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Casino Volunteers Needed For January at the Yellowhead Casino

We’re using (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 You will be required to give your email address so that we can contact you and send updates about your volunteer position.

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us by email 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 with a read receipt.

Scholarship Application 2019-2020


Baltic Way celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Baltic Way was a peaceful political demonstration which took place on 23 August 1989 when approximately two million people joined their hands forming a 600 km long human chain through the Baltic countries, thus demonstrating their unity in their efforts towards freedom.


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 –

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:

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

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.