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MHSA 2021 AGM Poster May 29.docx: Please note our 2021 AGM is coming up on Saturday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM! A Zoom link will be emailed to the members prior to the AGM.

MHSA 2021 Spring Conference – invite: Please note our Spring Conference 2021 is coming up on Saturday April 24 at 2:00 p.m. via ZOOM! A ZOOM link will be emailed to the members prior to the conference. We will be streaming “Volendam: A Refugee Story“, the award-winning 2020 film by Andrew Wall, followed by commentary and Q & A with historian Ted Regehr. Volendam is an 84 minute feature documentary examining the story of Russian Mennonite refugees who fled west with the retreating German Army during World War Two, desperate to escape the horrors of Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta Annual General Mtg and Spring Conference La Crete Heritage Centre 15411 – Township Rd 1060 La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 NOTE: TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 4, 2022.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 Coffee & Registration 9:30 am Annual General Meeting – 10:00 AM Light noon meal at 12:00 included Spring Conference – 1:00 PM La Crete & Russian Mennonite History Also featuring: The La Crete Drawbangers Comedy Group Conf Registration: $20.00 Light Snack and Conversation to follow For more information email: Guest Speakers Susan Siemens – Program Coordinator La Crete Heritage Centre & Agricultural Society. Mennonite Mutual Insurance of Alberta Board Member, Certified in Museum Studies. Dr. Colin Neufeldt – Professor of History at Concordia University of Edmonton and a Barrister and Solicitor. Colin’s research is on the history of Mennonites in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Publications include The Public and Private Lives of Mennonite Kolkhoz Chairmen in the Khortytsia and Molochansk German National Raĭony in Ukraine (1928–1934).

“Join US on the BUS” We have booked a 50 passenger bus departing Calgary 7 AM Friday June 5th, also picking up at Didsbury, Red Deer & Edmonton. Returning Sunday evening June 7th. $110/person. $50 deposit for bus trip due May 1. Local La Crete Tours TBD. Call Dave Toews 780-218-7411 or email 

$50.00 deposit per person for the bus trip is due by May 1, 2020 (to be sent to the office in Calgary): MHSA, Attention: Ellie Janz, #223 – 2946 – 32 St NE, Calgary AB T1Y 6J7