32ONTHAAL AAN CANADA!

When this Dutch family arrived in Canada, this crate contained nearly everything they owned.
When this Dutch family arrived in Canada, this crate contained nearly everything they owned.
In the Sydenham River watershed, most Dutch immigrants worked on farms until they could afford to set up their own businesses. Most chose to continue farming, but many began shops and businesses. The Dutch in this area quickly became well known for their dairy and drainage skills, and their experience with greenhouse systems.

Although the Catholic Dutch integrated into the Catholic churches in Canada, the Protestant Dutch had no such luck, so they established the Reformed Church in Canada. This church enjoys an enthusiastic congregation in the Sydenham River area, with two churches in Strathroy alone. The Reformed Church has helped establish schools, colleges and banks for its congregations, and remains a source of pride to many Dutch-Canadians.

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