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  1. Spring 2020 Conference & AGM – La Crete – POSTPONED UNTIL Saturday June 5, 2021

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     Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta Annual General Mtg and Spring Conference La Crete Heritage Centre 15411 – Township Rd 1060 La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 

    POSTPONED until Saturday June 5, 2021 based on the best possible advice from Public Health Authorities and governments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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: harderdk@xplornet.com 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 dmtoews@gmail.com 

    $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

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    Registration Fee – $20.00

    To register call the office @ 403-250-1121,send email to financemhsa@gmail.com, or call Dave Jafares – 780-318-4186

    At Holyrood Mennonite Church, 9505- 79 St., Edmonton, AB

    for directions to the church call Dave Jafares , Home 780-438-0404 or Cell 780-318-4186

    Speakers are Roger Epp, Millie & Ike Glick & Chief Calvin Bruneau

    Roger Epp – Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta and author of “We Are All Treaty People”, an exploration of what it means to live in the prairie West with a sense of memory, care, and obligation. He was an honorary witness at hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at Ermineskin First Nation.

    Millie Glick – Retired Co-Director of Mennonite Voluntary Service in Northern Alberta; mother of five, grandmother of eight; loves poetry, and is the author of “Bush Tales”.

    Ike Glick – Retired First Nations Community Development Specialist; He worked with Calling Lake residents to develop a local Health Centre, and with three other  communities (Sandy and Chipewyan Lakes and Anzac) to establish schools. He became instrumental in socio-economic initiatives based on local skills and resources.

    Calvin Bruneau – Chief of the Papaschase First Nation, he is the elected chief and a direct descendant of Chief Papaschase. He was instrumental in ensuring that the City of Edmonton acknowledge the Traditional Burial ground and Fort Edmonton Cemetery. He is re-establishing the Papaschase First Nation.

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