The Aid to Latvia Committee organizes activities to raise funds from the congregation as well as the wider community to help those in need in Latvia. We maintain active contact with and support those in need in our sister congregations in Latvia (Daudzeva, Durbe um Zemite). We also support the soup kitchen at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (Riga) and Zvannieki, a women’s shelter and youth group home in the country.
We are a hard-working, creative group supplemented by a large number of supporters. Our fundraising events appeal to all generations from the Toronto Latvian community and friends. These include our Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast as well as film and poetry evenings.
Current committee members are:
Anete Ivsiņa (Chair), Carlo De Masi, Larisa Gūtmane, Indra Liepiņa, Elizabete Ludvika, Aija Mazsīle, Alise Rozinska, Andris Rubenis, Erika Yost, Auseklis Zaķis
In photo from left to right: Aija Mazsīle, Anete Ivsiņa, Indra Liepiņa, Auseklis Zaķis, Alise Rozinska, Carlo De Masi, Andris Rubenis
The soup kitchen at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church (Riga)