POLITICS

Home of former Alberta premier's grandparents to be moved for display

07/27/2012 06:40 EDT | Updated 09/26/2012 05:12 EDT
EDMONTON - A home that was built by former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach's grandparents is being moved to honour the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is transporting the house in east central Alberta to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village east of Edmonton on Aug. 1.

Nykola and Theodora Stelmach came to Canada as a newly married couple in 1898 from a village that was then in the Austro-Hungarian empire and is now in western Ukraine.

They had the house built at the end of the First World War by craftsmen who were from the same village.

Stelmach was premier of Alberta from 2006 to 2011.

The house and farm remain in the former premier's family to this day.