One of the traditions of the Russian Mennonites is a light, late-afternoon Sunday meal known as faspa. It usually consists of buns, cheese, jam, cake or cookies, and coffee. Sometimes cold cuts of meat are included as well. The MHV Auxiliary will be serving their annual “Sunday Faspa” on Sunday, May 6, at 2:30 PM in the Village Centre Auditorium. Entertainment will include presentations by our Senior Curator, Roland Sawatzky, and Val McKinley (University of Winnipeg) about the former village of Blumenhof and the findings from recent archeological digs at that site. There will also be special music by “The Reimer6.” Admission is $10.00 per person, and tickets are available at the door at MHV.

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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.