London Lithuanian Community annual general meeting

On February 3rd, Lithuanian Canadian Community president, Kazimieras Deksnys, participated in the London Lithuanian Community annual general meeting where he reported on the activities of the LCC over the past year and the upcoming referendum protecting Lithuanian citizenship rights. He also familiarized the meeting with the “Lithuanian Diplomacy Star” presented to Canada’s Lithuanians by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Lithuania.

London Lithuanian Community’s president, Aldona Valaškevičienė, is holding the award.

Delhi Lithuanian community

On February 3rd, Kazimieras Deksnys, president of the Lithuanian Canadian Community, visited the Delhi Lithuanian community where some of the members were photographed with the “Lithuanian Diplomacy Star” awarded to Canada’s Lithuanians by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Lithuania.

Teresė Pargauskienė, president of the Delhi Lithuanian Community, is holding the medal.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

During this festive  season, the executive of the Lithuanian Canadian Community wishes all Lithuanians in Canada and throughout the world a Merry Christmas. May the celebration of Christ’s birth bring you joy, peace and for children, many presents!

May the New Year bring you luck, health and peace.

Virginija, Povilas, Joana, Kazimieras, Loreta and Mindaugas

Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards Canada’s Lithuanians the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star

To finish off a year of celebration in Canada commemorating the 100th  anniversary of Lithuania’s proclamation of independence, the Lithuanian Canadian Community, together with the Embassy of Lithuania in Canada, organized a concert on December 2 at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio. The invited guests included Toronto’s Consular Corps, leaders from the Estonian, Latvian, Ukrainian and Polish communities as well as Canadian and allied military representatives and the past presidents of the LCC. During the concert, Julijus Rakitskis, chargé d’affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Canada, awarded Canada’s Lithuanians with the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry “Lithuanian Diplomacy Star”. He thanked us for 65 years of representing Lithuania’s interests and Canada’s not recognizing the illegal occupation of Lithuania by the Soviets. He also made note of the fact that Canada’s Lithuanians raised $1 million for the purchase of a building in Brussels to house the Lithuanian embassy. The medal was accepted by the past and current presidents of the LCC.

Past LCC presidents: Algis Pacevičius, Gabija Petrauskienė, Vytautas Bireta, Rūta Žilinskienė, Algirdas Vaičiūnas, Joana Kuraitė-Lasienė and current president Kazimieras Deksnys. (Juozas Krištolaitis was unable to attend and sadly, Eugenijus Čuplinskas passed away 2 weeks ago.)