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SUMMARY OF THE FALL ISSUE

Volume 8, No. 3, Fall 2000

Slovak Heritage Live

A Newsletter of the
Slovak Heritage and Cultural Society of British Columbia
published four times a year

Fall issue has been published in late September 2000 and it was mailed 
to 1500 recipients world wide on October 4. 

FROM THE EDITOR 
September 8, I turned 51. I invited 30 of my good friends to celebrate with me and it was a blast.
A BIG THANK YOU goes to all members that renewed their membership and helped to finance the last two issues. However I am still down from my own resources CAD$ 2142.97 and this issue and next still to be published. I will need additional CAD$ 2500.00 to publish the two issues. I will finance these issues via my Royal Bank Visa card in hopes to recover the investment. I know you will open up your hearts and send in the necessary funds to cover the expenses.
I would like to thank the following members for their generous donations since the last issue:
USA donations: RUNGE, Anne M., Anaheim CA, $10.00; HORECKY Bob, Aurora, CO, $75.00; JURCENKO Dorothy, Chicago, IL$10.00; PALISCHAK John T. & D. J, Rosamond, CA$215.00; DAYTEL Edward G., Holyoke MA, $20.00; PROHINSKY Norman M., Reisterstown, MD, $5.00. Total USA donations $335.00. Total USA donations year to date: $440.00
Canadian donations: PISKORIK, John, Langley, BC, $25.00; URBAN, Joseph, Josephine Chrumka, Innisfail, Alberta, $5.00. Total Canadian donations $30.00. Total Canadian donations year to date: $370.00

FROM THE MAIL BAG  
Read the correspondence received from our members.

MY SUMMER 2000 SLOVAKIA TRIP REPORT
Sometimes the waiting game with airlines in hopes for reduced fares doesnít pay off. This was my case this time. Earlier reports in the newspapers indicated that the European charter sales arenít doing that well. So I decided to wait a while with my booking, anticipating drop in price. Well I waited and was constantly checking CANADA 3000 Charter airline web site, until my flight was sold out. My idea was to go to Slovakia only for three weeks, open my authorís exhibit in Liptovska Teplicka, do some ancestral videos and research and to return home on August 11....

...This was also the weekend of Folklore celebrations in Velka nad Velickou in Moravia, Czech Republic, just a short drive from the border close to Senica and Vrbove. I arrived in Velka nad Velickou early morning on Saturday. Went to see the open-air market-HORNACKY JARMAK at the Towns Square. There were many folk artists displaying and selling their works. Early afternoon as usual there was a procession of folklorists from near by villages in their folk costumes accompanied by several folk musics.

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 I met many friends of mine in one of courtyards of local krcma. Of course Jirka Tomanek wasít missing. Couldnít believe how inexpensive everything was...

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..Saturday August 5, at 2 PM was the opening of my exhibit. I was very exited the whole morning and we arrived at the school early. There were many of my friends present already and I was really happy to see them. Shortly after 2 PM the Mayor of Liptovska Teplicka, Jozef Mezovsky opened the exhibit and his remarks were: Dear ladies and gentlemen I sincerely welcome everybody to the beginning of our festival that begins today in non traditional way and that is with the opening of photo exhibit of my friend and a friend of Liptovska Teplicka Mr. Vladimir Linder. In these photographs you can see the endeavor of the folk groups, individuals and organizers that were performing and were involved at the previous folk festivals in Liptovska Teplicka. Festival Liptovska Teplicka is very demanding for our village. In amateurish way we prepare this festival now in itís fifth year and it is really hard but despite of all this we feel that the way we are following is good one the right one. I would like to thank Mr. Linder for these beautiful pictures that we have in front of us and we are trying also in this way to show the world what we have to offer in the name of our forefathers, our customs and traditions. I believe that these photographs will show also our people and children of Liptovska Teplicka, the beauty that they donít realize exists here. They will perhaps realize the beauty once they view the pictures taken at Kralova Hola that show us the beauty that we have here from God. So once more time Vladimir I would like to thank you for everything...

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VLADO LINDER'S TEPLICKA
We have received an invitation to Fifth Folklore Festival below Kralova Hola, Liptovska Teplicka 2000 plenty of time in advance, what is not the rule in Slovakia.
Not many Slovaks know much about Liptovska Teplicka. We know because our dear friend, Vlado. Two or three years ago he came again to our house telling us about beautiful Liptovska Teplicka. So we decided instead to go swimming in this really tropical weather, which we have this year in Slovakia starting from April, with temperatures coming very close to 40 degrees Celsius, to drive 280 km close to Nizke and Vysoke Tatry and to participate above all in the ceremonial opening of the photography exhibition of Vladimir Linder, entitled ďSoul Searching in Liptovska Teplicka, Slovak Heritage Live II,Ē organized directly by Liptovska Teplicka...

FOLKLORE GROUP TEPLICAN
Folklore group Teplican was established in 1976 as youth folklore group. In 1978 they amalgamated with womenís folklore singing group that was performing at different actions for several years. 

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At the present time they perform together as Folklore Group TEPLICAN at different festivals for several years...

FOLK ENSEMBLE JANOSIK FROM SVIT
The folk ensemble JANOSIK is one of the first amateur ensembles in Slovakia that started to collect and interpret the most beautiful customs, songs and dances of Slovak folklore.

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It works in an industrial town of Svit situated below the High Tatra Mountains. Its activity in the sphere of folk culture and art during its long existence was awarded by many prizes in Slovakia and abroad.
Since its origin in 1956 it presents scenically Slovak traditions from various regions like Zemplin, Liptov, Zamagurie, Podpoľanie, Spis, Pohronie and Horehronie...

THE CHARM OF OLD CRAFTS IN KREMNICA
Coopers, Joiners and Tanners.

FOLKLORE GROUP MOSTAR BREZNO

MOSTAR is an amateur folklore group associated with the hose of culture in Brezno, Central Slovakia. It comprises of folk dance, folk singing and folk musicians groups. In their repertoire they have songs, dances and instrumental music parts from the Upper Hron river region of Slovakia from Cierny Balog, Gemer, Mount Polana and Zemplin. 

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They regularly participate at Vychodna, Straznice, Detva and regional folk festivals in Slovakia. Their participation abroad included Hungary, Germany, Yugoslavia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Finland, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Turkey and France...

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SOUL SEARCHING IN LIPTOVSKŃ TEPLIČKA
 
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