Mennonite Historical Society

of British Columbia

Research and Articles

This section of the MHSBC website is for writers to post research and short articles in support of items in Roots and Branches, or as stand alone documents.

Send your contribution to the MHSBC Webmaster as an email attachment in .doc or docx format. Include pictures within the document or as email attachments.

The Glory Days of MEI Basketball by Vern Giesbrecht

When a sports committee headed by Henry Klassen painted lines for basketball on a small, concrete-floored auditorium at Mennonite Educational Institute in the late 1940s, no one could have imagined that teams from this school would eventually dominate the competition in the Fraser Valley and sometimes the entire province.

Click for the complete article: MEI Basketball Glory Days.

The Goertzen Family History Book Proposal

Proposal from Peter Goertzen: "It has been over thirty-seven years now since the first Goertzen Book and there have been many improvements in history information. It is my desire to gather all the necessary history information that relates to our family with the intention of publishing another new Goertzen Book and this would include complete family tree updated information."

Proposal details.