November 2014 Invitation

(Please click on invitation to enlarge)

We are very pleased that Juris Ķeniņš, a well-known Latvian and Canadian cellist from Toronto, will be visiting Edmonton and performing at our November celebration. Juris and his wife spent 4 weeks in Riga this fall on a visit that included a concert and lecture tour. The program for us will feature music by Latvian composers. Pianist Renna Hoang will also perform.

We have changed venues to accommodate the program and because of this, tickets MUST be purchased in advance. The Polish Hall has a strict catering policy.  Seating will be limited and we need to have a confirmed number of guests to ensure that we can cover the cost of dinner.

A ticket order form is attached.  Please note the RSVP deadline of November 8th. Tickets will be mailed starting October 25th.

If you have further questions, please phone any member of Imanta’s executive or email :

Transportation for Seniors: This is available to seniors through our casino funding. Please take advantage of it! Phone Yellow Cab at 780-462-3456 for a ride. If you have no vouchers, they are available at every event and the driver will come in with you to fill one out. You will be given another voucher to use for your return trip.

THANK YOU to all our members who volunteered at our Casino in July. Through this program we are able to offer scholarships, the seniors’ program, events in cooperation with other organisations, and other special events.

Sandis Kondrats, our favourite Latvian sculptor and now living in Seattle, was back in Edmonton in early July 2014 to take part in Sand on Whyte, a
sand-carving exhibit in Old Strathcona. Those who attended the festival and met with him were able to see the art form in which he excels.

Two of IMANTA’s staunchest supporters and hardest workers are leaving Edmonton for a milder climate. Daina Bruners, IMANTA’s former president, and her mother, Vilma, have contributed to our Latvian society for so many years, in too many ways to count. Daina was instrumental in modernising IMANTA and revising its constitution to keep up with the reality of our local Latvian society.
We will miss them greatly and wish them all the best as they settle into their new home on Vancouver Island!

November Ticket form and membership form

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