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The Slovenian Canadian Club
Calgary Alberta

Nearly one thousand Slovenian people make their homes in Alberta cities and about two hundred families live in the Calgary area. The first significant number of settlers, who emigrated for economic reasons, arrived between 1924 and 1930. Later immigrants were the postwar political refugees.
The Slovenian Canadian Club of Calgary was organized in 1965. Seventeen founding members elected Alojz Cipot as the first president By 1970 the membership had increased to 150 and social events were held to raise money for the purchase of a club building. The grand opening of the Slovenian hall was celebrated in June, 1971, with a program of traditional entertainment. Monthly dances and other social and cultural events are held regularly.