The Origins of WMC

The Waldheim Missions Conference originated in 1953 from the leadership provided by Rev. Oswald J. Smith, a hymn writer and missions-promoting pastor from the People Church in Toronto. 

In his letter, Herb Heppner, the first chairman, reviewed the reasons why Smith chose Waldheim as the site for the conference:

From the outset, the conference, although based in Waldheim, has been intended for the entire Sask Valley area. Since its inception, it has been the longest-running interdenominational Missions Conference in Canada, with hundreds of missionaries from the Sask Valley who have participated.