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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ukrainian Pioneer Mass Grave Site (Municipality of Rossburn)

In May 1899, a group of Slavic settlers in what is now the Municipality of Rossburn were camped at this site. They were stricken with scarlet fever and 42 children and three adults died. They were buried here in a mass grave. A stone monument erected at the site by the Parkland Ukrainian Pioneer Association gives their names. It was designated as a municipal historic site in 1990.

Monuments at the site commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada in 1941 and the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada in 1991.

Ukrainian Pioneer Mass Grave Site

Ukrainian Pioneer Mass Grave Site (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.64116, W100.59417
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Ukrainian Pioneer Mass Grave Site, SW 22-19-23 WPM, Oakburn area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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