

1964-1970: Esther Etchells ’67 
1970-1975: Kathie Keefe ’74
1975-1980: John Galbraith ’80
1980-1985: Wendy Priebe ’85
1985-1990: Wendy Cressman-Zehr ’89 
1990-1995: Lynne Dueck ’95 (MUSIC)
1995-2000: Gideon '01 & Brenda '02 Prins
2000-2005: Mike Skeoch ’07
2005-2013: Amanda Zehr ’09 (MTS) 
PACS Rep: Katie Cowie Redekopp '11

50th Anniversary Committee

Fred W. Martin, Hendrike Isert Bender, Ed Janzen, Wendy Cressman-Zehr, Jen Konkle, Marlene Epp, Cheri Otterbein, Susan Schultz Huxman, Alison Enns

5oth Anniversary Weekend highlights