Where Is Your Family From?

May 16, 2024

We were so incredibly lucky to host the Leaving Canada exhibit recently! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by, and to the exhibit’s sponsors:  Mennonite Community Services of Southern Ontario, the Norfolk Community Help Centre, and the Mennonite Central Committee. Additional thanks to the exhibit’s developers, the Mennonite Heritage Village, the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, and the Plett Foundation. We had a great turnout, with 550 people attending the exhibit, including 280 students! We are very grateful to have received over $1,000 in donations from visitors attending the exhibit and partaking in the tours offered by MCS.

Our “Share Your Story” room prompted visitors to tell us where their families are from. Thank you to everyone who took a moment to share their heritage with us! It’s so heartwarming to see that our community is so diverse.

Sticky notes gathered on a wall around text that reads, "where is your family from?" The sticky notes have various countries and cities written on them.