January 2019 – Christmas Gathering


The Polish community in Edmonton hold festive social gatherings (Oplatki) around Christmas .

The Polish Canadian Women’s Society of Edmonton (known in Polish as Federacja Polek , Ogniwo #3) held its Oplatek on January 26th, 2019. The celebration was held in the Kingsway Room of the Polish Hall. Invited guests included the pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus, as well as the presidents of various Polish organizations.

The magnificent meal was prepared by the members of the Polish Canadian Women’s Society of Edmonton. Traditional Polish dishes were laid out on tables.

Halina Madej, the president of our organization, welcomed everyone and reminding us about the significance of Oplatek. Ms. Madej invited everyone to share oplatek and mutual good wishes.

Children from the Maria Chrzanowska Polish Saturday School presented the artistic program under the direction of the school principal Agata Guzik. The program included poems and Christmas carols, and captivated the audience who sang along with the children creating a most pleasant atmosphere.

Following the artistic program, the children were invited to the tables followed by our invited guests, and the members of our organization.