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MHS Field Trips: Fall 2016 - “Exploring the Pembina Valley Region of Southern Manitoba”

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 8:15 AM to 9:00 PM

Led by Dr. John Lehr and Ed Ledohowski

Cost: $95 per person for MHS members and $105 per person for non-members.

Tour includes: travel in a washroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus, lunch, dinner, two refreshment breaks and all taxes and gratuities.

The Pembina Valley offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Manitoba, seen to its best advantage in the late fall when the leaves are turning. This tour will start in Winnipeg, leaving the northwest corner of Grant Park Mall’s parking lot at 8:15 AM on Saturday, 1 October. The first stop is in Carman (for coffee) before heading west to Cardinal and south to Manitou, La Riviere and Crystal City. Lunch will be in Pilot Mound, after which the tour will visit Clearwater and Clay Banks Buffalo Jump near Cartwright. The tour then heads east through Snowflake to Star Mound for an al fresco refreshment break at the beautifully preserved old school atop the mound. Proceeding east, the tour then crosses the Pembina Valley several times before entering Pembina Valley Provincial Park, which offers scenic overviews of the valley. Dinner will be at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum, after which the tour returns to the point of departure at Grant Park, arriving at 9:00 PM.

Reservations are accepted on a “first come, first served,” basis, confirmed by payment in full. To reserve your place please contact Jackie Friesen at the Manitoba Historical Society Office. Phone: 204-947-0559. Email Visa and Mastercard are accepted. If planning to pay by cheque, please contact the office to reserve and make payment arrangement in advance, in order to secure your place. Cheques should made payable to “Manitoba Historical Society” and mailed to 710A, 1 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, R3B 0X3.


John Lehr

Dr. John Lehr

John is a retired Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Winnipeg, specializing in Ukrainian settlement in western Canada and South America, communal settlements in Canada and Israel, and provincial parks in Manitoba.

He was President of the Manitoba Historical Society from 1998 to 2000, and he has organized numerous popular and informative field trips for the society.

Ed Ledohowski

Ed is a retired Municipal Heritage Consultant, formerly employed with the Historic Resources Branch of the Manitoba Department of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport, and Consumer Protection. He has done historical research on a wide range of subjects, including settlement in the Interlake region of Manitoba. He served as a consultant on a recent television documentary about steamboats on the Red River during the 19th century.

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