Category Archives: News

Geo 10 Camping Trip

Written by: Clint Stahl on Friday, June 29th, 2018

Each year, Catherine Wurtz (Sky View) and Anna Maendel (Fairholme) organize a three-day camping trip for all the ITV students taking that year’s Geo 10 course. This year, we spent the three days hiking, swimming, listening to presentations, learning about different plants, animals and biomes, and getting to know our peers. Our campsite was as usual, near Lake Winnipeg, at Mr. James’ cabin. The meals were prepared by volunteers and food was preassigned so that each colony could pitch in.

Each day was organized with different activities fo....

The Arrival of the Hutterites in Alberta

Written by: Paul Wipf on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Posted with permission from Simon Evans
Thank you to Simon Evans and Peter Peller for this interesting and informative post about Hutterite arrival in Alberta.

One hundred years ago, during the early spring of 1918, Paul Stahl and a small group of Hutterite leaders were scouring the country north of Calgary looking for land. After several disappointments, they found a splendid parcel of land along the tiny Rosebud River and purchased nearly 4000 acres from the Calgary Colonization Company. Some men stayed to build barns and residences for t....

Keeping busy!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Keeping busy!

7 days ago Paul Vetter and Clara Basel left for home, Canada, Silverwinds Colony. They arrived safely and in a timely manner, no extreme plane delays or other issues. Now they can enjoy NEPA (electricity) all day and night long! Wow! If the nights are too hot here you wake every half hour and look a....

Africa Again!

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Greetings to everybody back home, from the warm and welcoming Land of Africa!

Paul Vetter, Clara Basel, Chris and myself have been in Palmgrove community for over a week now. It was such a joy to see familiar faces again, after 10 years! The last time I was here was in 2008. Now of course everybody is 10 yea....

There are None so Blind…

Written by: Linda Maendel on Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Your only option is a corneal transplant,” the ophthalmologist stated matter-of-factly.” Although I’d known for years it could one day come to that, I needed time for the reality of having a part of my eye replaced with donor tissue, to sink in.

For years contact lenses provided me with the good vision I lost due to keratoconus, an eye condition in which the normally dome-shaped cornea progressively thins, causing a cone-like bulge to develop.  I’m not sure what caused this disorder, but it could have happened wh....