8 responses to Amish Moving To Fourth Canadian Province
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    Shirley Chapel
    Comment on Snow, Snow and More Snow (November 7th, 2017 at 09:32)

    Snow, Snow and More Snow

    The Amish Turkey must love the snow! There’s a lot more of it in Manitoba than there is in Ontario.

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    Shirley Chapel
    Comment on Oops (November 7th, 2017 at 09:34)

    Oops

    Meant truly not turkey. Kindle fire has its own mind.

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    Comment on Old Order Amish, Old Order Mennonites, Hutterites etc. (November 7th, 2017 at 09:42)

    Old Order Amish, Old Order Mennonites, Hutterites etc.

    Manitoba is the home of thousands of Anabaptists. Winnipeg, the capital, has more Mennonites than any other major city in the world. There are over 100 Hutterites colonies here averaging over 100 souls each. Just about every type of Mennonite known to man lives here, from ultra conservative to ultra liberal. The huge majority are probably somewhere in the middle. Most do not dress plain. Also coming here from Ontario, the Old Order horse and buggy Mennonites have a community at Gladstone, but it has been riddled with scandal (abuse etc.) and one of the leaders is serving time in prison. They are trying to regroup now. The Old Order Amish will find themselves welcome in Manitoba. The Hutterites, in particular, have a healthy respect for their Anabaptist “cousins”.

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      Comment on Hutterites in Manitoba (November 7th, 2017 at 12:30)

      Hutterites in Manitoba

      Thanks for mentioning the Hutterites Terry. Looks like next year is the 100-year anniversary of their presence in the province.

      http://www.hutterites.org/history/call-photos-commemorate-hutterite-manitoba-centennial/

      After Alberta, Manitoba has the second-largest Hutterite population:

      http://www.hutterites.org/the-leut/distribution/

      And for anyone curious, a couple years ago Linda Maendel, member of a Manitoba colony, answered several questions for us on Hutterite life:

      http://amishamerica.com/manitoba-hutterite-linda-maendel/
      http://amishamerica.com/ask-linda-maendel-about-the-hutterites/
      http://amishamerica.com/what-is-communal-life-like-for-hutterites/
      http://amishamerica.com/the-hutterites-technology/
      http://amishamerica.com/hutterite-education/

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      Comment on Amish Moving To Fourth Canadian Province (November 7th, 2017 at 17:43)

      The 4th Largest City Steinbach in Manitoba was founded by Mennonites in 1874 and they are still one of the largest pop. in the city and area. They moved here from Russia and are a different group of Mennonites (Northern Germany and area) then the Amish (which came from Switzerland and Southern Germany, and French)

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    Comment on Anabaptists in Manitoba (November 7th, 2017 at 19:42)

    Anabaptists in Manitoba

    In 1978, some Ontario Mennonites (car driving Old Orders) made an exploratory trip to the area near where the Gladstone Mennonites are located now. At the time I felt that Manitoba had enough different kinds of Mennonites without our group adding to the confusion. We ended up finding a new location in Ontario.

    I am waiting to see Amish or Mennonites moving to a 5th Canadian province, Quebec.

  • Mennos and Amish-Mennos already in 10 Canadian Provinces (and 3 Northern Territories!)

    Hi Osiah
    Pretty sure there already are Mennonites and even Amish-Mennonites in all of the provinces and territories and have been for some time;) Maybe not in large numbers and not too visible in some places, but you will find them if you know where to look.

    Just kidding – I know you mean Old Order groups.
    Best regards.

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