Ania Barycka sent a message to the members of PSSUO: Polish Student's Society of the University of Ottawa.
Subject: Embassy event!
The Embassy of Poland and Alliance Francaise d'Ottawa are delighted to invite you to
a "guided tour among the angels,"as the Ottawa Citizen praised the latest book "Ottawa Notre Dame Cemetery: An Historic Cemetery of National Importance Established in 1872" written by Ottawa's local historian Jean Yves Pelletier.
The book launch and reception will take place on Friday, October 30 at 7 pm in the Embassy at 443 Daly Avenue.
Every year at Remembrance Day the representatives of the Polish Combatants Association (SPK) and other Polish-Canadian community organizations visit the Notre Dame Cemetery to lay flowers at the graves of notable Poles, including generals Józef Zając, Wilhelm Orlik-Rueckemann, Stefan Sznuk, the custodian of Polish art treasures corp. Józef Krzywda-Polkowski and the
patron of the Polish school in Ottawa, former diplomat Wiktor Podoski.
Thus, the memory of the dead is preserved.
Jean Yves Pelletier has meticulously researched the biographies of these famous Poles as well as other less known Canadians of Polish and other background buried at Notre Dame bringing them for the first time to the attention of the broader public. He is associated with the University of Ottawa's Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture which was founded 40 years ago by our distinguished late professor Paul Wyczynski.
As we approach All Souls' Day and commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II please join us for this special evening of remembrance.
Jean-Yves Pelletier will be available to autograph his books.
For a selection of reviews of the book see:www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/guided+tour+among+angels/2087162/story.htmlwww.emcottawaeast.ca/20091009/News/History+comes+alive+in+Notre+Dame+cemetery+book