Join us for a Traditional Polish Christmas Eve Celebration

Wigilia 2019 Wesołych Świąt! PACT and TPA are proud to announce this year’s Christmas Eve traditional “Wigilia” Celebration.  The word “Wigilia” comes from the Latin word “VIGILARE” – to await. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania.  Doors open at 5:00 and Wigilia program and dinner start at 5:30. The Wigilia Celebration includes: Lighting of the First Candle Reading of the Passage of the Birth of Christ Sharing of Oplatek Meatless Meal of Traditional Polish…

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Celebrate Polish Heritage Month

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Polish American Heritage Month is an annual designation observed in October. Across the globe, there are about 9.5 million Polish Americans. They represent about 3% of the American population. The first wave of millions of Poles migrated America between 1800 and 1860. The second and third generations of Poles were born in America in the late 1900’s, and grew up as Americans with a touch of Polish heritage. The Polish have always held onto a fierce passion for their culture, their independence, and their new country. We celebrate Polish American…

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2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2019 PACT/TPA Scholarship winners have been chosen. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners. The 2019 Scholarship winners are: Lauren Mueller is a sophomore at Owens Community College and is pursuing a Registered Nurse designation with an interest in cardiac nursing. Lauren is a Perrysburg High School graduate where she was involved in the theatre department.  Her hobbies include cooking, baking, reading and traveling. Colton Powaski, who recently graduated from Northview High School, plans to attend Miami University in the fall.  While at Northview, he was a member of…

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2019 Toledo Area Polish American Festival

2019 TOLEDO AREA POLISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL by PACT The Polish American Community of Toledo (PACT) has announced  that the 2019  Toledo Area Polish American Festival will be held on May 17, 18, and 19, 2019  at the Club 16 facility located on King Road just south of Hill Avenue in Holland, Ohio. “The 2019 Toledo Area Polish-American Festival” is being sponsored by PACT, a non-profit organization.  Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for Polish-American students and to help fund the building campaign for a new Polish Community Center. Anyone interested in more…

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Disco Polo Dance Party at the 2019 Toledo Area Polish American Festival

  Friday night, something new, something cool! DJ Tadeusz Gnida will spin the BEST songs from Poland and the US with our FIRST EVER Disco Polo Party! For those who aren’t familiar with Disco Polo, it’s what ALL the DJ’s play at weddings, bars, festival and events all over Poland! Consider it polka music for the clubs! Friday, May 17, 2019 Club 16, 316 King Road, Festival opens at 5:00 pm, Party starts at 8:00 pm! Dancing with the stars, Polish edition starts after Echoes of Poland around 7:15 pm. Echoes…

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2019 Scholarship Deadline is Fast Approaching

Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) Annual Scholarship Competition ends May 31, 2019 The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) have announced that their Annual Scholarship Competition to award $4,000 to area Polish-American students is currently underway. Over the past seven years over $24,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to students of Polish-American heritage in the Toledo area. The competition is divided into two categories — High School and College. Applicants must fill out an application form and submit an…

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March 20th Showing of Cold War at the Maumee Theater

P.A.C.T. and the Toledo-Poznan Alliance are proud to announce the ONLY showing of the Academy Award Nominated and Cannes Film Festival Best Picture Winner “Cold War” (Zimna Wojna) in the Toledo Area! THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible…

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Showing of Polish Film, IDA

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Tuesday, April 2nd IDA Presented by the Toledo-Poznan Alliance The Toledo-Poznan Alliance is pleased to announce the FREE showing of “IDA,” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Sylvania Library, 6748 Monroe Street. REGISTER NOW It won the Oscar in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film. A first for a Polish film. It has received widespread critical acclaim since it’s release in 2015. Set in Poland in 1962, a young woman is about to take her vows as a nun when she learns from her Aunt that she was born…

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