Hrvatska Zora 50th Anniversary Celebration

Hrvatska Zora 50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday February 18th 2023, our local Croatian Folklore Ensemble “Hrvatska Zora”, which was established under the auspices of our parish St. Nicholas Tavelich, celebrated 50 years of history in their 51st year. The gala was well attended by the local community as well as former dancers, Tamburaši, instructors and volunteers. Past members flew in from all across Canada to take in an evening full of memories and live entertainment by Ponosni Hrvati from Hamilton.

The community had the honour of hosting two government dignitaries from the Republic of Croatia over the weekend; Mr. Vice Skračić – The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Canada and Mr. Ante Jović – Consul General of the Republic of Croatia in Mississauga.

The celebration continued Sunday morning where members of Hrvatska Zora participated in Holy Mass in their nošnje, accompanied by The Ambassador and Consul General. Fr. Peter Nemček celebrated a beautiful Eucharistic Celebration alongside our former pastor, Fr. Marko Štefanec. After mass, we enjoyed a reception in the hall with a performance from Hrvatska Zora’s junior group.

On behalf of Hrvatska Zora, they would like to extend the most heartfelt thankyou to everyone in our community who was able to support and make the weekend celebration extra special and a great success. They look forward to continuing to preserve Croatian culture and folklore in Winnipeg!


Josipa Kraljević