Remembering the June 14th deportees
The Baltic community is holding a memorial service in Toronto
As in prior years, the three Baltic nations will hold a joint ecumenical memorial service to remember the June 14th deportees. The LNFC Executive Board invites you to join our fraternal Estonian and Lithuanian communities on June 14th at 1:00pm at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran church at 817 Mount Pleasant Road. The church is located at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Roehampton ave., just north of Eglinton Ave. East. Parking is available at Northern Secondary School, just north of the church.
This year’s service is hosted by the Estonians and will be lead by the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Archbishop Andres Tauls. The Estonian ladies ensemble “Helin” will be singing and representatives from the Baltic umbrella organizations will be offering scripture readings.
Let us remember our compatriots who have suffered in Siberia’s frigid wasteland and bow our heads to the victims of communist brutality.
City of Toronto Invites Latvians to Help Create Museum
The City of Toronto Cultural Services department has issued an invitation to the Latvian community in Toronto to participate in the “Toronto Museum Project”. The aim of this project is to showcase the city’s multicultural heritage. Information on this project can be found on the City of Toronto website at http://www.toronto.ca/tmp/index.htm
The city has invited our community to present some artifacts that would characterize our arrival and continuing history in Toronto. This would include articles brought from Latvia by refugees with the intent of preserving our cultural heritage.
Sandra Upeslacis has undertaken to assist in this project. If you would like to participate in a virtual museum exhibition by providing artifacts, photographs or narratives, please contact her at email@example.com or 416-441-9711.