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29th Canadian Conference - Winnipeg, MB - July 1938

This is a photo of the delegates and their families taken during the summer convention of the Northern District of the General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church of North America (later called the Canadian Conference of MB Churches). The photo was probably taken after the Sunday morning worship service, which appears to have taken place in the Roller Rink in downtown Winnipeg.

62nd convention of the G.C. of MB Churches in Wichita

This photo shows the delegates posing for a group picture outside a tent at the "last" session of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Church in North America held in Wichita, Kansas, July 8-10, 1999. An accompanying key identifies some of the 326 persons on the photograph. A paper copy in the file identifies some of the people on the photo. The convention in 2001 (Abbotsford) celebrated the achievement of the "General Conference" and launched the "divested" version as USMB and CCMBC.

Coggins, Jim, 1949-

Altenfest, Winkler Bible Camp, Burwalde, July 31, 1966

This is a photo taken of participants at the "Altenfest" ( seniors' reunion) at Winkler Bible Camp, Burwalde, Manitoba on July 31, 1966. Approximately 100 men and women dressed in Sunday attire, including hats for the women, pose in neat rows against the backdrop of tall trees.


B.C. Conference Executive, June, 1971

This is a photo of the B.C. conference executive taken in June, 1971. This includes Jacob H. Quiring (2nd from left), G. Thielmann on the far right, Rudy Willms second from right along with, Harry Pankratz, and Herbert N. Hamm.


Board of Education

The back of this photo states that this is a photo of the Board of Education of the General Conference of MB churches. A group of 13 men is seated around tables in a room whose walls are decorated with floral wallpaper and wood paneling.

Canadian Conference - Clearbrook, BC - 1950

This photo is a group portrait of the delegates at a Canadian MB Conference convention (2 copies in oversized file, 1 copy filed as NP 10-2-45). They pose along the side of a large building. Those identified include: Row 1: Left to Right: 6th J.B. Toews, 8th Heinrich J. Regehr, 9th J.A. Toews, 10th C.A. DeFehr, 11th Johannes Harder, 22nd Abram Toews. Row 2: Left to Right: 15th A.H. Unruh, 16th B.B. Janz. Row 3: Left to Right: Sukkau, George, 8th Cornelius Balzer, 26th Victor Martens. Row 4: Right to Left: 2nd William Neufeld, 3rd C.C. Warkentin, 6th B.B. Fast.

Canadian Conference - Virgil, ON

This is a photo of a gathering at the 1954 Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference held at Virgil, Ontario. The general church services were held in nearby St. Catharines. Attendees are seated in a hockey arena. A large choir in white shirts and blouses sits in the bleachers near the small stage on which a number of people are seated. The photo has been taken from the back of the arena facing the stage.

Canadian Conference Board of Reference and Council (n.d.)

This is a photo of a March, 1965 meeting of the Board of Reference and Counsel of the Canadian MB Conference. 11 men in dark suits are seated in a semi-circle around an oval table. A portrait of A.H. Unruh hangs on the wall behind them. Beginning on the left and proceeding around the table, the following men can be recognized: #4 D.B. Wiens, #5 J.H. Quiring, #6 I.W. Redekopp, #7 John G. Baerg, #10 Henry Penner, #11 David Ewert,


Canadian Conference in Yarrow, B.C. (n.d.)

This is a photograph taken at the General Conference of the North American Mennonite Brethren Churches held in Yarrow, B.C. The photo is taken from the platform, showing the backs of several individuals and faces a completely full church sanctuary. Almost all present are male save for a few women in the balcony and in the back rows of the main floor.The church is large, white and completely unadorned.

Canadian Conference leaders, 1959/60 in Hepburn, SK

This is a photo of the 1959-1960 Canadian Conference Executive taken in Hepburn, Saskatchewan in 1959. Four men in suits pose against a wall. Left to right they are: D.K. Duerksen - secretary, D.J. Pankratz - moderator, F.C. Peters - assistant moderator, and C.A. DeFehr - treasurer.


Canadian MB Conference - July 4-9, 1958 - Winnipeg

This photo is a group portrait of delegates sitting in the pews of the North Kildonan MB Church at a Canadian MB Conference convention (3 copies). Some of the delegates identified include: Front row: Cornelius C. Warkentin (1st left), Benjamin B. Janz (2nd left), Cornelius A. DeFehr (4th left), David D. Duerksen (5th left), John A. Toews (6th left), A. H. Unruh (8th left), A.E. Janzen (10th left). Second row from front: John M. Schmidt (1st left), John B. Toews (13th left). Third row from front: Cornelius C. Peters (8th left), Abraham H. Toews (14th left). Fourth row from front: Jacob J. Toews (1st left), David D. Pauls (15th left). Fifth row from front: Herman Lenzmann (9th left). 8th row from front: George Reimer (9th left). Front row standing: Willy Janz (8th left), B.B. Fast (18th left), Frank Sawatzky (24th left). Second row standing: Jacob J. Peters (1st left), Alexander Dirks (5th left). Back row standing: Walter Wiebe (5th left), Jacob Franz (9th left), Jacob H. Quiring (17th left), Peter Dahl (20th left), A.A. DeFehr (25th left).

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