Candace House opened in November 2018, less than a block from the Law Courts building in Winnipeg. A long-cherished dream of the Derksens’, this homey space is an escape for…
On February 9, 2012, fifteen speakers at the second annual TEDxManitoba conference, including two from Mennonite Brethren churches, animated the day with their “ideas worth spreading.” Technology Education Design is a secular, nonprofit project that believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. Their online site www.ted.com/talks attracts a global audience in the millions.
More than 26 years after 13-year-old Candace Derksen disappeared off wintry Winnipeg streets on her way home from school, her parents Cliff and Wilma Derksen emerge from the court house Feb. 18, following the jury’s verdict convicting Mark Grant of Candace’s murder. Candace’s body was found in a shed more than a month after her disappearance.
Re:connectionsAuthor: Wilma DerksenWe are connected to the people who hurt us even if we do not realize it. This is one of the messages of Re:connections, a joint project between Mennonite Central Committee and Bethany Bible College, Hepburn, Sask.
Wilma L. Derksen
Story teaches acceptance
The Emerald Angel is an adult story told through the perspective of a child. Main character Ava feels invisible to her family; she’s an unwanted child whose mistakes are chastised and whose good deeds are overlooked…