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Posted: Apr 23, 2016
The Creativ Festival is an fabulous shopping excursion infused with tips, tools and what's trending. It was at the International Centre in Mississauga. Quilts for the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale were on display there April 22 & 23.
Posted: Apr 18, 2016
The current set of quilts available for sale at the 2016 sale is now available online. Click here to see the quilts. There are over 200 quilts in the auction this year. Many of the quilts have a story attached to them. One of note is the “In memory of Anna” quilt. See the story of this lovely quilt here.
Posted: Apr 11, 2016
In recognition of the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale’s 50th event this year, the coordinating committee suggested that the Relief Sale attempt to raise additional funds which will be targeted specifically to help the displaced people in Syria. We are initiating a special fundraising activity for the Syrian cause called $50,000 for 50 Years. The intention is to solicit for donations from Relief... Read More
Posted: Apr 02, 2016
After the 2015 sale the Sale Committee started to look at what we needed to do for the 50th sale. One of the ideas that we approved was that we should refresh the look and feel of our brand. We asked Innovative Designs from Millbank to provide us with a new visual identity for our organization. The result is being used in all our promotional material, website and facebook site. Trevor Martin,... Read More
Posted: Mar 30, 2016
The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale is happy to host the 2016 North American Mennonite Relief Sale Workshops that are being held in Waterloo Region May 25-28th.  Relief Sale organizers, committee members and other volunteers from across North America will meet for educational and networking sessions at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. Participants will also have an opportunity... Read More
Posted: Mar 21, 2016
For fifty years people have been coming to the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and contributed to its success. This year we have the privilege to look back and reflect on the generosity of donors, volunteers, and sale attendees, as well as the blessings of God. As part of celebrating fifty years, we feel honoured by the generosity and talent of a well-known local artist, Peter Etril Snyder, who... Read More
Posted: Mar 16, 2016
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that as of July 2015, the world had 59.5 million refugee or displaced people. Ten years ago that number was estimated to be 37.5 million. In recent times a significant number of refugees have been fleeing the civil war in Syrian, and in the last six months, Canada has promised to accept 25,000 of those refugees. MCC has been a... Read More
Posted: Mar 16, 2016
Date: May 15, 2016Time: 7:30 p.m.Place: Steinmann Mennonite Church  Accompanied by: Waterloo Chamber Players Singing: The Creation by Haydn Tickets: $20.00 Tickets available from: MCC Ontario office: 519-745-8458 Online:  For more information, see or email... Read More
Posted: Feb 29, 2016
This dinner is a major fundraiser to cover Relief Sale expenses.Ticket cost: $10.See the Relief Sale Representative at your church for tickets or contact Marilyn at the MCC Ontario office at 519-745-8458Please purchase tickets in advance. Donations above the cost of the ticket will receive a charitable tax receipt. Guest speakers: Kaylee Perez, Refugee Sponsorship Associate. Kaylee... Read More
Posted: Feb 27, 2016
This article was printed in the New Hamburg IndependentBy Scott Miller Cressman Photo: Peter Etril Snyder presents his painting of the Mennonite Relief Sale to Anne Brubacher, a member of the committee preparing for the sale’s 50th anniversary in May. The iconic sights and sounds of the Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg are celebrated in a new artwork, painted to honour the event’s 50th... Read More


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