Horizon School Division celebrates Mennonite Heritage Week September 12-16, 2022.
On May 29, 2019, the Government of Canada adopted a motion to officially declare the second week of September as Mennonite Heritage Week. This week is an opportunity to learn more about Mennonite Canadians, their unique history, their vibrant culture, and their contributions that have helped shape our country.
The presence of Mennonites in what is now Canada dates back to the late 1700s. They came to this country to escape war and persecution in other lands. They risked everything to come to a place where they would be safe, not to mention free to practice their faith and live their lives in peace. The history of the Mennonites and their ability to contribute to building an open, welcoming, and prosperous society is a testament to the values they hold dear. These values are Canadian values.
Schools across our division will be taking part in activities celebrating Mennonite Heritage Week.