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Jan
14
Mon
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit | Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring @ CGR
Jan 14 – Apr 12 all-day

In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.

Exhibit Launch

January 17, 2019, at 4 PM. Register online.

Gallery information

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Viewpoints: Exploring Life In The Margins @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WR Nonviolence Presents
Viewpoints Forum Series

Exploring Life In The Margins

An inclusive evening for discussion and discovery on the theme of nonviolent solutions for people living on the ‘social periphery’.

Featuring

  • Panel Presentations

    • David Kuhn, KW Accessability
    • Allan Strong, Mental Health Advocate
    • Elizabeth Clarke, Regional Councillor
  • Public Small-Group Discussion

  • Planning A Positive Way Forward

Everyone is invited to contribute their experiences, dreams, and unique perspectives

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:30pm — 9:00pm
Queen Street Commons Cafe
43 Queen Street South, Kitchener Map

Wheelchair Accessible logoWRN | Waterloo Region Nonviolencehttps://wrnonviolence.org
contact@wrnonviolence.org

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Feb
27
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: The Voice of the Whale @ CGR
Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Flautist Wendy Wagler, cellist Ben Bolt-Martin, and pianist Boyd McDonald together have formed the Springdale Trio.  In this concert, they will perform ‘The Voice of the Whale’,  by American avant-garde composer George Crumb.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Across-the-Creek Event: Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Fred W. Martin, Grebel’s Director of Advancement, at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Your $70 ticket includes Ledge seating, a hot sandwich from the carvery station, unlimited salad bar, a space to mingle with other alumni and access to a private bar area.

The Ledge opens 90 minutes before game time and food will be served until the end of the first intermission. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Email Alison Enns to reserve your tickets. Or call 519-885-0220 x24217.

Alumni gathering at the 2018 Sens game! 

Mar
8
Fri
2019
The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities @ CGR
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer the Sawatsky Lecture on “The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities.”

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

Register for The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities now.

Read about the history of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture.

Ysaye M. Barnwell, Ph.D. MSPH, is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of 2 1/2, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (Ph.D.) and public health (MSPH). She was a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry for over a decade, and over the following 8 years developed training programs in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and administered community-based health programs at Gallaudet University, all in Washington DC. For almost thirty years, and on three continents, Barnwell has led the workshop Building a Vocal Community – Singing In the African American Tradition, which utilizes oral tradition, an African world view and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. Her pedagogy is highly respected among musicians, educators, health workers, activists, organizers, and members of the corporate and non-profit sectors.

www.ymbarnwell.com/

Mar
9
Sat
2019
March Break Open House
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2019 or beyond! 

At Conrad Grebel, from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will be available to answer your questions, take you on a tour and show you what our residence and/or academic programs have to offer! Plan to stay for lunch – we will be offering a special $5 all-you-can-eat meal ticket for prospective students and their families. We are also offering free parking – start and/or end your day with us here at Grebel!

It’s a fun and full day! On main campus you will have the opportunity to learn about specific faculties or programs, the co-op option, or financing your education. You will meet professors, staff, and students who can answer your questions about areas of study and student life.

You won’t want to miss it!

If you can’t visit us on this day, we hope you can come another day! Contact Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator to arrange another time to visit.

Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer a workshop on ‘Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community.’

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

Register for Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community now.

Read about the history of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture.

Ysaye M. Barnwell, Ph.D. MSPH, is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of 2 1/2, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (Ph.D.) and public health (MSPH). She was a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry for over a decade, and over the following 8 years developed training programs in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and administered community-based health programs at Gallaudet University, all in Washington DC. For almost thirty years, and on three continents, Barnwell has led the workshop Building a Vocal Community – Singing In the African American Tradition, which utilizes oral tradition, an African world view and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. Her pedagogy is highly respected among musicians, educators, health workers, activists, organizers, and members of the corporate and non-profit sectors.

www.ymbarnwell.com

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Rachmaninoff Tribute to Tchaikovsky @ CGR
Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Well known and beloved by local music patrons, the Andromeda Trio consists of Marcus Scholtes, Violin; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, Cello; and Heidi Wall, Piano.
Their repertoire for this concert will be Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque in D minor, Opus 9.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
John D. Rempel Lecture at TMTC
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

John noted that he is giving fresh energy to this question that has been an integral part of his life’s research. It promises to be a stimulating evening and we look forward to seeing Rempel in fine form!

Alumni may remember John who is not only an Alumnus himself, but also served as Grebel’s chaplain in the 70’s and 80’s. In early retirement, John served as the Director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre until 2015.
 
Please join Fred W. Martin and Alumni Committee Member Sue Schultz ’81 for this special event that will be followed by a reception and further conversations with John over a beverage close by at the Wickson Social, a pub at 5 St. Joseph Street.
Details on the lecture can be found on the TMTC website.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Songs for My Mother – Return @ CGR
Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Well known local composer and retired Grebel professor Carol Ann Weaver will launch her Songs for my Mother CD, playing a selection of songs along with soprano Mary Catherine Pazzano and Willem Moolenbeek on sax.

Carol Ann Weaver’s website

Mar
21
Thu
2019
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21 all-day

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Flag of the United Nations
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on 21 March.

From the Background information:

On 21 March 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)) (PDF, 177 kBytes).

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24) (PDF, 371 kBytes). On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

Since then, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled. Racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and we have built an international framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification, yet still, in all regions, too many individuals, communities and societies suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Let’s Talk Tech – Church Youth Event @ CGR
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Youth groups and youth ages 12–18 are invited to explore how we use and misuse technology. Through hands-on workshops and with our speakers we will explore topics like screen addiction and balance, peacebuilding in a digital age, how technology impacts the way we worship, and using technology purposefully. Join us for a pizza dinner and make connections with youth from other churches. Learn about Grebel and our co-sponsor FaithTech.

Workshops, seminars, and guest speakers include: 

Is out love too loud? The Effects of Amplifying Music in Worship                                                                      Kate Steiner – Assistant Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College

Peace Building in a Digital Age                                                                                                                                  Nolan Andres – Chief, Technology and Innovation at Kindred Credit Union

Mapping out Tech                                                                                                                                                               Tim Souza – Ecosystems Manager at Thomson Reuters Labs

Screen Addiction and Finding Digital Balance                                                                                                       TBA

Using Technology Purposefully                                                                                                                                 TBA

Registration

To register contact Rebekah at rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca.
Registration closes March 15, 2019.
 

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Connected and Human: University Choir Concert
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With music as a guide, this concert will examine what it means to be human in a world of remarkable technological advances. Composers include Eric Whitacre, Kile Smith and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.  
The UW Choir is a 60 member choir, composed of students, staff, faculty, and alumni.  It is directed by Liska Jetchick, who has a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Westminster Choir College, as well as extensive conducting experience.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
My Spirit Sang All Day: Chamber Choir
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inspiring music by Tallis, Britten, Finzi, Gjeilo, Barnum and others to fill the soul. This 25 voice choir is directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

Tickets available at the door.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Grebel’s Student Council Presents: Beauty and the Beast
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

Join us for Grebel’s Student Council production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an all student production! Tickets go on sale Monday, February 18.

SHOWTIMES

March 29 at 7:00 PM
March 30 at 1:00 PM
March 30 at 7:00 PM
March 31 at 1:00 PM

TICKETS

$25 for adults
$20 for students and seniors (60+)

Purchase tickets online (plus a handling fee) or stop by the Grebel Main Office.

All questions can be directed to grebeltickets@gmail.com

CAST

To give students a maximum opportunity to participate in the musical, some of the roles are double cast.

Double casted characters are: Chip, Belle, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Babette and the Narrator. 
Friday Night and Saturday Matinee will have these roles played by Jack Dunne-Mucklow, Gemma Ricker, Luke Froese, Angela Krone, Andrea Linke-Driedger and Hanne Kuhnert respectively. 
Saturday Night and Sunday Matinee will have these roles played by Sneha Praveen, Ariana Neceski, Abi Klassen, Abby Rudy-Froese, Katrina Steckle and Duncan Rolston respectively. 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Jazz Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music. 

Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble trios will play a lovely selection of classical music.  Composers for this term include Brahms, Beethoven, and lesser known composers such as Von Call, Weber, Rheinberger, and Arensky.  Chamber Ensembles are directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.

Reception to follow, Free Admission.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert @ HH
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum and featuring Grebel Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the UW Balinese Gamelan and the Grebel Community Gamelan will perform a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional classics.  There will be a chance to try out the instrument for yourself after the concert. 

Apr
4
Thu
2019
German and Austrian Masterpieces: orchestra@uwaterloo @ HH
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Repertoire includes the Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major, with Soloist Eric Liang (winner of the 2018 UW Concerto Competition) and Von Suppé ‘s Poet and Peasant Overture plus Bruckner’s  Overture in G minor.

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  The contest is sponsored by Prof. David Taylor. 

Free Admission, tickets available at the door.

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.