Polish Festival in North Vancouver Sept 9th, 2018
Official guests of the Polish Festival
Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, MLA Surrey - Whalley
Marcin Trzcinski Consul General of the Republic of Poland
Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver - Lonsdale
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver - Seymour
Teresa Wat , MLA for Richmond North Centre
Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of City of North Vancouver
Konrad Kobielweski, candidate for the Conservative Party
Guy Heywood, candidate for the Mayor of City of North Vancouver
Iwona Swiatczak - President of the Canadian Polish Congress
Andrzej Pulawski - President of Polish Philatelic Socity BC
The Polish Festival is an annual event hosted by the North Shore Polish Association Belweder.
This year the Polish Festival happened on Sunday, September 9th, at the Shipyards in Shipbuilders’ Square and the Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver.
This vibrant and colorful event featured delicious traditional food, music, singing, folk dancing, arts, games, and more.
It’s a family-friendly event with theatre plays for children as well as crafts, face painting, balloon animals and games. Also, at the event were market vendors selling jewelry and other artisan products. Traditional Polish foods for sale include sausages, perogies and pastries.
The live music for the event was in the evening, from 7:30 until 9:00 pm.
Performers at the festival included: Polonez Polish Canadian Dance Society, Roma Gry Dance Group,
Toque Flamenco (a Latin dance group), Parno Drom Romani Music Group and Polish Canadian Soloists
The Polish Festival Vancouver offered something for everyone.
Thank you all for celebrating this day with us!
Pictures J. Dobrowolska, A. Jaskiewicz. I. Sobieski
Special thanks to the sponsors of the event
Vancity - Luciana Popp
Dr. Alicja Tesiorowska
Starbucks on Lonsdale
Boston Pizza on Chesterfield
Heike's Hairlequin Hair Studio Ltd.
Browns Socialhouse Lower Lonsdale
Tap and Barrell
The Black Bear Pub
Belweder North Shore Polish Association
Barbara Budzynska - Macdonald Realty
Elzbieta Dabrowski - Freedom 55 Financial
Polish Canadian Women's Federation Branch #4
Terra International Foods Inc.
CanPol Polish Foods