CTMS Event

Russlaender 100 Ontario Events Preview

May 09 7:00PM

In July 2023, the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada will commemorate the 1920s immigration of Mennonites from the Soviet Union with a cross-Canada tour. This webinar, hosted by Aileen Friesen (CTMS), previews events in Ontario.


  • Marlene Epp – introduction
  • Henry Paetkau – history of the Russlaender in Ontario
  • Laureen Harder-Gissing – Russlaender materials in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario
  • Leonard Enns – overview of his original composition “The Place of Memory”
  • David G. Neufeld – preview of Niagara Peninsula tour
  • Ed Janzen – preview of Waterloo Region tour