The Access Project was a program of community education in cooperation with the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Project (VORP) of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Corrections. The program ran from 1977-1980. In 1977, the Access Project created two educational slide shows, one on "The Law, Crime and the Administration of Justice" and another on "Juvenile Delinquency." Slides were also taken for use in displays and for a television series on "Crime and the Community." The slides in this file are assumed to have been created for the above purposes. The slides came to the Archives in no particular order, and may have been used for more than one presentation. No scripts for the slideshows have been located.
This file consists of photographs from Lewis Reesor's time at the Montreal River Alternative Service Work Camp in northern Ontario. Reesor was in Group 4, which served from 25 Nov 1941-24 Mar 1942. This group overlapped with Group 5, which served from 9 Dec 1941-11 Jul 1942.
The East Africa Revival began as an ecumenical, grass-roots Christian renewal movement in 1929. The movement emphasized a personal acceptance of Jesus Christ, and encouraged a Christ-centered life in community that broke down barriers of denomination, race, class and ethnicity. Women took significant leadership roles in the movement.
North American Mennonite missionaries returning from East Africa spoke of the influence of the revival on their lives, and sought to bring the same revival to North American Mennonites through itineration and fellowship conferences. In 1981, Simeon and Edna Hurst and Ron and Marjorie Lofthouse from Ontario attended an East Africa revival fellowship retreat in Minneapolis. They were inspired to bring a similar retreat to Ontario, forming the Canada East Fellowship Retreat. Photographs in this file are publicity images used in annual Canada East Fellowship Retreat brochures.
Colour slides taken in 1979 by Carl Zehr of four events: the Mennonite Relief Sale in New Hamburg, an auction at the Waterloo stockyards, a visit to the Wellesley Brand Apple Products processing plant, and a barn raising by Mennonite Disaster Service in Woodstock, Ontario.
This file contains photographs of ancestors and descendants of Christian S. Bender and Annie (Kennel) Bender. Items 19-30 are from a photograph album compiled by Joseph Kennel, probably after his return to Canada, containing largely unidentified photographs of Kennel relatives from France, Germany and Algeria.
The album contains photographs of Cressman's time as a conscientious objector in Alternative Service in British Columbia from 1942-1943. Although primarily based at the Goldstream (Langford) camp, Cressman and the other COs sometimes worked in the local community or in other CO camps on Vancouver Island. Most of the men in the photographs are fellow COs from Ontario, along with a few staff of the British Columbia Forestry Service.
Photographs in the album are predominantly from Gordon Eby's time in the military, 1914-1919. Some photographs of family before and after the war are also included. Captions were probably composed and added by Anne Eby Millar, Gordon's daughter. The photographs and captions together narrate chronologically Gordon Eby's family of origin, his experience in the First World War with the 118th and 21st battalions as a signaler, the months spent in Germany at the end of the war as a translator, his marriage in 1921, and his growing family.