Author Archives: Bill Schroeder

Mennonites – People of the Plains

On a recent visit to Netherlands we rented a car and drove to the province of Friesland, land of my forefathers. Specific Dutch locations linked to family ancestry have long been lost in the mists of time, notwithstanding my father’s considerable research. After five centuries, three intervening countries, and several refugee crises, it is understandable that maintaining […]

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Who should Mennonites cheer for in soccer’s World Cup?

Netherlands! At least ethnic Russian Mennonites should, those whose ancestors came to Canada primarily in the 1870’s, 1920’s, or 1950’s and still form a good portion of the Canadian Mennonite population.

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Email issues resolved!

By Tim Brandt

Our Gmail email account is back:  [email protected] . You may contact us  there or through this website or via our facebook page @RhubarbMagazine  and you may certainly write to us at the Mennonite Literary Society, 606-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3.

Now is a good time to subscribe!

Speaking of facebook, we’ve got a fun little request going – we’re asking you to share any ‘Rhubarb culture’ images or memories or thoughts.

Our next issue ‘Mennonite Stories’ (R#41) will be out soon-ish!

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – a (dead) Mennonite Literary Society Fundraiser for Rhubarb

By Tim Brandt

Bring your favorite dead Mennonite to Life at the Publisher’s Spring Faspa Feast!

Publisher Victor Enns will host and serve at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017

To attend, please register asap via email ([email protected]) as space is limited to 12 – yes this is a Last Supper of sorts, but promises to be inspiring and fun.

Bring a short (max 5 minutes) story/reading about or by your favorite deceased Mennonite person and don’t tell who it is – keep us guessing for a prize donated by the host.

This fundraiser dinner/evening will take place on the shore of Lake Winnipeg near Gimli and we will coordinate ridesharing to keep it fun and economical.

We are asking $100 per person to attend – all proceeds going to sustain Rhubarb