Ottawa Christmas Social 2017

Come join YPCPA members and friends at our fourth annual Christmas Social. We will be spending the evening with friends, drinking grzaniec and celebrating the Christmas Spirit!

Mini Christmas tree decorating contest!

Friday, December 8, 2017
The Waverley
339 Elgin Street

Admission (includes grzaniec, activities and appetizers) $20
Early bird (By December 1) $15

Tickets are available here:
Let’s remember others this Christmas! YPCPA will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local food bank.
YPCPA Christmas Social 2017 Ottawa

Krakowiak Night, Ottawa – 2017

Following the success of last year’s Polonez Night, it’s time to add another dance to our repertoires: the traditional Krakowiak!

YPCPA cordially invites members and friends to join us on the dance floor with the Ottawski Klub Teatralny!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Dom Polski SPK, 379 Waverly Street

AFTER PARTY: The Berryman Pub, 478 Bank Street

Please RSVP:

This event will be held simultaneously in English and Polish, and is open to culture enthusiasts of all ages. It will be targeted to beginner dancers, but dancers of all levels are welcome!

The lesson will be about an hour and a half and will include a dance demo by the Ottawski Klub Teatralny. After the lesson we’ll head over to the Berryman Pub to celebrate our awesome new moves. Please note that you do not need to bring a partner to enjoy this event.

Bring your friends!

Pierogi for the Senses, Ottawa – 2017

PIEROGI FOR THE SENSES: Cooking Class with Chef Shane Chartrand (Valentine’s Day Edition)

Young Polish-Canadian professionals and friends are invited to participate in an interactive demonstration by Chef Shane Chartrand, followed by a romantic pierogi meal prepared by participants!

The cooking night tempts the five senses and features a class meant for sharing and mingling. Enjoy a celebratory welcome drink and take home the recipe!


Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Byward Market (the event will be held in a private art gallery- the location of the art gallery will be sent to guests upon registration!)
Cost: $30 includes a welcome drink, interactive class and pierogi dinner

Tickets are available here:

Register soon- spaces are limited!

Friends welcome!


Welcome drink!

Three kinds of pierogi:

– Pierogi with aged cheddar and chive
– Pierogi with bigos (kielbasa, caraway and sauerkraut)
– Pierogi with carmelized onion and bacon


Shane Chartrand has been in the hospitality industry for 11+ years and obtained mass experience and knowledge in the food service industry. Some of the restaurants he worked for were Club Red Lounge, Wildwood Steak and Chophouse, The Blue Lion Inn and more. He also had the privilege to be a contestant on Chopped Canada, in which he was a runner-up, placing second. Shane brings his experience and knowledge to cooking up some of the most innovative dishes.

See Shane on Chopped Canada:

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event successful!

Lifestyle Nutrition
Mise en Place Catering & Consulting
One Polish Love
Triple Bogey Brewing Co.
Halpern Enterprises

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Play Poland Film Festival, Ottawa – 2016


The Young Polish Canadian Professionals Association, in association with Polish Art Europe Ltd., the Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa, and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa, is thrilled to present the 2016 Play Poland Film Festival, here, in Ottawa.

All are welcome! Free admission!

Play Poland Film Festival officially opened in Edinburgh on October 20th, and over the next few weeks, will occur in 12 cities across the UK and Canada. The most intriguing recent Polish productions, and over 50 short films, will be presented.

Be a part of the visual arts celebration that is the Play Poland Film Festival, and come to the following special screenings, and discussion panel, at the University of Ottawa:

Special Screening (with English subtitles) of Short Polish Films
Tuesday, November 15th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Agora Stage, Jack Turcot University Centre
85 University Private

Special Screening (with English subtitles) of Docu-drama “Ojcu” (To My Father)

Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm
Alumni Auditorium, Jack Turcot University Centre
85 University Private

A panel discussion and light refreshments will follow the second screening.

Panel will include:
Liliana Komorowska and Diana Skya, Directors, “Ojcu” (To My Father)
Professor Richard Sokołoski, Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa
Professor Patryk Połeć, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Spread the word, and see you there!

Film trailer:

For additional information about the Play Poland Film Festival, please see:

Map and parking: