61st Congress of the Czech and Slovak Association of Canada – from a slightly different angle

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This is a second article by one of our new authors: Josef Cermak, a Doctor of law, journalist, writer, poet, actor and a lifelong organizer of public and scientific life for Czech and Slovak countrymen in Canada. Last time he wrote about a famous physician Dr.Premysl (Mike) Pelnar that recently passed away. The story today is about his visit of the 61st Congress of the Czech and Slovak Association in Canada. The Czech version to this article can be found in our “Czech Only” version of CzechFolks.com named CzechFolks.com PLUS, where he regularly contributes with his insightful and brilliant articles.  

Introduction
One can view the Montreal Congress celebrating 70 years of existence (under slightly different names) of the Czech and Slovak Association of Canada from different perspectives: Continue reading

New Web-Based Community for Foreigners in Brno (Nové Internetové Stránky pro Cizince v Brně)

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As we, Czechs living in the USA, Canada, England, Australia, etc. , are trying to assimilate in a new country, the expats in the Czech Republic are doing exactly the same. Today, English is spoken in many countries or it is taught as a second language. For example, 89% of students in the European Union learn English as their second language. We can’t say the same about the Czech language. It is not only rarely taught in Europe and other foreign counties, but it is also one of the hardest languages to learn. If we add our culture, customs, and traditions to this learning experience, we can talk about enormous culture shock and a tough life in the Czech Republic for any foreigner from around the world. Luckily, there are online resources to help others to learn about the country and life in the Czech Republic. The new Brno ExPats Forum does exactly that and it was created by two expats living and working in Brno.

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What Are the Czechs Doing in Canada? (Co Dělají Češi v Kanadě?)

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Last year we already introduced Meetups to you – meeting groups that are created by people of similar interests. Meetups are also important for our culture since they allow us, countrymen, to meet together to share our experiences from living abroad, to speak our language, and feel like at home. In order to bring you the current events, we try to stay connected with Czech and Slovak Meetups in the USA and Canada. Announcing events, however, would not be enough to describe how great it is that these groups exist. That is why we are introducing to you the Czech Language Meetup in Canada. Our friends at CanadianCzech.com allowed us not only to write about the group but also bring you the atmosphere through the audio interview available here but also at the site named above.

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Learn about Czech Heritage in Banat, Romania (Poznejte České Kulturní Dědictví v Rumunském Banátu)

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Where do you think you can find the most preserved Czech culture, language and traditions? If you guessed Romania, you just hit the nail on the head. If you visit Czech villages in the south of the Romanian Banat, you will feel like at home. People in Banat have preserved their heritage for more than 180 years by simply passing it from one generation to another.

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