The Edmonton Latvian Society Imanta ends another year of activities and events with heartfelt thanks to the members and volunteers who continue to support and encourage us. Our organization has been successfully active for 65 years and we look forward to maintaining this tradition of community involvement. Merry Christmas and best wishes to all for 2013!

Dedziet gaišu uguntiņu
Ziemassvētku vakarā,
Lai dieniņas baltas nāca
Visa gada garumā!

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu jauno gadu visiem!

Our November event at the Lithuanian Hall was another very enjoyable evening, highlighted by an outstanding performance from the University of Alberta Madrigal Singers, who had just returned from singing with Latvia’s Radio Choir at a festival in Toronto. We also celebrated Imanta’s 65th anniversary. A good time was had by all!

Eglītes Pēcpusdiena: There will be a children’s Christmas program on Sunday, December 23rd. All families with children have been contacted but if someone was inadvertently missed, please let us know.

Ice on Whyte: The 10th annual Ice on Whyte Festival will take place in Old Strathcona from January 25-February 3, 2013. A new feature this year will be the cultural pavilion. Sandis Kondrats, the Latvian artist who participated last year, is returning to the festival. In conjunction with his visit, Imanta will be hosting a Latvian day at the pavilion on Thursday, January 31, from 2-8 pm. Volunteers are always needed! Anyone interested in helping out with preparations or at the festival on January 31, contact us at imantaedmonton@gmail.com.                                                                                                   

Casino: the dates for our next casino are February 4/5, 2013, at the Palace Casino in WEM.Once again, volunteers are needed! If you forget to volunteer, don’t be surprised if someone contacts you. If you are available to work shifts on either February 4th or 5th, please contact us at imantaedmonton@gmail.com.                                                       

NAIT Scholarship: The next deadline for application for our scholarship at NAIT is January 31, 2013. Please go to www.nait.ca and search The Edmonton Latvian Society for more information.   

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