GiveBIG’22 is GO! Help Seattle Polish Film Festival get big!

GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in the communities. This year there are many causes worth our support all over the world. We can’t forget about supporting our communities.

Seattle Polish Film Festival, co-organized by Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, is hoping to reach the goal of 10,000$. After the two last editions for the festival with limited viewership and diverted support from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage we are looking forward to getting back on track this year. This year also marks the 30th edition of the festival, and we really hoping it to be special!

The GiveBIG 2022 stories are already live. The full campaign starts on Apr 19, 2022 and lasts until May 4, 2022. You can support your favorite festival online here. Every amount helps bringing the best of the Polish cinema to Seattle!

SGSCA awards scholarships to Gdynia students

On Friday, November 26, 2021, the scholarship award took place with awards going to two outstanding students. The scholarship was established by the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association, SGSCA, in cooperation with the Gdynia 3rd High School Alumni Association, SAGT. The scholarship was funded by Mr. Paul Dobosz in commemoration of Maciej Pawlicki, past participant and winner of the Gdynia Business Week (GBW) program – an ongoing project of Washington Business Week, SGSCA, and Education Department of Gdynia City Hall. The annual host of GBW is the 3rd High School in Gdynia, so SGSCA’s support of this school is of particular importance. Project classes were conducted by, among others, American business instructors from Washington State, including Mr. Paul Dobosz. The recipients of the scholarship were Zuzanna Ossowska (an excellent computer scientist, and medalist of many IT Olympiads, including the gold medal at the 1st European Girls’ IT Olympiad in Zurich) and Oliwer Wirkus (an outstanding expert in economics, and finalist of competitions and contests in economic sciences, as well as the winner of a silver medal at the 4th International Economic Olympiad in Latvia).  The parents of Maciej Pawlicki were present at the award ceremony.

SGSCA/PHA Summer Picnic 2021

SGSCA members are invited to attend the Polish Home

picnic on Sunday, August 22 from 3 pm to 8 pm at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. 

Lincoln Park in West Seattle
This is the main summer picnic for the Polish community of Seattle; it’s organized by the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! PHA will supply kielbasa, hotdogs, bigos along with beverages and even ice cream for kids! You can bring a salad or dessert to share. Attractions include signing songs for the Soldier’s Day (bring a guitar!) and friendly games and competitions. Everybody is invited to this great event!