Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fannystelle Monument (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)

In 1889, the Comtesse Marthe D’Albuféra directed her agent, Thomas Alfred Bernier, to begin the construction of a colony in Manitoba to be called Fannystelle (“Fanny’s Star”) in commemoration of her late confidante Fanny Rives, whose monument is located west of the Sacre Coeur Church. The following summer a chapel, presbytery, and the first houses were built on her land and the surrounding farms, groups of immigrants came from France and later from Quebec in 1889, 1891, 1895, and 1899.

This plaque was unveiled on 1 July 1989, with a time capsule located north of it.

Fannystelle commemorative monument

Fannystelle commemorative monument (May 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.74465, W97.77778
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fannystelle Consolidated School No. 767 (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2021

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