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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Father Jean-Pierre Aulneau and J. B. La Vérendrye Memorial (Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

A memorial in the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery on Tache Avenue in Winnipeg, erected by La Société Historique de Saint-Boniface, features sculptures of missionary Father Jean Pierre Aulneau, Jean Baptiste La Vérendrye, and 19 others who were killed on an island in the Lake of the Woods on 6 June 1736.

Aulneau - La Vérendrye Memorial

Aulneau - La Vérendrye Memorial (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Aulneau - La Vérendrye Memorial

Aulneau - La Vérendrye Memorial (June 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88933, W97.12265
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Jean Baptiste Gaultier de La Vérendrye (1713-1736)

Memorable Manitobans: Jean Pierre Aulneau (1705-1736)

Sources:

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 September 2021

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