War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war. This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance.
These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective.
In fall 2018, the Archives Gallery will again be a display location for "The World Remembers." Every day from September 12-November 11, 2018 the names of 1,033,167 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War who lost their lives from 1918-1922 will be displayed at more than 60 locations around the world.
The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war.
This exhibition features the work of artist and cultural translator Soheila Esfahani. As an Iranian Canadian, Soheila has lived in what she calls a “negotiated third space” and her artwork emerges from her reflections on this experience.
This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk. Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.
At this public event, Jane Ramseyer Miller, Artistic Director of One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s GLBTA chorus and Artistic Director for GALA Choruses, will lead us in singing and reflection. She will inspire us to give thanks for the gift of water that is fundamental for all of life, and will challenge us to commit to the fair and just care of water for all people. Opening and welcome by Blue Sky Singers, a group of First Nations singers.
Harpist Lori Gemmell and tenor James McLean will perform a selection of classical music. This concert features French songs by Debussy, Faure and Tournier, British Folk songs by Benjamin Britten, and Glen Buhr's setting of Tolkien's epic Tale of Tinuviel.
Four members of the KW Symphony will play Debussy's First String Quartet, in G minor, Op. 10.
Don't let the formal title of this extraordinary work fool you! Debussy's First String Quartet is anything but formal. Its fleeting mood, ravishing grandeur, and subtlety of timbre eclipse the rigours of traditional form. Follow that with the fun of William Bolcom's Ghost Rags and you'll find a classical road map to jazz. Join friends from the KW Symphony in this performance of music that enlivens and inspires.
Join us as we uncover the role that International Humanitarian Law (IHL) plays as an instrument of peace. This conference will address disarmament and arms control, the importance of education in conflict and peace times as well as health and disability in armed conflict. We will hear from experts in the field, including academics, practitioners, and representatives from the Canadian Red Cross society.
The KW Woodwind Quintet has chosen a program of delightful music by French composers to showcase the "jolie vent" that wind instruments create. The concert will include Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy's Children's Corner, Bozza's Scherzo, and Bizet's Carmen Fantasie. Bienvenue à notre concert!
Join the Grebel community for a special "Fill the Table" capital campaign launch event. You'll be able to see the updated building plans that will enhance and expand our kitchen and dining room facilities. The short program will feature a few words from the architects, the board, the fundraising team, and students on the details and significance of this project. We'll also share exciting news on our fundraising progress and provide updates on opportunities to get involved!