Important 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 were closed as of My 19, 2017.

Attention Master and PhD Candidates: An application form for the year 2017 is now available on this site 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

150-th Anniversary of the Dominion of Canada

Fathers of Confederation at 1864 Charlottetown Conference – painting by Robert Harris, 1884

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY CANADA!
It all started there – the 1864 Quebec Conference and Charlottetown Conferenced laid out the framework for uniting British colonies in North America into a federation. They had been adopted by the majority of the provinces of Canada and became the basis of the London Conference in 1864 which led to the formation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867, which became an official birthday of Canada as we all know.

 

The 100th Anniversary of the Opening of Camp Kosciuszko, the Military Training Camp and Cemetery of General Haller’s Recruits in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Jozef Haller von Hallenburg (1873-1960) – Lieutenant General of the Polish Army

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first volunteers to the Kosciuszko Military Training Camp in the Niagara on The Lake. This  celebration is designated as the first official Polish American event of the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission.

Locally, the Polish American Congress, Western New York Division Inc., and Canadian Polish Congress have annually sponsored a pilgrimage to the cemetery at Niagara-On-The-Lake

The Annual Pilgrimage will begin at 12:00 p.m. on June 11 at the St. Vincent de Paul, with a military inspection of the veterans’ organizations. Then a Catholic Mass will be celebrated at the cemetery chapel. Following the Mass, a parade will proceed to the Cenotaph,  where wreaths are to be laid honoring those Polish and Canadian volunteers of General Haller’s Blue Army who gave their lives in WWI.

All the members of the parade will gather at 11:30am. The event is open to public, everyone is welcome to attend to commemorate the centenary of ultimate sacrifice of General Haller’s Blue Army Soldiers and Recruits.

There are more interesting facts about history of the Kosciuszko Camp and General Haller’s Blue Army under the following link.

Text: Maria Wojewnik

Source: on June 7, 2017

 

 

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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