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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 16 September 2018

    Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Poland, Minister Andrzej Dera, unveiled the monument honouring Polish immigrants in Canada. On the Canadian side, the representative of the Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia, Minister of Public Procurement of Nova Scotia, Tony Ince, assisted in the ceremony.

    Numerous guests and Halifax residents gathered at the celebration. Representatives of the government and local authorities, including Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Canada, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, Andy Fillmore, the Mayor of Halifax, Michael Savage, as well as representatives of the consular body in Halifax, local media, and many members of the Polish community participated in the celebrations.

     

    The Monument honouring Polish immigrants has been erected in the memory of Poles who immigrated to Canada. The monument's base is made of granit from Nova Scotia, and the monument itself is built with natural sandstone from the mine in Brenna, Poland. The trilingual memorial plaque emphasizes that Poles found in Canada their second homeland and contributed to its growth.

     

    The monument has been placed at the entrance of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (Pier 21 is a seaport facility where liners brought immigrants to Canada).

     

    We thank the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Halifax who came up with the idea for a monument as well as the members of the Polish Emigration Memorial Committee.

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