13th National Conference
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
|In addition to the
presentations, there was a discussion
regarding the work that has begun on a
major event to take place this July --
that is the celebration of the former
Slovak colony of Bradlo in northern
Ontario, near Hearst. It has been almost
forgotten that unemployed and desperate
Slovaks living in Montreal during the
Great Depression of the 1930s were sent
to that remote spot to colonize the land,
and that Bradlo in Canada existed as a
Slovak settlement well into the late
1960s and early 1970s. The SCNC is the
chief organizer of a planned celebration
of the founding of Bradlo and it hopes to
have a historical plaque put in place in
Bradlo to mark the occasion so that in
future all Ontario people will know of
the settlement of Slovak pioneers. This
SCNC activity is similar to the Council's
initiative four years ago when it set up
a memorial sculpture in Frank, Alberta,
in honor of the Slovak miners and their
families who died when a mountainside
slid down and buried the town of Frank.
Representatives of the
Anne and Rudy Bies.
Canadian National Council
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