Hungarian officials have inaugurated a new Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, the largest city in Canada, to serve the local Hungarian community.
Speaking to the Hungarian state news agency MTI, State Secretary for National Policy Árpád János Potápi said that his visit to Canada had three aims: to inaugurate the Hungarian House, to present an award to the Canadian-Hungarian Cultural Council and to take part in commemorations of the anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising. The Hungarian House was built from 1.8 million Canadian dollars, financed in two-thirds by the local Hungarian community, Mr. Potápi said. The Hungarian government offered 600 000 dollars (HUF 128m) for the cause, he said. It has been the desire of the local Hungarian community for years to again have a Hungarian House in the most populous Canadian city, he said.
“This was a very fast and spectacular assistance on behalf of Hungary and the Hungarian people. Havingh been there and seen it, I can easily say that we have inaugurated an imposing Hungarian House which suits 21th-century standards and serves all needs of the community”, Mr. Potápi said, explaining that the new centre is capable of hosting both smaller and larger events, modern, well accessible and equipped with a large parking lot.
via hungarymatters.hu and kanadavilaga.com
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