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
Slovenian Ambassador Dr. Marjan Cencen (fourth from the left) with some of the CSHS members
Marjan Kolarič Re-elected
On Saturday September 9, 2017 the VSKO hosted the 3rd Convention of Slovenians in Canada, along with an election at St. Gregory the Great Church Hall in Hamilton.
The meeting was opened with welcoming remarks delivered by Vera Margutsch. Then, the current representative of Slovenians in Canada, Marjan Kolarič, provided the attendees with a summary of his achievements over the past five years. After the three scrutineers were chosen, each delegate or organization was given the opportunity to identify itself and provide an overview of its mandate.
Then the floor opened for nominations. Marjan Kolarič, as the only nominee, accepted the nomination and was thus re-elected by acclamation.
Sarah (Pušič) Larsen and Sonja Obljubek introduced the movie Forever Slovenian with a quick trailer. A brief social followed the meeting.