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Invitation: 17th Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: January 28, 2017

The Polish Orphans Charity's 16th Annual Ball Pologne to benefit underprivileged Children in Canada, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, will be held at Toronto's Omni King Edward Hotel, at 37 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9 on Saturday, April 22th 2017.
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Invitation: 2016 White Christmas Dinner
(& 2017 Ball Pologne coming!)
REPORTED: October, 2016

The Polish Orphans Charity along with Dr. Richarda Russ extend an invitation again to this year's
White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. Come to this ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the elegant and sophisticated setting of Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1E9) on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breakfast Program for Children in Toronto Schools. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Furthermore, our annual charity gala, Ball Pologne will be returning to, The Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East, Toronto) on April 22, 2017. Stay tuned for further details coming soon!

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Invitation: 16th Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: March 1, 2016

The Polish Orphans Charity's 16th Annual Ball Pologne to benefit underprivileged Children in Canada, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, will be held at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel, at 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario on Saturday, April 23th 2016.
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Response from Orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic
REPORTED: March, 2016

Response from Orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic to sponsorship from The Polish Orphans Charity for the improvement to the quality of children's daily lives.
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Orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Invitation: 2015 White Christmas Dinner
(& 2016 Ball Pologne coming!)
REPORTED: October, 2015

The Polish Orphans Charity along with Dr. Richarda Russ extend an invitation again to this year's
White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. Come to this ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the elegant and sophisticated setting of Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1E9) on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breakfast Program for Children in Toronto Schools. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Furthermore, our annual charity gala, Ball Pologne will be returning to, The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3) on April 23, 2016. Stay tuned for further details coming soon!

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Invitation: 15th Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: February 8th, 2015

The Polish Orphans Charity's 15th Annual Ball Pologne to benefit underprivileged Children in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, will be held at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel, at 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario on April 25th 2015.
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Invitation: 2014 White Christmas Dinner
(& 2015 Ball Pologne coming!)
REPORTED: September 15th, 2014

The Polish Orphans Charity along with Dr. Richarda Russ extend an invitation again to this year's
White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. Come to this ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the elegant and sophisticated setting of Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1E9) on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breakfast Program for Children in Toronto Schools. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Furthermore, our annual charity gala, Ball Pologne will be returning to a different venue, The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3) on April 25, 2015. Stay tuned for further details coming soon!

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Invitation: 14th Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: March 18th, 2014

The Polish Orphans Charity's 14th Annual Ball Pologne to benefit underprivileged Children in Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Ukraine, will be held at Toronto's Omni King Edward Hotel, at 37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario on April 26th 2014.
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Invitation: 2013 White Christmas Dinner
(& 2014 Ball Pologne coming!)
REPORTED: October 2nd, 2013

The Polish Orphans Charity and Dr. Richarda Russ are extending an invitation again this year to our
White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. It is the ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the elegant and sophisticated setting of Omni King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 1E9) on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breakfast Program for Children in Toronto Schools. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Furthermore, our annual charity gala, Ball Pologne will be returning to the Omni King Edward Hotel on April 26, 2014. Stay tuned for further details coming soon!

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Our Program for Scholarships in Poland for 2013
REPORTED: October 2nd, 2013 (Updated: December 2013)

Polish Orphans Charity Program for Scholarships in Poland for 2013:

Katowice: 10 scholarships were awarded in Katowice on November 22, 2013 in presence of Jan Kulbicki, director of Youth Centre and other officials of the city of Katowice, as well as Polish Orphans Charity representatives, Krzysztof Gajewski and Edyta Krasowska. All 10 scholarships were awarded in memory of Irena Cebo-Kozik.

Radom: 14 scholarships were awarded on September 3, 2013 in the presence of Vice President of POC Michael Wojnarowicz, Board Member in Poland Krzysztof Gajewski, designated representative from the Canadian Embassy in Poland Pamela Isfeld, former CBC journalist Jerzy Jastrzebowski, and other officials from the city of Radom.

Mazovia: 20 Scholarships were awarded in Warsaw on September 24, 2013 in the presence of the Ambassador of Canada for Poland, Aleksandra Bugailiskis, POC Board Member in Poland Krzysztof Gajewski, along with other officials and members of local government. Scholarships were awarded in memory of Irena Cebo-Kozik.

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Invitation: XIII Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: January 18th, 2013

The Polish Orphans Charity's XIII Annual Ball Pologne, subtitled "Without Borders", will be held at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 100 Front St. West. on Sat. Apr. 20, 2013.
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Canadian Embassy in Poland: Polish Orphans Charity Awards Scholarships
REPORTED: December 20th, 2012

The official website of the Canadian Embassy in Poland has been published news about the presentation of our 2012 scholarship awards. This webpage is available in English, French and Polish.

Go to the original website here

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Our beloved patron, the Honorable Lincoln M. Alexander lies in state at Ontario legislature.
REPORTED: October 22th, 2012

It is with great regret we must inform that our beloved Patron and Guiding Light since the inception of our organization, The Honorable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, P. C,, C. C., K.St.J., O.Ont, C.D., Q. C., B.A., L.L.B., LL.D. (Hon), D.S. Litt. (Hon) (Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 1985 - 1991) passed peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday October 19, 2012.

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Invitation: 2012 White Christmas Dinner
REPORTED: October 5th, 2012

The Polish Orphans Charity and Dr. Richarda Russ are extending an invitation again this year to our
White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. It is the ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the regal setting of Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario) on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Breakfast Program for Children in Toronto Schools. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Furthermore, our annual charity gala, Ball Pologne with be returning to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel again on April 20, 2013. Stay tuned for further details coming soon!

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Dr. Russ & Mr. Pasowski attend with Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk & Prime Minister Stephen Harper
REPORTED: October 5th, 2012

The Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, was the guest of honour at a reception for the Polish-Canadian community on Parliament Hill, hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The conservative Polish leader came with the agenda embracing economic matters, and spoke without script or hesitation, both at a joint press conference and at the reception. Dr. Richarda D. Russ and Mr. Bart Pasowski were invited to attend the event representing the Polish Orphans Charity.

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Our Program for Scholarships in Poland for 2012
REPORTED: July 3rd, 2012

Polish Orphans Charity Program for Scholarships in Poland kicked off for 2012 in Radom on July 3, 2012 in the presence of Chris Korwin–Kuczynski, Member of the Board of the Polish Orphans Charity in Toronto, along with Jerzy Jastrzebowski, former CBC journalist, Krzysztof Gajewski and Edyta Krasowska, Members of the Boards in Poland, officials from the city of Radom, and designated representative from the Canadian Embassy in Poland, Ewa Cichocka.

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SNAP Downtown Toronto - 12th Anniversary Ball Pologne
REPORTED: July 2nd, 2012

The 12th Annual Ball Pologne was held for the first time at the lavish Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

This was a very special year. Dr. Richarda D. Russ was awarded "The Officer's Cross of Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for Outstanding Service". So well deserved.

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Invitation: Twelfth Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: January 10th, 2012

The Polish Orphans Charity's 12th Annual Ball Pologne, subtitled "Without Borders", will be held at a new venue this year; Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 100 Front St. West. on Sat. Apr. 21, 2012.
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2011 White Christmas Dinner at great Success
REPORTED: December 7th, 2011

The Polish Orphans Charity and Dr. Richarda Russ thank you for making this year's 2011 White Christmas Dinner, a great success. See you at our next Ball Pologne in April 2012!
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Invitation: 2011 White Christmas Dinner
REPORTED: November 1st, 2011

The Polish Orphans Charity and Dr. Richarda Russ are extending an invitation again this year to our White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. It is the ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the regal setting of Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario) on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit The Sick Children Hospital in Toronto and the Sick Children Hospital in Warsaw, Poland. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Invitation: Eleventh Annual Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: December 1st, 2010

In 2011, the Polish Orphans Charity's 11th Annual Ball Pologne, again subtitled, "Without Borders" will be held, as usual, at Toronto's Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel on Sat. Apr. 30, 2011.
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51 Scholarships awarded in Radom, Poland (Oct. 2010)
REPORTED: October 15th, 2010

Polish Orphans Charity, on October 15, 2010, awarded 51 scholarships for artistically talented children. The annual ceremony took place in the City of Radom, Poland. Each scholarship was equivalent to CAD$1,000.00.
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Estate Donations to POC
REPORTED: October 12th, 2010

Polish Orphans Charity depends on the generous contributions of our sponsors and the many individuals who donate to the cause of helping the world's orphaned children. Please therefore kindly remember Polish Orphans Charity in your Will / Testiment, as by these recent very generous examples...
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Invitation: 2010 White Christmas Dinner
REPORTED: September 28th, 2010

The Polish Orphans Charity and Dr. Richarda Russ are extending an invitation again this year to our White Christmas Dinner, featuring Christmas Carollers. It is the ideal venue to entertain your staff, clients or yourself in the elegant setting of Liberty Grand at Exhibition Place, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit The Sick Children Hospital in Toronto and the Sick Children Hospital in Warsaw, Poland. For Information and Tickets, please call: 416.921.4016 or email: russ@polishorphans.org
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Epoch Times article about the 10th Anniversary Ball Pologne
REPORTED: April 21st, 2010

Article from the Epoch Times:
TORONTO - It was a bittersweet celebration for Toronto’s Polish community on Saturday night at a charity ball attended by prominent Polish Canadians and members of the diplomatic community. Held at Toronto’s prestigious Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel, the Polish Orphans Charity celebrated its 10th anniversary by donating scholarships to deserving orphans in Poland and surrounding countries. An extra $20,000 was donated for children who lost their parents in the recent plane crash that killed 96 people, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria.
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SNAP Downtown Toronto - 10th Anniversary Ball Pologne
REPORTED: April 18th, 2010

...Many were in attendance for the lavish event held at Le Meridien King Edward Hotel. Dinner guests were greeted by the elegant Grand Salon Orchestra under the baton of Kerry Stratton as they entered the ballroom, followed by a toast to the Queen which officially began the event. Many performers added to the spirit of the night throughout the six course meal and a generous cheque presentation.
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THANK YOU: Tenth Anniversary Ball Pologne 2010
REPORTED: April 18th, 2010

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who participated in making this year's 10th Anniversary Charity BALL POLOGNE on April 17th, 2010 a great success! Benefits have gone to orphans in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine.
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Tenth Anniversary Ball Pologne "Without Borders"
REPORTED: January 30th, 2010

Year 2010 marks the Polish Orphans Charity's 10th anniversary Ball Pologne, subtitled, "Without Borders". Widening the scope and raising the bar again, we direct our fundraising efforts towards helping orphaned children in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine.
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Gifted orphans win scholarships
REPORTED: November 30th, 2009

For the third consecutive year, the Polish Orphans Charity has presented scholarships to artistically gifted orphans in Poland.
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Henry Slaby, 1925-2009
REPORTED: July 26th, 2009

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Henry Slaby, a member of our Board of Directors for the past five years, on July 20, 2009.
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VIPs Among Ball Attendees
REPORTED: April 20th, 2009

A number of diplomatic, business and artistic leaders attended the 2009 Ball Pologne.
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Guests Enjoy Superb Entertainment
REPORTED: April 20th, 2009

Maestro Kerry Stratton and jazz pianist Adam Makowicz were among the talented musicians who entertained us at the 2009 Ball Pologne.
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Dr. Russ Hails Wonderful Tradition, New Direction
REPORTED: April 20th, 2009

Dr. Richarda Russ, President and CEO of the Polish Orphans Charity, called the Ball Pologne a “wonderful tradition we have built together” in her remarks to the guests.
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Afghan Council Rep Thanks Volunteers
REPORTED: April 20th, 2009

A representative of the Afghan community in Canada expressed heartfelt thanks for the Polish Orphans Charity’s work to help children in the war-torn country.
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Ninth Ball Pologne Benefits Afghan Orphans
REPORTED: April 19th, 2009

The year 2009 saw the Polish Orphans Charity respond to its biggest challenge, as we directed our fundraising efforts towards helping the children of Afghanistan, in addition to helping orphans in Poland and elsewhere.
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