CSHS meets with Dr. Bojan Cvelfar
On Wednesday July 12, 2017 members of the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society (CSHS) and the Vse Slovenski Kulturni Odbor (VSKO) had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Bojan Cvelfar, Director at the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Members gave Dr. Cvelfar a tour of the CSHS Archives in Dom Lipa and discussed archives, traditions, and communities in Canada and Slovenia. Dr. Cvelfar was in Toronto along with three other archivists from Ljubljana and Maribor for the 2017 Archival Education Research Institute (AERI) Conference held at the University of Toronto.
(From left to right): Marjan Kolaric, Marjan Ulcar, Dr. Bojan Cvelfar, Emily Chicorli, Mary Rozmanc, Vera Margutsch, Anne Zagar.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, one of the government’s initiatives was to invite the various embassies to showcase their countries and culture. Friday, June 23 was Slovenia’s day, and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia welcomed various Slovenian groups and organizations from across Canada, who proudly presented Slovenia in dance, song and food, and by displaying cultural artifacts. The CSHS was pleased to be a participant as well. The event took place in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.
Dr. Zvone Žigon (third from the left) from the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians Abroad with some of the CSHS members
Lipa Park Celebrating its 50th Anniversary
Slovenian immigrant groups traditionally purchased areas of land where they could gather to celebrate community events. This year, we congratulate Lipa Park, in Pelham, on its 50th anniversary. A celebration of the event will be held at the park on July 2nd and again on August 6, 2017.
Congratulations to Lipa Park on its 50th anniversary!
The Canadian Slovenian Historical Society is involved in producing a film of events and contributions that Canadian Slovenians have made since their arrival in Canada. The name of the movie is "Forever Slovenian". Anyone with any vintage videos (any type of media) who is willing to provide copyright permission is asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in this film.
We are growing rapidly and quickly running out of space. We need to find temporary space for storage until we can expand to larger premises.