John Góra and Górale: "Wszyscy Polacy" / "Za Gorami Za Lasami"
Stan Stawiarski: "Czarne Konie" - Piosenka Cygańska
Źródło Polish Song and Dance Ensemble from Brampton, Ontario
Natalia, Alicja, Agnieszka
Shrine to Blessed John Paul II
Peggy A. Nash is a Canadian labour official and politician from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Parkdale-High Park and the Official Opposition's Finance Critic, in Canada's 41st parliament.
She was elected as the Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park in the 2006 federal election, in the 2008 federal election she was defeated by Liberal candidate Gerard Kennedy. Nash was elected President of the NDP on August 16, 2009, at the party's convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 2011 federal election she defeated Kennedy, to regain her former seat in the Canadian House of Commons.
Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of Parkdale-High Park
2011 Roncesvalles Polish Festival Opening Ceremonies
Roncesvalles Festival Opening Ceremonies: MP Peggy Nash
Roncesvalles Festival Opening Ceremonies: Cheri DiNovo
MPP Parkdale – High Park
Cheri DiNovo, MPP, is a Canadian social democratic politician. She is an United Church of Canada minister and previously headed the Emmanuel-Howard Park congregation in Toronto, Ontario. As the New Democratic Party of Ontario (NDP) candidate in Parkdale–High Park, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in a by-election on 14 September 2006. She was re-elected in the 10 October 2007 general election.
Roncesvalles Festival Opening Ceremonies: Teresa Berezowski
I940 - 2000
... LEST WE FORGET..
MAY THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POLISH CITIZENS IN SOVIET FORCED-LABOUR CAMPS, POLITICAL PRISONS AND EXECUTION SITES, ALWAYS REMIND THE WORLD THAT FREEDOM IN BOUGHT WITH GREAT SACRIFICE.
DEDICATED TO THE MEORY OF OVER ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND POLISH SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS ARRESTED IN EASTERN POLAND BY THE SOVIET SECRET POLICE (NKDV) IN 1940-1941 FOR THE ONLY REASON THAT THEY WERE POLISH CITIZENS AND WERE DEPORTED TO THE FAR REACHES OF THE SOVIEW UNION 9SIBERIA0, WHERE MANY WERE EXECUTED OR DIED OF HUNGER, COLD, DESEASE AND EXHAUSTION DURING WOLRLD WAR II.
PAMIĘCI PLAKÓW, KTÓRY ZOSTALI ZAMĘCZENI NA SYBERII, W 60 ROCZNICĘ PIERWSZEJ WYWÓZKI W DNIU 10 LUTEGO 1940r. POŚWIĘCAMY. JEŚLI MY ZAPOMNIMY O NICH, TY BOŻE ZAPOMNIMY O NAS.
ALLIANCE OF THE POLISH EASTERN PROVINCES IN TORONTO
FEBRUARY 10, 2000
More photos and videos of Tatry are available HERE.
Tatry Polish Song and Dance Ensemble
CLICK HERE to view more videos and photos of Ludowa Nuta
More photos and videos of Ludowa Nuta are available HERE.
Do Not Be Afraid - Nie Lękajcie Się
Andrew Golebiowski took lots of great pics of the 2012 Festival:
In memory of the 96 person Polish delegation headed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyski, who died tragically at Smolensk, on April 10, 2010, en route to the official commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the Katyń Massacre.
Without the Katyń Massacre -
there would have been no Smolensk tragedy.
Canadian Polish Congress
April, 10, 2011
Roncesvalles is a neighbourhood in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada centred around Roncesvalles Avenue, Culturally, the area is known as the centre of the Polish community in Toronto, with prominent Polish institutions, businesses and St Casimir's Catholic Church located on Roncesvalles Avenue. The street has long been known as the cultural and commercial centre of Toronto's Polish community. A number of Polish-speaking restaurants, delicatessens and shops specializing in Polish goods are located on Roncesvalles Avenue. The sign "Mówimy po polsku" ("We speak Polish") is displayed in some storefronts. The office of Gazeta, Toronto's Polish language newspaper, is located on Roncesvalles Avenue as is the headquarters of the Canadian Polish Congress.
In Poland, the Catholic faith is predominant, and this is the case for persons of Polish descent ('Polonia') in Canada. There are two large Catholic churches on Roncesvalles. St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church offers Polish-language masses every Sunday. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, at Westminster Avenue, holds Masses in English and Latin.
The public library branch holds a collection of Polish-language books and magazines. Polish-language lessons are part of the curriculum at St. Vincent de Paul separate school.
Saint John Paul II visited the neighbourhood when he came to Toronto in 1984. He dined at the Sir Nicholas Tavern, which is now the site of the coffee shop Tinto. An enormous memorial was held on Roncesvalles Avenue when Pope John Paul II died, with standing room only on the street and sidewalks of Roncesvalles from Marion Avenue to Wright Avenue. The memorial was loosely centred around a statue of the Pope located at the St. Stanislaus-St. Casimir's Credit Union, a credit union for people of Polish descent. A tribute of candles and flowers around the statue continues today.