Polish Cultural Days in Port Coquitlam

 

The 10th annual Polish Cultural Days organized by Polonez Tri-City Association were a huge success again this year.   An army of volunteers and attending guests all enjoyed the amazing artistic performances, fun competitions and, of course, the great company of friends from all over BC and, even, Seattle.  The delicious Polish food, beer and great weather all contributed to an outstanding two day event.  Many local Canadian families also enjoyed the food and festivities.  The  bilingual announcements helped everyone present understand and celebrate our beautiful culture.

 

Here are pictures from two days of celebrating Polonia and Polish Culture.  

 

Pictures. I.Swiatczak, J. Dobrowolska 

Welcoming all official guests and opening ceremonies. 

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies

With Mayor , Council and MPs - invited guests representing Tri-City

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E. Kozar, E. Kozloski, A. Manuski

E. Kozar, E. Kozloski, A. Manuski

B. Grotkowska, KPK BC

B. Grotkowska, KPK BC

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Polubinska, J. Olendzka

K. Polubinska, J. Olendzka

M. Lewandowski, K. Olendzki

M. Lewandowski, K. Olendzki

A. Dobrowolski, KPK BC

A. Dobrowolski, KPK BC

K. Polubinska, A. Khan

K. Polubinska, A. Khan

Andrzej Manuski 'Takie Zycie'

Andrzej Manuski 'Takie Zycie'

R. Slawski, E. Kusmider

R. Slawski, E. Kusmider

Polonia artists once again made the event very enjoyable for all the visitors. 

Pierogi eating contest

Pierogi eating contest

R. Wrzaskala

R. Wrzaskala

Polonez parents at work

Polonez parents at work

explaining how to do potato pancakes

explaining how to do potato pancakes

A few Polish - Canadian Clubs, such as, the Vancouver Sailing Club and the Filatelistic club, and merchants had their tables set up with a selection of items to explore by visitors during Polish Cultural Days. 

Polsh Cultural Days in Tri-City  - short film prepared by Mr. Jerzy Kusmider

 

 

Organizers and volunteers made everybody  feel at home. Polish and Canadian guests enjoyed food and performances while many of us were involved in helping out.