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Together: Czecho-Slovak Exhibition



12 June – 7 July, 2018

1918 – 100 – 2018 CZECH AND SLOVAK CENTURY

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (October 28, 1918), the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Independence for Slovaks and Czechs came in the final days of World War I, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart. Although the former Czechoslovakia peacefully split up in 1993 into independent republics, their continued collaboration and friendship is still flourishing to this day. The exhibition, symbolically named “Together,” pays tribute to the important events in the history of both countries. Teachers and artists of both the Academy of Arts, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia and the Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic present their artworks at the FAB Gallery.

The collaboration between the Department of Art & Design and Academy of Arts of Slovakia started in 2013 with reciprocal exhibitions in Slovakia and FAB Gallery. “Together” represents another important milestone in these international art exchanges. The exhibition is generously supported by the Wirth institute, the Czechoslovak Society of Art and Sciences of Alberta (SVU) and the Slovakia – Slovak National Association of Canada.

Exhibition Curator

Juraj Sapara, Associate Professor
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Exhibition Facilitator

Peter Ondrus, MD PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute


FAB Gallery
1-1 Fine Arts Building
89 Avenue & 112 Street
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C9
Telephone 780 492 2081

FAB Gallery hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
open Saturday 2 – 5 pm
closed Sunday, Monday and
statutory holidays

Opening reception
Thursday, 14 June 2018 from 7.00 to 10.00 pm

The exhibition is generously supported by the Wirth Institute, the Czechoslovak Society of Art and Sciences of Alberta and the Slovakia–Slovak National Association of Canada.

Vyjazdove konzularne dni v Edmontone

22. maja, 2018 od 10:00 do 18:00

McKernan Community Hall, 11341 78 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Konzularne ukony:

  • podanie ziadosti o cestovny pas
  • osvedcenie o statnom obcianstve
  • vypis z registra trestov
  • zapis narodenia dietata, sobasu alebo umrtia
  • osvedcenie podpisu, kopie, prekladu

Dojednanie terminu: V snahe minimalizovat cakacie lehoty si prosim dohodnite presny termin vopred – kontaktujte nas vylucne telefonicky na cisle: ++1 (613) 749-4442 (ext. 101)


Dolezite odkazy:

konzularne-dni-1 konzularne-dni-2

Majáles: 12. mája o 17:00, 10505-172 Avenue

Majáles a detská talent show

Dovolujeme si vás pozvať na tanečnú zábavu (Majáles) súčasťou ktorej bude aj detská talent show. Podujatie sa bude konať 12. mája 2018 o 17:00 hodine v Baturyn Hall.

Detská talent show

Deti, ktoré majú záujem, môžu ukázať svoj talent. Deti si môžu priniesť hudobné nahrávky, k dispozícii bude hudobná aparatúra. Hala bude otvorená minimálne hodinu vopred, o 16:00.


  • Predstavenie talentov (talent show)
  • Tanečná zábava po skončení predstavenia


  • Káva a nealkoholciké nápoje pre deti a dospelých zdarma
  • Prosíme všetkých účastníkov aby priniesli jedlo na potluck

Tešíme sa na Vašu účasť!

12 maja 2018 o 1700
Baturyn Hall, 10505-172 Avenue


The Czechoslovak Army in Russia


A Historical Journey 1914-1920

Presentation: by Peter Hala
Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 7:00 pm
The Idylwylde Community Hall,
8631 – 81 Street, Edmonton
(near the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre)

Free admission, free parking, light refreshments at 18:45 pm

Sponsored by The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences
SVU Edmonton

Presentation in English, 60 min.
Including pictures and short video clips
Q&A and debate in English, Czech or Slovak will follow

The history covered in this presentation ought to be of interest not only to Czechs & Slovaks, but also to Ukrainians, Poles, and other nationalities, including Canadians.

Download poster (pdf)

Outline of the Presentation

In 2018 we celebrate the centennial of the Czechoslovak Republic which forever established both the Czechs and the Slovaks as an undeniable historical reality and a unique cultural identity in the tapestry of modern nations. The first president of Czechoslovakia, T. G. Masaryk, proclaimed that “Without the Legions there would be no Czechoslovakia!” This presentation will describe the origin, importance, and the battles of the Czechoslovak army in Russia, later known as the Czechoslovak Legion.

All Czechoslovak Legions, including the French, Serbian,  and Italian, fought gloriously in WWI for their yet non-existent country. However, due to its mystique, even the Tsar’s fabulous treasure which it managed to capture, the Czechoslovak army in Russia has been especially intriguing to historians. Forgotten during WWII and the communist era, this amazing army without a country bravely fought in the disintegrating Christian Russia amidst the confusion in Ukraine, Poland, and throughout the Russian Revolution. According to newly available information, during its epic journey from Ukraine eastward through Siberia this unique army became a ‘dark horse’ factor which might have changed the course of history. “As if by magic” according to Winston Churchill the Czechoslovaks captured and held the Trans-Siberian railway and attempted to establish a democratic Russian government in the Volga region while fighting the Bolshevik Red Army all the way to Vladivostok. The Czechoslovaks were determined to fight and defeat the Red Russia, the ally of the Prussian Germany and Austria, and one can finally ask a good hypothetical question: If the Allies had followed-up on their promises to help the Czechoslovaks in Siberia, how would the history of the world had unfolded?