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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 22 June 2018

    - I am happy that we present today in the capital city of Canada Polish culture, history, traditions but also contemporary Polish design or Polish scientific achievements and Polish-Canadian ties. In 2018 Poland celebrates 100th anniversary of regaining independence. I am glad, that we celebrate this jubilee together with our Canadian friends – said ambassador Andrzej Kurnicki during the Polish Day, that took place on June 17, 2018 at Horticulture Building in Ottawa.

    During the event Maria Knapik, an eminent Polish-Canadian soprano opera singer, presented a special recital “In the charm of Waltz and Czardas”. Her recital was followed by the Knapik Singers and Dixie Road ensembles concert. For any music lover a concert by Kuba Stankiewicz, one of the greatest Polish jazz pianists, was a must. He performed songs written by such Polish composers who composed music to Hollywood movies. Guests of the Polish Day had also an opportunity to let themselves get away from everyday chores and immerse into beautiful Polish film music performed  by charming Pandia Trio of Polish-Canadian and Canadian musicians from Montreal.


    Science and engineering had always been Polish domains. In a presentation about physics, cold war, and ingenuity, Professor Tomasz Bulik, a renowned astrophysicist from the University of Warsaw gave an interesting lecture on black holes and Polish achievements in astrophysics. Polish – Canadian engineers’ successes were also presented during the event.


    The audience enjoyed also polonaise and mazurka performed by “Polanie” dance group and  “White Eagle Folk Dance Academy” who showed not only how to dance Polish traditional dances, but also foxtrot.

     

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