Events

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Sep
25
Mon
2017
The World Remembers: 1914-1918 @ CGR
Sep 25 @ 12:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

Every day from September 25-November 11, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War killed in 1917 will be digitally 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. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery (3rd floor, Conrad Grebel University College) will be one of these display locations. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.”

HOURS:

Monday to Friday
Saturday

8:30 am – 7:10 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Regrettably, we are not able to provide access on Saturday mornings or Sundays. However, on November 11 (Remembrance Day) access will be provided for the entire day (8:30 am to 7:10 pm).

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Fair Vote Canada Webinar: PR Systems for Canada Series Part One: Multi-member Systems — Single Transferable Vote (PR-STV) and Local PR
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Special Guest: BYRON WEBER BECKER. Find out how Single Transferable
Vote (PR-STV) and an adaptation of it (Local PR) works for Canada!
Byron Weber Becker teaches Computer Science at University of Waterloo.
He has combined his passion for electoral change and his computer
science expertise into a web site (http://election-modelling.ca [1])
with detailed simulations of how various proportional options for
Canada perform with different features under different conditions. He
testified to the all-party committee on electoral reform and was asked
to do additional work for them. Byron has been involved with the
design of two made-for-Canada electoral systems, Rural-Urban
Proportional Representation (in collaboration with Fair Vote Canada
and Fair Voting BC — see webinar three in this series) and Local
Proportional Representation.

Register:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893666268164002817 [2]

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[1] http://election-modelling.ca/
[2] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8893666268164002817

Taste of Grebel
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friends and family of Grebel residents and associates are invited to share the day with us. We are planning a host of activities and events that will give you a sample of the student experience at Grebel. This, of course, includes a great meal and an opportunity to connect with students, staff and faculty.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Ecumenical Prayer Service with Taizé Song @ CGR
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Step back from the hustle and bustle of university life, and savour a moment of stillness and reflection. Join us for our FIRST monthly Taizé prayer service at the University of Waterloo. This will be a beautiful time of prayer, song, and silence with UW students, staff, and community members. 
WHAT IS TAIZE?
Taizé is a style of meditative singing and centering prayer in the Christian tradition that has its origin in the monastic community of Taizé in central France.
Over the years, the Taizé community in France has drawn young people from all over the world for profound spiritual experience. Today, small groups gather all over the world to participate in the Taize style of meditative singing in which short songs are sung over and over, with rich harmonies.

Questions? Contact Laura Enns at 519-886-3855 or bhouse@uwaterloo.ca

Oct
23
Mon
2017
New Canadian Youth Connection Training
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
24
Tue
2017
The Punk Syndrome presented by Bridges To Belonging @ Princess Twin Cinema
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Punk Syndrome

The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series presents…
The Punk Syndrome
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Doors at 6:30, show begins at 6:45p.m.
Princess Twin Cinemas
46 King Street North, Waterloo
Tickets available at:
thepunksyndrome.eventbrite.ca
or call 519-886-8886 x 2427 to reserve.


Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Oct 25 all-day
climate change outreach volunteers needed!
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cambridge City Green MeetUp
Wednesday, October 25 at 9:00 AM

Hi everyone, A different kind of “volunteer opportunity” (aside from tree planting, Cambridge Community Clean Up or a City Green event that we normall…

climate change outreach volunteers needed!

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017, 9:00 AM

Cambridge Mall (Community Kiosk)
355 Hespeler Rd Cambridge, ON

2 be-the-change volunteers Attending

Hi everyone,A different kind of “volunteer opportunity” (aside from tree planting, Cambridge Community Clean Up or a City Green event that we normally post here….there are 2 opportunities below to either contribute YOUR ideas or seek others’ opinions to shape how this community will address climate change – specifically emissions reduction targe…

Check out this Meetup →

Noon Hour Concert: Songs for My Mother @ CGR
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Composed by Carol Ann Weaver, ‘Songs for My Mother – from Appalachia to Africa’ is a song cycle based on writings from her mother Miriam L. Weaver’s pioneering life in Appalachian Kentucky in the 1940s (primitive house, flat iron, Hard Shell Baptists who met outside on the hillside), her travels to Africa, and her return to Virginia with poignant words about her sudden impending death in the 90s.   There is adventure and joy, sorrow and exuberance in these songs.  The text stems from previously unpublished text, and reflects values and story lines rarely celebrated in art music.  This marks the Canadian premier of this work.  The work was premiered in Harrisonburg, VA, June, 2017.

Soprano, Stephanie Kramer
with extra vocals by Mary-Catherine McNinch-Pazzano
Piano, Carol Ann Weaver

Renison’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) @ REN
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Board of Governors of Renison University College invites you to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Renison.

The theme of this meeting is ‘Honouring the past: moving into the future.’

The evening will include a reception and program at 5:00 p.m., featuring an opportunity to learn and learn about the variety of languages Renison teaches.

The business portion of the Annual General Meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m.

We look forward to having you with us!

Please confirm your attendance by email.

Parking is available in Renison’s parking lot at a cost of $7.00, payable by credit card or debit.

Stride Night Training
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
26
Thu
2017
Pedestrian Hwy 8 Bridge at Avalon Pl Consultation
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Public Consultation Centre (informal “drop-in” format) has been arranged to present the alternatives under consideration and to receive public input. The Public Consultation Centre will take place as follows:

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: GRT Chandler Drive Building, 85 Chandler Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

Please note that the building is located along Chandler Drive, and is not the main building located on Strasburg Road. Welcome signage will be in place to direct attendees to the appropriate venue.

KWPeace Potluck and Meeting @ Peace and Justice Room, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Potluck dinnerPlease join us for the Fall 2017 meeting of Kitchener Waterloo’s Peace and Social Justice organizations.

We’ll bring each other up-to-date on our groups’ activities, and we’ll discuss the cancellation of the Perspectives On Peace event that was supposed to be held on 30 September 2017.

As always, bring a dish to share, and enjoy the food brought by others. It’s largely vegetarian, some vegan, and all of it is great! Please bring your own plate and utensils, as we don’t have access to the kitchen.

Night at the Museum
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register for event

Trailblazing: Women in Canada since 1867

Join us for this free event as we discover and discuss what it has meant to be a woman in Canada throughout its 150 year history.

This national, travelling exhibit explores how women have transformed Canadian politics, work, and everyday life.

Bonus Content: Unmentionables

An interactive talk about the history of women’s underwear.

Registrants for this event will receive free admission, refreshments, and two-way bus transportation** between Renison University College and Waterloo Region Museum.

 

Transportation

Bus departing from: Renison University College

Address: 240 Westmount Rd. North, Waterloo, ON

Departure time: 5:30 p.m.

**WatCard or Photo ID required for bus transportation. Only registered attendees qualify for bus transportation.

RSVP by Monday, October 23, 2017

Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention, A community course by @PreventingCrime @ Community Justice Initiatives
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends of Crime Prevention

Colleagues & friends – greetings everyone! I trust this message finds you well. You are receiving this message as someone in my network who might be interested in this community course and/or willing to share it with others who might be interested.

Friends of Crime Prevention, with the support of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, will offer its very first Community Course. This course was developed by a creative and rambunctious group of Friends of Crime Prevention so you know it’s going to be good! Several Friends will be part of the course facilitation.

Not sure what Friends of Crime Prevention is? Only one of the best networks in Waterloo Region… If you haven’t signed up as a Friend, make it right… Sign up and Become A Friend!

Please share this information with your networks. Many thanks, in advance.

Crime prevention is more than just locking your doors at night and sending people to jail. To address the roots of crime, we’ll have to go deeper, reframe and make some shifts.

In order to create truly safer, healthier communities we need to mobilize a wide range of people — from neighbours and community groups to municipal leaders and large institutions.

That includes you. And we’re pleased to offer our very first community course Reframing Crime Justice Prevention: A Community Course that will help our community make the shift.

About the Course: Reframing Crime, Justice & Prevention

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and any community member who is open to looking beyond the accepted status quo, thinking critically about these issues and willing to examine issues from every possible perspective – maybe even some perspectives with which you would disagree.

Every Thursday:
26 October — 7 December 2017
6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Community Justice Initiatives & Kitchener Public Library
Queen Street North, Downtown Kitchener

Learn More About The Course & How To Register

In an active learning environment, we’ll examine questions like:

  • What if we could change things about our society that would prevent crime before it happens?
  • What cultural, political or social structures impede us from creating a safer community?
  • How might addressing the roots of crime resolve social issues?
  • Can we shift our understanding of the relationship between crime, justice and prevention?

Course Methods and Activities

As a group, you will co-create learning through an interdisciplinary examination of issues using experiential activities. Learning activities may include: group conversations, circle discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, guest facilitators, interactive activities, and possibly a field trip. At the end of the course, the group will collaborate on a project that articulates your learning journey. The project will be presented to the community at a “porch chat” type event in Winter 2018.

Who Can Participate?

This course is for Friends of Crime Prevention and community members who are open to thinking critically about crime, prevention, and justice from many different perspectives.

For the first voyage of this course, we are accepting up to 10 participants and we ask that you are able to commit to full 7 weeks + Winter 2018 event.


Juanita Metzger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
73 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Phone: +1-519-575-4400;ext=3548
Mobile: +1-519-502-0825
Email: jmetzger@regionofwaterloo.ca
Website: http://www.preventingcrime.ca/

Are you a Friend of Crime Prevention? Join today

Facebook: Crime Prevention Council

Twitter: @PreventingCrime

YouTube: WR Crime Prevention Council

SCI Talks: Working with Purpose – Embedding Sustainability @ EV3
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet Simone. Simone helps make food sustainable at Provision Coalition by coordinating strategic planning sessions that help food and beverage manufacturing companies embed sustainability into their strategic plans.
Simone supports the onsite coaching and mentoring strategic planning sessions at Provision Coalition, a company that helps manufacturing companies across Canada make food sustainably. In her presentation, she will share the step-by-step process used to embed sustainability into business strategy and discuss the real opportunities and challenges. Connecting organizational purpose to personal purpose, she will show how as an emerging sustainability professional, you should define your purpose in order to find meaningful work.
Website Biographyhttps://provisioncoalition.com/aboutus/leadershipprofiles
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/sim_weinstein
Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/simweinstein/ABOUT SCI TALKS
SCI Talks is intended to engage and educate UW community members on sustainability ideas. Each talk will be presented by a local member of the community who is involved in sustainability whether it’s head-on or behind-the-scenes. Each talk is 1 hour long with a presentation or workshop and Q & A at the end. You will have the opportunity to network and engage with the speaker throughout their talk – ask any questions you have on their experiences and passions.
The SCI Talks are going to be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM at EV3-4408 from October 5 to November 9 (excluding October 12). Every time you attend a SCI Talk you have a higher chance of winning in our Weekly Draw.
Want to volunteer? Volunteers will receive a gift of appreciation at the end of the term if attending 3/5 SCI Talks. tinyurl.com/scitalkvolunteers
Want to be notified for future speaking opportunities? tinyurl.com/scitalkssignup
Bring your friends for an educational and fun experience! We hope to see you all there!

The Benjamin Eby Lecture with Reina Neufeldt @ CGR
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Good intentions. Good ends. Failure. People usually assume peacebuilding is morally good because well-intentioned people are pursuing good ends.   Likewise, reconciliation. But, what happens when the moral values that drive peacebuilding become a problem?  

Reina Neufeldt explores how moral and ethical claims that are intrinsic to peacebuilding can contribute to failure and can be part of transformational engagement in her lecture titled, ‘When Good Intentions are not Enough: Confronting Ethical Challenges in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation.’ Join us on October 26th in the Chapel.

The Benjamin Eby Lecture is an annual lecture that presents the research of a faculty member at Conrad Grebel University College. It is named after Benjamin Eby (1785-1853), an early educator and Mennonite church leader in Waterloo County.

Reina Neufeldt’s research interests include the ethics of peacebuilding, civil society peacebuilding, the relationship between peacebuilding and development, ethno-national conflict, reflective practice, monitoring and evaluation.  She has worked with a number of nongovernmental organizations on peacebuilding, including Catholic Relief Services and Mennonite Central Committee.  Dr. Neufeldt is currently an advisory board member for the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) and serves on Project Ploughshares’ governing committee.  A professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on research, ethics, development and peacebuilding, as well as music, peace and conflict, and the quest for peace in literature and film.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Public Meeting To Implement Solutions To The Drugs Problem @ Kitchener Public Library
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Organizers
Over the last year we have held consultations to put forward a solution to the drug problem in the core as well as the causes of this problem. Issues addressed in the proposal include dealing with poverty, creating alternatives, a safe injection site, harm reduction and drug prevention. We have approached interested parties to make this proposal a reality. We invite you as community members to come and be part of the solution.

All welcome!

Public Meeting To Implement Solution to Drugs Problem | Facebook

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: Helping Your Team Message to and Reach Out to Youth!
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Special Guest: CHARDAYE BUECKERT. Chardaye Bueckert has demonstrated
her passion for youth engagement as a member of Fair Vote Canada’s
National Council and Youth Committee, as a World Economic Forum’s
Global Shaper, and as president of Simon Fraser University’s student
government. Her accomplishments as a young leader were recently
recognized with a Schwarzman Scholarship, enabling Chardaye to
complete a Masters in Global Affairs in China. Chardaye is 26 years
old and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Register: If you are not on our Chapters/teams email list and would
like to join this workshop, please contact anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca
[1]

Links:
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[1] mailto:anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca

Presidential Installation Service @ HH
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Marcus Shantz will serve as Conrad Grebel University College’s eighth president, taking office October 1, 2017.

Grebel invites the public to a Presidential Installation service on Sunday, October 29th, at the Humanities Theatre.

Shantz embodies a vision for an innovative partnership between the College, the University of Waterloo, the Mennonite church, and the local community. He is a well-respected leader in the Region of Waterloo in his current role as president of Mercedes Corp., a property management company based in St. Jacobs, Ontario. As a civic leader, Shantz has been board chair of Centre-in-the-Square and Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, and has served on the boards of Ten Thousand Villages and Conrad Grebel University College.  He has held leadership roles at Rockway Mennonite Church and Mennonite World Conference. 

Learn more about Marcus.

Oct
31
Tue
2017
CPA Opportunities Fair @ CGR
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement welcomes all Grebel students for the CPA Opportunities Fair. Join us at the lunch time on October 31, 2017 to learn more about work, internship, and volunteering opportunities available from CPA-related organizations.

The CPA Epp Peace Incubator participants as well as organizations co-located at the CPA will offer you a bunch of exciting positions. The Incubator participants are Growing Hope Farm, The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), and WorldVuze. See also Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Project Ploughshares, Tamarack Institute, and Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG) at the CPA Opportunities Fair at the Grebel Gallery (4th floor, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement). Pizza will also be provided!

For more information, contact the CPA Host.

Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Oct 31 @ 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.