Exhibition 'For Our Freedom and Yours' in Vancouver
Canadian Polish Congress BC sharing with our guests the history of the sacrifice of Polish soldiers in the battle of Monte Casino in Italy in 1944.
Polish Canadians were able to share a piece of history that is very, very special to Polish People. We always were and still are today, extremely proud of the patriotic and heroic fight of Polish soldiers on the hills of Monte Casino, Italy in May 1944.
Monte Casino, with its monastery was considered a bastion, the piece of Nazi Resistance that was so crucial yet so difficult to conquer during the WWII. Every year Polish combatants, their families and all Polish people commemorate the Anniversary of this battle.
Every year we remind ourselves and younger generations, that freedom comes with a huge expense of lost lives, and this is why, the peace around the world and freedom are so priceless. Especially to us who paid extreme price as a nation during the WWII.
On February 9th 2017 Canadian Polish Congress BC Branch invited special guests and Polonia leadership for the oficial opening of the exhibition 'For Our Fridom and Yours'. Amongst distinguished guests were Consul of Poland in Vancovuer M. Trcinski, Consul General of Italy M. Iacchini, Consul of Ukraine for BC L. Huculak, Acting Mayor of Vancouver Councillor R. Lauie , Councillor Andrea Reimer. Representing Airforce Association R. Dunn, R. White, M. Mathiews, J. Plawski, B. Idzikowski, S. Fimiani and from Kopernik Fundation President T. Jochlin.
Canadian Polish Congress would like to thank the Polish Combatants Association for the help in organizing and for co-sponsoring the exhibition. Thanks also to all volunteers for your continued support.
Pictures; A. Sobieski
I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC Consul M.Trzcinski, Polish Consulate in Vancouver
Consul General of Italy M. Iacchini
Councillor Raymond Lauie, Vancouver
Speaking Councillor Raymond Lauie
Consul of Ukraine for BC L. Huculak
Speaking Mr. R. Dunn
Air Force Officers Association
Speaking K. Lukowski, SPK
M. Trzcinski, Consul RP in Vancouver M. Iacchinin, Consul General of Italy in Vancouver
S. Fimiani, Consulate of Italy in Vancouver M. Mathiews, Airforce Officers Association
S. Fimiani, M. Mathews, R. White, F. Wilson
R. White, Airforce Officers Association F. Wison, SPK J. Plawski, Honorary Guest
M. Mathews, R. White, F. Wilson, J. Plawski, J. Freeman, I. Sobieski
R. White, F. Wilson, J. Plawski
E. Skrzymowska, President SPK M. Iacchini, Consul General of Italy in Vancouver M. Trzcinski, Consul RP in Vancouver
F. Wilson, SPK B. Grotkowska, CPC BC
K. Lukowski, SPK L. Buczylko, SPK
M, Trzcinski, Consul RP in Vancouver I. Swiatczak, President of CPC BC
I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC R. Lauie, Acting Mayor, Councillor City of Van E. Skrzymowska, President Polish Veterans Association
W. Wierzbicka, SPK T. Jocelyn, President, Kopernik Fundation I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC B. Grotkowska, Director CPC BC
J. Freeman, J. Plawski, I. Swiatczak
I. Swiatczak D. Gagracz S. Swiatczak
From the left I. Swiatczak, R. Lauie, E. Skrzymowska, F. Wilson
R. White, M. Mathews, Airforce Officers Association I. Swiatczak, President of Canadian Polish Congress BC Branch
I. Swiatczak, CPC BC K. Lukowski, SPK
S. Fimiani L. Huculak