The Tolstoi Heritage Centre is excited to share the construction drawings for its latest project. The Annex is a new building that will be attached to the south side of the current former church building by way of a covered walkway. The annex will house a kitchen, barrier-free washrooms, a meeting room/office and a climate-controlled collections room. Construction is expected to commence this year.


The Tolstoi Heritage Recipes Cookbook is ready for purchase. The book contains 377 delicious recipes and costs $20. Get your copy of this future family heirloom while supplies last. To order copies, send an email to


Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Market on November 18, 2023. It was a resounding success!


Now who doesn’t want to let everyone know that they are from Tolstoi? Or that they’ve spent some time here? Or that they love our community? We have hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies for sale. Check out the slide show below for samples.

Prices are: hats and t-shirts $25; sweatshirts $35; and hoodies $45. We accept cash or etransfer (

At this time, we only have adult sizes (S, M, L, XL,2XL) but depending on our success and demand we may expand to child sizes.

The sale of these items are part of our efforts to raise funds to build an addition to the Tolstoi Heritage Centre that will include washrooms, collection storage, kitchen and meeting and office space.

To purchase your Tolstoi gear, message our Facebook page or call Jo-Anne at 204-451-1697.

Please support us! Thank you!


Donations can now be made to the Tolstoi Heritage Centre in three different ways:

  1. By mailing a cheque to: Tolstoi Heritage Centre P. O. Box 123 Tolstoi, MB R0A 2E0
  2. By sending an eTransfer to:
  3. By donating through the Canada Helps donation website:

Regardless of which method you choose, a charitable donation receipt will be sent to you.


Tolstoi Heritage Centre receives $100,000 to improve facilities and preserve history


Hi Everyone,

As you may have heard, the Tolstoi Heritage Centre is undertaking a major project, the construction of an addition to the Heritage Centre. The addition, or “annex”, will include washrooms, a kitchen, a meeting area, and a storage area for artifacts. It will be universally accessible and sensitive to the architectural history of the existing building.

With this project in mind, committee members applied for a grant from the Province of Manitoba, specifically the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund (ACSC Fund). I am very excited to report that our application was successful and we have been awarded a total of $112,370 for our project.

Special thanks go out to the following people: Angela Smook, one of our directors, who completed the lengthy application with input from our secretary-treasurer, Sandra Drewniak, and project lead, Brent Patten. Thanks also to Josh Guenter, MLA for Borderland, and the board of Emerson-Franklin Municipality, for their support of our application.

This is a “matching” grant so we still have to raise the remainder of the project cost through fundraising, donations, in-kind goods and services, etc.

Keep in mind that the Heritage Centre is still open from 11 am to 3 pm  on Sundays in August. Everyone is welcome to drop in, chat, and have a look around. If you have any old photos of the area, we would love to see them.

Also our annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 18 at the Tolstoi Senior Centre so mark your calendars. Once again, we will have a room dedicated to our Christmas Market, where we offer new or gently used Christmas decor and gift items for sale. If anyone would like to donate items, we would be willing to pick them up.

Thanks for your time,
Denise Lubiansky
Tolstoi Heritage Centre


The Annual General Meeting of the Tolstoi Heritage Centre was held on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 2 pm at the Heritage Centre. Thank you to everyone who attended.


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