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MHS Field Trip: Spring 2019 - “Western Interlake”


Saturday, 15 June 2019, 8:30 AM to 8:15 PM

MHS Field Trip: Spring 2019 - “Western Interlake”

Join us and explore the natural and cultural heritage of Manitoba. In conjunction with the St. Francois Xavier Historical Society (SFXHS), the Manitoba Historical Society is organizing a field trip to explore the western Interlake region of Manitoba. The trip will depart from Winnipeg at 8:30 AM, proceeding via St. Francois Xavier to St. Laurent, Camper (the site of a former Jewish farm colony), Ashern, and Steep Rock. It will return to the Winnipeg point of departure at 8:15 PM.

Cost: $92 per person for MHS and SFXHS members and $112 per person for non-members. The tour includes lunch and dinner, a refreshment break, transportation by washroom-equipped, air-conditioned motor coach, and all entrance fees and gratuities. For further information or details, please contact the MHS office at 204-947-0559. Payment may also be made in advance by phoning the MHS office for purchase via credit card, cheque, or in person with cash, or by visiting the EventBrite website.

Departure point in Winnipeg: to be announced later


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.

John Lehr

Dr. Keven Van Camp

Keven retired as Chief Superintendent of the Frontier School Division. He was raised in the south west Interlake where his maternal family settled in 1878. He has a lifelong interest in the western Interlake region and its people. He has conducted tours with the St. Francois Xavier Historical Society and jointly with Manitoba Historical Society.

Page revised: 17 March 2019

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