332. Images from Polish Heritage Day at the ROM

I learned a lot at Polish Heritage Day last month at the ROM. The folk dances from different regions of Poland were colourful and lively. Each region had a distinct style and costume. The exhibits were good too – Polish history, famous Canadians of Polish background, and a Polish-Canadian museum.

I was favourably impressed by the liveliness of the dances.
I sat through two hours of folk dancing and was not bored. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

It’s always great to see children learning aspects of
their cultural heritage. Some must have been
about 5 years old. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

Some of the dances showed off the acrobatics of the men. This one by Cambridge’s Polonez dancers was from the mountainous south. I loved the costumes. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

Vick Dudalski, right, leader of Ludowa Nuta of Hamilton played different notes on a long horn, much like horns in Switzerland and Tibet. It must have been at least 15 feet long. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

Wilno, Ontario near Renfrew is the home of a Polish Museum, open only in July and August. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy

I learned that my favourite CBC Broadcaster Peter Gzowski was of Polish heritage. Copyright ©2012 Ruth Lor Malloy


  1. Thanks for suggesting the change. I will continue to do picture stories as well as blogs with longer texts. I’m delighted to hear that you are 1/16th Polish. No wonder you are so vivacious and smart. Hybrids are so interesting. What’s the other 15/16?

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