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Photo dated 1967 — The St Joseph’s Columbian Squires Circle No.1714. The group are those wearing the dark jackets. The Circle would sponsor Squire activities such as retreats and learning sessions with the St Mary’s altar boys... the occasion for this photo. Some participants are identified: on the right, Terrance Furmaniuk, Father Michael Kuchmiak CSsR. Pastor at St Mary’s from 1967- 1975, on the left,  Eugene Prokop, and Father John Syrota CSsR. (Information obtained from G. & B. Denischuk. Source of photo: Avalon Studios). We received the following news from Lendelede, Belgium: On September 22, 2018, on our initiative, the community of Lendelede commemorated Father Achille Delaere, who was born there 150 years ago. Achille Delaere was a Flemish Redemptorist who served on the Canadian prairies (Brandon and Yorkton) and was one of the founders and organizers of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, with the Byzantine-Ukrainian rite, for Ukrainian immigrants in Canada. Father Delaere celebrated Mass in the Byzantine Rite for the first time on September 26, 1906 in Saint-Boniface (Winnipeg). On the occasion of the commemoration, we expressed the wish that Lendelede should name a street to Father Delaere. We are proud to announce that the local council of Lendelede has decided to create a “Pater Achille Delaerepad” or “Father Achille Delaere Lane”. We are pleased and convinced that, in this way, Lendelede will never forget Father Delaere— as his name will live forever in Canada. From: Mark Deweerdt and Jef Soenens.  
Happy Easter to all our readers.
Contact Terri Lefebvre Prince,
Heritage Researcher,
City of Yorkton Archives,
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3
306-786-1722
heritage@yorkton.ca

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