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 and a positive contribution to their school through involvement of extracurricular activities, all while demonstrating a competent level of academic achievement.

Applications for 2018 Undergraduate Academic Awards are now available and must be submitted by close of business on May 25, 2018.  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

Pictorial report on the recent visit to Windsor H.E. Dr. Andrzej Kurnicki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Canada – March 25-27, 2028

Pictorial Report on the recent visit to Windsor, ON – March 25-27, 2018 (link)  

Dr Andrzej Kurnicki - Ambassador of Poland to Canada

Dr Andrzej Kurnicki – Ambassador of Poland to Canada

This year the Polish Community in Windsor is celebrating the 110 Anniversary and at the same time, Poland is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of regaining its freedom.
Canada has supported the Polish nation fight for freedom during the past century, including; training Polish soldiers on the Canadian soil during WWI at the Niagara-on-the-Lake
“Kosciuszko Camp” and during WWII at the Recruiting Station in Windsor.

Ambassador, Dr. Andrzej Kurnicki, during his three day first visit to Windsor met political, municipal, educational and Polish Community leaders. On Sunday, he attended Mass at the Holy Trinity Church, then met Federal and Provincial members of Parliaments and the Polish Community at the Dom Polski Hall. On Monday and Tuesday he attended several meetings at the University of Windsor, including a lecture at the Oddette School of Business. Afterwards he toured the Leddy Library, the Cross-Border Institute and the Windsor Essex Development Commission. He was also is scheduled to meet municipal government leaders and visit the Polonia Park Subdivision project.


Credits: Pictorial Report – Jerry Barycki

Polish Heritage Day Luncheon – Sunday, May 6th, 2018 at Dom Polski Hall

This year, the Polish community in Windsor is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Regaining of Freedom by Poland in 1918 and its own 110th Anniversary.

You cordially are invited to celebrate with us at the following events:

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Holy Mass Reflection on Polish Heritage Day

Holy Trinity Church, 1035 Ellis St. E.

The Polish Heritage Day celebration combines Polonia and Polish Flag Day on May 2 and Polish Constitution Day on May 3. Polish Language School, Sr. Anna Fidor,, 519-256-7115, and Parish Council, Mariusz Zalewski,, 519-997-5351.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 12:00 p.m., Polish Heritage Day Luncheon

Dom Polski Hall, 1275 Langlois Ave. Tickets $30/PP.

This gathering is a formal lunch to celebrate the Polish community outside of Poland Day, Polish Flag Day and the First Polish Constitution (May 3) Day, established in 1791. Organizer: Polish People’s Home Association, Ma?gorzata Holec,, 519-551-2628,

Happy Easter!

Handmade Easter Card - Lowicz, Poland

Handmade Easter Card – Lowicz, Poland

At Easter and always, may His love fill our hearts and bring joy and peace to our lives – Happy Easter! Pelnych radosci Swiat Wielkiej Nocy, zdrowia, pogodnych Swiat oraz Wesolego Alleuja zyczy calej polonijnej Wspolnocie Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc.


Easter Card – Handmade craft from Lowicz, Poland

Text: Maria Wojewnik

Career Opportunity Announcement from Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc.

Global MaintenanceCareer Opportunity: Accounting Specialist / Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant

Polonia Centre on behalf of Global Maintenance is seeking a Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant for an established Maintenance and Renovation Company. Applicants may view the position details and submission requirements under the following link.
Fluency in English required, Polish language skills a preferred asset.
References required. Please submit applications by e-mail to

Polonia Centre Letter to the “Windsor Star” Editor

October 26, 2017

Dear Editor:

The Polish Community of Windsor celebrated two milestone events recently which I would like to share with our fellow Windsorites.

At the Annual Gala of Excellence on October 14th, Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc. awarded a total of $169,800 in donations, sponsorships and scholarships bringing our donation total to $1,035,300.00.

For Canada’s 150th, we made an investment in Canada’s future leaders through education, awarding $33,000 in scholarships and $8000 in support of The University of Windsor Leddy Library and the Polish Language School.

To celebrate the 125th of the City of Windsor, we contributed $9000 towards the restoration of the Copernicus Astrolabium in Jackson Park, erected in 1954 by Polish Organizations, and $19,800 to Organizations and youth groups.

2017 is the 100th Anniversary of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, founded by faithful Polish immigrants. Thanks to the generosity of a Windsor resident, Mr. Walter Boug, who was neither Polish nor Catholic, they received six lots on the corner of Ellis Street and Langlois Avenue. It was the first Polish R.C. Church in the Diocese of London and today, is the third oldest Catholic Church in Windsor. Polonia Centre (Windsor) donated $100,000 towards this historic occasion.

On October 22nd, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, Bishop of Diocese of London. A Jubilee Banquet brought together 544 parishioners, former Pastors and Vicars and friends of our Polish and Catholic Communities.

Polonia Centre (Windsor) incorporated in 1978 as a Non-Profit Charitable Corporation. We are proud to be a part of a thriving Polish Community and to call the City of Windsor our home.

Yours truly,

Halina Roznawski, Vice President

Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc.

5101 South National Street

Windsor, Ontario

AND member of the Jubilee Committee

Holy Trinity R.C. Church


Contact: Halina Roznawski

(519) 965-7001

Polonia Centre (Windsor) Inc. – MILESTONE

Polonia Centre Logo 90 x 90Over 1 million ($ 1,035,300.00) in Donations and Scholarships since inception in 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 2017, our total donations in Sponsorships, Donations and Awards  reached a new record level of $169,800. $100,000.00  was donated to the Holy Trinity R.C. Catholic Church on its 100-th Anniversary,  $33,000  in scholarships was awarded to students in our Polish community and numerous Canadian and Polish-Canadian  organizations received their donations  as well.  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

Polonia Centre 2017 Sponsorships, Donations & Awards:


· Holy Trinity Church Building Fund      $75,000

· Holy Trinity 100 Year Jubilee Fund & Memorial    $17,500

· Ursuline Sisters of AHJ  $7,500



· Polish Song & Dance Ensemble “Tatry”    $10,000

· Copernicus Sundial Monument Restoration – Jackson Park    $9,000

· Polish Canadian Business & Professional Association  $2,600

· Polish Canadian Student’s Association of Windsor  $1,500

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

· Polish Varieties Radio WNZK  $1,000

· Polish Scouting Association of Canada, 5th Div. Windsor  $1,000

· “Polskie Nadzieje” of Windsor  $750

· Wisla Volleyball Club of Windsor   $700

· Windsor Public Library  $500

· Telewizja Detroit Inc.  $250



· Graduate Student Awards $25,000

· Undergraduate Student Awards  $8,000

· Polish Language School  $5,000

· University of Windsor Leddy Library  $3,000



2017 Total Sponsorships, Donations and Awards  $169,800

Total to Date on Record of Donations, Sponsorships and Awards

$1,035,300  since 1978

2017 Donation Recipients: Kneeling – (left to right) – Michal Zalewski (Polskie Nadzieje of Windsor), Andrzej Olichwier (Polish Scouting Association of Canada) Dr. Frank Simpson (Leddy Library UoW). Standing – (left to right) – Halina Roznawski (Polonia Centre – Vice-President), Barbara Koczwara (“Tatry” CEO), Gerry Obierski (Polonia Centre – Treasurer), Fr. Zbigniew Sawicki (Holy Trinity R.C. Church), Kathleen Pope (Windsor Public Library), Beata Slusarczyk (PCBPA), Anna Nogal (PCSAW), Zbigniew Kowalczykowski (Windsor White Eagles), Sebastian Minkiewicz (Wisla Volleyball) , Jerzy Rozalski (Polish Varieties Radio WZNK) Dorota Makarczyk (Polish Language School)

Text – Courtesy of: Mrs. Halina Roznawski

Photo – Curtest of: Mrs. Maria Kulesza


250th Year of Assumption Parish in Windsor

Assumption Church Exterior

Assumption Parish Celebrates its 250th year!

Before Windsor, before Ontario and before Canada there was already Our Lady of Assumption parish, which has been recognized as the nations’ oldest west of Montreal.

One of the most beautiful historical landmarks in West Canada – Assumption Parish celebrates its 250-th Anniversary as the parish dates back to Oct. 3, 1767 when its first pastor was named and assigned to care for Huron and French settlers on what is now Windsor’s west end near the shores of the Detroit River.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, Holy Name Of Mary will host the primary celebration for the actual Oct. 3 founding anniversary. Mass is scheduled at 11 a.m. with Bishop Ronald Fabbro and Bishop Joseph Dabrowski in attendance followed by a gala luncheon at 2:00 pm, Caboto Club – Canada Room. Tickets – $35 per person available at the Parish Office 350 Huron Church, ph.: (519) 253-2493

For more information check the Assumption Parish website:


Photo – Uncredited

Logo  Image – Assumption 250th Anniversary  Organizing Committee

Text: Maria Wojewnik

150-th Anniversary of the Dominion of Canada

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

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