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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, December 1, 2016 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until December 2016

New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.

Spring Grebel Gallery

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM EDT

This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement. Iraqi Kurdistan
(northern Iraq) hosts a diverse group of people brought together in a very small geographical area. This region is home to the Iraqi Kurds, Syrian Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrian Christians, and Iraqi Arabs who have offered their stories in this exhibit.

You@Waterloo Day

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

For more information email:

Grebel Family Bike Trek

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 2:30 PM EDT

Join us for a leisurely afternoon of bike riding.

Ralph and Eileen Lebold Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:30 PM EDT
Ralph and Eileen Lebold

"The Messiness of Becoming the People of God"

With Arli Klassen, Mennonite World Conference

Please click here to be redirected to the MCEC website where you can purchase tickets which are $50/each. ($25 receiptable)

After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America Book Launch

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
After identity

Speaker: Robert Zacharias with a panel of contributors.

UW Gamelan Ensemble

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

On the island of Bali, Indonesia the idea of community and the spirit of interaction are highly valued and extend to music-making. Being an aural/oral tradition, repertoire—from ritual pieces to modern compositions, instrumental or dance—is learned through imitation and repetition, by listening and watching (i.e., without the use of notation). Students experience this communal process of creating a unified sound on a gamelan semara dana (one of several types of gamelan found in Bali) consisting of gongs, metallophones, drums, and flutes.

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference: A Conference and Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, June 12, 2016 (all day)

Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity.  This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.

Voices for Peace

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

A Concert of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, featuring choirs, gamelan, and an original composition titled “Earth Peace” by Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita of Music.

If you are a Global Mennonite Peace Building Conference participant, your ticket to this event is included with your registration.

Yellow Bellies: An Alternative History of WWII

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Poster for Yellow Bellies; two men standing by a large tree which they cut down.

Yellow Bellies: An Alternative History of WWII

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM EDT
Poster for Yellow Bellies; two men standing by a large tree which they cut down.

Film Premiere: The last Objectors

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00 AM EDT

The story of Canada’s conscientious Objectors of the Second World War.

University Choir Concert: Music of Peace, Music of Joy

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

Though Western classical choirs are seldom known for their movement prowess, in most cultures, singing and dance are inseparable .  In this summer concert we will explore the music and movement of classical forms such as ballroom, tango, waltzes and ballet. Through collaborations with dance troops and cultural  teachers we will demonstrate various African songs and dance, Celtic dance and song, swing, and even Hawaiian song and hula. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

Amazing student musicians perform a selection of classical music.  Free admission, with a reception to follow.  Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.

Peace Week

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30 AM to Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:30 PM EDT

Mark your calendar for an action-packed week of peace related activities. More information will be available in August.

'80s Era Reunion

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM EDT
'80s era photo

Students from the '80s - Registration Open!

John E. Toews Atrium at Conrad Grebel University College

Hot hor d'oeuvres, beverages and cash bar. Tickets are $25.00.

Live Band including: Brian Rudy '89, Steve Martin '88, Brent Klassen '90, Durrell Bowman '89 and Ken Stevens '89.

Please Register via the UW Reunion site 

Or contact Alison Enns at or 519-885-0220 x24217 for more info.

The Benjamin Eby Lecture, Fall 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Jeremy Bergen

Jeremy Bergen will be presenting the Benjamin Eby Lecture on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm at Conrad Grebel University College.


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