Gary Snider

A Moment from Yesterday

February 10, 2021 | Opinion | Volume 25 Issue 4
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Mennonite Archives of Ontario
(Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

In 1984, a local reporter interviews Gary Snider, dressed in clothes his grandfather wore when he arrived as an immigrant from the Soviet Union 60 years before. Three hundred people took part in this commemorative walk, retracing the route of a group of 1924 Mennonite immigrants from a railway siding in Uptown Waterloo, Ont., to Erb Street Mennonite Church. Upon arriving at Erb Street, members of the Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, formed by the immigrants, presented a plaque in appreciation for the welcome they received in 1924. What historical walks should we be retracing today?

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