IMANTA is once again pleased to announce our self-administered scholarship program for 2017/2018, funded by our ongoing casino program and governed by the regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The total funding available is $25,000.
IMANTA will hold a Līgo celebration on from 2 – 11pm on Saturday, June 24th, at Devon Lions’ Campground at 1140 Saskatchewan Ave. East in Devon, west of Edmonton (www.devonlionscampground.activenuketoo.com). The OTS location we enjoyed last year was not available to us this year. We have reserved The Shelter, a facility which has a large covered area, cooking facilities, washrooms, playground, fire-pit and greenspace. Please see our previous posting for more information.
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Līgo is almost here! This year we will celebrate at Devon Lions Society Campground. There is a playground for children. Līgo event will start at 2pm with fun activities such as wreath making, games for children and adults (feel free to bring any outdoor toys to have fun with), cheese making, raffle, Latvian bacon bun contest (pīragu konkurss) so please bring your best. Supper is planned for 5 pm. Suggested donation of $5.00 per adult to help defray costs. Children 12 and under no charge.
Mark your calendars – we’ll celebrate Līgo on Saturday, June 24, at The Shelter in Devon Lions’ Campground (www.devonlionscampground.activenuketoo.com). Camping must be booked directly with the campground. Further information will be available in early June.
Imanta svinēs Līgo svētkus 24 Jūnijā, Devon Lions’ Parkā, (www.devonlionscampground.activenuketoo.com). Ja vēlaties pārnakšńot Jums laicīgi jāpiesaka rezervācija tieši Devon Lions’ Campground. Vairāk informācija sekos Jūnija sākumā.
IMANTA IS 70 YEARS OLD! Our society was founded on March 8, 1947, and is still the oldest active Latvian society in Canada. Viola Baker, one of the original founders, recently celebrated her 95th birthday. Both milestones are remarkable achievements. We will recognize this anniversary at our March 26th event below.
In preparation for Latvia’s centenary celebrations next year, a special Latvian flag is travelling to Latvians around the world. It’s making its way to Alberta via the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan, and then to to Vancouver, Kelowna, across to Europe, USA and South America, returning to Latvia next year. This project is a youth initiative created in 2015 in anticipation of Latvia’s 100 birthday in 2018.
In preparation for Latvia’s centenary celebrations next year, a special Latvian flag is travelling to Latvians around the world. It’s making its way to Alberta via the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan, and will continue on to Vancouver, Kelowna and possibly Victoria. This project is a youth initiative created in 2015 in anticipation of Latvia’s 100 birthday in 2018.
The flag will be in Edmonton on Sunday, March 26th. There will be a short official ceremony and everyone will be invited to sign the accompanying book of messages, to write a wish for Latvia as a symbolic gift for future generations. Children’s group activities, a social afternoon and our annual meeting are also planned.
Details: Laurier Heights Community Hall at 14405 – 85 Ave NW Edmonton, program starts at 1pm. Refreshments will be served.
The deadline for rsvp for the November celebration dinner in support of the anniversary of the independence of Latvia is Monday, November 14th.
Please show your support for Imanta and for Latvia. Order your tickets!
NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016 – EDMONTON LATVIAN SOCIETY IMANTA
The Edmonton Latvian Society IMANTA will be celebrating the 98th anniversary of Latvian independence on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at St. John’s Cultural Centre, 10611 – 110 Ave NW in Edmonton.
The men’s choir “Sing for Life ‘will perform. We will have the same delicious food and same great dance music as last year!
Below please find announcements for two events:
-an art show in Edmonton on Sunday, October 16th, which will include
works by two members of our Latvian community
-information about art prizes offered by the Canadian Latvian Artists’
Society LATVIS. Deadline for application is November 30th.
The Edmonton Latvian Society IMANTA will be celebrating Latvian
Independence day on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the same great location
as last year. Mark your calendars. Details to follow.
Labdien! Kas jauns? Kā Tev iet?
In the last few years, several of you have expressed interest in learning Latvian or improving what you know. We now have arranged for an instructor. He would like to meet first with interested students and also discuss organizational details. There will no doubt be different levels of experience among you. If there is a wide range of skills, we would need an additional instructor in a hurry – I’m mentioning this in case anyone else would like to help teach.
The meeting will take place on Sunday, October 2, at 3pm at the Lithuanian Hall at 11629 – 83 Street NW, in the general vicinity of Northlands & Rexall Place. Coffee/tea will be served.