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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project

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The Manitoba Prairie Churches Project was established in 2003 as a joint project between the J. M. Kaplan Fund of New York City, the Thomas Sill Foundation of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch. The previous year, the Board of Directors of the Kaplan Foundation determined that numerous churches in North Dakota, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba were under threat of demolition due to their deteriorating physical condition, and that they warranted preservation. It was subsequently extended beyond its initial focus on church buildings to include other structure types, as the Manitoba Prairie Icons Project.

Grant applications were received from groups in Manitoba, with funds provided by each of the partners and technical advice from the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch. During the five-year term of the program, funding was provided to 28 rural and small town churches in all six of Manitoba’s major administrative regions: Norman, Interlake, Parkland, Westman, Central, and Eastman. Fourteen restoration projects were undertaken in the Prairie Icons program.

Manitoba Prairie Churches

Archibald United Church (RM of Pembina)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Municipality of Rossburn)

La Chapelle de Notre-Dame-du-Bons-Secours (Avenue du Couvent, Winnipeg)

Charlebois Roman Catholic Chapel (108 First Street West, The Pas)

Christ Church Anglican (Cartwright, Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

Cromer United Church (Cromer, RM of Pipestone)

Deloraine Presbyterian Church (Deloraine, Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

l’Eglise de l’Enfant-Jesus (Richer, RM of Ste. Anne)

Grunnavatns Lutheran Church (RM of Coldwell)

Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)

Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church (Cooks Creek, RM of Springfield)

Kola Anglican Church of the Advent (RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

St. Alban’s Anglican Church (Oak Lake, RM of Sifton)

Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church (162 Centrale Avenue, Ste. Anne)

St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

St. George’s Anglican Church (Glenora, RM of Argyle)

Ste. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church and Rectory (Ste. Genevieve, RM of Tache)

St. George’s Anglican Church (Holmfield, Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain)

St. Helen’s Anglican Church (Fairford, RM of Grahamdale)

St. Joachim Roman Catholic Church (La Broquerie, RM of La Broquerie)

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church (Mafeking, RM of Mountain)

Old St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (RM of Stuartburn)

St. Paul’s Anglican Church (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Municipality of Harrison Park)

Ste. Theresa Roman Catholic Chapel (Cardinal, Municipality of Lorne)

Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection (Dauphin)

Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of the Ascension (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul (RM of Dauphin)

Manitoba Prairie Icons

Canadian Pacific Railway Station (301 Third Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

Commonwealth Air Training Museum (Brandon)

Darlingford Memorial Park (Darlingford, Municipality of Pembina)

Emerson Town Hall and Court House (104 Church Street, Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Hamm Housebarn (Neubergthal, Municipality of Rhineland)

Hans Erickson Log House (RM of Lac du Bonnet)

Gardenton Truss Bridge (Gardenton, RM of Stuartburn)

Gimli Dance Pavilion (1 Fourth Avenue, Gimli)

Inglis Grain Elevators (Inglis, RM of Riding Mountain West)

Manitoba Agricultural Museum (Austin, Municipality of North Norfolk)

H. P. Tergesen General Store (82 First Avenue, Gimli)

Ukrainian Peoples Home of Ivan Franko (Angusville, RM of Riding Mountain West)

Willow Plain School (Sarto, RM of Hanover)


The Manitoba Prairie Churches Project & The Manitoba Prairie Icons Project, 2003-2008, Final Report by Ed Ledohowski, Gordon Menzies and Hugh Arklie, October 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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