Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Birthplace of the resistance

  • Print

Not far from where two rivers meet sits a historic parish community that is often — and proudly — referred to as the place where Manitoba began. The community of St. Norbert is teeming with storied treasures, legend, drama and history. Its monuments, church, chapel, streets, parks, monastery and more tell the story of one of Manitoba’s earliest Métis communities. It is a story that places the parish firmly at the centre of a larger story, the creation of the province of Manitoba.

The first St. Norbert Church was a log building built on the banks of the Red River. A second, larger church was built there in 1883 but it burned down in 1929. The third and current church was built in 1937. KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

Poll

Should Canada send heavy military equipment to Ukraine?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google