In 2012, the County of Two Hills passed a bylaw to designate the Russo Greek Catholic Orthodox Parish of St. Mary at Shandro, also known simply as the “Shandro Church,” as a Municipal Historic Resource. It is principally significant for its association to pioneers from Bukovyna, its connection with Bishop Tikhon, and its unique design and construction. The construction of St. Mary’s Church began and was supervised by members of the Shandro clan, who arrived in the Willingdon area in 1899 during one of the great waves of Ukrainian immigration into Alberta. The Shandro family came to play a prominent role in the Ukrainian community in Alberta.
Read more about the heritage values associated with the Shandro Church; visit the Alberta Register of Historic Paces.
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FYI: I prefer articles when the author’s name is listed – did I miss the author of this article about the Shandro Church?
You are very right, it is preferable to list an author. This blog post does not have an author listed because the content is from the Alberta Register of Historic Places.