Cantabrian among ‘Meritorious for Polish Culture’

‘Between the Waters’ Polish Legacy in New Zealand Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland celebrated outstanding contributions to the promotion of Polish legacy in New Zealand.

The Decoration of Honour ‘Meritorious for Polish Culture’ is a Polish departmental decoration in Arts, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland to persons and organizations for distinguished contributions to the Polish culture and heritage.

Cantabrian and Polish early settlers’ descendant Margaret Copland of Kirwee (Canterbury) has been nominated for this prestigious ‘badge of honour’ by Polish Legacy in NZ Trust. She was presented with this distinction by the Ambassador of PL to NZ, HE Zbigniew Gniatkowski in a special ceremony held in Christchurch Turanga Library, in the presence of Deputy Mayor of Christchurch Mr Andrew Turner and Honorary Consul of Poland, Dean of Christchurch Consular Corps, Mrs Winsome Dormer.

Download the ‘Between the Waters‘ newsletter published by ‘Polish Legacy in New Zealand Charitable Trust’ to read more.