Poland's National Independence 98th Anniversary
Nov 13, 2016
I. Swiatczak , CPC BC President M. Trzcinski, Polish Consulate in Vancouver, B. Grotkowska, CPC BC J. Dobrowolska, Tri City Polonez D. Gagracz, Tri City Polonez
I. Swiatczak with Andrea Reimer ( Councillor City of Vancouver )
A. Dobrowolski, CPC BC A. Kostka, President Tri City Polonez
J. Kopplinger, Vancouver Polish Theatre K. Polubinska, President of Pegasus
A. Jaskiewicz B. Grotokowska, CPC BC E. Skrzymowska, President SPK
S. Swiatczak, Tri-City Polish Association A. Manuski, former editor of 'Takie Zycie'
T. Rakowska, Belweder Polish Association
J. Dobrowolska, Tri-City Polonez A. Rudzki, SPK, CPC BC
Elizabeth Kozlowski with her husband, Vancouver Polish Theatre,
E. Skrzymowska, SPk M. Trzcinski , Consulate General of Poland B. Grotkowska, CPC BC
Zofia Kubot , PT Zgoda
CPC President I. Swiatczak presented honorary plaque to Mrs. Zofia Kubot member of the Board of PT ZGODA
Active members of Polish Community
B. Grotkowska, CPC BC I. Swiatczak, CPC BC, R. Wrzaskala, Composer S. Swiatczak, Tri-city Polonez J. Freeman, Polish Women Federation A. Dobrowolski , CPC BC, Millenium Fund
From the left J. Krol, Commander, Vancouver Sailing Club A. Dobrowolski, Director Canadian Polish Congress D. Gagracz, Tri-City Polonez S. Swiatczak, Tri-City Polonez
From the left E. Kozlowski , Polish Theatre Vancouver A. Rudzki, SPK, CPC BC D. Rudzka, SPK B. Grotkowska, CPC BC
SPK President E. Skrzymowska
Choir 'Polish Tunes'
Mr. and Mrs. Duchowski
Natalia, Maximilian and Karolina Czulinski
From the left I. Swiatczak, CPC BC A.Gordon Polish School Vancouver G. Kapuscinska, CPC BC, Polish Theatre Vancouver
Children from Surrey Polish School
Canadian Polish Congress Flag
Mr. Tony Kostka presents scholarship from Tri-City Polonez to the student who always helps during Polish Days Emma Wilson
Millenium Fund Scholarships
S. Jaworski, Flag Marshal
Traditionally Canadian Polish Congress BC organized Polish National Independence Day. This year the event took place on Sunday Nov 13, started with the mass in St. Casimir's church and followed with the reception and a celebrations in the Polish Combatants Hall.
Thanks to all volunteers who helped with decoration and setting up for the reception, as well as everyone who helped during the event. We are very grateful to SPK for the location, to ladies from Polish Women federation for their support and help, to the Consulate General of Poland for their sponsorship of the reception.
I would like thank from the bottom of my heart all artists and children participating in the artistic program, because you made a day even more special, and we could not be more proud to see you performing on the stage, and to our MCs of the event Elizabeth Kozlowski and Allan Rudzki for your excellent work and very warm atmosphere durig the event.
This is because of your help, and all guests as well as representatives of Polonia Organizations who came to honour such an important national Polish day - the event was so memorable.
President of the Canadian Polish Congress BC, Mrs. Iwona Swiatczak had a pleasure to present Polish Friendship 'Zgoda' with the plaque to honour their 90th anniversary of the service to the Polish Canadian Community in Vancovuer area.
During the event Mr. Andrew Dobrowolski presented Millenium Fund scholarships to 3 students : Kalina Blonska, Allan Rudzki and Emma Wilkinson.
Congratulations to all receipients and we wish you best of luck in the future. We are also hoping that you will find the time to participate in many Polonia events in the future, and maybe take on the leadership role in our Polish-Canadian community in Greater Vancouver.
Photos J. Dobrowolska