Who are the Germans from Russia?
Germans started moving to Russia beginning with the reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584). The biggest influx began at the invitation of Catherine the Great in 1763.
After Catherine the Great died their circumstances drastically changed and many began looking for a better place to live
This presentation will look at how the Germans from Russia found out about the Canadian West, how and why they came to Calgary and specifically Bridgeland/Riverside. They came in large numbers during the early 1900s (approximately 188,000 between 1904 and 1914). What kinds of businesses were they involved in? How has this ethnic group positively impacted Calgary and area?