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Our road to the future
Latvians worldwide have been invited by the Republic of Latvia to start celebrating Latvia’s 100th anniversary culminating in November 18, 2018 by organizing events as a journey towards Latvia’s 100th anniversary. Our future is in the hands of every Canadian of Latvian heritage. Let us in the spirit of “Draudzīgais aicinājums” contribute today so that we may continue to flourish tomorrow. “Draudzīgais aicinājums” or “Friendly invitation” was a campaign begun in 1935 by the then president of Latvia, Kārlis Ulmanis, requesting society to support their local school instead of giving him gifts on his name’s day. Later the support extended to all educational and cultural activities. This yearly campaign continues to this day both in Latvia and worldwide wherever there are Latvians. Today, with the threat from Latvia’s eastern neighbour, it is more important than ever to keep alive our language and culture here in Canada.
For your information, in 2016 the Educational Cultural Foundation (ECF) of the Latvian Federation in Canada (LNFC) distributed funds in the amount of $38,600.00 supporting Latvian schools, seminars, scholarships for university students and summer educational programs, concerts, research on the history of Latvians in Canada, the ongoing work of the LNFC and a variety of other cultural projects and events.
Many thanks to the generous donors who have supported ECF’s important work in the past. If you value what has been accomplished by the ECF, please support us now. Also, the good works of our benefactors can continue long after they themselves are no longer with us by a testamentary donation to the LNAFC Educational and Cultural Foundation. All donations will receive a charitable donation receipt.