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. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

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Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.