Hi everyone. As we all know, last week a forest fire ravaged through northern Alberta, forcing over 80,000 out of their homes. It’s quite evident that the devastation caused by the Fort Mac fire has had a tremendous impact on our community.
In light of this, we would like to invite you to our fundraising event “#PoloniaForYMM”. Led by the Polish-Canadian Congress of Edmonton, other Polish organizations in our city have joined this initiative.
Below is a brief summary of the event:
– Sunday May 29, 2016 @ 1pm
– Polish Country Club (17515 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 1B1)
Concert/Picnic Fundraiser for Fort McMurray
— Some Polish organizations have already began collecting money; the Polish-Canadian Congress has already raised close to $12,000! We are hoping to make this number even higher, and we know that the higher the turn out, the more money we will be able to raise
— Polish folk dance groups Oberek, Opoczno and Łowicz will perform throughout the afternoon, and those attending will be able to purchase Polish food, drinks and desserts.
— All proceeds made during this event through food, beverage, and dessert sales will be donated to Red Cross (Remember, both provincial and federal governments will match these Red Cross donations!)
— We are also looking at getting little bracelets made (similar concept to the yellow “live strong” ones, except they will say PoloniaForYMM on them). These bracelets will be available for “purchase” (by donation). Again, all proceeds will go to Red Cross.
We are also looking for volunteers to help coordinate the event. If you would be willing to help out, please comment below and one of our admins will give you more information.
For any further questions, please refer to the Polonia Edmonton’s homepage for more information.
** EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, ANY DONATIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED, SEE RED CROSS LINK BELOW **