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2015 Alumni Award Recipient Stories – Gerry Dyck (video)

Gerry Dyck (MBBC '82)
Gerry Dyck (MBBC ’82)

Since graduating from MBBC, Gerry Dyck (’82) has fused his interest in business with his interest in international development to make a difference. Dyck is the co-founder and president of Kalora Interiors International, a business that specializes in décor solutions for the home furnishings industry. An offshoot of a multi-national non-profit charity called International Development Enterprises, Kalora was established to match the needs of suppliers from the developing world with the needs of customers in the Western world. Dyck is also involved with the Ontario Board of Church Extension, with a focus on church planting in large urban centres in Ontario. He lives in St. Jacobs, ON.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate alumni who, through their lives, embody CMU’s values and mission of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. The awards are presented to alumni from CMU and its predecessor colleges: Canadian Mennonite Bible College (CMBC) and Mennonite Brethren Bible College (MBBC)/Concord College.

 

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2015’s Graduation Service (video)

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“From Truth to Reconciliation” with Rt. Hon. Joe Clark (video)

A conversation with Rt. Hon. Joe Clark on reconciliation with aboriginal peoples, presented byCanadian Mennonite University and MCC Manitoba.

Recorded on Saturday, October 18, 2015.

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Food, Faith and Land – A Participatory Video Project

Typical production roles dissolved as Canadian Mennonite University students worked together in producing, filming, and editing this short video to highlight issues around food, faith & land.

This video is part of the Canadian Mennonite University’s “Farm Proposal” and was used at an awareness event on December 2010

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Christmas@CMU video

 

Christmas@CMUOn November 27 and 28, the Canadian Mennonite University community came together to celebrate Christmas.  Venues across the north campus were filled with musicians, storytellers and minstrels.  Student reporters – Rachel Bergen and Ben Borne, from CMU’s Media Workshop class, were there to capture the festive moment.

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MSC 20th Anniversary video

Student reporters – Judson Rempel and Laura Tait,  from CMU’s Media Workshop course, collaborated to capture the 20th anniversary celebrations of Menno Simons College.

A respected leader in peace and conflict resolution and international development studies worldwide, CMU’s Menno Simons College (MSC) began its 3rd decade with expressions of gratitude and confidence at its 20th Anniversary Celebration.  This special event was held November 12, 2010 at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg.

The event began with a welcome reception at the West End Cultural Centre, with lively music provided by Papa Mambo.  The program, hosted by MSC Associate Vice-President Ruth Taronno, focused on the College’s journey and impact.

Providing education flowing from Anabaptist Mennonite understandings of faith, peace, and justice while engaging other religious traditions and intellectual perspectives, MSC prepares students from diverse backgrounds for participation and leadership in local and global communities.

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10th Anniversary Celebration video

On October 29, 2010, Canadian Mennonite University kicked off its 10th Anniversary year with a celebration in the CMU Loewen Athletic Centre.  Friends, faculty, staff, alumni, and students gathered to celebrate the realization of an exciting vision – to establish a Christian university in the heart of Canada, open to all, founded on Anabaptist beliefs and traditions.  A young university had come of age.

Student reporters, Bia Tielmann and Nathaniel Willsie, from CMU’s Media Workshop class were there to capture some of the excitement.  Enjoy their creative retelling of  the evening.

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Invitational Basketball Tournament video

The second-largest university men’s basketball tournament in Manitoba was held on October 14-16, 2010 hosted by Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers host the first annual Holiday Inn Airport-West Invitational. The first annual Holiday Inn Airport-West Invitational tournament took place in CMU’s Loewen Athletic Centre.

Tournament entries included the University of Manitoba Bisons and The University of Winnipeg Wesmen of CIS Canada-West, along with Canadian Mennonite University Blazers of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference, Briercrest Clippers from Caronport, Saskatchewan, Lakeland College Rustlers from Lloydminister, Alberta, and the Dakota College Bottineau (DCB) Lumberjacks from North Dakota.

CMU Communications and Media students, Laura Tait and Evelyn Kampen, were there to catch the action!

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Science Lab Opening Sept 24, 2010

Students from Canadian Mennonite University’s Media Workshop launched into their course by providing news coverage of the opening of CMU’s new Science Lab. Students were just 10 days into the class and did a great job on this first project!

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Homecoming Weekend Sept 25, 2010

Students from Canadian Mennonite University’s Media Workshop launched into their course by providing news coverage of Homecoming Weekend 2010. Students were just 10 days into the class and did a great job on this first project!