Organizational Anniversaries

Introduction

Typically, people form organizations to achieve a common goal.  When Lithuanian immigrants first arrived in Canada, they began to form various organizations to meet their immediate needs related to employment, health care, language instruction, education and cultural preservation.  These organizations changed over time to reflect evolving immigration patterns, demographics and cultural requirements.  It is interesting from a historical perspective to see the variety and breadth of Lithuanian organizational activity as Lithuanian‘s progressed in Canadian society.

Based entirely on the book “Directory of Lithuanian Canadian Organizations”, we list the active and historical organizations celebrating special anniversaries this year.

If you are aware of additional information, please contact us at [email protected]

Lithuanian Museum Archives of Canada

Organization/PressYear EstablishedAnniversary in 2022
ACTIVE
SEA SCOUTS      *100th anniversary since establishment in Lithuania in 19221922100
COLOUR AND FORM SOCIETY195270
LITHUANIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY (LCC)195270
CANADIAN LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, (Montreal)195270
PARAMA CREDIT UNION195270
LITHUANIAN ATHLETIC UNION OF NORTH AMERICA195270
LITHUANIAN CANADIAN FOUNDATION196260
RESURRECTION CREDIT UNION196260
ROMUVA Scout Camp196260
GD ALGIRDAS RIFLEMEN'S UNION (Hamilton)196755
ANAPILIS WOMEN'S GROUP197250
TORONTO LITHUANIAN GOLF CLUB197745
LITHUANIAN FOLK ART INSTITUTE197745
Camp KRETINGA198240
VILNIUS MANOR (Toronto)198240
LABDARA - Lithuanian Nursing Home (Toronto)200220
HISTORICAL
ST. JOSEPH'S SOCIETY, (Toronto)1907115
LITHUANIAN GRAND DUKE VYTAUTAS CLUB OF MONTREAL1907115
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF CANADIAN LITHUANIAN MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETY (Toronto)1912110
WORKER'S WORD (DARBININKŲ ŽODIS) - Newspaper193290
PEOPLE'S VOICE (LIAUDIES BALSAS) - Newspaper193290
LITHUANIAN WORKER'S ASSOCIATION193290
AUŠRA - Choir, (Toronto)193785
LITHUANIAN REFUGEE SUPPORT COMMITTEE, (Montreal)194775
LITHUANIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION "ATEITIS" - UNION OF SENIORS (Winnipeg)195270
BALTIC WOMEN'S COUNCIL195270
GINTARAS - Folk Dance Group, (Welland)195270
CANADIAN LITHUANIAN SPORT DISTRICT195270
LITHUANIAN LAWYER'S SOCIETY195270
TRIMITAS - Orchestra, (Toronto)195270
VARPAS Choir, (Toronto)195270
V16 SUPPORTERS GROUP (Sudbury)195270
V16 SUPPORTERS GROUP (Winnipeg)195270
WINDSOR AREA CHOIR195270
SAULT STE. MARIE LITHUANIAN SCHOOL195765
V16 SUPPORT GROUP, (Hamilton)195765
BALTIJA - Lithuanian Camp, (Montreal)196260
ATŽALYNAS - Folk Dance Ensemble, (Vancouver)196755
BIRBYNĖ - Youth Folk Music Ensemble, (Toronto)196755
EŠERYS - Hunting and Fishing Club, (Oshawa)196755
STEPONO KAIRIO FOLK MUSIC GROUP196755
AITVARAS - Amateur Drama Theatre, (Toronto)197250
SOUNDS OF THE HOMELAND197250
LITHUANIAN SCOUTS, (St. Catharines)197745
CHESS CLUB, (Toronto)197745
TORONTO LITHUANIAN WOMEN'S SONG GROUP197745
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAPTISM OF LITHUANIA, 600TH, (1987)198735
CHILDREN'S DAY CARE CENTRE,  ANAPILIS, (Mississauga)199725
VILTIS - Sports Club, (VANCOUVER)199725

Directory of Lithuanian Canadian Organizations
Published by the Lithuanian Canadian Community
Coordinator Vida Stanevičienė
Research and Editing Dr. Rasa Mažeikaitė
Lithuanian Language Editor Rima Žemaitytė-De Iuliis
Printing preparation Jurgis Kuliešius ir Rima Žemaitytė-De Iuliis
Cover design Matas Stanevičius

Toronto, 2002

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