History of Society

The Canadian Romanian Society of Alberta was incorporated as a non-profit organization on April 4, 1978. The idea of forming a Romanian organization was first discussed at an Annual Meeting of the Sts. Constantine and Elena Church. Grants from the Provincial Government were being discussed at the meeting, although churches or religious organizations did not qualify for grants. Thus, the idea of creating a Romanian organization with no religious ties, was born. Steve Axani took the idea to William Yurko, a Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, to assist. Eventually, a Society was incorporated, with the signatures of the following people who were appointed to the Board:


  • Steve Axani
  • William Yurko
  • Mike G. Toma
  • Mike Perozni
  • Nick G. Hauca
  • Constantine Yurko
  • Dorothy Markowski
  • Constantine Tkachuk
  • and witnessed by Douglas Porozni.

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