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August events

July 30th, 2022



Here are two August activities for the Romanian community and the public at large in Calgary and around:


1) Romanian Flavors at Red Lodge - August 5-7

2) Romanian Cultural Pavilion at GlobalFest - August 18-27


Keep calm, come along, have a wonderful rest of summer, and volunteer with us! :)

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Romanian Flavors at Red Lodge is an annual event organized by RCCAC since 2005 (except in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic restrictions) in different presentations, shapes, traditional and cultural components, and names. It is a time when people can get together outside to learn from another ethnic group, about their cuisine, traditional music, folklore, costumes, and legends, also a fantastic opportunity for the people from the Romanian group to pass all the knowledge to the next generations.

https://www.redlodgeoutfitters.com/

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GlobalFest @ Elliston is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s programming, and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, this year’s 20th Anniversary celebration event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists from India, Austria, France, and Germany, plus a Canadian-produced finale.

Since 2017 Romanian has been presenting a cultural pavilion, for this edition along with another twenty-one countries, showing the world unique things and facts about a great nation.


Cheers!



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Casino Fundraising Event

July 14th - 15th, 2022

THANK YOU, CASINO VOLUNTEERS!

YOU COVERED THE ESSENTIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR RCCAC.


A BIG thank-you to all the volunteers who committed their time on July 14th and 15th to help make RCCAC’s casino fundraiser another successful story, our fourth of this kind! A HUGE thank-you to those eight people who volunteered both days! 🥳

Funds raised go towards the continuing admin expenses and in support of the 8-12 cultural and educational programs and events RCCAC is running over the year.


Hats off to: Marina Rocas, Valentina Tabarcea, Andra Cernat, Loredana Nitescu, Cristina Iuga, Bianca Dontu, Geanina Buscu, Romina Moscal, Antonina Birladeanu, Heather Charron, Vica Vornicu, Nicu Baranga, Claudiu Damian, Mircea Tabarcea, Petre Ignatescu, Singh Amritpal, Cosmin Martac, Elias Popa, Dominic Loria, Shawn Buick, Eduard Nitescu, Cosmin Rocas! 👏👏👏


Thank you on behalf of all those who understand the importance of the Romanian community, culture, and tradition in this part of the world. ❤️


Veronica Chirnoaga,

President




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Two Auditors are needed! Volunteer opportunity!

May 2nd, 2022

Two Auditors are needed! Volunteer opportunity!

For transparency, RCCAC's Board of Directors needs two members in good standing to do the audit of the 2021 Financial Statement, according to RCCAC By-Laws.

If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected] prior to May 6th, 2022.

Thank you.




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Romanian Folk Dance Classes for Kids

May 2nd, 2022

Update:

The classes will be resumed on June 4th, 2022, 12-1 pm at Ballroom & Country Dance Studio, 121C 17th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB.

As in previous years, Romanian Folk Dance Classes for Kids address children 6-14, are offered free of charge by RCCAC, and are open to the public.

Please register your kids at [email protected]


www.ballroomcountry.com

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Romanian School in Prairie

Romanian Folk Dance Classes for Kids

Registration opens soon.

Stay tuned for details. Volunteer opportunity!

Please email us at [email protected] if this event suits you.

Cheers!




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The Day of Romanians Everywhere

May 2nd, 2022



Update:


We will hold a social event at Cranston Residents Association, Century Hall, on May 28th, 2022, from 7-11 pm.

Finger food and refreshments are provided.

Please RSVP at [email protected]


This event is offered free of charge by RCCAC, is open to the public, and has limited available spaces.

https://cranston.ca/


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The Day of Romanians Everywhere

Celebrated in Calgary, AB | May 2022

Details coming soon. Volunteer opportunity!

Please email us at [email protected] if this event fits you.

Cheers!




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The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

May 2nd, 2022


Update

We will hold a workshop event at Cranston Residents Association, Century Hall, on June 19th, 2022, from 2.30 - 4.30 pm.

Please RSVP at [email protected]

This event is offered free of charge by RCCAC, is open to the public, and has limited available spaces.

https://cranston.ca/

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The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse

Celebrated in Calgary, AB | June of 2022

Details coming soon! Volunteer opportunity! Please email us at [email protected] if you think this event is for you.

Cheers!




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Romanian Flavors at Red Lodge 

May 2nd, 2022


Update May 20th, 2022:


Come to learn about, cook, and taste Romanian traditional dishes in a natural environment, at trivets, at a wood fire! Come and dance Romanian traditional dances! Wear a Romanian blouse or a traditional costume and feel to recreate sequences learned or lived in Romania.

Accommodation, food, and drink will be procured or paid for individually by the participants. "Ciorba de burta" will be provided free of charge by RCCAC.

The event is open to the public.

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Directions: Red Lodge Guest Ranch, Bowden, Alberta, T0M 0K0 | 11 km W of Bowden, on Hwy #587 to Range Rd 22. Turn north and follow the road to the Ranch.

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Accommodation:

Cabins (see park website for prices - https://www.redlodgeoutfitters.com/facilities/cabins/ ), Tent-$15, RV-$25, Bowden Hotel - 1919 20th St. | Phone 403-224-3240, Pelican Hotel - 2402-20th Ave. Phone 403-224-3515

For cabins, tents, and RVs please make reservations via RCCAC at [email protected]

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Contact: Veronica Chirnoaga - 587-889-9890, Simona Loria - 403-389-5205, Marina Rocas - 403-807-2916

Romanian Flavors at Red Lodge is also a sponsorship opportunity. For details on supporting this event please contact us at [email protected] Thank you.


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Romanian Flavors at Red Lodge

August 5-7, 2022

Details coming soon. Volunteer opportunity!

Please email us at [email protected] if this event suits you.

Cheers!




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GlobalFest - Romanian Cultural Pavilion

May 2nd, 2022


GlobalFest 2022

August 18-27, 2022

International Fireworks Festival and the OneWorld Festival return to Elliston Park (1827 68 St SE) in the summer of 2022.

Romania is present with a Cultural Pavilion for the sixth year in a row. OneWorld Festival.

Volunteer opportunity!

Please email us at [email protected] if this event fits you.

Cheers!

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GlobalFest is an annual celebration of Calgary's multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, and international fireworks.

GlobalFest consists of different components: the OneWorld Festival (with up to 24 Cultural Pavilions, 14 ethnic food kiosks, and a 12 vendor Night Market) and the International Fireworks Festival (with up to 6 fireworks presentations from up to 5 international teams).

Tickets: https://globalfest.eventswoop.com/


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RoArtFest - Romanian Art Festival

May 2nd, 2022


RoArtFest - Romanian Art Festival

The first edition, fall of 2022.

Details coming soon. Volunteer opportunity!

Please email us at [email protected] if this event fits you.

Cheers!


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Romanian Library

May 2nd, 2022


Coming soon! Stay tuned for details. Volunteer opportunity!


According to our 2021 Business Plan, we are working on a series of projects addressed both to the Romanian community and to the general public. Let’s hope the pandemic and restrictions are over and we can work together again like before.


Among them, we are enthusiastic to open the first Romanian Library in Calgary.


If you want to be involved in collecting or donating books written and printed in the Romanian language or printed in any language but written by a Romanian author, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you.


Cheers!


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Romanian Museum

May 2nd, 2022


Coming soon! Stay tuned for the details. Volunteer opportunity!


According to our 2021 Business Plan, we are working on a series of projects addressed both to the Romanian community and to the general public. Let’s hope the pandemic and restrictions are over and we can work together again like before.


Among them, we are enthusiastic to open the first Romanian Museum in Calgary.


If you want to be involved in collecting and/or donating Romanian items, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you.


Cheers!


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JOB OPPORTUNITY

April 5th, 2022

Romanian Folk Dance Instructor for Kids

Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary

Position type: Independent Contract, part-time

Language: English

Compensation: $15 – $25 per hour CAD – negotiable, upon relevant experience and qualifications

Closing date: Until a suitable applicant is found


About the association:

RCCAC is a non-profit organization registered under Alberta Societies Act since 2005 that stimulates interest, entertains, facilitates, and provides a community voice for those that are interested in preserving and promoting Romanian values and traditions, more than 5,000 miles away from our motherland.

RCCAC contributes to the development of culture and the arts in Alberta as fundamental to Alberta’s quality of life, supporting Alberta Government’s priorities, “people, prosperity and preservation” and Alberta Community Development’s core business of “promoting community development”.

RCCAC encourages, fosters, and develops recognition of the importance of the preservation of the Romanian heritage, language, and cultural values in Alberta, strengthening the fabric of the Romanian-ethnic community.


Responsibilities and Duties

The instructor will perform all or some of the following Job descriptions:

• Support the RCCAC mandate, mission, and vision.

• Work collaboratively with the board of directors, artistic directors, and other instructors.

• Plan, organize, and deliver a high-quality Romanian Folk Dance program.

• Lead participants of all ages through a fun, safe, and educational dance experience.

• Keep current with industry trends and class formats.

• Teach knowledge and skills in Romanian Folk Dance.

• Provide individual and small-group instruction to the needs of students with varying intellectual, physical, and artistic abilities, and accommodate a variety of instructional activities.

• Instruct students in proper form and safe techniques.

• Prepare students for public exhibit(s) of choreographed dance.

• Provide an elevated level of front-line customer service including greeting and engaging participants.

• Complete administrative duties in a timely manner (e.g., attendance, incident/accident reports).

• Maintain a safe and tidy program space ensuring equipment is set up and stored appropriately.

• Understand, adhere to, and enforce policies implemented by the RCCAC.

• Perform any other duties as assigned by the board of directors related to this position.

RCCAC will be responsible for administrative tasks including registration, communication to program participants, and advertising.

Work Setting, started date, number of worked hours/week: TBD

Minimum Requirements

• Criminal Record check

• Vulnerable Sector check

• Experience in Romanian Folk Dance


Experience and education are considered assets. The ideal candidate will be able to work onsite and/or virtually as restrictions require.


HOW TO APPLY

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to sign a written employment contract.



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RCCAC - AGM May 19th, 2022

April 5th, 2022


RCCAC calls all members in good standing for AGM,

Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 6 pm via Google Meet.


Updates will be provided via email. Please monitor your inbox closely.


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Concurs de interpretare pentru pian Micul Virtuoz | 14 mai 2022

March 16th, 2022


Ambasada României la Ottawa are plăcerea să anunțe organizarea celei de-a XIII-a ediții a festivalului-concurs de interpretare pentru pian Micul Virtuoz cu participare internațională. Concursul va avea loc în data de 14 mai 2022 în format virtual.


Participarea la concurs este deschisă copiilor și tinerilor cu vârstele cuprinse între 5 și 19 ani.


Va incurajam sa participati, de asemenea sa redistribuiti acest mesaj.


Va dorim mult succes!


https://ottawa.mae.ro/local-news/1565


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Volunteer Opportunities | July 14-15, 2022 

March 15th, 2022


 At the beginning of January 2021, a 5-page complaint was sent to the AGLC against the RCCAC - by a person who had access to the working documents of the last years - to withdraw the association's casino license. Sad!

After three months of arduous work, a grueling first license review, and a series of approved new projects, the current board of directors managed to save RCCAC's license at AGLC, the association being considered in good standing, thus being able to continue to benefit from the funds that allow it to conduct and develop specific, ethnic, and educational activities, also events open to the public. Deserved!


RCCAC is an active Romanian cultural organization in Western Canada, this year celebrating a nice age of 17 years old. For better or worse, with dry-ugly branches and beautiful-green grass, without denying that we are Romanians, the years have passed.


We're moving on!


Those of you who want to give us your support, you have this opportunity, to volunteer at the casino on July 14-15, a.c.


Please see below and contact us at [email protected] if something is suitable for you.


Thank you.


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Consulat Itinerant | 24-27 martie 2022 | Calgary, AB


Consulat Itinerant

February 18th, 2022




 Update 3 martie 2022:


PROGRAMARILE PENTRU DOCUMENTE DE CALATORIE (PASAPOARTE) SI ACTE NOTARIALE (PROCURI) S-AU INCHIS, CA URMARE A COMPLETARII TUTUROR SPATIILOR DISPONIBILE IN PERIOADA 24-27 MARTIE 2022.


Rugam toate persoanele care au fost programate sa RESPECTE data si ora care le-au fost transmise pentru procesarea documentelor, de asemenea reamintim ca trebuie sa prezinte TOATE documentele in original, asa cum au primit instructiuni in acest sens, astfel incat demersul respectiv sa aiba finalitatea propusa.


Volumul de cereri fiind mult peste capacitatea de timp alocata acestui Consulat Itinerant, multumim tuturor penru intelegere si cooperare.

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 In perioada 24-27 martie 2022, se va desfasura la Calgary, AB un Consulat Itinerant sustinut de reprezentantii Consulatului General al Romaniei la Vancouver.


Consulatul Itinerant se va desfasura la Carriage House – Lincolnshire Conference Centre, 9030 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4 cu respectarea restrictiilor sanitare impuse de guvernul Albertei si a consiliului municipal, la data desfasurarii evenimentului.


Va rugam gasiti mai jos toate detaliile privind desfasurarea acestui eveniment, transmise de catre Consulatul General al Romaniei la Vancouver.


Multumim tuturor reprezentantilor misiunilor diplomatice oficiale romanesti de pe teritoriul Canadei - implicati in desfasurarea acestui eveniment, pentru raspunsul pozitiv la solicitarile comunitatii romano-canadiene din Alberta.


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CONSULAT ITINERANT

Calgary, AB


A N U N Ț


Ridicarea restricțiilor sanitare și de deplasare datorate pandemiei de coronavirus, solicitările primite din partea cetățenilor din comunitatea românilor – canadieni din Provincia Alberta, inițiativa Ministerului Afacerilor Externe al României și Consulatului General al României la Vancouver pentru soluționarea unor servicii consulare în cadrul unei activități specifice de consulat itinerant, fac posibilă deplasarea unei echipe consulare la Calgary, AB.


PROGRAM


- Joi 24.03.2022, orele 09.00 – 17.00 (ATENȚIE! - la ora 17.30 locația este închisă de agenții de pază și protecție)

- Vineri 25.03.2022, orele 09.00 – 17.00 (ATENȚIE! - la ora 17.30 locația este închisă de agenții de pază și protecție)

- Sâmbătă 26.03.2022, orele 09.00 – 17.00 (ATENȚIE! - la ora 17.30 locația este închisă de agenții de pază și protecție)

- Duminică 27.03.2022, orele 09.00 – 14.00 (ATENȚIE! - la ora 14.30 locația este închisă de agenții de pază și protecție)


LOCAȚIE


Carriage House – Lincolnshire Conference Centre, 9030 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2H 0M4


ÎNSCRIERE ȘI PROGRAMARE


Procedura de înscriere și programare se face NUMAI online prin emailul [email protected], cu scanarea tuturor documentelor și actelor necesare pentru serviciul consular solicitat, în vederea verificării acestora și programării la data / ora disponibile în succesiunea lor în Programator, pe baza listei întocmite la nivelul Consulatului General.


NU SE FURNIZEAZĂ INFORMAȚII PE TELEFONUL DE URGENȚĂ !


Au prioritate persoanele care au aplicat deja și au cererile prevalidate în portalul www.econsulat.ro, aceștia avand număr PE.


SERVICII CONSULARE


Considerentele de ordin procedural, legal și suport tehnic / IT, condiționările privind protecția și protejarea datelor cu caracter personal și a documentelor cu regim special, permit asigurarea numai a următoarelor servicii consulare:


- Pașapoarte simple electronice / Titluri de Călătorie.


- Clarificarea cetățeniei române, adeverințe de cazier judiciar, supralegalizări de acte legalizate anterior la Global Affairs.


- Acte notariale: Procură Carte de Identitate, Procuri Succesiune și Declarații, Procuri Vânzare - Cumpărare, Procuri de Pensie și Certificate de Viață, Procuri Administrare, Procuri Bancă, alte Procuri.


OBSERVAȚII


- NU se efectuează înscrieri de acte de stare civilă, dosare redobândire cetățenia română


- Achitarea taxelor consulare se va face prin Money Order (pe numele Consulate General of Romania in Vancouver ) sau cash conform listei de taxe consulare lunare afișate pe site-ul Consulatului.


- Fiecare serviciu consular necesită un plic autoadresat XpressPost cu Tracking Number sau altă formă de curierat cu AWB

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Cu dorința și încrederea soluționării cererilor de servicii consulare printr-o colaborare și sprijin reciproc, cu calm, înțelepciune și credință, adresăm mulțumirile noastre anticipate organizatorilor și persoanelor care ne vor onora cu prezența lor, pentru identificarea și transpunerea în practică, la modul realist și pe temei legal, a esenței activității Consulatului Itinerant.


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GlobalFest Flavours March 1st, 2022 - Romania


GlobalFest Flavours - Season 3

February 1st, 2022



Va invitam sa fiti alaturi de noi si de organizatorii GlobalFest in cel de-al 3-lea sezon an editiei GlobalFest Flavours.


De Martisor, RCCAC va prezenta online in live straming, o reteta veche de Bulz ciobanesc, mancare traditional romaneasca.


RCCAC este prezenta din 2017 cu un pavilion cultural, alaturi de alte 25-30 de tari, la cel mai mare festival de artificii si nu numai, din Calgary, AB, prezentand unui public mediu de 100K vizitatori/editie cultura, traditiile si valorile romanesti.


Vizitati pagine GlobalFest Flavours https://globalfest.ca/flavours/ si inregistrati-va aici https://globalfestflavours.eventswoop.com/

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Season 3 – On Sale Now!


GlobalFest Flavours returns this winter, January 11 just in time for Ukrainian Malanka (New Year’s Eve). Once again, we are exploring four cuisines with guest chefs on our live-streamed cooking program.


Treat the home chef in your house to an international culinary experience and gift them Season 3 tickets for GlobalFest Flavours!

March 1 – Romanian Cuisine with Chef Cosmin Crisan making Bulz Ciobanesc (polenta with cheese).


$10 per episode. $30 Season Pass for access to all 4 episodes.


Ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each week’s livestream.


GlobalFest has always been more than just fireworks. Annually, the OneWorld Festival celebrates the food, music, and performances of the cultural partners who join us in celebration at Elliston Park.



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January 15 - Romania celebrates National Culture Day

January 15, 2022

Pe 15 ianuarie in Romania se sărbătorește Ziua Culturii Naționale, dată aleasă și pentru celebrarea poetului national Mihai Eminescu.

Va invitam sa vedeti aici un album de fotografie veche, ilustrand viata romaneasca de la 1938.

" Acest album, primul din ciclul Enciclopediei fotografice, s'a tiparit in intregime de imprimeriile "ADEVARUL" in lunile maiu-iunie 1938."

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Enciclopedia fotografica semnata de Nicolae Ionescu face parte dintr-o biblioteca personala, este protejata de drepturi de autor si nu face subiectul comercializarii in tot sau in parte.

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On January 15, Romania celebrates National Culture Day, a date chosen for the celebration of the national poet Mihai Eminescu.

We invite you to see here an old photo album, illustrating the Romanian life from 1938.

"This album, the first in the series of the Photographic Encyclopedia, was printed in its entirety by the "ADEVARUL" printing house in May-June 1938."

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The photographic encyclopedia signed by Nicolae Ionescu is part of a personal library, is protected by copyright, and is not subject to sale in whole or in part.


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Back to school

January 10, 2022



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Membership

January 3, 2022

Annual Membership Renewal is now open

It’s time to renew your RCCAC membership for 2022. This involves:

completing the membership form, which includes questions about your interest in getting involved in the association's activities, and the payment of the annual fee.

Please visit the members' page here.


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