Approximately 200 people came to celebrate the founders and builders of MHV on Saturday, March 22. By all accounts, it was a great evening. From the invocation by Arden Thiessen to the music by the Eastman Male Choir to the reflections by Eric Friesen to the cake and coffee served by the MHV Auxiliary to the recognition of the founders and builders by John J. Friesen, all were well done and well received by the audience. A big shout-out goes to all these people as well as our sponsors and the planning committee led by John Friesen, and assisted ably by Tashia Lapeire. Thanks for a wonderful celebration.

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Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.