Access to water = opportunities for education

Water is life-giving, and in more ways than are sometimes apparent. Manteya Mamayio, a 13-year-old primary school student in Kenya, used to walk seven hours each day, after morning chores, to fill a 20-litre container with water. Since the completion of a sand dam, sponsored by MCC and the Maasai Integrated Developments Initiative, she can now make the round-trip in three hours, allowing her to spend more time in school.

First Nations and the human right to water

World Water Day is on March 22 and it is a good reminder that while Ontario contains a staggering one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water, many First Nation communities in the province struggle with accessing clean and safe drinking water. Due to outdated and faulty treatment centres, contaminated watersheds from industrial activities and the lack of infrastructure and access, clean running water in homes and community facilities is a right that many First Nations in Ontario live without.

Three generations of volunteers bring a legacy of impact

Three generations of volunteers bring a legacy of impact...and a rare hockey card auction.

 

For more than 40 years, the MCC Thrift & Gift shop in Elmira has been supporting the work of Mennonite Central Committee through the generous donations of community members and their many volunteers. This important work began in 1978 in a small house on what is now Memorial Avenue in Elmira. With the support of volunteers and their families from area churches working a monthly schedule to staff the shop, the new enterprise was off and running.

Rare Hockey Card Auction

Featuring:

  • Cards from the 60's and 70's
  • 63 KSA professionally graded cards from 1966-1974
  • 25 Bobby Orr cards including 2 rookie cards
  • 3 Tony Esposito rookie cards
  • Other rookie cards include: Darryl Sittler, Glen Sather, Guy Lapointe, Bob Clarke, Don Cherry, Reg Leach, Dan Bouchard, Terry O'Reilly, Craig Patrick
  • 2 Terry Sawchuk memorial cards
  • 3 Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe cards
  • 1950's vintage toy hockey game

Tickets $5.00 each - only 175 available

Evensong Chamber Singers present Mendelssohn's Lobgesang

Evensong Chamber Singers presents Mendelssohn's Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)

Join us Sunday, April 28th, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at the HUB International Theatre in Chilliwack for an afternoon of Evensong. The Evensong Chamber Singers presents Mendelssohn's Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise). Evensong Chamber Singers with Orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Hans Krueger, also featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra directed by Calvin Dyck. 

India

Formation technique en Inde

Des étudiants en Inde acquièrent des compétences techniques qui leur permettent d'accéder aux emplois industriels et manufacturiers

Malgré le léger bourdonnement des machines et les sons acérés des outils qui façonnent l’acier, Debasish Ghosh prend place au tour à métal, prêt à mettre en pratique les compétences techniques qui l’aideront à commencer une carrière.  

Au cours des quatre dernières décennies, le MCC a aidé des étudiants qui n’auraient pas pu autrement se payer une formation à l’école technique Don Bosco ou dans d’autres établissements de Kolkata et de l’État du Bengale occidental en Inde.