The Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre is currently closed for the purposes of any meeting or event.
The Lett’s Shop is open from 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday.
The Northern Birch Credit Union is open 10:00am-3:00pm, Tuesday to Friday.
We are closely following the COVID- 19, City of Toronto restrictions of physical distancing and gathering limits as well as guidelines provided by the Government of Ontario to ensure appropriate health and safety measures are met, as part of our continued commitment to the safety of our guests and employees. Please see Public Health Measures link for more information.
LCCC TOWN HALL VIRTUAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021 AT 7PM EDT.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our town hall meetings last year! Our goal was to keep our community informed and to hear your concerns. We want to continue to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
The town hall meeting will include:
- Answers to Questions submitted in advance
- A live question and answer period
Please send any questions you would like answered to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14.
Join the meeting on June 16 by using the Zoom link below.
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OUR LATVIAN RECIPE BASKET
TORONTO CANDLE LIGHTING FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE JUNE 1941 SOVIET DEPORTATIONS
The Baltic communities in Canada will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Soviet deportations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on June 14,1941 and will honour the tens of thousands of victims mostly women and children with a candle lighting commemoration at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at 7pm, June 14th, 2021.
In August 1939, the Soviet Union signed a friendship treaty with Nazi Germany that facilitated the coordinated start of WWII, when Stalin’s Red Army and Hitler’s forces attacked Poland. The treaty, known as the MolotovRibbentrop Pact, carved up Europe between the Soviets and Nazis, whereby Estonia, Latvia and Lithuanian were assigned to Stalin for violent annexation and colonization.
In order to break down resistance against Soviet colonization, Stalin ordered mass arrests and deportations to forcibly displace indigenous populations and secure the illegal Soviet annexation of all three Baltic nations.
The violent terror that Stalin imposed on the Baltic States, provoked a mass exodus of refugees in 1944, who fled the return of advancing Soviet forces which brought with it mass human rights abuses and a new wave of repressions.
Millions fled, many arriving in Canada, where they found refuge and have contributed to building the prosperous, just and tolerant nation we know today.
Respecting COVID social distancing protocols, members of the Baltic communities are invited to individually place a candle (provided) at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto between 7-8pm, in memory of the over 40,000 people deported on the night of June 14, 1941.
Baltic Federation in Canada
Remembering the Soviet Deportations / Ambassador of Latvia Kārlis Eihenbaums – CLICK HERE
TRĪS SIVĒNTIŅI, UN, VARBŪT ARĪ VILKS
Toronto latviešu biedrības sestdienas skola dibināta 1950. gadā. Skolai ir 1072 absolventi. Jau daudzus gadus desmitus Draudzīgā aicinājuma atzīmēšanai 6. klases skolēni iestudē teātra izrādi. Šogad tā ir TRĪS SIVĒNTIŅI, UN, VARBŪT ARĪ VILKS. Mēs aktīvi gatavojamies un ar nepacietību gaidām, kad varēsim atrādīt, ko esam sagatavojuši! Virtuāli vai klātienē, bet Draudzīgā aicinājuma teātrim būs būt!
Sīkāka informācija sekos skolas un Centra Facebook lapās kā arī avīzē Latvija Amerikā. Uz tikšanos!
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.
PJ’s Catering, catering for all events
Pīrāgi, potato salad, rasols, fish in tomato sauce, European “kotlete”, sauerkraut
Piragi, cheesecake, applebread, apple / cranberry crumble (drumstalmaize), cakes
Estonian, Baltic Catering
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.
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 2021 Scholarship application is attached. Fully completed applications must be submitted to the Latvian Centre office by May 1, 2021.
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
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