Friendly Invitation (Draudzīgais aicinājums)
The Latvian National Federation in Canada Educational and Cultural Foundation invites you to join in this year’s annual fundraising drive so that the foundation can continue supporting Latvian educational and cultural activities here in Canada.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Educational and Cultural Foundation (ECF) board members continue to meet virtually to review new requests for funding. This past year we provided financial support to individual students, Canadian Latvian schools and helped fund one book The Latvians of Matheson Ontario, and fund the distribution of the book Latvian Pioneers, Socialists and Refugees in Manitoba to Manitoba libraries and universities as well as to Ontario universities. We also supported the European Union Film Festival, camp Tērvete and Tērvete’s 3x3 family educational camp. Over the past eleven years we have distributed $684,865 to educational and cultural projects and events. Without your donations, this support would not have been possible. Last year we prepared a video showcasing some of our grant recipients to highlight the impact of your generosity through word, song, dance and music.
We invite you to follow the example of Janis and Anna Vitols by thinking about a testamentary donation to the LNFC Educational and Cultural Foundation to ensure that we will be able to continue supporting our Latvian schools and students. They are the next generation of Canadian Latvians who will carry on our Latvian culture here in Canada.
You may donate by either going to our web site www.lnak.net/en/education-fund/ or fill out the form below and send it together with your cheque to the LNFC office. All donations will receive a charitable donation receipt.
Elizabete (Elita) Petersons