Slovenian Cultural Organization Simon Gregorčič, Toronto, Ontario, Canada celebrates its 30th Anniversary
The author presents the work of the Slovenian Cultural Association Simon Gregorčič in Toronto, Canada, since its establishment in 1959, the Association’s board, its rules, members, as well as their social and cultural activities.
The report was written in Slovene language.
God bless you, my homeland
God be with you, my alpine blossom
May the Heavenly Guide lead you
I will never forget you!
These lines from Gregorčiči poetry are engraved in blackgranite on the pedestal of his statue. The statue was createdby sculptor Zdenko Kalin from Ljubljana and unveiled on June 22, 1975, a t the »Simon Gregorčič« farm on the outskirts of Toronto. It is probably the most beautiful monument everset up beyond our borders dedicated to a Slovene patriot. The Slovenes from the Primorska region in the Slovene Cultural Association are well aware of this. All their cultural events express love for their homelands on both sides of the ocean.