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Dear friends!

The Latvian National Federation in Canada Educational and Cultural Foundation (ECF) is inviting you to continue your support of Latvian educational and cultural activities in Canada by joining this year’s annual fundraising “Draudzīgais aicinājums” drive.  “Draudzīgais aicinājums” or “Friendly Invitation” was begun in 1935 by Latvia’s former president Karlis Ulmanis in order to support Latvian schools and culture, and ECF has continued this tradition since its formation in 1982.

 The ECF provides scholarships to university students of Latvian descent, stipends to attend Latvian summer schools, supports Latvian schools in Canada, 2x2 and 3x3 camps, films, books, and other cultural projects.  Despite the pandemic this past year, the Latvian schools in Canada continued their work, students continued to study in various universities, cultural events happened (i.e. the opera “Baņuta” in its modern film version), etc.  Soon ECF will have exhausted the monies left by Jānis and Aina Vītols testament and ECF needs your support more than ever so that it can continue to support Latvian education and culture in Canada. Without your donations, this support will not be possible.

 We invite you to follow the example of Janis and Anna Vitols by thinking about a testamentary donation to the LNFC Educational and Cultural Foundation to ensure that we will be able to continue supporting our Latvian schools and students for years to come.  They are the next generation of Canadian Latvians who will carry on our Latvian culture here in Canada


Elizabete (Elita) Petersons


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