This year Imanta will be hosting our annual November Latvian Independence Day celebration in a different manner. We are planning to have a potluck style event (“zviedru galds” jeb “smörgåsbord”) with the majority of dishes being of Latvian origin. If Continue reading → Save the date – November 18, 2017
The Latvian Embassy will be holding a mobile passport office in Edmonton on Thursday, October 19th starting at 9am. Anyone interested in applying for or renewing their LV passport must register in advance with the Latvian Embassy in Ottawa at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Edmonton Latvian Society Imanta is sponsoring an Edmonton Symphony concert on Saturday, September 30th, at the Winspear Centre downtown. The concert will feature Nora Bumanis, ESO’s Principal Harpist.
As part of our sponsorship agreement, a promo code is available for ticket purchase whether in person, by phone or online. This code offers a 20% per ticket discount for all ESO performances at the Winspear during the 2017/2018 season. The code is ANNIVERSARY.
“I am editing on behalf of various Edmonton organizations, an upcoming E-book with the planned title: “150 Stories of Reconciliation – Connecting Us All”. The book, meant to commemorate Canada 150, will consist of short non-fictional stories (750 words max) from community writers across as many as possible of the immigrant communities in Edmonton, old and new, of all races and from all cultures and continents.
I’m reaching out to see if you could spread word of our project to all potentially interested among people of Latvian heritage in Edmonton that you represent, in the chance of possible contribution of one or two stories for the E-book from that community. Alternately, kindly provide me with email or Facebook addresses of persons potentially interested in contributing a story, that I can follow up with.
The deadline of submission is September 30. We launch the book on November 30. Those interested in contributing a community story or personal one, can reach me at (780) 990-6877, or through email@example.com for a detailed information package.
Thank you in advance for your kind support.”
Tololwa M Mollel
Editor, “Stories of Reconciliation – Connecting Us All” E-book.
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.
At the first International Choral Festival in early June, Pro Coro Canada performed the world premiere of Uģis Prauliņš The Way Children Sleep, a song set to the words of Continue reading → June 2017 Newsletter
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.