…tik balts un kluss…
Krīt zemei pāri mirdzošs zvaigžņu pakars
Un, siltām rokām skaudams zemes telpu,
Nāk senais, mīļais Ziemassvētku vakars.
(Valda Mora)

The Edmonton Latvian Society Imanta is ending another year of activities and events with many thanks to the members and volunteers who continue to support and encourage us. Best wishes to all for 2012!

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un Merry Christmas laimīgu jauno gadu from Imanta’s novēl Imantas valde: Executive: Ena, Edgars, Liesma, Linda, Helen, Aija, Anita, Mārtiņš, Jim un Ruta.

The Latvian Christmas service in Calgary will be on Sunday, December 25th, at 1 p.m. at St. Edmund’s Anglican Church, 8340 – 34 Ave. NW. The service will be led by Reverend Dace Caune from Hamilton, Ontario, and will be followed by a social afternoon.

Remember: Taxi vouchers are always available for senior members for travel to appointments, church, shopping, social events. Please call Ena at 780-468-2728 if you need vouchers.

IIHF Hockey: A Latvian team is playing in the World Juniors’ hockey tournament starting on December 26th in Calgary. The meeting place for Latvians before, during or after any of the scheduled games in Calgary is Toques International Lounge, uptown 17th Avenue, 1504 –16 Ave. Information & updates will be posted on Facebook. Hockey info is at http://www.hockeycanada.ca/2012juniors

Athabasca University Project: Imanta will continue working with AU in 2012 to record the experiences and history of Latvians in Edmonton. Our research assistant, Michaelle, will be hosting a panel discussion for teens and young adults in January. Please contact her at (780) 394-4885 or michaelleh5@gmail.com or via Imanta on Facebook.

NAIT Scholarship: The next deadline for application for our scholarship at NAIT is January 31, 2012. Please go to http://www.nait.ca and search The Edmonton Latvian Society for more information.

Looking ahead: There will be a song festival in July 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Further information available at http://www.latviansongfest2012.com

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