Historic Sites of Manitoba: Russian Orthodox Orphanage Monument (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)

In 1905, Archbishop Vladyka Arseny established the first Russian Orthodox orphanage at this site near Sifton in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. It was destroyed, along with nearby sheds and a nunnery, in 1924. Two years later, the Holy Ascension Monastery and Rectory was built here to house graduated priests. It was abandoned in 1990 and demolished in 1997.

Memorial to the Russian Orthodox Orphanage at Sifton

Memorial to the Russian Orthodox Orphanage at Sifton (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.36182, W100.16653
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)


This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 July 2020

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