Polish Alliance of Canada Branch 20

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Polish Alliance of Canada

Established in 1907 by a handful of Polish Immigrants calling themselves “The Sons of Poland”, the Organization became one of the largest community oriented groups of Polish Canadians in Canada. The first branch was formed in Toronto and eventually 47 active branches were located in Ontario as far south as Windsor and as far north as Fort Frances and Red Lake. Optimism prevailed in the fundamental truth that together, things could be accomplished and that unity provides security. The motto of the Polish Alliance of Canada is “Brotherhood – Tolerance – Education”.

The History of Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch 20, Windsor

Under the  link above you will find more about  our Organization’s  history.

Our Goals and Accomplishments

Over the years, our fundraising efforts have included dances, garage sales, and the sale of Polish food at the Tecumseh Corn Festival. Branch 20 is a generous supporter of Polish Youth organizations in Windsor such as the Polish School and Tatry Song and Dance Ensemble. We are also committed in supporting Canadian charitable organizations and Windsor hospitals. In the mid 1980’s, we sponsored a soccer team through Polonia Soccer Club and continue to provide an annual donation. Our members volunteer to raise funds for charitable causes and promote our Cultural heritage but we also spend time socializing. We’ve participated in the Canada Day Parade and have held activities such as bowling tournaments and picnics at the Polish Beach. Members have enjoyed one day outings to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Stratford, Grimsby, Frankenmuth, Sea World in Ohio and skiing on Michigan slopes. Since 2005, a busload of members have traveled to Chicago, Washington, Montreal, Boston and New York for a 4 day holiday over the Labour Day Weekend. While today’s membership is not as large as it once was, Branch 20 remains a very visible and effective organization within Windsor’s Polish Community. Meetings are held in January, March, May, September and November at 2:00 p.m. at 1275 Langlois Ave. at Dom Polski Hall.

Everyone is welcome to join.

Bus4 DAY BUS TRIP TO KINGSTON – OTTAWA – 1000 ISLANDS – JULY 29 TO AUGUST 01/2016

Day 1 –  Kingston – Ford Henry

Day 2 – Ottawa- Private tour at the Polish Embassy, 6 hrs Tour around Ottawa with Colette and Conrad from ToursByLocals: arboretum at Rideau Hall Park, Parliament Hill Park, Rideau Canal, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Balanced Sculpture Rock Art by J.F. Ceprano on Ottawa River at Remic Rapids west of Ottawa. Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa,   Lunch at Buffet Des Continents in Gatineau. Pizza Party at our hotel –  Holiday Inn Express in Orleans

Day 3 – Visiting  Governor General residence at the Rideau Hall, Touring the Centre Block of Parliament: House of Commons, The Senate, The Library, The Senate Foyer, Peace Tower and  The Memorial Chamber. Lunch at the Byward Market. Canadian War Museum. Light and Sound Show on Parliament Hill in the Evening

Day 4 – Rockport:  2 hours cruise around  the Thousands Islands

 

Winery Tour

One sunny Saturday in September 2014,  our Group visited two wineries and tasted their wines: recently opened and very elegant Oxley Estate Winery and well established in Essex County, Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW). We then had dinner at Freddy’s Restaurant in Leamington and headed to Alexander Estate Winery for more wine tasting. At Alexander’s, we held a small party including an impromptu piano performance by one of our passengers.  The weather was awesome and the mood was great as you can see on the picture below…

 

Group at Oxley Winery Tour - September 20, 2014

Polish Alliance of Canada Branch 20 Group at Oxley Winery – September 20, 2014 Essex Winery Tour

 

W. Reymont Foundation Scholarship

2012  Award Winner

Lukasz Karpinski – 2012 Award Winner, Zbygniew Kruba – President

2012 Award Winner

 

2011  Award Winner

Zbygniew Kruba –  President,  Michael Korta – 2011 Award Winner and I Vice President – Zdzislaw Roznawski

2011 Award Winner

 

2016 Executive

President Zbygniew Kruba
I Vice President Zdzislaw Roznawski
II Vice President       Robert Karpinski
Secretary Teresa Lewicki
Financial Secretary   Ewa Durka
Treasurer Edward Chemel
Organizers Halina Roznawski, Krystyna Szczech
Audit Committee   E. Chemel, L. Gorzelski, L. Korta, J. Mroczek, L. Rudowski
Directors Janusz Nowak, Leszek Gorzelski
Contact w/Reymont Foundation   Halina Roznawski
Sick Committee Wieslawa Lys, Tadeusz Stanczak

 

Polish Alliance Of Canada - Branch 20, 2016 Board of Directors Standing – Left to Right: Edward Chemel, Stefan Piechura, Lucyna Gorzelska, Tadeusz Stanczak, Robert Karpinski, Janusz Nowak, Lidia Korta, Wieslawa Lys, Leszek Rudowski. Sitting - Left to Right: H. Roznawski, K.Szczech, Z. Kruba E. Durka, Z. Roznawski, T. Lewicki

Polish Alliance Of Canada – Branch 20, 2016 Board of Directors
Standing – Left to Right: E. Chemel, S. Piechura, L. Gorzelska, T. Stanczak, R. Karpinski, J. Nowak, L. Korta, W. Lys, L. Rudowski.
Sitting – Left to Right: H. Roznawski, K.Szczech, Z. Kruba E. Durka, Z. Roznawski, T. Lewicki

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch 20, Windsor
c/o Z. Kruba, President – Ph.: (519) 258-3621
2176 Moy Avenue
Windsor, ON
N8W 2M5
Email: hroznawski@cogeco.ca