An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘Mennonites

Crosshill Old Colony Mennonite Church

Many Old Order Colony Mennonites left western Canada early in the 20th century to settle in Mexico. Today a few thousand of them live in Mexico’s northern states, particularly Chihuahua and Durango. Some have returned to Southern Ontario including Waterloo Region and this congregation meets in the hamlet of Crosshill, Wellesley Township. (map) You can read more about Old Colony Mennonites at the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) website.

Written by Ruth

December 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

Three Bridges School

Bell above Three Bridges Public School

The Three Bridges Public School is in Woolwich Township. It has a long history as a rural school and has maintained its distinctive small school status. The website of Mennonite Heritage Portrait has interesting information about Mennonite parochial schools and this public school which still attracts traditional Mennonite students.

Sign post in the school yard

Written by Ruth

November 18, 2010 at 12:09 am

Hawkesville Road

A horse and buggy passes River Song Catering and Banquet Facilities at 632 Hawkesville Road a short distance outside of St. Jacobs.  The outdoor smoking area below overlooks the Conestoga River.

Written by Ruth

October 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Meeting House Parking Lot

Written by Ruth

October 17, 2010 at 12:01 am

Gone Fishing

The owners of this horse, buggy, and tackle box were fishing along the banks of the Conestoga River.

Written by Ruth

October 8, 2010 at 12:05 am

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