Day of National Unity
Sunday, June 4, 2017 / 12:00 - 15:30
„It never has to be spoken of,
But we shall think of it always!”
This year’s remembrance is made more complete and broader by the exhibition material received from the Trianon Museum of Várpalota, Hungary. Thanks to the generosity and collaboration of the museum, there will be 31 posters on display describing the history and consequences of the Treaties from Trianon in 1920, which created the largest minority in Europe. The National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada promotes this material among the Hungarian communities in Canada, in the hopes that it will be exhibited at the Hungarian cultural and community centres.
This year, we have a new goal as well. We will use the income from the lunch of this day of remembrance, to raise funds in support of those Hungarians, who are living in regions detached from Hungary in 1920 where the local authorities have made next to impossible for the children to be educated in their mother tongue. In these areas, the children have to travel long distances in order to attend classes taught in Hungarian. At Magyarzsákod (Maros County, Romania), to the initiative of the Unitarian Minister Sándor Balázs, also President of the Federation for Caring for Villages in Romania, they want to enable commuting for children by purchasing used vans and converting them into mini school buses. The unit price of such vehicles is $8,000. The NAHC has decided to support this cause, and raise enough funds for at least on mini-bus. We are all hoping that we can turn this into reality by working together in the Canadian Hungarian communities. If you wish to donate more directly, you can do so through Erdélyi Szövetség (Transylvanian Federation):
Bácsfainé Dr. Hévizi Józsa, President
Erdélyi Szövetség – Transylvanian Federation – Siebenbürgischer Verband – Fédération de Transylvanie
1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u. 1-3.
|Trianon Museum – The Zichy Castle, Várpalota, Hungary http://trianonmuzeum.hu|
|Within Canada, the exhibition material is promoted by the NAHC.|
The Day’s Program
|12:00||Exhibition – Compilation by Ernő Raffay and Csaba Szabó Pál, Illustrations by Wimmer Krisztina (Text in Hungarian only, unfortunately)||
|15:00||Memorial Program – Feature:
On the Lunch Menu
Visiting the exhibition and attending the memorial program are free. We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Saturday. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.
Bookings are closed for this event.