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A few weeks ago we celebrated our national holiday in Canada called Family Day. It occurs on the 3rd weekend in February and is a national event to honor and celebrate our families. The idea originated in 2009 and a bill was passed to create this national holiday. The February date was selected by the Canadian government to align with President’s Day in the United States, since our countries are often linked with national holidays.

On this day, we give thanks to our many blessings with our families. It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon our cherished heritage and embrace some quality time and experiences with our family members. Many individuals took advantage of the holiday weekend to plan for their future by investing in their children’s education fund or buying a 401K fund for their retirement. Hopefully some of our members even added some more insurance for their families. I sincerely hope all of our members enjoyed their long weekend activities, regardless of what side of the Canada/US border you reside.

As we enter March, we have many Slovak Catholic Sokol programs available for our family members. In particular, our annual scholarship program is open to all grade school, high school and college students. Over the years we have provided thousands of dollars in financial support in order to aid our members for their academic endeavors and needs. Remember your application must include a picture, your academic transcripts and a brief outline about our society and how you have participated in our programs. Kindly send your applications to our Supreme Vice President Andrea Tadlock on or before the deadline on March 31st and we will announce the recipients next month.

As we are in the Lenten season, I would ask that each of you take a moment to thank God for the most important blessing of all, which is our supportive and caring family and friends. They are the people who constantly give us strength, purpose and meaning. Let them know how important and special they are in your life and never take them for granted. We never know when we might lose the privilege and opportunity to share these special moments and memories.

May God bless all of you as we give thanks for our many countless blessings. On behalf of my entire family, we would like to wish everyone a joyous, safe and spiritual Easter holiday season.

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