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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (Fishing River, RM of Dauphin)

The first Ukrainian settlers to this area of Manitoba, in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, arrived here from western Ukraine in 1897. The first church service was held in May 1897 and the first permanent church was built in 1914, named the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Ghost Fishing River. The last service was celebrated on 18 June 1978 by Reverend Mitred Michael Klymchak. A fieldstone cairn was erected here on 22 June 2002 in memory of pioneers of this region. The associated cemetery is situated across the road.

Site of the former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church

Site of the former Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (May 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.44857, W100.08788
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery (Fishing River, RM of Dauphin)


We thank Theresa Marie Deyholod (Fort Dauphin Museum) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 October 2017

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