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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burla Family Monument (RM of Riding Mountain West)

A monument in the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West, dedicated on 6 August 2005, commemorates George Burla, who left his home in the village of Voloca, Bucovina in 1905 at the age of 15 years, along with his parents and seven siblings, and emigrated to Canada. Starting in February 1910, he homestead near this site. He married Zanshira Unchulenko in July 1914 and they subsequently had nine children, 35 grandchildren, and over 52 great-grandchildren.

Burla family commemorative monument

Burla family commemorative monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.00831, W101.31031
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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