August 17, 2020 Volume 24 Issue 17 | The Conference of Mennonites in Canada annual session was held in July 1975, in Swift Current, Sask. Hot weather put participants’ “cool” to the test. The assembly was not only about business but also about relationships and, as such, there was time for work and play, including a game of volleyball, pictured. While our lives have carried on during the pandemic, and many have continued to work, thanks to technology, what has been lost includes times and spaces to build relationships, with little time and means for play. As our COVID-19 situation evolves, we need to remember to encourage people to play together and make time for it.