In 2019, Parliament proclaimed the second week of September as Canadian Mennonite Heritage week. This event celebrates our one hundred and fifty years of contributions to Canada. But who are the Mennonites, and why is this recognition important? Mennonites are a diversified sect practicing varying degrees of social and religious conservativeness, and ethnic traditions. Some hold to heritage alone. Since our immigration timeline stretches from the 1600’s to after WW2, we self-identify according to either our church affiliation, our ancestors’ emigration data, or both.