For those of you near Toronto, I would like to invite you to our June 20 event, the "Polish-Canadian WW2 Veterans Tribute to the Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan."
Tickets are $75. We will have some 20 Canadian veterans in attendance as well as representatives of the Canadian Afghani community. Four K-S members are already booked! I've copied the general press release below.
Let me know if I can reserve a ticket for you ( hsokol@...
PRESS RELEASE General Public
Polish Combatants Association, Branch 20,
206 Beverley Street
May 10, 2009
The Polish-Canadian veterans of World War Two will be holding their XXXIII National Convention in Toronto this year, June 19-21, 2009. Delegates from across the country will be attending. During the weekend convention, the Saturday evening is traditionally reserved for a banquet at which the veterans can dine with their spouses and enjoy each others company.
This year, the veterans have decided to dedicate the banquet to the Canadian veterans of Afghanistan. Having followed the trials of the Canadian men and women of our armed forces over the last eight years, the elder generation felt that it must reach out to the younger generation of soldiers in a show of support and understanding. The Polish-Canadian veterans of the Polish Combatants Association are primarily former members of the Polish Second Corps who fought under British command alongside Canadians in Italy. We have also invited Polish-Canadian veterans from the Polish 1st Armoured Division (who fought with Canadians in northern Europe) and other units such as the underrated armed underground "Home Army" which included child soldiers in its ranks.
A number of Canadian Veterans of Afghanistan will be our guests of honour, and for this unique and historic event, participation in the banquet and the Tribute has been opened up to the general public. Limited tickets are available at $75.00 per person (seating is 8 to a table). City of Toronto street parking is available for a nominal hourly rate. Please contact the undersigned to make a reservation.
VP Administration, Branch 20, Convention Co-ordinator,
3448 Ingram Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 4M8
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