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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Allan Thorleifson

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Allan Thorleifson
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Educator, historian.

A retired high school English teacher, he undertook the development of the Pembina Manitou Digital Archive and has served as its archivist since 2012. He has created an extensive website containing digitized local newspapers, history books, obituaries, and cemetery transcriptions. As the President of the Manitou Opera House Foundation, he fundraised to build an addition on the Opera House that opened in 2016. He is presently working on a project entitled “Bring Nellie Home,” which entails moving two houses lived in by Nellie McClung into Manitou to become a permanent museum. His other interests include fostering choral music in southern Manitoba and his work as an Anglican priest with the Pembina Hills Parishes. He is also a Speech Arts Adjudicator and coaches public speaking and dramatic arts. In May 2017, he received a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion in recognition of his exemplary community service.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Cool Things in the Collection: Cecil Guest and the Town of Hamilton
Manitoba History, Number 85, Fall 2017

Page revised: 9 November 2017

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