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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

Dance Group Polonez

From the left, S. Swiatczak, U. Sulinska, President Belweder Association I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver-Lonsdale, I. Sobieski, Belweder Association, J. Dobrowolska, Tri-City Polish Polonez Association

Bowinn Ma, MLA North Vancouver-Lonsdale, U. Sulinska President of North Shore Polish Association Belweder, Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology

From the left Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver – Seymour, U. Sulinska, President Belweder , Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond North Centre

Dance Group Polonez

From the left I. Swiatczak President CPC BC K. Francis, MC of the event A. Dobrowolski, Vice President CPC BC

From the left K. Francis, Belweder I. Swiatczak CPC BC K. Kobielewski, Candidate Conservative Party A. Dobrowolski, CPC BC

Dance Group Polonez

2018 Polish Festival - Poland Independen

Special thanks to the sponsors of the event

Vancity - Luciana Popp

Dr. Alicja Tesiorowska

Dorota Jurewicz

Hearthstone Brewery 

Starbucks on Lonsdale

Boston Pizza on Chesterfield

Piast Deli


Lottery sponsors


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

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