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Who were the Mennonites? Why did they come to Canada? Why did they come to Black Creek? Join speakers Terrance James and John Falk as they present the saga of Mennonites from Russia to Black Creek and the early development of this community at 7pm, Tuesday, November 28th in the Courtenay and District Museum. Terrance James is the editor of Stories of Our Founders (2017), a book written to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the United Mennonite Church in Black Creek. John Falk’s Memoirs and More (2016) chronicles the history of the Falk family and the Mennonite Brethren Church in Black Creek. The first Mennonite family arrived in Black Creek in 1932. The two churches formed the heart of the new community. The newcomers endured the Great Depression, the Sayward Fire, and conscientious objection hardships in WWII. In recent years you may know of their refugee sponsorship, Ten Thousand Villages (formerly the Global Handshake), MCC relief fairs, and Mennonite contributions to valley-wide music programs. Mennonites founded the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, popularized the theory and practice of restorative justice, and modeled cooperative and mutual aid programs. Terrance James, PhD, is a former special educator and school district administrator. He is author/editor of nine books, including books of local historical […]
The Mennonites of Black Creek