As part of Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month, we marked the 20th anniversary of the Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble!
On Sunday, October 1, on behalf of the Steering Committee for Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month, St. Mary’s Polish Parish did the draw for the free raffle to win a basket of books by Polish Nova Scotian authors! The winner was Marilyn Gillis! Congratulations! Thanks to Father Zbyszek (visiting priest), Izzy, and Bernie for doing
Delighted with the Polish research cafe at the Polish Village Hall on September 27! It was another event for NS Polish Heritage Month. The hall hosted CBU students, students of Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School, and members of the community. Among other things, CBU students who participated in the recent pilot field school in Walbrzych,
What an amazing birthday party! As part of NS Polish Heritage Month, we held a special after-school event in Glace Bay. We celebrated the 550th birthday of the great Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus! We had all kinds of astronomy crafts, solar system models, and a trivia contest about Copernicus. We made birthday hats and birthday
On Saturday, we unveiled the Copernicus 550th birthday Sundial at beautiful Lighthouse Point in Gabarus in honour of the great Polish astronomer! Thank you to all who were present. Thank you to the village of Gabarus for your hospitality and your friendship with Cape Breton’s Polish community. Thank you as well to the CBU Tompkins
Authors Grazyna Galezowski and Lech Galezowski gave a Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month lecture on September 20 at Cape Breton University. Their books are on the hundreds of rural Polish settlements in Canada, some of them now abandoned. They are preserving and profiling a precious history. This photo shows some of the students and community
We’re delighted to have several events this Polish Heritage Month focused on children and youth. We had a very successful after-school event in Glace Bay (learning Polish crafts and games) on September 19. Many thanks to volunteers and partner organizations. The event was held at Warden United Church.
On Sunday, September 10, as part of Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month, St. Mary’s Polish Parish celebrated its 110th anniversary! The Twin City Pocket Park in honour of Walbrzych, Poland, sister city of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, was unveiled.
On Saturday, September 9, Pogoria Polish Folk Ensemble held a successful open house for the public. Pogoria is this year’s featured artist for Nova Scotia Polish Heritage Month. There was free food, dance demonstration, exhibits, singing, Polish paper art, and more!