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miranda  
2 Feb 2007 /  #1
it seems that we are underepresented here, perhaps I am wrong.
:)
Phil 2 | 4  
3 Feb 2007 /  #2
I'd suggest by the number of response you are 100% CORRECT.
OP miranda  
3 Feb 2007 /  #3
thanks Phil for making me see the obvious, welcome to the forum:)
LoneStranger 3 | 382  
3 Feb 2007 /  #4
miranda

:) :)...

People here usually comment more on topics with has kind of....For and Against symptum.

I think canadians are not disliked by any nation at all... so people dont feel like saying much about it.
OP miranda  
3 Feb 2007 /  #5
For and Against symptum.

you are right - I posted it because I was hoping to have a beer meeting sometimes soon. I am optimistic though, as always:)
:)
Poles#MoreInUS  
3 Feb 2007 /  #6
That's because there are many more Polish people in the US and even Brazil than there are in Canada.
OP miranda  
3 Feb 2007 /  #7
yes, but there are tons of Polish people in Toronto - must be the winter:(
Polak69  
3 Feb 2007 /  #8
yeah, there are many polish people in Toronto, especially in mississauga which is like the "Chicago" in Canada.
Kamyk 2 | 61  
6 Feb 2007 /  #9
I'm Polish Canadian ... living in Waterloo ... where Polish community is rather big but I find them not visible and not involved ... I'm speaking from experience where I tried to run a Polish Students club with my friends here in both universities in town but as I said we haven't had much success ..
OP miranda  
6 Feb 2007 /  #10
as I said we haven't had much success ..

must be the winter Kamyk - it's really cold here in Toronto:(
Kamyk 2 | 61  
7 Feb 2007 /  #11
must be the winter

could be ... I remain optimistic for the warmer period of the year!!

... I thought my fingers would fell off when I was walking outside like 2 hours ago.. felt like -30 or worse :)
OP miranda  
7 Feb 2007 /  #12
I remain optimistic for the warmer period of the year!!

me too, I have some Polish friends here in Toronto, but I think the reson for not having too many Canadians here on this forum could be a fact that it's an English speaking one.

... I thought my fingers would fell off when I was walking outside like 2 hours ago.. felt like -30 or worse

tell me about it, I got home last night after being outside just for 1/2 hour and I had to defrost myself by taking a long, hot shower - helped a bit but boy, I am relly looking forward the spring time here soon:).

Not to mention the amount of leyered clothes I have to wear, plus my heavy duty hiking boots, scarf, and a sheep skin hat - I feel like a Russian woman sent to Syberia:)

On the bright side -it sunny:)
Kamyk 2 | 61  
7 Feb 2007 /  #13
the reson for not having too many Canadians here on this forum could be a fact that it's an English speaking one.

Could be true .. by the way, are there any "polish-speaking" forums for Polish-Canadians / Polish-immigrants?

Not to mention the amount of leyered clothes I have to wear, plus my heavy duty hiking boots, scarf, and a sheep skin hat

that sounded so funny, I wish I could see you this way :) Hang on in there! It's just couple months of reezing weather left eek:

Yes, finally some sun is coming back to our Canadian winter. I was waiting for it so badly as I couldn't make any photos of our Canadian fauna & flora this season....
OP miranda  
7 Feb 2007 /  #14
Hang on in there! It's just couple months of reezing weather left eek:

yap, thank God for the sauna in my building:)

Yes, finally some sun is coming back to our Canadian winter. I was waiting for it so badly as I couldn't make any photos of our Canadian fauna & flora this season....

so we will see some pictures soon?

by the way, are there any "polish-speaking" forums for Polish-Canadians / Polish-immigrants?

no , but i am sure it could be googled?
professays  
9 Feb 2007 /  #15
Do Polish Canadians outnumber Uktrainian ones?
forgetmenots 4 | 77  
9 Feb 2007 /  #16
no , but i am sure it could be googled?

I spent a day trying to find "something" or "anything" googling all possible combinations with the world polish poles .... well i did not find anything that could even remain a forum or any kind of polish activity .....

maybe Kamyk will be more lucky ...

Since, finally Im in Montreal I will follow one of advices given to me and go to Polish Church ...maybe there I will find something :)
Kamyk 2 | 61  
9 Feb 2007 /  #17
maybe Kamyk will be more lucky ...

I will let you guys know if I find anything :)

o we will see some pictures soon?

it's a work in progress ... I will I will :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
9 Feb 2007 /  #18
What are you looking for ??
Kamyk 2 | 61  
9 Feb 2007 /  #19
"polish-speaking" forums for Polish-Canadians / Polish-immigrants

maybe Kamyk will be more lucky ...

hey, I've just found the following on the Concordia University website.

Polish Students’ Association
2010 MacKay Q-02
psamontreal.com
psa@psamontreal.com
The polish students’ association helps in organizing many Polish Events in Montreal like “Polish Paths” a Polish Cultural Festival. They have joined to the biggest charity organization in Poland, the great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, and have helped to organize the Great Finales in Montreal.

However the polish club's site they have a reference to is dead. I suppose the club is up and down periodically as like any other polish club on all universities in Canada .. maybe except for U of Toronto.

Forgetmenots, you could get in touch with Concordia's Student Union and check out if the club is active this academic year and get the Club President's email or something :)
forgemenots  
17 Feb 2007 /  #20
Forgetmenots, you could get in touch with Concordia's Student Union and check out if the club is active this academic year and get the Club President's email or something

Hey Kamyk, I think that I am little bit too old for this association :) but thats great idea so sure I will check them out and let you know :)

anyway there is plenty of other stuff but everything seem to be dead - maybe there is needed someone who will give it a life :)

For myself I have found the Polish Canadian Women's Federation - will try to join them and check what those ladies are about :) you can try as well if you want Kamyk - if I already will be a member you can count on my full support :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

but seriously maybe this is a good point to start something ....
I dont know why all those places neglected the "online side" of activity - Im sure that there is a plenty of young poles that would be interested ...
forgetmenots 4 | 77  
17 Feb 2007 /  #21
oh sheesh misspelling - and I silly thought I forgot my password :)
Kamyk 2 | 61  
17 Feb 2007 /  #22
you can try as well if you want Kamyk

Sure, I can join women's federation. Why the hell not :) I will just feel like at home there :)

but seriously maybe this is a good point to start something ....

Hmm.. This could be a success. You could start with some charity work, field trips, meetings at the bar or whatever. Let me know if you get any ideas so we could join the task forces, eh? It's quite far to Montreal from here but you never know :) Advertising at the local church could return some feedback too...
tym 1 | 4  
1 Mar 2007 /  #23
Yes, According to the 2001 Canadian Census. Poles by mother tongue numbered 208,375, while Ukrainians numbered 148,085.
Mroz  
2 Mar 2007 /  #24
Hey all,

Polish Canadian here. My dad is from Poland, my mum a Cape Breton girl of Scottish descent. Although I now live in Halifax, I was born on Cape Breton island in the city of Sydney, where there is a fair-sized and active Polish community (much more so than here in Halifax it seems). We have our own church, St Mary's, I believe the only Polish Catholic church east of Montreal. Most of the Poles from my former area arrived in the early 1900's, lured by promise of employment in the growing steel industry in Sydney.

Well, that is about it in a nutshell.

With regard to weather talk, we have been having an absolutely fantastic winter with great temps and very little snow (fingers crossed). Oh well, a few more months to go, eh?

btw, nice to meet you all!

Ray
OP miranda  
10 Mar 2007 /  #25
welcome Ray,
I hope you are enjoying the forum:)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
10 Mar 2007 /  #26
Well Miranda I have some cousins (really) in canada, on my dads side, at the moment
I am having a sometimers moment because I cant remember which city, they moved
there in the 20's but came straight from Lomza area. and the other family lives in
cleveland ohio along with us in Michigan. The only place no one has moved to yet is
south America. lol.:)

maybe I should email this site to Kaz (my Kuzynko ) and he can join. yeah thats
what I will do.
OP miranda  
10 Mar 2007 /  #27
thanks Pat,
this tread is slowly growing due to the fact that most Polish Canadians spent their winter playing hockey or skating:) I am positive it will happen:) - yeeeehhhhhhh.......
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
10 Mar 2007 /  #28
No Problem Miranda :)
OP miranda  
10 Mar 2007 /  #29
Pat,
I know this is a hopeles tread for now, and I know that you really feel for me, but in a few years time we will be rocking on this forum.............

Wait, Canadians, rocking, nope...........
OP miranda  
12 Mar 2007 /  #30
the winter eased up a little, finally I was able to walk the streets without rushing home.
People came out of hiding and hit the streets on Sunday.
I bought my first bunch of tulips - the spring is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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