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sixpointeight 2019: Equipping Peacebuilders

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Sixpointeight, an inspirational day of worship, fun, learning, and community. Equip yourself to be a peacebuilder in the way of Jesus with youth from across Manitoba and beyond.

Who: Youth grades 9–12
When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM
Where: Canadian Mennonite University
Cost: $15 per person (includes lunch & snacks). Payment taken at the door only - cash, cheque (made to CMU), or credit card.
Registration: Use the group or individual form. Last day to register is Wednesday, April 24th.


We are excited to have Cam Priebe, Outtatown Discipleship School director, leading and facilitating the opening and closing sessions of the day.


Experiences on a Theme

As you register, you will be choosing a set of experiences for the day. You will choose between the following three experiences. Keep checking here to discover the storytellers for the morning story circles and descriptions for the afternoon large group activities.

1. Refugee and Newcomer Experiences

Canada is among the global leaders in refugee resettlement. But what are the stories of the families who choose to come here?

Spend the morning interacting with those who have fled their homeland to find refuge in Canada, including Joseph Chaeban of Chaeban Ice Cream. In the afternoon, put yourself in the shoes of a refugee family through 'Forced to Flee'—an interactive, role-playing simulation where some of the impossible choices refugee families are forced to make will become very real for you.

2. Experiences of Poverty or Homelessness

"The poor you will always have with you." These words of Jesus still ring true today. However, we may be surprised by the ways in which poverty shows itself in our neighbourhoods.

Begin the day by listening to the first-hand accounts of people who are intimately familiar with living in poverty. In the afternoon experience how you would fare living on a limited budget through "Living on Less"—an interactive simulation that mirrors the often-unexpected and jarring financial pressures of the working poor.

3. Indigenous Experiences

The history between Indigenous peoples and settlers has been tragic, to be sure. Yet it also contains glimmers of hope. 

Spend the morning listening to the voices of Indigenous people whose personal stories of pain and resilience will touch you. In the afternoon, experience Indigenous culture and practice first-hand under the guidance of Walking Wolf, Ray Co-Co Stevenson. Ray Co-Co Stevenson is a singer who composes his own songs and to date has 7 original albums out. He has played, recorded, and traveled with Award winning band Eagle & Hawk, has performed with the WSO on more than one occasion, and is presently involved in a collaboration with Steve Bell. For over 20 years Ray has facilitated Pow Wow clubs educating people of all ages on indigenous song and dance. Ray will use his hand drum, talk about various dances and explain why these are done—and he will teach a song or two to everyone.


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