Landmarks, Monuments & Built Heritage of the West

Digitized Collections

Josiah Jones Bell fonds

Metropolitan Maxim Hermaniuk fonds

Henry Kalen fonds

Denise Kolesar fonds

Ogilvie Flour Mills fonds

Kip Park fonds

Jaropolk Radkewycz fonds

Gloria Romaniuk fonds

Philip Ruh fonds

Roslyn Stanwick fonds

Ed Swiecicki fonds

Town of Neepawa fonds

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg fonds

United Grain Growers fonds

Winnipeg Tribune fonds

John Zborowsky fonds

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Institution: Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg Archives

Collection Identifier: 07.02

Title: John Zborowsky fonds

Dates: 1959-2004

Extent: 0.3 m of textual records and other material

Biographical Sketch: In 1959, John Zborowsky Jr. and his brother knights of St. Josaphat Council # 4138 of the Knights of Columbus, first committed to assist Fr. Philip Ruh with the Lourdes Grotto project in Cook’s Creek, Manitoba. When Fr. Ruh was on his deathbed in 1962, members of the Council vowed to complete the Lourdes Grotto for him. Organized in work crews, the volunteers laboured for a decade, modeling the structure as much as possible upon the original shrine in Lourdes, France. Zborowsky served as Grand Knight from 1962 to 1963, compiling documentation of project expenses, funds raised, photos of various stages in the effort, work schedules, newspaper clippings, and related records.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the John Zborowsky fonds consists of nearly 20 photographs illustrating the construction of the Lourdes Calvary Grotto and the Ukrainian Catholic church in Cook's Creek, Manitoba, as well as a photograph of St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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