Happy 18th of November – Latvia’s birthday! 🇱🇻 Sincere thanks to all who came and participated yesterday and helped make it a night to remember.
The High Level bridge will be lit up in the colors of the Latvian flag on November 18th, from 4:20 pm to midnight, in celebration of Latvia’s centenary. This photo above is an illustration only. We have been assured the lights will be horizontally striped using the appropriate color of red. Mark this on your calendars and come out to see for yourselves!
Plans are afoot. We are organizing a meet up of whoever wants to join in. We will meet at the western end of the parking lot of the Terrace Building on the Legislature grounds at 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 18th to get a good view of the lights. From there we could meet up at Beer Revolution in Oliver Square, 11736 – 104 Ave. Better parking options, something for everyone on the menu. Stop in for a visit and a drink! We hope to see you there! #Latvia100
Beloved Latvian author and poet Imants Ziedonis wrote: “Latvians go out in to the world wearing patterned mittens and throw them into the treasure chest of cultures along with Persian rugs, Indian and Japanese silks, Chinese porcelain, and Russian woodcuts…”
Don’t forget to take your mittens with you to Imanta’s Latvia 100 celebration on November 17th!!
You are cordially invited to Imanta’s commemoration evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Latvian independence.
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
St. John’s Cultural Center – 10611 110 Avenue, Edmonton
Doors open at 5:00 pm. – Short program 6:00 pm
Elections for Latvia’s Saiema, or Parliament, will take place in Edmonton on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Everyone with a current Latvian passport can and should vote.
The polling station is at 9308 – 82 Street NW and will be open from 7am – 8pm.
Pre-election information, including information on the candidates, will be available at the polling station from October 1-5 at the times shown on the attached flyer.
Reminder to everyone the deadline for applications to our Scholarship Program is October 1st.
Elections for the Saiema, or Latvian Parliament, will take place on October 6, the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. This year, for the first time, a polling station will be available in Edmonton. Information about the Latvian elections has been circulating on all social and news media for many weeks. Anyone with a valid Latvian passport is allowed to vote and probably should vote. More details about where to vote will be sent out shortly.
Save the date: Our November celebration of Latvia’s centenary of the declaration of independence will take place on Saturday, November 17th. More details will be posted in October. Continue reading → Newsletter September 2018
Summer is over and we are ready to start the new season for our Latvian Children’s Group! This year we are delighted to have an experienced latvian instructor join us. Please visit our Latvian Children’s Group page for more information and to view the dates for our meetings.
Our 2018/19 scholarship program information is now available. Please visit our scholarship program page for information and to apply to our annual scholarship awards. If you have any questions please email us!
The board members of Imanta extend our sincere gratitude to all the volunteers and participants who helped us have such a wonderful Līgo celebration this year!! Without you this wouldn’t be possible!! Thank you to all the volunteers who organized the activities for young and old! Thank you for all the delicious food you contributed to make the meal outstanding!! It was amazing!!