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Nov
16
Fri
2018
Spirituality, Aging, and Narrative: The Sacred Art of Story Listening @ CGR
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Come explore the intersections between spirituality and narrative, and between narrative and aging, focusing on both the unique developmental tasks of later life, and the challenges aging poses to our stories. In the afternoon, speaker Bill Randall will introduce the sacred art of story listening and prepare participants to provide narrative care.

Register by Friday, November 9 to reserve your spot. Register Now
Please bring a lunch or enjoy local restaurants.

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Considering Matthew Shepard: UW Chamber Choir & Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir @ HH
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.

Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.

This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.

Considering Matthew Shepard

University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Mark Vuorinen – Conductor

For advance tickets, please see GPH website.   

Prices: Under 30: $14; Regular:  $30.
Tickets also available at the door.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Considering Matthew Shepard: UW Chamber Choir & Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir @ HH
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.

Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.

This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.

Considering Matthew Shepard

University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
Mark Vuorinen – Conductor

For advance tickets, please see GPH website.   

Prices: Under 30: $14; Regular: $30.
Tickets also available at the door.

Restorative Justice Week with Ray and Vi Donavan @ CGR
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conrad Grebel University College and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are excited to be hosting Ray & Vi Donovan from the United Kingdom as guest speakers for Restorative Justice Week in November.  As parents of an 18 year old boy murdered in the street 16 years ago, they work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach, through education and creating system change in areas such as policing and probation.  

Save the date for two public events:

Sunday, November 18th at 7 – 9 pm
in The Great Hall, Grebel. 

November 26 – 28’The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy and Practice”
A three day skills training workshop led by Ray and Vi, offered as an elective in the Conflict Management Certificate Program.  Register by October 1st for the best available rate.

Restorative Justice Week with Ray and Vi Donavan @ CGR
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conrad Grebel University College and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are excited to be hosting Ray & Vi Donovan from the United Kingdom as guest speakers for Restorative Justice Week in November.  As parents of an 18 year old boy murdered in the street 16 years ago, they work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach, through education and creating system change in areas such as policing and probation.  

Save the date for two public events:

Sunday, November 18th at 7 – 9 pm
in The Great Hall, Grebel. 

November 26 – 28’The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy and Practice”
A three day skills training workshop led by Ray and Vi, offered as an elective in the Conflict Management Certificate Program.  Register by October 1st for the best available rate.

Register online with MCC.

Nov
20
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Nov 20 @ 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.

Nov
21
Wed
2018
WRN supplementary meeting @ Coffee Culture
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Nov
23
Fri
2018
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert @ HH
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gamelan is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. It is taught without notation, which means the students have to memorize their parts. Directed by artist-in-residence I Dewa Made Suparta, the group plays both traditional Balinese music and modern compositions.
This group of approximately 20 students will have an end of term concert at Hagey Hall.  Admission is free, and the concert is suitable for all ages.  An opportunity to try the instruments out will be made available at the end of the concert.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Musik’s Empire: University Choir Concert
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

While the term “empire” has come to have strong political connotations, an archaic use of the word simply means to hold absolute power over something or someone. Few who listen to or participate in music could deny its empire! This term’s concert will explore music’s empire through various cultures, time periods, and styles including works by Palestrina, Bach, Esenvalds, and Uusberg, as well as arrangements by Guillaume, Hatfield, and Mister Tim.

This 80 voice choir is directed by Liska Jetchick.

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Nov 27 @ 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.

Nov
29
Thu
2018
Telling the Story: orchestra@uwaterloo concert
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a concert about storytelling.  Surprisingly, Rossini’s Barber of Seville is not a story about a rabbit masquerading as a barber but a love story complete with disguises and mistaken identity and love triumphs in the end.  The overture was written for a different opera actually, ‘Aureliano in Palmira’. Rossini borrowed it as he had run out of time.

Never in recent history has a popular concerto been more associated with a particular soloist as Elgar’s cello concerto.  It seems to be so closely tied – musically and personally  – to the great English cellist Jacqueline du Pres and her tragic life intertwined with the most moving and heart-wrenching interpretation of this work.  Sibelius’s work ‘en Saga’ – literally ‘the story’ is a moving and thrilling tone poem that the composer adamantly admits to being totally without any story.  Rather it evokes a state of mind with an unspecified ‘painful autobiographical element’.  This piece will feature cellist Omer Strumpf, one of the two runner-ups of last January’s Aria & Concerto Concert.

Born By The River is a piece in which Karen Sunabacka explores her Manitoba heritage through the visual art, music and stories of her Métis Grandmother Lenore Clouston (nee Birston). Her grandmother met Karen’s Scottish grandfather in a band where he played fiddle and she played the piano. Her grandmother’s rhythmic chords laid the foundation for the pieces and she would often sing and laugh as she banged the chords out on the piano. For this reason it is the Métis music of the Red River Valley that is the background of this piece. The fiddle tunes show up in fragments and are the major rhythmic pulse throughout the work. 

Die Meistersinger, again from opera, the great story-telling medium – this time with no magic, no mythology, just based on some history of 16th century German love and reverence for the arts.  Wagner’s only comedy running about four and a half hours. Not funny…

Directed by Daniel Warren, the orchestra@uwaterloo is a 60 piece orchestra with student, staff, faculty, and alumni members.

Admission is free, and tickets are available at the door.

Dec
1
Sat
2018
Make a Difference Market @ CGR
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On December 1st, Grebel’s Peace Society will be hosting the Make a Difference (MAD) Market.

Join them for a local fair trade, Christmas shopping, food, and music, benefiting the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support!

Across the Creek Alumni – Doon Lantern Light Tour
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Doon by Lantern Light Guided Tour

Join Grebel Alumni and Friends for a special Across-the-Creek event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Back by popular demand!

From the Waterloo Regional Museum’s website: ‘Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. Enjoy a guided lantern lit walking tour of the village and a carol concert in the church. Seasonal clothing recommended. Lantern Tours include a Christmas interpretation in three of the village buildings, a horse drawn wagon ride and a carol sing in the historic Freeport Church.’

If you’ve never attended this event at Doon before, it’s probably because it sells out every year in September, very soon after tickets go on sale. It’s a wonderful way to start the Christmas season while learning a little history.

Family friendly! Limited tickets available for College Alumni. There will be 2 tours. One at 7:00 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m.

Please contact Alison Enns for tickets. 519-885-0220 x24217
 

Alumni Event: Doon Lantern Light Tour
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tours are available at both 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. Space is limited in each tour.

Join Renison and other ‘across the creek’ college alumni for an exclusive event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Purchase Tickets

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century. Enjoy a guided lantern-lit walking tour of the village and a carol concert in the church. Seasonal clothing recommended. Lantern Tours include a Christmas interpretation in three of the village buildings, a horse-drawn wagon ride and a carol sing in the historic Freeport Church.’ – Waterloo Regional Museum

This is an annual Waterloo Region tradition that sells out in September. Limited tickets are available for an exclusive tour for alumni of Renison University College.

This event is family friendly and a great way to kick off the Christmas Season.

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Jazz United: Jazz Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Dec 2 @ 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.  this concert will feature the music of Sonny Rollins, Ralph Towner, Joe Sealy, Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hart.

Admission is $10/$5 students & seniors

Reception to follow. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble Concert @ CGR
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble groups of three to five members will play a lovely selection of classical music.

Pieces will include:

Ewazen trio for trumpet violin and piano
Beethoven piano quartet
Beethoven trio op 38
Schumann piano quartet​
Farrenc trio for clarinet bassoon and piano
Various works for Saxophone quartet           
Free admission, reception to follow              

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
10
Mon
2018
International Human Rights Day
Dec 10 all-day
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Flag of the United Nations

International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
18
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
25
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Dec 25 @ 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.

Jan
1
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 1 @ 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.

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 15 @ 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.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 22 @ 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.