It was in 1788 when Mennonites first migrated from Prussia to what was then known as New Russia and is today part of Ukraine. Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) board member, Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein has given leadership to the planning of a weekend event to celebrate this significant 225th anniversary.

The celebrations on Saturday, November 15 will take place at the Mennonite Heritage Centre on the campus of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Presenters will include Dr. John J. Friesen, Dr. Harvey G. Plett, Dr. Mark Jantzen and Dr. Peter Letkemann, Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein and Edwin Hoeppner. Admission for the day will be $20.

Celebrations will continue in the Mennonite Heritage Village Auditorium in Steinbach on Sunday night from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. The evening will include music by The Carillons, a presentation by Len Loeppky on his May, 2014 tour of Poland and Ukraine, an update on the work of MHV by Executive Director, Barry Dyck, and refreshments. Admission for the evening is $15.

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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.