June 2019 Newsletter & Ligo Information

Our Annual Meeting took place on March 24th   with 19 people in attendance.

IMANTA’s Executive members for the coming year are Ena, Edgars, Linda, Liesma, Nelda, Inga, Zane, Inta, Ann & Uldis. Our auditors are Anita and Jon. Some of the discussion centered on finding and encouraging younger members to take over executive positions, which must happen if IMANTA is to continue. The current Board members would help with the transition. Continue reading → June 2019 Newsletter & Ligo Information

Save the date for our Ligo festivities

This year our Ligo festivities will be held on June 22 at the Edmonton Oilfield Technical Society Park located at 2104 156 St SW Edmonton.   More information to follow at a later date. Keep updated about new notifications to our website by adding your email  to follow this blog. Scroll to the bottom of the website page and fill in your email address to be notified whenever a new post is posted.

The Edmonton Oilfield Technical Society Park is located in south Edmonton. For the Best Access to the Park, use Anthony Henday to the Rabbit Hill Road Overpass. Then proceed South to Ellerslie Road and continue South on Rabbit Hill Road until the first left exit.  Follow the exit to 156 Street –  which deadends at the Park.

 

 

 

 

 

A survey for our Children’s Group

In an effort to improve and continue to run our children’s program, we would like to hear from you.  Below is a link to a survey – the Latvian version is first, followed by the English version.  Your participation would be appreciated.  Please send your completed survey (either in English or Latvian) to our email address – imantaedmonton@gmail.com

Thank you for your participation.

APTAUJA VECAKIEM / Children’s Group Survey

One nation, united in song and dance: XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Toronto, Canada. July 4 – 7, 2019.

More information is available on the festival’s website: www.latviansongfest.com

Special festival participants and guests
Overall, a large participant turnout is expected and of particular note, this festival has drawn one of the largest contingencies of Latvian performers to join this event. Continue reading → One nation, united in song and dance: XV Latvian Song and Dance Festival, Toronto, Canada. July 4 – 7, 2019.

Latvian Consular Services in Edmonton 2019

A Consular Agent from the Latvian Embassy in Ottawa will be in Edmonton on Thursday, March 14th for passport & citizenship services.

Anyone interested in applying for LV citizenship, or applying for and/or renewing their LV passport, must register in advance with the Latvian Embassy in Ottawa at  consulate.canada@mfa.gov.lv

Appointments for other consular services on this day should also be made in advance with the Latvian Embassy.  Coffee, tea and snacks will be available.

Address: Canadian Lithuanian Society of Edmonton, 11629 – 83 Street NW. This is located west of Edmonton Northlands and south of 118 Ave, on the north side of the river.
As updates become available they will be posted.

 

Imanta’s Latvia 100 celebration

Happy 18th of November – Latvia’s birthday! 🇱🇻 Sincere thanks to all who came and participated yesterday and helped make it a night to remember.

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Edmonton is lighting up the bridge!

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

November 17th – Imanta’s Latvia 100 celebration – Wear your mittens!

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!!

Continue reading → November 17th – Imanta’s Latvia 100 celebration – Wear your mittens!