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

 

 

Polish Village at the 2017 Carrousel of the Nations – June 16-18, 1275 Langlois Ave., Windsor

Welcome to the Polish Village 2017! Exquisite folk dance performances, the best Polish cuisine, full service bar with the domestic and polish beer and more.
This year Exhibition theme:

100th Jubilee of Holy Trinity  Roman Catholic Parish, the center of the Polish Community in Windsor Ontario, 45th Anniversary of Tatry Song & Dance Ensemble, 125th Anniversary of Windsor, 150th Anniversary of Canada.

Please join us:  Friday June 16 –   6pm  until Sunday June 18 – 10 pm  at 1275 Langlois Ave.- rain or shine!

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

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

Polonia Centre Update for 2015

Polonia Centre Update for 2014

Polonia Centre Update for 2013

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?”

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)

Text: Maria Wojewnik  – www.PoloniaWindsor.ca  Publisher

 

 

 

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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!