History of Polish Combatants Association

SPK - Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow 

 

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70th Anniversary of Polish Veterans Association no 3 in Vancouver 

 

Many members of Polonia gathered on Nov 26th to celebrate the 70th anniversary of SPK ( Polish Veterans Association ) in Vancouver.

 

We  congratulate the long time members of SPK on their service to the Polish community in British Columbia. Polonia is very proud of their ongoing contributions,  patriotism, and their fight for the true history of Poland.

 

 

Photos J. Dobrowolska, Film J. Kusmider

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Historical Exposition - History and memorabilia of Polish Veterans Association in British Columbia.

From the left E. Skrzymowska, President SPK M. Trzcinski, Consul RP of Poland in Vancouver J. Dobrowolska, Tri-City Polonez Association L. Buczylko, Vice-President SPK I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC

Representing The Canadian Polish Congress BC S. Swiatczak, I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC A. Dobrowolski , Vice-President CPC BC

M. Trzcinski, Consulate of Poland Vancouver A. Dobrowolski, CPC BC

From the left S. Stavecka, SPK I. Swiatczak, CPC BC A. Dobrwolski, CPC BC

I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC, J. Dobrowolska, Tri-City Polonez Association A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC

From the left, A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC, S. Swiatczak, Tri-City Polish Association F. Wilson, Polish Combatants Association

Mr. Zbigniew Starczyk

Mr. Zbigniew Starczyk

President of Polish Veterans Association no 18 in Calgary

M. Trzcinski, Consulate of Poland

M. Trzcinski, Consulate of Poland

in Vancouver

Mr. Cameron Cathart

Mr. Cameron Cathart

Mr. Richard Blackwolf

Mr. Richard Blackwolf

Canadian Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association

Mr Richard Dunn

Mr Richard Dunn

Battle of Britain Memorial

A. Ruta

A. Ruta

National President of Polish Veterans Association

Anniversary Plaque from CPC BC

Anniversary Plaque from CPC BC

From the left A. Dobrowolski, Vice-President CPC BC , A. Kopczynski, Fund Raising Director CPC BC E. Skrzymowska, President Polish Veterans Association S. Stawecka, long time member of SPK, L. Buczylko, Vice-President SPK I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC

M. Fiipowska

M. Fiipowska

Awarded for her 5 years of being an active SPK member

Father Slawomir Oblak

Father Slawomir Oblak

CptJ. Kusmider, prepared film from the event A. Dobrowolski, CPC BC L. Buczylko , SPK

Commemoration of Cursed Soldiers 

The branch was founded by soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces in the West who came to British Columbia in two groups, about 100 in all, in 1946.

Mass in St. Casimir's Church

Mass in St. Casimir's Church

From the left I. Swiatczak, President CPC BC, S. Jaworski,CPC BC, J. Olendzka, Consulate of Poland K. Olendzki, Consul General RP, E. Skrzymowska, President SPK o. Slawomir Oblak, F. Wilson, SPK R. Slawski, CPC BC

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

Consul General , K. Olendzki

Consul General , K. Olendzki

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

K. Olendzki, Consul General RP

Krzysztof Olendzki, Consul General Stefania Stawecka, SPK

Mrs. Stefania Stawecka, member of SPK and receipient of the honorary pin and Mrs. I. Swiatczak, President of CPC BC

Consul General K. Olendzi is presenting the Polish Honorary Medal to Mrs. Stefania Stawecka

From the left S. Swiatczak, KPK President I. Swiatczak, Father Slawomiir Oblak, St. Kasimir Church Mrs. Stefania Stawecka with her daughter and son-in-law

Srebrny Krzyz SPK (Silver Cross)

Srebrny Krzyz SPK (Silver Cross)

Awarded to : Stanislaw Jaworski Krystyna Bohdanowicz

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