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The Great Trek Tour with John Sharp

Tour Dates: May 23 - June 3, 2010
Tour Leaders: John Sharp and Fred Redekop

Follow your Mennonite brothers and sisters on the trail to freedom along the legendary Silk Road. Join history professor, John Sharp whose passion and knowledge of the Great Trek will give you insight into this chapter of the Mennonite story, as you travel through splendid landscape and culture.

Delight in the splendours of Istanbul and Bukhara while catching a glimpse of the many cultures that collide in Uzbekistan;

Drive along the most famous trading route in the world, while learning newly-discovered details about the Mennonite experience on this route through letters, journals, and documents of the trekkers;

Enjoy the uncommon hospitality of the people of Serabulak, who also offered welcome to our ancestors, and see the lasting Mennonite influences as you listen to the villagers of Ak Metchet.

To register for any of these tours or for more information, email or phone 1-800-565-0451 today.

Holiday Travel Presents

R U S S I A Historical Moscow
& Mennonite Siberia Omsk-Slavgorod Mennonite Settlements

Optional Post Tour Extension-Ukraine Mennonite Colonies - June 5- 23, 2011. Plan ahead for next year, but remember the booking deadline is March 15, 2011.

For tour details contact tour host: Len Loeppky
14 Springwood Bay,
Steinbach, MB, R5G 2E8 or 1-204-326-2613

Pilgrims on the Silk Road - by Walter R. Ratliff

Walter R. Ratliff, who has done considerable research into the era and journey of the Mennonites' Great Trek on the Silk Road of Asia, has now produced a book that will be of great interest to those who have roots to ancestors on that original Trek. You may read more about the book and order it from the Ratliff site - HERE.

100th Anniversary Celebrations in 2010

There are five churches in the Saskatchewan Valley area celebrating their 100th Anniversaries this summer, and one their 50th.

Celebrating 100 Years of God's Faithfulness
In Five Congregations

Aberdeen Mennonite Church

June 5th and 6th 2010

Laird Mennonite Church
August 28th and 29th 2010

Tiefengrund Rosenort Mennonite Church
July 24th and 25th 2010

Zoar Mennonite Church Langham
July 16th to July 18th 2010

Zoar Mennonite Church Waldheim
July 2nd and July 3rd 2010

Celebrating 50 Years of God's Faithfulness
Carrot River Mennonite Church

April 18th 2010

Please see this separate PDF document for contacts to get more information from specific churches.

[last updated - Aug/26/2021]

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan

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Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7H8
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