LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

4 CREDIT UNION DRIVE

LCCC EVENT COMMITTEE’S AGM 

Oct 12, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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CULTURE DAYS AT THE LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE

October 15th, 10am – 4pm

Latvian Textile and Knitting Traditions.

The Latvian Artisans Association of Canada has been active in Ontario since 1953. Its goal is not only to preserve folk art and national costumes brought to Canada by Latvian refugees fleeing Russian occupation of their country during the Second World War, but also to ensure future generations of Latvian-Canadians have the ability to practice these skills and techniques handed down from generation to generation.
More information here

THE LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE ENCOURAGES ALL CANADIANS TO CONTACT THEIR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT UKRAINE’S SOVEREIGNTY AND RIGHT TO TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, AND DEMAND THAT RUSSIA PULLS BACK ITS ARMIES AND PROXIES FROM UKRAINE AND BELARUS.

KANĀDAS LATVIEŠU CENTRA TORONTO YOUTUBE KANĀLS

Centra jaunajā “Youtube” kanālā “Latvians in Canada / Latvieši Kanādā” turpmāk varēs noskatīties jebkurā laikā pasākumus, kas ir notikuši Latviešu Centrā.

18. Novembra svinības “Diena Latvijai” jau ir pieejams visiem interesentiem. Klikšķiniet uz “Youtube” attēla zemāk.

 

 

OUR LATVIAN RECIPE BASKET

TOGETHER (AT TWO METRES APART)

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre has been the essential meeting place for people engaged in the local Latvian community for 42 successful years. We continue to do this with your support for which we are very appreciative.

After the 2019 flooding of the basement and the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020, much has happened at the Latvian Centre:

– the Centre’s library, housing the largest collection of  Latvian content outside Latvia, celebrated 40 years on November 1.

– the Events Kitchen was upgraded

– the Basement facilities were repaired

– the Umurkumurs pub was renovated

– Latvia’s Independence Day on November 18, 2021 included a full-day programme, starting with a flag raising ceremony. The pensioners association organized a well attended lunch and in the evening young people from LNJAK met in Umurkumurs. Three exhibitions were on view: valuable materials in the library, an art exhibition organized by Latvis and an exhibit by the Latvian Artisans of traditional folk costumes as well as recent creations by their members

– every Saturday children once again attend Latvian heritage school

– Thanks to the Toronto Latvian Pensioners Association’s initiative and very generous donation, a state of the art audio/ video system was installed in the Riga Hall with large screens and powerful new speakers. Now events can be live streamed from the Centre to the internet creating a virtual Latvian community across the globe

The Letts Shop offers many gifts. It is once again open for in-person shopping Monday to Friday from 8:00 – 15:00 and Saturdays 9:00 – 13:00. Besides food products from Latvia, there are locally made Letts Shop piragi and bread. The Centre’s catering contacts gladly accept orders for potato salad, rasols, fish in red sauce, meatballs, sauerkraut, biezpienmaize, ābolmaize, drumstalmaize, cakes and complete meals for all events in your home. Please enquire.

This year’s theme for November 18 was “Together is warmer!” because we come to the Centre to feel the strength of our community, which is helping everyone overcome pandemic isolation. Covid-19 will slowly diminish, and we cannot wait to hear the sound of voices filling the hallways. The Centre is working hard to retore our cherished shared experiences. People at the Latvian Centre are once again beginning to sing, dance, learn, meet, shop and celebrate. With your help, the LCCC can forge a strong future.

Thank you for your generous support and we hope you will supplement your donation or become a member of the Centre.

Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre

EVENTS AT THE LCCC

If you would like to host an event at the LCCC, we will provide:

  • Hall set up and take down.
  • Help you arrange services and suppliers.
  • List of people who can be called, for bar tending and as wait staff.

 

Catering contacts:

 

Eatsmart Caters, catering for all events

eatsmart.caters@gmail.com

647-287-1974

 

Ranjith Jayawardana

Piragi, cheesecake, applebread, apple / cranberry crumble (drumstalmaize), cakes

asokackk@gmail.com

416-568-3160

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre is the heart of Latvian life in Toronto and Canada

Its mandate is to foster and sustain Latvian heritage and cultural traditions and to provide a venue for social and cultural exchange with other cultural communities in Canada. The non-profit Centre provides facilities for cultural, social, business and recreational activities for the general public and its members.

 

 

Helping each other through the pandemic!

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre and the Honorary Consul of Latvia in Southern Ontario, Karlis Vasarajs, have started an initiative to help our Latvian community during this pandemic. We are making care packages with food items to deliver to those in need. If you know of anyone who is in need please contact us with their name, address and telephone number.

 

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Past, Present and Future

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre

Past, Present, and Future

It was difficult to accept the decision to leave our College Street home for our current location of 4 Credit Union Drive.  It almost split the Latvian community in disagreement.  But the decision was made, and the Latvian centre was purchased in 1979. Our community came together in support, and our volunteer community was strong in accommodating the change.

In a 1984 Multicultural History Society of Ontario article, written by Valdis Liepins, he writes, ”Catering (at the Latvian centre) is directed by the catering manager, aided by a very active and gourmet minded women’s committee, which has established an enviable reputation for high-class, yet affordable, catering.  Being a charity, the centre is run by a board of directors who receive no remuneration. In addition to the women’s committee, there are three special function committees-an arts committee, a library committee and a building committee. As a result of their energies the centre functions smoothly and efficiently and is entirely self-supporting.”

LCCC Scholarship Fund

The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre’s Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, to further student’s Latvian Studies. Since that time, $160,000 has been awarded in scholarships.

The 2022 Scholarship application is attached. Fully completed applications must be submitted to the Latvian Centre office by May 30, 2022.

Hall rental

Looking for a venue to host your next meeting, seminar, or training session, a wedding, anniversary, birthday or social gathering?

Please contact the office:
4 Credit Union Dr, Toronto, ON M4A 2N8
Tālrunis (416) 759-4900 | E-pasts: office@latviancentre.org

416-759-4900
office@latviancentre.org

Kanādas Latviešu Centrs Toronto
4 Credit Union Drive
Toronto, ON M4A 2N8
Canada

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