In this episode you will hear:
Our POLcast’s third award – granted to us by CEMA (Canadian Ethnic Media Association).
• Great Poles – a project by young history buffs
A group of ambitious high school students from Poland (and not only) worked for months to create a website called greatpoles.pl which has just been launched. It’s a beautifully prepared English language website featuring great Poles from the past and those who make Poland known around the world today. Stanislaw Borawski, a history buff, is one of the key people behind the Great Poles project.
• How I reconnected with my Polishness
Quo Vadis in Latin means “where are you going?”. It is the title of an 1896 iconic historical novel by one of the most famous Polish writers Henryk Sienkiewicz, which contributed to his Nobel Prize for literature in 1905. Young Polish Canadians have adopted this phrase as the title of their conferences. There have been already 12 Quo Vadis conferences, the latest one in Burlington outside Toronto on October 13 and 14, 2017.
We present a continuation of a story we featured in our last Episode 48, when we shared with you the ideas and goals of the young Polonia – Canadians of Polish descent, young professionals, who have created and are continuing a movement called Quo Vadis? POLcast talks to another young Polish Canadian involved in the movement and in organizing those conferences – Louiza Szacon to hear her take on “Polishness”.
• Beyond bravery – the Auschwitz volunteer
Marek Probosz is one of the few Poles who made it in Hollywood – actor, director, screenplay writer, university lecturer, who is passionate about history. Among dozens of roles he played, there was one that was very special because this character was a truly extraordinary and heroic human being – captain Witold Pilecki.
Also in this episode:
• Wawel Treasures’ trip from Poland to Canada and back
• Smacznego! Eating Polish: apple kompot
• Christmas traditions – unconventionally