Write Your Member of Government
Let the City Councillor, Member of Provincial and Federal Parliament know that you do not support the erasure of Polish heritage form the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. Call, send an email or a letter!
Below is a letter template you can copy or format to suit your intent.
Dear (name of Member of Government)
My name is __________. I am writing regarding the Roncesvalles BIA decision to remove the word “Polish” from the title of the Roncesvalles Polish Festival.
For 15 years this well loved festival has attracted over 350,000 annual visitors from across the World. It is the largest celebration of Polish culture in North America and a testament to Toronto’s unique diversity. Representatives from all levels of government have attended the Festival and celebrated the Polish-Canadian character of the event.
The decision by a handful of business owners to make the festival a generic commercial event goes against Canada’s commitment to multiculturalism, preservation of heritage and the recognition of the Polish-Canadian community in shaping the unique character of Roncesvalles.
I ask that as a representative of Parkdale-High Park, your office make a statement affirming its commitment to Multiculturalism and ask the BIA to correct their name change decision by putting the word “Polish” back in the Roncesvalles Polish Festival.