Westgate students at rally

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A Moment from Yesterday

December 31, 2019 | Opinion | Volume 24 Issue 1
Laureen Harder-Gissing |
(Photo: The Canadian Mennonite / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

In 1968, 115 Westgate Mennonite Collegiate students joined 2,000 members of Students for Educational Equality and Democracy (SEED) for a rally at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg. These students of private and parochial schools were seeking provincial funding, as recommended by a royal commission in Manitoba a decade before. This photo was cropped to appear on the front page of The Canadian Mennonite on May 7, 1968. The uncropped, archival photo is shown here. Can any of these young students be identified?

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

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(Photo: The Canadian Mennonite / Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

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