Exhibit Celebrating Polish Canadians Opens at Government House

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019
Developed by the Museum of Emigration in Gdynia, Poland, in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poles in the Canadian Mosaic:  150 Years of History is an exhibition tracking the presence of Poles in the past and present times in the largest country in North America.
 
“We are excited to host this important exhibit at Government House in Regina,” said Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty.  “I believe strongly in multiculturalism – we all benefit from sharing our histories and traditions - and this informative exhibit is a beautiful tribute to Polish Canadians.”
 
“They built roads, bridges, the first railway lines and houses on the prairies.  During the Second World War they came as refugees, and in the days of Solidarity they came as political immigrants. This exhibition highlights 150 years of history of Poles in the Canadian mosaic,” said Dr. W.P. Olszynski, Honorary Consul of Poland in Saskatchewan.
 
“We are delighted to partner with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on this exciting initiative,” said Provincial Secretary Todd Goudy. “Our multi-faceted programming at Government House celebrates our heritage and our multicultural community.  We are very pleased to host this exhibit, and to pay tribute to Saskatchewan’s vibrant Polish community.”
 
The exhibit will be on display at Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, until the end of September 2019.  Admission is free and the House is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Government House is a branch of the Provincial Capital Commission.  For more information about programming and special events visit https://governmenthousesk.ca/.
 
 
 
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Media information:
 
Carolyn Speirs
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
306-787-6460 (office)
306-530-5430 (cell)
carolyn.speirs@gov.sk.ca
 

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