New Announcement from Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc

Polonia Centre Logo 90 x 90The Polonia Centre Academic Awards encourage and support students of our community in their pursuit of higher education. We are looking for students who have made significant contributions of time and energy to the Polish community of Windsor. They have also made a positive contribution to their school through involvement of extracurricular activities while demonstrating a competent level of academic achievement.

Applications forms for 2017 Undergraduate Academic Awards are now closed.  Attention Master and PhD Candidates: An application will be posted on this site on July 03, 2017 with a filing deadline of July 25, 2017. Only this year’s version of the on-line application will be accepted.

Text –  Courtesy of: Mrs. Halina Roznawski – Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc. – Scholarships Committee

Happy Easter!

Easter Card - Sr. Anna M. Fidor SJK

Easter Card – Sr. Anna M. Fidor SJK

Celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. The Risen Christ is with us in every opened flower, in every beam of nourishing sunlight, in every humble patch of green beneath our feet. Wesolego Alleluja oraz Radosnych Swiat Zmartwychwstania Panskiego zyczy calej Polonijnej Wspolnocie Polonia Centre.

 

Easter Card – Courtesy of: Sr. Anna M. Fidor- SJK

Text: Maria Wojewnik

CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLY TRINITY R.C. POLISH PARISH in WINDSOR , ONTARIO

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS  16.10.2016 – 22.10.2017

The second oldest active Catholic Church in Windsor is celebrating a big birthday.

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year-long party. The Polish Parish has been the spiritual and cultural home for tens of thousands of Poles over the last century.

The Centennial Jubilee Year will run from October 16, 2016 to October 22, 2017 and feature numerous monthly cultural events open to the Windsor community.

Information and a calendar of events, as well as a brief history of the Parish has been published on the Centennial Jubilee Committee website http://100holytrinity.com/en/

Text – Courtesy of: Mr. Richard Kusmierczyk

Photo – Courtesy of: Mr. Edison Goodfellow

Polonia Centre Update for 2016

Polonia Centre Logo 90 x 90Donations and Scholarships since 1978. Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc. was established in 1978 and operates with a 12 member Board of Directors. The Organization promotes cultural, educational, charitable and sporting events by organizing these events or by providing financial contributions within the Polish community in support of events. In 2016, our donations totaled $30,650 and $26,000 in scholarships was awarded to students in our Polish community. The Cultural Committee of Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc oversees the Tatry Song & Dance Ensemble, organizes the Annual Dozynki and Evening of Excellence and participates in Carousel of the Nations. Polonia Centre (Windsor) sponsors a website for and about Polonia at www.poloniawindsor.ca.

The 2016 Polonia Centre Gala of Excellence was held on October 15th at Dom Polski Hall, which was beautifully decorated in the Harvest Theme by Ms. Renata Mroz and the members of the Polonia Centre Cultural Committee.   Master of Ceremonies Halina Roznawski, Vice President of Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc., welcomed the distinguished guests, representatives of all Polish Organizations in Windsor, members of our Polish Community as well as the 2016 Academic Award and Donation Recipients.  Song and Dance Ensemble Tatry opened the festivities with an artistic “Dozynki” performance featuring song, dance, poetry and the official presentation of the Harvest Wreath and Bread to this year’s “Host and Hostess” – Mr. Fred Pernal and Mrs. Maria Kulesza.  Following a delicious dinner, we proceeded with the distribution of awards and donations.  $26,000 in scholarships was awarded to six Undergraduate students and six Graduate students of our Polish Community.   A further $30,650 in donations was presented to 11 groups and/or organizations of our Polish and Windsor Community.  The evening concluded with dancing to the music of  DJ Steven.

As we enter our 38th year, we hope to increase our membership. Annual dues are $20 and applications are available at the Polonia Park office at 5085 South National Street.

From Left to Right: M. Zalewski (Polskie Nadzieje; B. Koczwara (Tatry); R. Sak (Polonia Sports); Sr. A. Fidor (Polish School); H. Roznawski (MC); J. Dalton (Leddy Library); G. Koski (President PC); K. Pope (Public Library); T. Blonka (Wisla); Dr. Z. Pona (PCBPA)

From Left to Right: M. Zalewski (Polskie Nadzieje; B. Koczwara (Tatry); R. Sak (Polonia Sports); Sr. A. Fidor (Polish School); H. Roznawski (MC); J. Dalton (Leddy Library); G. Koski (President PC); K. Pope (Public Library); T. Blonka (Wisla); Dr. Z. Pona (PCBPA)

Email hroznawski@cogeco.ca for further information

2016 Donation Recipients

$ 7,500  – Polish Song & Dance Ensemble “Tatry”

$ 5,000 – Holy Trinity RC Church Building Fund

$ 5,000 – Polish Language School

$ 3,000 – University of Windsor Leddy Library

$ 2,500  – Polish Song & Dance Ensemble “Tatry” (Rzeszow 2017)

$ 2,400 – Polish Canadian Business & Professional Association

$ 2,000 – Polish Scouting Association of Canada, 5th Division Windsor

$ 1,500 – Polonia Windsor White Eagles Sports & Recreation

$ 750 – “Polskie Nadzieje” Vocal Group of of Windsor

$ 500 – Wisla Volleyball Club of Windsor

$ 500 – Windsor Public Library

 

2016 Donations $ 30,650

Donations to Date $ 498,700

 

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Undergraduate Students
Gold

Kathy Michalek
Julia Zalewski

Silver

Agata Stepien
Alexandra Zalewski

Bronze

Monika Bobek
Steven Jaworski

Graduate Students

Martin Dragowski
Andrea Jaworski
Philip Korta
Irena Sziler
Justyna Werbel
Christopher Zygowski

2016 Scholarships total – $ 26,000

Scholarships to Date – $ 366,800

Text – Courtesy of: Mrs. Halina Roznawski

Photo – Courtesy of: Mrs. Maria Kulesza

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Centenary of the Holy Trinity Parish – 3rd Open Meeting – Thursday, July 7th at 7:00pm

RC Holy Trinity Church - Windsor, ON

RC Holy Trinity Church – Windsor, ON

During this third important meeting – open to public – we need to push forward the celebration of the Centenary of the Parish. At the first meeting in April 2015, it was decided, that the Centenary Year would start in October 16th, 2016 and end on October 22nd, 2017. The peak of celebration will be marked with a large Sunday banquet for Parishioners and guests in October 2017. We are in need of skillfull parishioners to plan and organize all jubilee events, publications, advertisements etc. The Organizing Committee under the leadership of Mr. Richard Kusmierczyk invites every parishioner to attend the open meeting on Thursday, July 7th.  We count on your talents, dedication and continuous support to mark this event as a great celebration of our Parish Centenary Jubilee.

Government Of Canada – Flying to Canada? Lecisz do Kanady? Komunikat: Nowe prawo dla przylatujacych samolotem do Kanady obowiazuje juz od 15/03/2016

ETA Polacy bez prawa stalego pobytu w Kanadzie musza posiadac przed wejsciem do samolotu tzw. eTA (elektroniczne zezwolenie na podroz), ktore mozna nabyc wylacznie przez  Internet za $ 7.00 na 5 lat, przy waznym polskim paszporcie. Bez eTA sluzby lotniska nie pozwola na wejscie  do samolotu  lecacego do Kanady, (przez pare miesiecy trwa jeszcze okres przejsciowy. Wiecej informacji nas stronie  www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-facts-pl.asp

Source –   Websites:  “Flying to Canada?”  and  “Lecisz do Kanady?”