I like telling stories. And I like trains. So when organizers of the “Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100 Tour” asked if I would join the cross-country train tour as a reporter, it wasn’t a hard decision to make. Yes!
Through the tour, which ran from July 6-24—I was on the first and third legs—I was able to meet people from across Canada, the U.S., Ukraine and Japan on the trip and learn about their connection to the 21,000 Mennonites who left the Soviet Union for Canada between 1923 and 1930.
It was a privilege to hear and write about their stories...
For the rest of this blog post, visit canadianmennonite.org/stories/mom-final-post.
John Longhurst is a freelance writer from Winnipeg who blogged about the first and third legs of the tour.