FILMED AT THE CENTRE
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LATVIA RANKS FIRST IN AID TO UKRAINE BY GDP SHARE
lsm.lv – October 12, 2022
Latvia has ranked first among the countries that have donated the most to Ukraine in relation to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said on Twitter October 12.
$50,000 COMMUNITY BUILDING FUND GRANT GIVEN TO THE LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
North York, ON – In September, the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre (LCCC) learned that it was successful in its application for a $50,000 Community Building Fund – Operating stream grant from the Government of Ontario and being delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The grant over will help the Centre to fund its operations and its ability to safely deliver popular experiences and programs for Ontarians both in-person and virtually over the coming year.
12,000 PĪRĀGI AND COUNTING – HOW THE LATVIAN CENTRE IS ROLLING THEM OUT BY THE DOZEN
The smell of freshly-baked pīrāgi (bacon and onion pastries) is at the heart of every traditional Latvian feast. With major celebrations such as Mother’s day and Jāņi approaching, make sure that you serve a little piece of Latvia to your loved ones!
BASEMENT RENOVATION UPDATE
On May 13, 2019 the LCCC experienced a significant basement flood. We understand that this sewer back-up affected many buildings in our neighborhood. Our insurers (Aviva) were notified as the damage was very significant. We have been successful in obtaining compensation for contents damage, property damage and loss of rental income.
“JĀŅI” COVID PACKAGES FROM THE LCCC!
Just in time for “Jāņi”, the summer solstice, the Latvian Centre workers were able to continue the COVID package initiative that was started in March.
HOW THE FRIENDS OF THE LATVIAN CENTRE CELEBRATED “JĀŅI”
Did you pick “Jāņi” grasses and wildflowers? Did you make wreaths this year?… or not. Did you make “Jāņi” cheese? Did you enjoy a tasty “Jāņi” feast?… or not. Did you drink beer, sing “Līgo” songs, or dance?… or not.
CONCERNS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE LATVIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
The LCCC Board answers to members questions:
The LCCC Board would like to thank Egils Fogels for his letter to the Board listing his, and other LCCC member concerns, about the future of the Latvian Centre. We share many of the same concerns that he brought to our attention. We share the same goals, the preservation and improvement of The Centre as well as Latvian culture.
MOTHER’S DAY CARE PACKAGES FROM THE LCCC!
The LCCC together with our community, have done it again!!!
With your support, we were able to deliver another 130 care packages to our elderly, just in time for Mother’s Day! We also delivered goodies to the staff and residents of Kristus Darzs to let them know we are thinking about them during these hard times!
AN ERA HAS ENDED – “BIRCHES” IN HOUSE CATERING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Latvian Canadian Cultural Center has humble beginnings from 1979 being created as a place for Latvian culture and society to thrive in Canada. While the world now bears no resemblance to anything the founding members of The Center could have ever imagined and we are no longer in as large a number or in as great a concentration as before, there has always been one certainty – The Center and its power of bringing Latvians together. As the home of a diverse group of cultural groups and organizations, The Center has played a part in some way or another in the lives of countless Latvians in not only Canada, but the world over.