This episode is launched on November 11, a day of great importance to both my countries – Canada and Poland. What is its significance? You will hear in Episode 91.
• Creating young leaders from Poland – Canada Study Tours
Alina Deja, who is Polish and lives in Berlin, just loves Canada. Her university education, her PhD and everything she has accomplished since then is motivated by this passion for Canada and things Canadian. Her breainchild is an ambitious youth program Canada Study Tour, where high school students from Poland come to Canada to learn, study and get to know the culture. I met Alina with her group in November last year and was happy to show them a bit of my Canada, here in Caledon, and to talk and share some knowledge with those young people who were learning canadian values and getting to know the country which I love and am passionate about as well, from this side of the Atlantic. Now its November again so Alina is on the next Canada Study Tour with Polish students. We talked about her and the program before this November’s program started.
• The magic of film – EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival
Toronto is often called “the Hollywood of the north”. It has its world-famous TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), ranked as 2nd after Cannes and dozens of other film festival. Among them is our Polish one. EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival will be held for the 13th time this year, from November 16 till 20, at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.
POLcast on 10th EKRAN festival: EKRAN – 10 years of Polish film in Toronto (Episode 58)
• If you are interested in what’s written about Poland in English – online articles published in many countries by many media outlets, we post them daily on POLcast Facebook. There’s some politics of course, but not only – culture, history, arts and a lot more.
In this episode you will hear two of those – a story about a priceless Stradivarius stolen from Warsaw in 1944 which was found after 28 years and another one about 4000 North Korean orphans who were sent to and educated in Poland after the Korean War.