Annual “Raise Your Spirits” Fundraiser is back!

It’s official! Ogniwo’s popular annual “Raise Your Spirits” fundraiser will take place on October 19, 2019.
The theme this year is “Party at Auntie’s” (“U Cioci na Imieninach”). Join us for an evening of spirits and home-made Polish delicacies as we celebrate in the style of traditional Polish family gatherings.  We will drink, eat, laugh, and feel warm and cozy just as the weather starts to cool. Tickets available now via our website or through one of our volunteer members. Get yours before they sell out!


November 30, 2018

Are you hoping to avoid the malls for your holiday shopping? Looking for a unique gift? Visit our boutique and pick up something for your Polish-loving friends and family.
We have books for every occasion, as well as coasters, cards, and napkins featuring traditional Polish folk designs. Our traditional cloth necklaces and cards are handcrafted here in Winnipeg by our wonderful volunteers!

Stop by Mondays 7 to 9 pm, or email us to set up a quick visit with a volunteer. Cash only. 1417 Main Street, Winnipeg.
We will be closed for the Holidays between Dec. 17th, 2018 and Jan. 7, 2019.

August 27, 2018

We’re gearing up for this year’s Manitoba Culture Days, September 28, 29, and 30th, 2018. This year, we are featuring an installation by Winnipeg-born, Vancouver-based visual artist Julianna Zwierciadlowska titled “Surviving the Calamity.” Her works are influenced by her family’s survival of World War II and her experiences of Communist-era Poland.

Friday, Sep. 28: 6-9 pm
Saturday, Sep. 29: 1-7 pm
Sunday, Sep. 30: 1-4 pm


July 21, 2018

Our museum volunteers are busy preparing the cultural exhibit displays for Winnipeg’s FOLKLORAMA 2018 festival at the Polish Pavilion. This year, our displays are all about the art of weaving, Polish style. Learn about the different regional designs and techniques. Once you’re all cultured in the art of Polish weaving handicrafts, you can relax and watch the tireless dancers do their thing while filling up on pierogi, bigos, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, and of course, Polish beer.

Come visit us at the RBC Convention Centre between August 5 and August 11, 2018.  Do zobaczenia!


April 12, 2018


Ogniwo volunteers are happy to host this special closed workshop for members of the SPK Iskry Dance Ensemble on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

There will be two sessions: 1:30 to 2:30 for younger children (ages 5 to 8), and 3:00 to 4:30 for older children and adults.

Members of SPK Iskry can RSVP at Cost: $5.



February 27, 2018


It’s here! The annual Ogniwo Pisanki workshop is filling up fast so email or call us today to reserve your spot!

In this 2-hour workshop, our museum volunteers will guide you through the process of making your own Polish-style pisanka.

Children are welcome! Participants under age 12 require adult supervision.


January 29, 2018


Are you looking to brush up on your Polish?

Ogniwo Polish Museum is hosting 8 weeks of beginner Polish on Wednesday nights starting February 21st, 2018.

Come join us in a fun, friendly atmosphere as we chat and learn together!

Polish Course 2018

Join us as we celebrate the official launch of the CZAS Newspaper online!

Nov. 1, 2018. 7:30 PM
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg.

CZAS, established in Winnipeg in 1915, is the oldest surviving Polish-language newspaper in Canada.
In 2003, Czas Polish Press Ltd., donated its collection of bound newspaper issues covering the period of 1915-2003 to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. That collection has been digitized and is fully searchable and accessible online. 

The archives of CZAS-Polish Press Ltd. are held at Ogniwo Polish Museum and include portions of the minutes, correspondence, and photographs of Polish Press Ltd.  Ogniwo Polish Museum holds bound volumes of CZAS for the years 1944, 1981, and 1986-2008.

Join us at the official launch of the CZAS digital collection. A number of the items from our archival collection will be featured on display.