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Board Chair Rev. Ilze Kuplēns-Ewart's Greetings

May 4, 2022 — Let me begin with some words of appreciation. Taking on the role of Chair of the Board of the Latvian National Federation in Canada is quite the step, made possible only thanks to the active support and engagement of a great team. I am particularly delighted at the opportunity this gives me to work alongside my long-standing friend and former...

New LNFC Executive Committee Starts Work

May 4, 2022 — The newly elected Executive Committee of the Latvian National Federation in Canada (LNFC) held its first meeting on April 21. The meeting happened via Zoom. We had a full agenda, with more than ten topics of discussion. In advance of the meeting, Committee President Fritz Traugott Kristbergs had invited all of the Committee members to submit mandate letters, as concise...

LNAK/LNFC 2022 Board Election News

March 1, 2022 — The last day (March 5) to vote in the LNAK/LNFC Board election is approaching quickly. The LNAK/LNFC Elections Committee announces the following changes to facilitate the voting process: Voting and membership packages can be picked up from the table outside the LNAK/LNFC office in the Latvian Centre. Completed voting packages can be dropped through the mail slot of the Latvian...

World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA) Grant for Amateur Groups

February 4, 2022 — We announce the call for applications for the program “Development and Artistic Strengthening of Diaspora Amateur groups (DPK)” (Support for Diaspora Amateur Groups) administered by the World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA). The program provides financial support to selected amateur Latvian diaspora groups around the world. Groups that qualify and are chosen can receive up to the equivalent of EUR...

Annual Fundraising 2022

January 31, 2022 — Dear friends:   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...

Latvian Stem Cell Donors Urgently Needed

January 14, 2022 — Six-month-old Ārends is living with a life-threatening immune deficiency disorder and needs a stem cell, bone marrow transplant, or cord blood donation. If you are of Latvian descent, age 17 to 35, and healthy you could be the one to save his life. Potential donors are invited to visit the Canadian Blood Services website to learn about the Stem Cell...

LNAK/LNFC Annual General Meeting - November 20, 2021

October 21, 2021 — Peter Brauns, the Chair of the Board of LNAK/LNFC, announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Latvian National Federation in Canada will occur on November 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre. We invite anyone who is interested to join LNAK as a member and to participate in the AGM. You can become a member...

Joy to the World 2020: a guide to CBC Music's Christmas special

December 9, 2020 — Joy to the World 2020: a guide to CBC Music's Christmas special for information press here  

The Baltic Way for Belarus

August 21, 2020 — The Baltic Way for Belarus for information click here

Reflections on the 81st Anniversary of THE MOLOTOV- RIBBENTROP PACT OF AUGUST 23, 1939

August 21, 2020 — Reflections on the 81st Anniversary of THE MOLOTOV- RIBBENTROP PACT OF AUGUST 23, 1939 Stalin and J. von Ribbentrop, after signing the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact in Kremlin, Moscow, August 23, 1939 (Bundesarchiv Bild_183-H27337)   The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is the commonly used name of the treaty signed by the German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav...

Black Ribbon Day 2020 in Ottawa

August 21, 2020 — Invitation   The communities of the Central and Eastern European Council in Canada, in Ottawa cordially invite you to a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial on the Black Ribbon Day Commemoration to be held on   Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 3PM, National War Memor- ial, Confederation Square, Ottawa Black Ribbon Day was formally adopted by Canada’s...

Baltic Way Anniversary

August 20, 2020 — Baltic Way Anniversary for information press here  

2020 Freedom Way is being organized in support of Belarus on August 23rd

August 20, 2020 — 2020 Freedom Way is being organized in support of Belarus on August23rd in Toronto and Wasaga Beach . You are invited to join this symbolic event in Canada, while in Lithuania a human chain will stretch from Vilnius to the Belarus border. In Toronto, at 12 noon –meet at Resurrection Parish parking lot. In Wasaga Beach, at 1:30pm -meet at...

Black Ribbon Day Webinar August 20, 2020

August 18, 2020 — Black Ribbon Day Webinar August 20, 2020 for registration click here  

Support Free and Fair Elections In Belarus

August 6, 2020 — Support Free and Fair Elections In Belarus, for information click here

Happy Father's day

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Baltic Commemoration of the Mass Deportations 1941 Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania

June 14, 2020 — Baltic Commemoration of the Mass Deportations 1941Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania press hereThe 1939 Nazi-Soviet Alliance was an agreement to divide upEurope, the result of which was World War Two.The first Russian invasion of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniatook place in 1940. The year that followed was marked byterror, torture, murder and ethnic cleansing culminating in around up of tens of...

Baltic Canadian Imprints Collection Initiative: COVID-19 - “We Are All in This Together”

May 24, 2020 — Baltic Canadian Imprints Collection Initiative: COVID-19 - “We Are All in This Together” The year 2020 has become more special than ever imagined. An emergency situation has been in place in Canada and in other parts of the world for some time and the end is not yet in sight. Restrictions have changed our everyday lives and coping mechanisms. The...

To Honour The Fallen of the Canadian Forces

May 20, 2020 — Missing Man FormationTo Honour The Fallen of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds TeamCapt. Jenn Casey17 May 2020R.I.P.

Cultural Foundation Fundraising Drive

May 18, 2020 — The Latvian National Federation in Canada Educational and Cultural Foundation is inviting you to join in this year’s fund raising drive so that the foundation can continue supporting Latvian educational and cultural activities here in Canada. In 2019 the Educational Cultural Foundation (ECF) of the Latvian National Federation in Canada (LNFC) distributed funds in the amount of $61,105 by supporting...