May 2020 Newsletter

AS IMANTA MOVES FORWARD:

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PAST PRESIDENT
Change is good and necessary, and it’s a bonus when it happens in a positive manner. After twelve years as IMANTA’s president, I would like to thank the executive, all board members and community members for the wonderful experience of working together and creating memories. It has been a privilege, and now I’m delighted to announce that IMANTA has a dynamic and creative new leader. Continue reading → May 2020 Newsletter

Daudz baltu dieniņu, LATVIJA

May 4th is ‘Declaration of Independence Day’ and is known locally as ‘Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena’ and commemorates Latvia’s independence from the USSR in 1990.

Best wishes from all of us to all of you!

White Tablecloth Celebration

On May 4, 2020 Latvia marks 30th anniversary of the Restoration of Latvia’s Independence. The Latvian government and Latvian Embassy in Canada are inviting everyone in these difficult times to do a “White Tablecloth Celebration” in our own homes. We are invited to remember, cherish togetherness and the gift of living in a free country and share that we are strong together during many difficult times. 🇱🇻🇨🇦 Link below to read more and get great ideas from Latvian government on how we can celebrate. Take pictures and share them with us how you celebrate May 4th.

White Tablecloth Celebration

Imanta Newsletter – Spring 2020

It’s that time of year again!

Our annual general meeting will take place on Sunday, March 15th, at 1:00pm at the Laurier Heights Community Hall, 14405 – 85 Ave NW.  All members who have renewed their membership will receive the minutes of last year’s meeting through the mail or via email.  If you have not received your copy of the minutes before April 25th or wish to renew your membership please contact us at imantaedmonton@gmail.com.  Coffee/tea/refreshments will be served. Continue reading → Imanta Newsletter – Spring 2020

Help is still needed!

WE ARE SHORT 4 VOLUNTEERS!

Please help us fill our slots for our casino event.  No experience necessary!

Our involvement in AGLC casinos helps us to keep running our scholarship and seniors programs.  Without the funding that AGLC distributes to us, we would not be able to keep these programs going.

We are using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize volunteers for our upcoming casino on January 19 & 20, 2020.  The Yellowhead Casino is located at 12464 153 St NW in Edmonton. There are day shifts and evening shifts available. No experience necessary! All volunteers will get a free meal!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link > Sign up link to see our SignUp sheet:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. You will be required to give your email address so that we can contact you and send updates about your volunteer position.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us by email  imantaedmonton@gmail.com and we can sign you up manually.

 

Help needed for casino shifts

WE ARE SHORT OF VOLUNTEERS!

Please help us fill our slots for our casino event. Our involvement in AGLC casinos helps us to keep running our scholarship and seniors programs.  Without the funding that AGLC distributes to us, we would not be able to keep these programs going.

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize volunteers for our upcoming casino on January 19 & 20, 2020.  The Yellowhead Casino is located at 12464 153 St NW in Edmonton. There are day shifts and evening shifts available. No experience necessary! All volunteers will get a free meal! 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link > Sign up link to see our SignUp sheet:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. You will be required to give your email address so that we can contact you and send updates about your volunteer position.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us by email  imantaedmonton@gmail.com and we can sign you up manually.

 

 

Casino Volunteers Needed For January at the Yellowhead Casino

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize volunteers for our upcoming casino on January 19 & 20, 2020.  The Yellowhead Casino is located at 12464 153 St NW in Edmonton. There are day shifts and evening shifts available. No experience necessary! All volunteers will get a free meal! 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link > Sign up link to see our SignUp sheet:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. You will be required to give your email address so that we can contact you and send updates about your volunteer position.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us by email  imantaedmonton@gmail.com and we can sign you up manually.

Our involvement in AGLC casinos helps us to keep running our scholarship and seniors programs.  Without the funding that AGLC distributes to us, we would not be able to keep these programs going.

 

New season for our Children’s Group

Our learning season has resumed! Join us for family fun and a little Latvian culture! Meet other Latvian families in Edmonton. Our Latvian children’s group is once again ready  to make this a great year for learning the Latvian language, enjoying a great time with Latvian friends, learning interesting things about Latvia and learning some Latvian dances.  The IMANTA Children’s Group now meets twice per month, on Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Laurier Heights Community Hall, 14405 85 Ave, NW Edmonton, AB

Click on the following link for more information:

Info for new season of Children’s group

 

Scholarship information for 2019/2020

IMANTA is once again pleased to announce our self-administered scholarship program for 2019/2020, funded by our ongoing casino program and governed by the regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The total funding available this year is $13,000.

Scholarship Eligibility
The scholarship is open to:

  1. Alberta residents who are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or foreign students on visa
  2. Applicants who are registered as full or part-time students as defined by the accredited or licensed educational institution.

Eligible Institutions
All accredited post-secondary educational institutions in Canada. Such institutions include universities, colleges, polytechnics and trades or training institutions that the Adjudication Committee is satisfied are duly accredited or licensed.

Scholarship Award Criterion
Awards will be made by the Adjudication Committee, appointed by Imanta, on the basis of adjudication and ranking of the Applicant’s fully completed Scholarship Application package.

Application Process
All applicants must complete and submit the application form (link to form follows) along with the requirements as listed on the form. Applicants will be required to submit course registration confirmation and receipts for tuition paid before any monies are distributed.

The deadline for scholarship applications relating to enrollment in a fall program must be received by the Adjudication Committee by no later than October 1, 2019.  Imanta may authorize the Adjudication Committee to receive applications for academic periods that commence other than in the fall, but only for the period between September 1,2019 to August 31,2020. Awards for all programs will be announced by November 15, 2019.

Payment will be made directly to the individual upon submission of proof of attendance (i.e. tuition receipt) at the recognized educational institution.

Submit applications to:

The Edmonton Latvian Society “Imanta”
Attn: Adjudication Committee
1209 Wershof Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6M 2M2

or by email to xarsystm@telusplanet.net with a read receipt.

Scholarship Application 2019-2020