Place Saint-Norbert

3514 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 204.269.3229

At the site of the former orphanage (1905-1948), managed by the Misericordia Sisters, the Saint-Norbert Heritage Group gathered a former butcher shop, a log house, a Red River cart and the La Barrière monument.
This monument, which recalls the events of 1869-1870, replaced a simple cross of yesteryear bearing Father Ritchot’s inscription “Le doigt de Dieu est ici” (The finger of God is here). Here, Riel’s followers had erected a wooden barricade which prevented access to the colony by the governor appointed by Canada.
 

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