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Winners of the third Canadian Nightingtale 2011 Competition

slavik2011_200_Slovak folk songs again resonated by children in Canada. In the finals on Sunday November 13 progressed 16 contestants who competed in two categories. During the final evening the contestants were accompanied by a rare guest from Slovakia, accordionist and doyen of Slovak folklore Maroš Veselský.

The Best Slovak Day Ever

Slovak_day_200_This year's event was the best-ever Slovak Day. The 1st District Assembly did a very great job. Despite the oppressive heat, Slovaks came from near and far to enjoy delicious Slovak food, cold Zlaty Bazant beer and a very entertaining cultural program. We were especially impressed by the number of young Slovaks who brought their friends to experience a Slovak-style picnic. 

Good causes took advantage of the large attendance. Margaret Dvorsky was selling Slovak-made goods and toys to raise money for the Slovak Museum in Oshawa. Mary Biason was reminding everyone to nominate students for the Slovak World Congress scholarships.

Sylvia's Bakery  from Burlington, Ontario had one of the most popular stops at the Slovak Day picnic.  They made langoše.  The lineups were long this Slovak delicacy, which you do not get at Starbucks or McDonalds.

Food for the soul as well as the body is also featured at the Slovak Day. The Mass that starts the picnic gets more worshippers than can fit in the outdoor hall.

Foto: Rudy Bies, Jan George Frajkor, Helen von Friedl, Marta Fuska

Slovak Canadian Heritage Museum

Muzeum_200When you drive to Toronto through Oshawa do not forget to stop at the Slovak Canadian Heritage Museum that found its permanent home at 485 Ritson Road, fittingly across the street from the Slovak Church (Bysantine Right).

Address

The Canadian Slovak
259 Traders Blvd. East,
Unit 6
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 2E5 Canada