Non-Chapter Activities and Events

Volga Germans Celebrate 250th Anniversary - Across North America
To celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the German colonies along the Volga River in Russia, the Volga German Institute at Fairfield University is hosting a series of events across North America in 2017.

Events are already scheduled for:
Laurel, Maryland
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Billings, Montana
Phoenix, Arizona
Chicago, Illinois
Fairfield, Connecticut

Plans are being finalized for:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Hays, Kansas
Topeka, Kansas
Fresno, California
Edmonton, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta
Pine Island, New York

The program sessions will vary at each location. For details, check the VGI events website here.

Volhynian Tours
May & Sep 2017
Email for more details.

Canada Day Festival
The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE) is hosting a large-scale Canada Day Festival on July 1st from 12pm-8pm to celebrate Canada 150 and we would like you to be a part of it! This event will feature 100+ cultural and community pavilions covering a broad range of interests but all sharing the commonality of adding to the vibrancy of our nation. The Calgary Chapter will be participating in this event.

July 12 - 16, 2017
Hosted by Dakota Pioneers Bismarck/Mandan Chapter, Bismarck, North Dakota
Click here for more details.

Eastern European Family History Conference
July 17-21, 2017
Plaza Hotel Salt Lake City
Click here for more details.

2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
July 28 - 30, 2017
Hosted in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Germanic Genealogy Society
Click here or here for more details.

Volga German Tours
Jun & Aug 2017 Tour Guides - Drs. Brent Mai and Mila Koretnikov
Click here for more details.

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Convention - July 28-30, 2017, Minneapolis, Minnesota
For more information, click here

Family Roots Seminar
“Our Canada Our Stories”
Sept 23, 2017
Click here for more details.

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
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