Lithuanian Canadian Community pavilion, City Hall Square

Vilnius,  July 1,2018.

As part of Lithuania’s 100th anniversary of independence, the World Lithuanian Community organized a tent city of all of the Lithuanian communities and associations from around the world. The Canadian pavilion was visited by thousands of Lithuanians as well as visitors/tourists making it almost impossible to move in the tent at times. Beth Richardson, Charge d’affaires,  and her staff at the Canadian embassy assisted in helping with the organization as well staffing the pavilion. Canadian snacks, flags, balloons and pins were handed out and hundreds of questions were asked in return about Lithuanians in Canada as well as Canada in general. The pavilion was also visited by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Prime Minister Saulius Skverelis and Foreign Affairs Minister Linas Linkevicius who were all presented with LCC pins making them honorary members of the Lithuanian Canadian Community.

 Sostinės Simono Daukanto aikštėje, skambant Vilniaus bažnyčių varpams, iškelta jubiliejinės 20-osios Dainų šventės vėliava.

 

Lithuanians also attended the raising of the Song Festival flag opening a week long celebration.

 

photo byM.Ambrazas