Paul Born and Dr. Marlene Epp are the speakers at an event hosted by the Mennonite Historical Society of BC on Sunday, June 2 in Abbotsford.

Paul Born and Dr. Marlene Epp are the speakers at an event hosted by the Mennonite Historical Society of BC on Sunday, June 2 in Abbotsford.

Mennonite Historical Society hosts three-part event

Event on Sunday, June 2 at King Road Church in Abbotsford

The Mennonite Historical Society of BC invites the public to a three-pronged event on Sunday, June 2 at King Road MB Church, 32068 King Rd.

The event begins at 2:30 pm with a free talk by Dr. Marlene Epp and Paul Born: “Living with Loss and Finding Belonging: The Stories of Postwar Mennonite Refugees.”

These are dramatic stories of suffering and loss in World War II Europe and the USSR. They are also stories of resilience – immigrants finding refuge in Canada.

The day continues with “faspa” – a light Mennonite lunch – at 4:30 pm. Cost is $15. Tickets are available at MHSBC at 1818 Clearbrook Rd., by phone at 604-853-6177 or online at mhsbc.com.

The third event is a celebration in word and song of the experiences of World War II Mennonite refugees finding a home in Canada. The free event begins at 6 p.m.

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