Special Announcement on Plautdietsch
A look at the Low German language
through entertainment and explanation
at Osler Mennonite Church
at Osler, about 30 kms north of Saskatoon
on Friday night, March 7 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
and Saturday morning, March 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
After lunch, the short annual business meeting
of the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan will be held as well.
Program: Professor Jack Thiessen, of Manitoba, a Low German poet and writer, will perform on Friday night and on Saturday. Learn why Plautdietsch is a rich and expressive language.
Chris Cox from Warman, now studying at the University of Alberta, will talk about the history of the Low German language on Saturday morning.
Hank and Anne Neufeld from Manitoba will sing sacred and humorous Low German songs on Friday night and Saturday.
Food: There will be coffee and refreshments on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.
Transportation: A bus will go from Bethany Manor in Saskatoon. Please phone Anne Bueckert at 306 249 0442 for a place. On Friday the bus will leave Bethany Manor at 6:45 p.m. and return immediately after the event. On Saturday the bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. We expect the fare to be under $10.00 return for Friday and also under $10.00 return on Saturday.
What if you cannot speak Low German? This is also for you. Some of what is said will be in English. There will be explanation in English about the language. There will also be stories and poetry in Low German. You will learn why this language is so beautiful and expressive.
For purchase: We will have books on Mennonite history, maps, and much more. Cost: by donation for which you can get a tax deductible receipt. We are starting to raise funds to expand the archives at Bethany Manor.
Sponsored by: Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS). For more information call MHSS at 306 242 6105, or call Jake Buhler at 306 244 1392.
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