Monday, November 28, 2022

Rubbing political shoulders with the ABN in Toronto


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During the Cold War, many Canadian politicians joined forces with the Banderite-led AntiBolshevik Bloc of Nations in Toronto.

The first ABN Congress in Canada was held on March 21-22, 1953, at the grand Prince George Hotel in Toronto. Those in attendance included: Bulgarians, Belorussians, Cossacks, Latvians, Lithuanians, Rumanians, Slovaks, Croats, Hungarians and Ukrainians.

Congress participants represented ABN branch organizations in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Sudbury, Fort William, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Timmins, Welland and Lethbridge.

A Lithuanian-Canadian, Josef Kaskelis, opened the ABN's first congress in 1951.  (Kaskelis served as  ABN-Canada’s leader for the next 30 years.)

After opening the 1951 congress proceeded Kaskelis appointed its presidency.  (more...)

Rubbing political shoulders with the ABN in Toronto

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