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

Kathy Michalek
Julia Zalewski


Agata Stepien
Alexandra Zalewski


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.

Message From The Polish Ursuline Sisters of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus

Ursuline Sisters of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus Logo In conjunction with Bishop Fabbro’s appeal, The Polish Ursuline Sisters would like to provide the online versions of the  Letters  concerning the legalizing PAS (Physician Assisted Suicide ), for those wanting to express their views directly by writing letters to the Canadian Government and using  Canada Post.

These examples are available for viewing  or download directly on the page of the POLISH URSULINE SISTERS

Text: Courtesy of The Polish Ursuline Sisters of Agonizing Heart of Jesus

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?”

The Polish Young Talent show sponsored by the Polish-Canadian Women’s Federation, Chapter 20 in Windsor – RESULTS of the 5th Annual Contest – Sunday May 1st, 2016

5th Talents Show Contenstants

5th Talents Show Contenstants


Polish Canadian Women’s Federation – Chapter 20 in Windsor would like to thank all the Children, their Parents, Grandparents, Families and Friends for their preparation and participation in the 5th Edition of our annual Polish Young Talents show. It was truly the most successful event ever as far as the variety of the talents showcase and the highest level of the Contest. The  prizes for our young  winners of the Contest in each category – Gift Cards to Indigo/Chapters were entirely funded by the Chapter 20 of the Polish Canadian Women’s Federation .

We would like to thank our Jury – Ms. Ela Gorzelnik, Mrs. Anna Wojtal and Mr. Siniarski for their diligent work, the Dom Polski Hall – for hosting this event without charging a penny, the Polish Army Veteran’s Association from Windsor – Branch 126 and  Mr. Stan Potomski – who were the  Contributors.

During the intermission there was a short introduction by our Polish American friend from Michigan and author of the books – Mr. Walerian Domanski. We also had a chance to see  the unique greetings cards and Manga Art display prepared by the talented Ganko family from Windsor. The sound and recording of the event was provided by Mr. Robert Budziosz.

Enclosed are the clips from the performances of our young talented musicians:

Alex performs part of “Pavane pour une Infante Défunte” by Maurice Ravel

Frederic performs part of “The Boy Paganini” by Eduard Mollenhauer. His oldest brother (Francis) provided piano accompaniment.

Adriana performed “Long, Long Ago” by Thomas Bayly – it was her first performance ever. Bravo!

Again – thank you Everyone and we hope to see even more talents in the years to come!

Original text – courtesy of: Mrs. Arleta Sziler

English translation – Maria Wojewnik

“Polish Young Talents” show is an event for students grade 1-8, who want to present
their talents in singing, playing instruments, reciting poems and dancing.
It is organised  every year, by the Polish-Canadian Women’s Federation-Chapter 20 in Windsor.
Also parents/grandparents and friends are invited. Admission is free. For all participants there are prizes and diplomas.
Event location: May 1st @ 2:00 PM in the Polish Club “Dom Polski” (1275 Langlois Ave)
Registration: 24th of April (Sunday) at the Polish Holly Trinity Church after 10.30
and 12.30 Mass
For more info you can contact: Krystyna: 519 250 7094 or Margaret: 519 966-6866
Text, Poster –  Courtesy of Mrs. Arleta Sziler

The FIRST Robotic Tournament Results: The AMAZING TEAM from Krasnik, Poland – Spice Gears 5883 won the Prestigious Judges Award during the FIRST International Robotic Tournament

The AMAZING TEAM from Krasnik, Poland –  Spice Gears 5883 –   won today the Prestigious Award during the FIRST  International Robotic Tournament – after the  dramatic turn of events they won the JUDGES AWARD !!!. They had to operate their Richard  I  (this is the name of their  Robot ) – in the last minute and  reprogram it’s functions. They absolutely have done their best  considering the stressful situation, in a very professional manner, demonstrating  respect to the  judge’s decision and producing in NO time  fully operational robot, despite the pressure! All of the above while being a rookie in so many categories! Congratulations to all of these young talents/geniuses and their great Mentors !  Our Polish Community in  Windsor, especially those who came to see you at this Tournament  are  so proud of you all and we hope to see you again next year!!!! Go, Spice Gears, Go!

Spice Gears_Finals

P.S.  Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Richard Kusmierczyk whose tireless work over the past three years ended up with such a wonderful outcome, with Mazurek Dabrowskiego played in the first place!  Dziekujemy z calego serca za takie niezapomniane przezycia !!! – On behalf of all the spectators among our Polonia, especially children from the Polish Language School – Maria Wojewnik

Enclosed is the link to the original post  “The robotics team FRC 5883 Spice Gears from Krasnik, Poland came to to Windsor – April 8th, 9th the St. Dennis Centre of the University of Windsor – FB.com/spicegears”  informing  Polonia in Canada about the arrival of the  Spice Gears Team from Krasnik Poland.  Original  Text: Courtesy of: Mr. Richard Kusmierczyk

More details about the final results in  “Windsor Star


52 Teams  from Canada, United States and Poland

1500 Students (participants)

and large crowds…

See you next year!

Text – Courtesy Of: Maria Wojewnik

Group Photo – Courtesy of:  Spice Gears FRC 5883 – Media Dept.

Spice Gears Logo – Courtesy of: Patryk Rola

Message to all Polish-Canadian Organizations

Message to Polonia Windsor OrganizationsPlease be advised you may forward any information that you wish to appear in the Event Calendar or on your Organization’s web page by contacting the content Writer/Contributor via email: mwojewnik@poloniawindsor.ca or filling out the Submit an Article / Website Content link located in the footer of the website. At the present time, the priority is to update the Calendar with events for the upcoming months and to inform our community about events scheduled in the nearest future. You can add an event to the calendar by filling out the Add an Event to the Events Calendar link located in the footer of the website. Below are requirements regarding the submitted material – it speeds up the publication process, so please get familiar with the following documents:

Requirements regarding the submission of the  new contents to our Web site

Requirements regarding the submission of the new contents to our Web site – (Polish Translation)

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2012 Polonia Centre Academic Awards Application: Now Available

2012 Polonia Centre Academic Awards Application: Now Available
Download, fill out and return the awards application along with all required documents for your chance to win a 2012 Polonia Centre Academic Award.

2011 Polish Night Comerica Park Tigers Game

2011 Polish Night Comerica Park Tigers Game

The 2011 Polish Night Comerica Park Tigers Game was fantastic! It featured our Detroit Tigers taking on the Red Sox from Boston. Before the game, there were many tributes and shows from polish groups from all across America. Below is a photo gallery highlighting some of the fun!