Save the date.

Come together in song to commemorate the centenary of the 1920s Mennonite immigration to Ontario from settlements in present-day Russia and Ukraine.

Featuring: Music leading by Mark Diller Harder, and community members.

More information to come!

The Centenary

Between the years 1923 and 1929, approximately 20,000 Mennonites immigrated to Canada from the former Soviet Union / present-day Ukraine and Russia. They settled in rural and urban communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. These refugee migrants are often called  Russlaender.


Donations will be accepted to cover modest event costs, with additional proceeds supporting the MCC Russlaender Remembrance Fund. The fund covers three MCC projects: Indigenous Neighbours, Ukraine Ministry and Refugee Resettlement.

Supported by

institue of anabaptist and mennonite studies logo (IAMS)
Mennonite historical society of Ontario, written in black gothic script.


St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 54 Benton Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 3H2


Would you like to get involved in this event? Interested volunteers are encouraged to reach out to the organizing committee via email.