by Marc Barylo, Foundation Director
I am pleased to inform you that the Foundation’s Director of Operations, Szymon Bamburak, was the recipient last week of a prestigious Award of Recognition from the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. It was presented by Marcin Bosacki, Polish Ambassador to Canada, and Krzysztof Olendzki, Consul General in Vancouver. This award acknowledges Szymon’s leadership, determination and enthusiasm in promoting Polish culture and heritage in Edmonton through his community involvement. Szymon founded the Polish Student’s Association at the University of Alberta and served as its President from 2006-2009. He also serves as Vice President of the Poland in the Rockies Conference, serves as volunteer Museum Director at the Canadian Polish Historical Society and is current President of the Polonia Social Club, which promotes social events for new Polish immigrants and young families. As you know, Szymon is also deeply involved in preparing for the 2016 World Youth Day in Poland.
Congratulations, Szymon! We are all proud of you and grateful that you are sharing your many gifts with all of us at the Foundation!
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