top of page

Sun, Apr 24

|

Toronto

Slovenian Exodus Toronto Luncheon

The Slovenian Exodus Luncheon was a huge success. It was held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Hall. Tickets were sold out and there is still a waiting list.

 Slovenian Exodus Toronto Luncheon
 Slovenian Exodus Toronto Luncheon

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Toronto, 739 Browns Line, Toronto, ON M8W 3V7, Canada

About the event

The Slovenian Exodus Luncheon was a huge success. It was held on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Hall. Tickets were sold out and there is still a waiting list. Therefore, this event will be held again at St. Gregory the Great (Slovenian) Church Hall in Hamilton on Sunday October 16, 2022.

Mario Ulcar opened the luncheon with a few words outlining the work performed by the Canadian Slovenian Historical Society. Then followed a documentary about the Slovenian struggles during WWII and the escape from communism in 1945 as told by the survivors who crossed into Austria during the exodus. After the documentary, a tribute to all the guests who had experienced this exodus were identified followed by a group picture of these heroes who had made the trip to Vetrinje.

After lunch, the documentary "Slovenian Exodus 1945" was shown. The Exodus documentary includes many interviews with the people who fled from Slovenia to Austria after WWII. All the participants in the documentary were refugees and they agreed to tell their stories in English so our target audience, the younger generations, will understand why our parents were forced to leave Slovenia.

Share this event

bottom of page