content of the February 2014 issue
“I can’t imagine what we would have done without the hospitality you showed us here,” Gloria Romaniuk, archivist at the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land, said to Jon Isaak, director of Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies at a thank-you tea Feb. 26, 2014.
Necessary Conversations: Between Adult Children and Aging Parents
Gerald W. Kaufman and L. Marlene Kaufman
Several years ago, I held a family meeting with my siblings and mom to determine my mom’s wishes regarding moving from the family home she and my dad built.
Mennonite Central Committee in Canada: A History By: Esther Epp-Tiessen
George and Sherri Klassen went to Bangladesh as Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) volunteers in 1977.
Working with local farmers, George, an engineer, invented the rower pump using mostly locally available material.
At the annual Mennonite Historical Society of Canada meetings held at Winnipeg’s Mennonite Heritage Centre on the Canadian Mennonite University campus Jan. 17–18, 2014, celebration and the usual strong sense of collegiality provided a fertile environment for considering further ways of highlighting our history as Canadian Mennonites.
The feature documentary film Girl Rising is at its base a public service announcement on the value of educating girls, a strategy reported to give the highest return on investment in addressing global poverty. But viewers of this beautifully presented film won’t be bored…
Dog Days Entertainment
Jimmy Mitchell is a 14-year-old boy with a below-average IQ, an extreme fear of water and the ability to see angels. His uncompromising honesty puts him in the path of danger when he takes the stand in his defense lawyer father’s case, angering the town police and setting a drug dealer free.
Life Locked in a Suitcase
Dare to Dream Films
Olesia does whatever she sets her mind to: dances the salsa, publishes books and climbs mountains – literally and figuratively. What makes this remarkable is that Olesia has cerebral palsy. Her 70-year-old mother must carry her up stairways in a country where many doors to people with disabilities remain closed.