May 8, 2016 

The annual celebrations in Polonia Community prepared by  Canadian Polish Congress British Columbia Branch. 

 

 

Documentary film by J. Kusmider. Thank you. 

Official Part of the event. 

 

The 225th Anniversary of The May 3rd Constitution Celebrations took place in The Polish Community Centre 'Zgoda' on May 8th 2016. Many official guests attended the event and Polish Community had an opportunity to get to know the following guests: 

 

Krzysztof Olendzki, Consul General of The Republic of Poland in Vancouver

Raymond Louie, Acting Mayor of City of Vancouver 

Andrea Reimer, Councillor, City of Vancouver

Terry O'Neil, Acting Mayor of City of Coquitlam  

Arvo Martin, Councillor and Board Member,  Estonian Society of Vancouver

 

The highlight of the event was when Acting Mayor Raymond Louie presented the Honorary City of Vancouver Proclamation of 225 Anniversary of May 3rd Constitution signed by the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson. 

 

During the recognition ceremonies few of the most active members of the community were awarded CPC BC diplomas or awards.  

 

Bronze Canadian Polish Congress Pin awarded to I. Swiatczak, President of CPC BC for her contributions to the Canadian Polish Congress and Polonia Community in British Columbia. 

 

The Honorary CPC BC Contribution Diplomas:

Father Jan Staszel , OLGC Surrey

Polish Women Federation :

Maria Swiderska, Danuta Potworowska, Daniela Kornas 

Belweder North Shore Polish Association: 

Janina Joniec, Karolina Filipowska, Daria Lubczyk, Lidia Halpert

Recognized Family: Family Pater: Anna, Piort, Joanna, Pawel

 

The CPC BC was proud to present sponsorship cheques to Canadian Polish Dance Society 'Polonez' and Polish Religious Program (School) OLGC in Surrey. This money comes from the funds raised during the  Canadian Polish Congress New Year's Eve Gala. Thank you Polonia for supporting this fundraiser. Congratulations to all, and best wishes for continued success to all this year's recipients. 

 

In the Artistic Part of the celebrations guests had an opportunity to listen to 'Polish Tunes' Choir, Alicja Cichecka, poems by Joanna Pater, Pawel Pater and kids from Polish School in Surrey. 

 

On behalf of Polonia I would like to thank all who helped to put this event together: MCs E. Kozlowski and A. Rudzki, wonderful members of CPC BC for all  the help with the planning, details, decorations and reception. Thechnical support volunteers

Eric Swiatczak and Andy Orant. And also members of PT Zgoda for hosting the event in the Polish Community Hall.

Thanks to all participants, wonderful artists, dance group Polonez  and choir 'Polish Tunes'  for making this event very memorable. Thanks to the sponsors for donations to help organize beautiful reception and goodie bags for the children: Mrs. Viva Wierzbicka, Mr. R. Slawski, Dr. Justyna Sommer, Mr. Kwasniewski (Nickels Deli). Thanks also to Mr. A. Matuszewski, President of PT Zgoda and ladies from PT. Zgoda for the help with beverages as well as sponsoring the venue.  

 

Photos: A. Manuski, J. Dobrowolska, R. Slawski

8 maja 2016

8 maja 2016

Mass in the intention of 225 Anniversary of May 3rd Polish Constitution and The Polonia Day

Official Guests at the ceremonies

Official Guests at the ceremonies

From the right Raymond Louie, Acting Mayor of City of Vancouver  Andrea Reimer, Councillor, City of Vancouver Terry O'Neil, Acting Mayor of City of Coquitlam   Arvo Martin, Board Member,  Estonian Society of Vancouver

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony

Iwona Swiatczak, President of Canadian Polish Congress, BC

225 Years May 3 Constitution

225 Years May 3 Constitution

With Invited Guests From the left, A. Reimer, Councillor, City of Vancouver I. Swiatczak, President of CPC BC, R. Lauie, Acting Mayour City of Vancouver, J. Olendzka, Consulate General RP in Van K. Olendzki, Consul General RP in Van T. O'Neil, Acting Mayor, City of Coquitlam A. Martis, Councillor Estonian Society of Van

Presenting the KPK Pin Award

Presenting the KPK Pin Award

A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC presents President I. Swiatczak with Bronze CPC Pin in recognition for her efforts and accomplishments in Polonia Community

A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC

Presenting Donation

Presenting Donation

'Polonez' Canadian-Polish Dance Society

Mr and Mrs Schneider

Mr and Mrs Schneider

From the left, R. Slawski, CPC BC, PT Zgoda, SPK E. Kozlowski, MC, Polish Theatre Vancouver I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC A. Matuszewski, President PT Zgoda A. Rudzki, CPC BC, SPK

Honorary Diplomas

Honorary Diplomas

The Choir 'Polish Tunes'

The Choir 'Polish Tunes'

Wonderful kids from Surrey Polish School (OLGC) with coordinator G. Kapuscinska CPC BC

Polonez Dance Group

Polonez Dance Group

Talented Kids from Surrey School

Talented Kids from Surrey School

Presenting CPC Donation

Presenting CPC Donation

To Surrey Polish School

Choir 'Polish Tunes'

Choir 'Polish Tunes'

Thanks for cooperation, great job.

Thanks for cooperation, great job.

From the left, E. Kozlowski, MC of the event, Van Polish Theatre A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC A. Matuszewski, President PT Zgoda J. Dobrowolska, Tri-City Polonez, A. Rudzki, MC of the event , CPC BC , SPK

Joasia Pater,Polish School Vancouver

Joasia Pater,Polish School Vancouver

Pawel Pater, Polish School Van

Pawel Pater, Polish School Van

Alicja Cichecka

Alicja Cichecka

Reception before the event was an opportunity to meet long time friends and other guests. It was beautifully prepared by wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to M. Kowalczuk (Radio NOFA), M. Filipowska, M. Zgierska, A. Draganska as well as U. Sulinska, I. Sobieski, E. Kuc-Schneider from Canadian Polish Congress BC  for the time you took to ensure things are tasting and looking the best.  Many wonderful ladies who stepped up to help in handing down programs and collect donations while distributing white/red traditional ribbons. Ladies, many thanks for doing that. 

 

Baked goods by Nickels Deli with special donation of polish donats called 'Paczki'. Thank you Mr. Kwasniewski. 

I. Swiatczak with family

I. Swiatczak with family

A. Manuski, J. Kusmider

A. Manuski, J. Kusmider

Decorating to set the mood for the anniversary ceremonies - thank you for the team effort.