If there isn’t an event close by your home, consider joining one of our online presentations (webinars). We hope you can join us for one of these great events or presentations.
Is There a Lesson? 45 years of Sharing the Anabaptist Heritage Story in Europe
Watch a free screening of John L. Ruth’s documentary. During this 90-minute documentary, take a virtual tour (or relive memories) of the Anabaptist heritage trail in Europe through still photography, film footage, and video from John Ruth’s more than 60 heritage tours with TourMagination over 45 years. Twinned motifs of sword and song emphasize the historic centrality of Anabaptist biblical nonresistance. This film will bring the stories of Anabaptist leaders to life as you “visit” significant sites in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
November 11, 7:00 p.m., Kalona Mennonite Church, 902 6th St, Kalona, Iowa.
To benefit Iowa Mennonite Historical Society.
The Mennonite Story in St Jacobs – Celebrating 40 Years
You are invited to a breakfast celebration on Saturday, September 28, 8:30 am at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo. Guest speaker is John Ruth, one of the early visionaries of The Mennonite Story project. Tickets are $30, available online at mennonitestorybreakfast.eventbrite.ca or in person at The Mennonite Story, 1406 King St N, St. Jacobs.
It’s not too late to watch a webinar that’s already passed–you can watch a recording!
TASTE OF THE WORLD: The World of Paul in Turkey & Greece WEBINAR
May 2, 12:00 noon Eastern Time
During this 20-minute webinar, tour leader Tom Yoder Neufeld talked about the Apostle Paul’s connections with Turkey and Greece as he showed photos and shared about what you will learn and experience on the World of Paul in Turkey & Greece tour, May 21 to June 5, 2020. Tom’s leadership on tour will help you learn about the cultural contexts that shaped Paul, his message, and the life of his congregations as you visit locations of interest. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
TASTE OF THE WORLD: Natural & Cultural Encounters in the Amazon WEBINAR
Join Jerrell Ross Richer as he shows photos and tell you stories about the Natural and Cultural Encounters in the Amazon tour during a 20 minute online presentation. Find out more about the Cofán people who you will stay with on this tour and how they are working to protect their corner of the rain forest. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
TASTE OF THE WORLD: The Holy Land From A Woman’s Perspective WEBINAR
During this presentation, Kathy Bergen shared photos and talked about some of what travellers will see and do on the Holy Land From A Woman’s Perspective tour plus some of her experiences from living and working in Israel/Palestine for many years. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
TASTE OF THE WORLD: Embodying Truth: Church & Theatre in London WEBINAR
Tour leader Allan Rudy-Froese, a professor of proclamation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, is fascinated by the role of body language in communicating truth. In this online presentation, he talks about how this theme will be explored on the Embodying Truth: Church & Theatre in London tour that he will be leading next July. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
WEBINAR: About Hutterites & Culture in Romania with Rod Hofer
Rod will show photos and talk about the fascinating story of a small community of Hutterites who lived in the Transylvania region of Romania before their sudden escape over the Alps in 1767. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
Adventures in Asia: An Evening with Bert & Martha Lobe and Jim Pankratz
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Conrad Grebel University College, Community Education Room
Suggested donation of $20 goes to Mennonite Central Committee. Refreshments included.
During this Asia-focused event, former educators and MCC staff in Asia, Bert and Martha Lobe, will whet your appetite for their Spring 2019 Mountains & Monasteries tour to China, Tibet, Nepal, and Hong Kong. Hear about walking the “Dragon’s Back” in Hong Kong, the sights, sounds, and smells of strolling through temples and palaces in Tibet, and seeing the incredible Himalayas in Nepal. Former Conrad Grebel College President Jim Pankratz, who lived and worked in India, will describe how the theme “West Meets East” will be explored in the places, people, and events that will be encountered by travellers on his upcoming India tour. Jim will also talk about people who journeyed to India in previous centuries and the testimony they left of their hopes, astonishment, confusion, and transformation. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE.
Russian Mennonite Migrations in Europe, Poland, & Central Asia
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mennonite Heritage Archives at Canadian Mennonite University, Room TBA
With Mennonite Historian John Sharp and Archivist Conrad Stoesz
Suggested donation of $20 to benefit the Mennonite Archives at CMU; refreshments included. Former Hesston College Professor and experienced heritage tour leader John Sharp will talk about the origins of the Anabaptist movement in Europe and the Russian Mennonite branch of the family that settled in Poland, Russia, and a small group that migrated to Central Asia. See photos and hear about tours to these areas. Archivist Conrad Stoesz will talk about documents and artifacts related to these migrations that are housed in the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives in Winnipeg. Time for questions. TourMagination owner Audrey Voth Petkau will be at this event and would love to see you! SPACE IS LIMITED.
Travel Inspiration Night
7:00-8:30 pm, Wednesday, March 13
Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enjoy refreshments as you hear about upcoming tours to Newfoundland, Australia, and New Zealand. Meet other travellers and talk to Audrey from TourMagination and Mike from Bonaventure Travel about your next trip. RSVP on Eventbrite or by calling 1 800 565-0451.