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Polish Emigration Memorial Monument

$1,785 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 3 months
Created April 11, 2018
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Polish Emigration
on behalf of Polish Emigration Memorial Society
The not-for-profit organization Polish Emigration Memorial Society is pleased to announce a project to build a memorial monument to commemorate emigration from the lands of Poland to Canada in Halifax.

The monument will be located in a prominent location next to the main entrance to the National Museum of Immigration “Pier 21” in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be a permanent testimony of Polish emigration to Canada as well as will have a great historical and emotional value for subsequent generations of Poles living in Canada.

The unveiling ceremony of the Monument is scheduled on September 16, 2018.

This project was initiated by Jan Skora, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, in Halifax in 2016. Jan is also the inventor and owner of the Monument design. Subsequently, in cooperation with the Polish Canadian Society of Nova Scotia and the Polish Canadian Women’s Federation, Chapter 23 in Halifax, a Polish Emigration Memorial Committee was formed in February of this year to implement this initiative according to the owner's design. The goal of the Committee is to recognize the emigration from the lands of Poland to Canada in a form of a monument to be located next to the main entrance to the National Museum of Immigration “Pier 21” in Halifax.

It is proposed that the main element of the monument will be a large natural rock obtained from Poland. The natural shape boulder/rock will symbolize immigrants arriving in Canada.  A dedication plaque explaining the emigration process will be attached to the front face of the rock. It is also suggested that a bronze eagle be located on top of the rock to symbolize the immigrants’ connection with Poland.

The main rock will be set on top of one from the Province of Nova Scotia. The natural rough surface of this rock will represent the character of this land, where it was not always easy to start a new life. The simplicity and symbolism of the monument reflects the determination of emigrants as well as their adaptation and integration process on the continent.

The major Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is sponsoring transportation of the rock from Poland to Halifax. Port of Halifax, owner of the land in area of “Pier 21”, is donating the required land for the monument and has already approved its general concept.  After completion, the Port will maintain the monument and the surrounding area. His Excellency Andrzej Kurnicki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Canada, assumed the patronage of this initiative. The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage as well as the Polish community in Alberta have declared their financial support.

The monument will become an important symbol for all Polish communities in Canada and will commemorate the immigration process from their native land.

Please share your and your family immigration story with us. You can enter it in the comments box when you submit your donation.  We will collect this information to make sure that your story will not be lost for the future generation.

We hope to count on Your support and financial assistance for this initiative.  All donor contributions will be publicly recognized.

The estimated budget for this initiative is $50,000.

We have partnered with the Polish Heritage Foundation of Canada (PHF) http://www.phfweb.ca/, a registered charity which is able to issue tax receipts to donors.

If you would like to get a charitable donation tax receipt, below are the ways to give:
Mail A Cheque To:
Polish Heritage Foundation of Canada Inc.
4089 St Margarets Bay Rd
Hubley NS Canada B3Z 1C2
Add a memo on your cheque: Monument Pier 21

Or Interac E-transfer:
Email address: PolishMonumentHalifax@gmail.co m
Please use:
Security question: monument location
Security answer:   pier21monument
Please provide your full mailing address for the donation tax receipt

Or cash can be given to any of the society directors -  Elizabeth Rulka, Teresa Skora, Paul Lenarczyk, Beata Wojsyk and Katarzyna Wolkowicz.

If you are not interested in getting a charitable donations tax receipt, below are the ways to give:

This GoFundMe campaign.
 
Or Interac E-transfer:
Email address: PolishMonumentHalifax@gmail.co m
Please use:
Security question: monument location
Security answer:   pier21monument

Or Mail A Cheque To:
Polish Emigration Memorial Society
4089 St Margarets Bay Rd
Hubley NS Canada B3Z 1C2

Or cash can be given to any of the society directors - Elizabeth Rulka, Teresa Skora, Paul Lenarczyk, Beata Wojsyk and Katarzyna Wolkowicz.

More information about the project can be found on:
http://polonianovascotia.ca/monument/
http://polishconsulhalifax.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/PolishEmigrationMemorialCommittee/
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$1,785 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 3 months
Created April 11, 2018
PE
Polish Emigration
on behalf of Polish Emigration Memorial Society
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