Norman Davies ”Poland in the Rockies hit on exactly the right formula.”
Andrew Nagorski – Newsweek ”If a program like this had been offered at the time when I was a student, I’m sure I would have jumped at the opportunity.”
Stan Oziewicz – Globe & Mail ”I’ve been to many conferences; this is the first that will stay with me forever.”
Katherine – Chicago ”I deepened my understanding of my heritage, forged new and lasting friendships, and was inspired to carry out academic research in Warsaw, Poland.”
Martin – Toronto ”PITR brings together some of the brightest and most talented young Polish-Canadians and engages them in a unique experience of knowledge, interaction and the exquisite surroundings of the majestic Rocky Mountains”
Nina – Washington ”PITR set me on my path for my career… opened up a whole new world to me that sent me to graduate school to study the post communist world and landed me at a job in the international affairs community, focusing on democracy assistance… I have contacts all over the globe ready to support my work. I grew as a person, a thinker and a friend.”
Judith – Cape Town ”I’m a slightly more uncommon PITR attendee – being neither Polish, nor an official student of the language, the country or the people. Call it an exercise in empathy-making and community-building, if you will; PITR connected me to a community of people dotted all around the globe whose common ancestry, language or location continue to intrigue me.”


Nearly ten years ago, the dream of Poland in the Rockies — an intellectual immersion into Polish history and culture in one of North America’s most stunning settings — became a reality. Thanks to the vision and tireless efforts of a team of Canadian Polonia, the 11-day summer school program ran in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 bringing together world renowned academics, journalists, polophiles and youth of Polish descent to teach and learn about the facets of the Polish identity. Thanks to the generous support of organizations such as yours, more than 140 students received scholarships that gave them the opportunity to deepen their love and understanding of a shared Polish heritage. Many of these students went on to promote this heritage through cultural, academic and business endeavours.

The impact of PitR on those who attended is still bearing fruit. Although nearly a decade has passed since some of us participated in the program, we feel very passionate about keeping the dream of PitR alive. As alumni, we wish to give young Polish students the same opportunity we had – to learn about and take joy in their ethnic identify and to form lasting and meaningful friendships with other people who understand them in a way that few others can.

It is with this goal in mind that we ask for your support. Please read the accompanying package and find out more about PitR, the organizers and ways you or your organization can support this event. Don’t hesitate to contact our society for more information or to offer your feedback.

Let’s make Poland in the Rockies 2014 the best one yet!

Download a printable .pdf copy of the fundraising guide here: PITR_Fundraise_Booklet

Download a printable Sponsorship Form here: SponsorshipForm



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