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A Monument to honor the Polish - Canadian community has been erected in Halifax on September 16, 2018.

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The main monument stone transported from Poland sitting on a native rock from Nova Scotia.
The bronze commemorative plaque also came from Poland and the stainless steel eagle was made by the local Polish Canadians.

A wreath was laid on behalf of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda.

Ribbon cutting by Minister Andrzej Dera Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of RP, Minister Tony Ince on behalf of Nova Scotia Premier, Stephen McNeil and Honorary Consul of Poland, Jan Skora

(From left) Rafah DiConstanzo, Ministry of Nova Scotia Immigration,
Joseph Semrau, the Polish Combatants' Association, Ottawa Branch,
Piotr Wozniak, President of Polish Oil and Gas Company,
A dancer from the 'White Eagle Academy' in Montreal,
Tony Ince, Minister of the Public Service Commission in Nova Scotia,
Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality,
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax,
Michal Wisniewski, Consul General of RP in Montreal,
Andrzej Dera, Minister, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland,
Jan Skora, Honorary Consul of Poland in the Maritime Provinces of Canada,
Mikolaj Cholewicz, Head of Political Unit, Embassy of the RP in Ottawa,
Wieslaw Kuran, the Polish Combatants' Association, Ottawa Branch,
A dancer from the 'White Eagle Academy' in Montreal,
Edward Sliz, Vice-President of Canadian Polish Congress in Quebec (in the back),
Ryszard Blazewicz (from Montreal), immigrated 67 years ago via Pier 21,
Wanda Blazewicz (from Montreal), Secretary of of Canadian Polish Congress in Quebec

First Nations Elder, Melanie Companion performs a smudge ceremony

(From left) A dancer from the 'White Eagle Academy' in Montreal,
Joseph Semrau, the Polish Combatants' Association, Ottawa Branch (in the back),
Henryk Sokolowski, the Polish Combatants' Association, Head Executive Office in Toronto,
Jan Skora, Honorary Consul of Poland in the Maritime Provinces of Canada,
Col. Tomasz Rostkowski, Polish Ministry of National Defence,
Col. Tomasz Stelmach, Polish Ministry of National Defence,
Wieslaw Kuran, the Polish Combatants' Association, Ottawa Branch,
A dancer from the 'White Eagle Academy' in Montreal

Anthems before the Unveiling ceremony of the Polish Emigration Memorial Monument in Halifax, next to the entrance to the National Museum of Immigration 'Pier 21'

(From left front row) Mikolaj Cholewicz, Head of Political Unit, Embassy of the RP in Ottawa,
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax,
Andrzej Dera, Minister, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland,
Tony Ince, Minister of the Public Service Commission in Nova Scotia,
Michal Wisniewski, Consul General of RP in Montreal,
Jan Skora, Honorary Consul of Poland in the Maritime Provinces of Canada,
Piotr Wozniak, President of Polish Oil and Gas Company,
Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality,
Melanie Companion, First Nations Elder,
Glennie Langille, Chief of Protocol in Nova Scotia

Melanie Companion First Nations Elder, Polish Combatants and distinguished guests

(From left) Jan Skora, Honorary Consul of Poland in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, Dawid Reiss and his friend Nick.
Both Dawid and Nick from Nova Scotia made the stainless eagle on top of the Monument

(From right) Minister Tony Ince, NS Legislature, Michal Wisniewski, Consul General of RP in Montreal, Andrzej Dera, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of Republic of Poland and Anna Majer, assistant to Min. Dera

Guests participate in the Unveiling ceremony of the Polish Emigration Memorial Monument in Halifax on September 16, 2018.

Guests participate in the Unveiling ceremony of the Polish Emigration Memorial Monument in Halifax on September 16, 2018.

Members of Polish community and guests

A reception at the National Museum of Immigration 'Pier 21' in Halifax

The local artistic group 'Pogoria' from Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia sings beautiful Polish songs

The Polish dance group 'the White Eagles Academy' from Montreal performs at the National Museum of Immigration 'Pier 21' in Halifax

Nova Scotia Minister of Immigration, Hon. Lena Diab’s Notice of Motion to mark the occasion of the monument’s unveiling
NS Legislature Motion

The following media have also reported on the event:
CTV News
CBC
Global News
Canada 24 News
The Chronicle Herald
The Western Star
The Star
Brampton Guardian