This is the last episode of POLcast before Christmas and the last one this year
Today’s episode of POLcast will concentrate on two important aspects of Christmastime – help for those who badly need it as well as music. Both stories come from Canada – from the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada’s western province of mountains, prairies, desert badlands and vast coniferous forests. Another reason why I have picked these guests is that we are all founders of Democracy Poland Action Committee in Canada (DPACC), which has worked for democracy in Poland for several years and which was very active in the recent election in Poland.
• Albertans United for the Children of Gaza
This Christmas campaign was initiated and organized by Thomas Lukaszuk, former deputy premier of the province of Alberta and minister, a Pole who immigrated to Canada as a teenage boy.
He had previously organized a massive campaign to help Ukrainians.
• Music in Edmonton
POLcast talks to Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, a musician, radio broadcaster in Edmonton (Nasze Radio Kanada). Joanna Ciapka Sangster is an award winning violinist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and her own the Obsessions Octet, which played at Carnegie Hall. She talks about her work, the music scene in Edmonton and her radio show.