are happy to introduce the Bulgarian-Canadian Society
of BC from the beautiful city of Vancouver.
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Bulgarian community in Vancouver and the region
is relatively young and small. The possible reason
for that is the fact the city is located at almost
twice distance from Bulgaria than the Eastern part
of Canada. According to some reports the Bulgarians
here are around 700, others put the number at about
5000, but we suppose they are between 2000 and 3000
long time now the Bulgarians here are used to get
together on different occasions. Several years ago
a Bulgarian school was established. In the summer
of last year some 120 enthusiasts gathered together
and laid the basics of a Bulgarian-Canadian Association
in British Columbia aiming to preserve and distribute
the Bulgarian language, culture and arts, our traditions
and national identity. The final target of the Association
is to establish Bulgarian Cultural Center and Bulgarian
Council was elected to register the new society
and to constitute its organization and forming.
More than a year passed since. The ruling body accomplished
enormous work. Along with the process of registration
and composing the Statute, the rest current affairs
are also being worked on.
the first place is the popularization of the activities
of the Bulgarian school. Everyone who supports the
idea participates enthusiastically in its activity
and that makes it more interesting and attractive
for more children.
work on a special program for improving the spoken
and written Bulgarian language, the history, geography,
ethnography and general culture. The many different
activities, the guest lecturers and the variety
of themes help maintaining the Bulgarian spirit
among the children visiting the school.
Bulgarian Community has also participated actively
in the promotion of the newly formed Bulgarian football
team under the name of Bulgarian Lions, figuring
in the prestigious Vancouver Metro Soccer League.
The best player of the team is the marvelous Bulgarian
audience. No other team of the League enjoys such
wonderful a support.
Web site was constructed which the hundreds of visitors
find extremely useful and interesting. It's not
only electronic newspaper giving information on
past and future events, but also a source of very
useful information in all aspects of life. The address
of this site is as follows:
ruling body of the Community initiates and organizes
fests, celebrations and gatherings on different
occasions as Halloween, The New Year's Eve, March
3rd, May 24th, concerts of Bulgarian pop performers,
much grateful to all, who with their freewill work
contributed for the development and realization
of the Bulgarian idea!
The Bulgarian-Canadian Society of BC