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  • 15 November 2014

    - 25 years ago Poland became an independent state again. During this quarter of a century we have achieved unprecedented economic success and Poland plays at the moment an important role in the international arena - said Poland’s Ambassador to Canada Marcin Bosacki during the National Independence Day celebration in Ottawa on November 14, 2014.

    - Also in relations with Canada we have witnessed recently an unprecedented strengthening of bilateral relations. Only this year visits to Poland paid the highest representatives of the Canadian authorities - Governor General David Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister John Baird – added Ambassador Bosacki.

     

    The ceremony, held at the Polish Embassy in Ottawa, was attended by the representatives of Polish diaspora, Canadian Armed Forces and veterans. There were also special guests this year attending the ceremony - descendants of two extremely important Chiefs of Polish Armed Forces in the World War II - Anna Anders, daughter of general Władysław Anders and Piotr Sosnkowski, son of general Kazimierz Sosnkowski. - I have the privilege of birth in the house of a man who is an important figure in the history of Poland, but the real heroes of today's ceremony are you, the soldiers fighting in the fronts of World War II - said Piotr Sosnkowski. Anna Anders noted she much regretted that her father hadn’t had the opportunity to see free Poland. - I feel, however, unusual relationship with the country of my origin, and therefore I want to share the experiences of my family and remind the world about Poland’s fate during the World War II - she added.

    Ambassador Bosacki also decorated three distinguished guests of the ceremony with orders awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski. Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit in recognition of the contribution to developing Polish-Belgian cooperation was awarded to Raoul Delcorde, former Ambassador of Belgium to Poland, and now to Canada. Edward Henryk Śliz, President of the White Eagle Society in Montreal and a prominent Polish community activist was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit in recognition of his contribution to the activities that benefit the Polish diaspora. President Komorowski also awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit to Boris Wrzesnewskyj, a former member of the Canadian Parliament, which advocated, among others, the abolition of visas to Canada for Polish citizens and donated the program of Polish language and literature at the University of Toronto.

    national anthems of Canada and Poland
    national anthems of Canada and Poland
    address by Ambassador Marcin Bosacki
    address by Ambassador Marcin Bosacki
    address by Ambassador Marcin Bosacki
    address by Ambassador Marcin Bosacki
    Piotr Sosnkowski
    Piotr Sosnkowski
    Anna Anders
    Anna Anders
    Ambassador Bosacki and Ambassador Delcorde
    Ambassador Bosacki and Ambassador Delcorde
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki and Edward Śliz
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki and Edward Śliz
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki and Borys Wrzesnewskyj
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki and Borys Wrzesnewskyj
    concrt of Chopin's ballades by Justyna Gabzdyl
    concrt of Chopin's ballades by Justyna Gabzdyl
    family photo of veterans with Ambassador Marcin Bosacki, Anna Anders, Piotr Sosnkowski and col. Cezary Kiszkowiak, Poland's Defence Attaché
    family photo of veterans with Ambassador Marcin Bosacki, Anna Anders, Piotr Sosnkowski and col. Cezary Kiszkowiak, Poland's Defence Attaché
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki with Ambassador Raoul Delcorde, Borys Wrzesnewskyj and Edward Śliz
    Ambassador Marcin Bosacki with Ambassador Raoul Delcorde, Borys Wrzesnewskyj and Edward Śliz

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