Leddy Library hosts Polish-Canadian commemorative exhibition for Polish Heritage Day

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library, in collaboration with the Polish-Canadian Students’ Association of Windsor, will host Polish Heritage Day in Windsor on Friday, March 15.

To celebrate, the library is hosting a week-long commemorative exhibition, showcasing a collection of nine Polish exhibits that reflect three important themes:

  • contribution of Poles to Canada,
  • why Poles are grateful to Canada, and
  • contribution of Poles to the world.

Leading the event is third-year student of international relations and development Julia Zalewski.

“It is important to showcase the contributions the Polish community has made, not only in Canada but around the world,” said Zalewski, president of the Polish-Canadian Students’ Association of Windsor.

“The exhibition displays the many contributions of Poles to Canada, including the political influence Poles have had in government through their roles as Members of Parliament which is new to the exhibition this year.”

The Polish-Canadian Students’ Association of Windsor is made up of 20 individuals between the ages of 16 and 30 who work together on initiatives to celebrate Polish culture, history, and language in the community.

A public ceremony to open the exhibition will be held on Friday, March 15, at 9 a.m. in the Leddy Library. The Polish-Canadian commemorative exhibition will be on display on the library’s main floor through March 22.