top of page
asher and grandpa remembrance day.jpg
Zig Misiak with grandson Asher, 2 years old, during Remembrance Day 2020. I'm showing and explaining a poppy to him. 
zig polish army medal may 2022.JPG
Zig Misiak  receiving the Polish Army Medal for his ongoing perpetuation of Polish history and culture. 
Remembrance Day poster by St John's Slaw
Slawek Dobrowolski, teacher St. John's College Brantford, had his students create a beautiful elongated poster for Remembrance Day. Images on the left are 3 Grand River Six Nations warriors from the War of 1812 during which time Canada, as we know it today, was virtually established. On the far right is Toni Gretzky, Walter Gretzky';s father, who joined the Canadian army in 1917. 
zig holding Polish combatants standard.j
polish cap badge.png
Zig Misiak, VP of the Polish Combatant's Association of Canada, holds the WW2 Battle Colours, highlighting Monte Cassino. 
slawek lolko zig 2015 dvd launch.jpg
Slawek Dobrowolski, WW2 Veteran Paul Lojko and Zig Misiak announcing the distribution of a DVD, called For Your Freedom and Ours, to 100's of schools in which are interviewed Polish, Canadian, Six Nations and British WW2 veterans as well as WW2 survivors. Paul Lojko passed at the age of 94 in June 2020. 
ww1 don walter steve zig june 18
All 3 of my friends had family overseas during WW1. Don Montures mother, Edith, Walter Gretzky's father, Antoni and Steve Smiths grandfather A.G.E. Smith. My Polish family was still in Poland during this time. Steve's grandfather trained Polish troops at Niagara on the Lake. 
zig guest speaker remembrance day nov 7
Zig Misiak, a Royal Hamilton Light Infantry veteran,
is often a guest speaker around Remembrance Day. 
Polish ambassador Kurnicki Slawek Zig Wa
Polish Combatant's Assoc. of Canada national conference, Aug. 3, 2019, hosted by Brantford SPK. Polish Ambassador to Canada, Andrzej Kurnicki, Slawek Dobrowolski, Zig Misiak, Walter Gretzky. Wally received the Polish Gold Cross for his ongoing support of veterans and all things good. 
Polish pilgrimage Niagara on the Lake, W
Annual Polish pilgrimage commemorating World War One Polish soldiers as allies. Niagara on the Lake. Zig Misiak, Polish Combatants VP, with Polish & Canadian soldiers.
zig remembrance 2020.jpg
remembrance day early nov 5 2021.JPG
2021 pre-Remembrance Day ceremony. We'll look back on the unusual conditoins under which we commemorated our Veterans and Survivors knowing that: "We did not forget". 
four misiak generations polish uniform.JPG
Zig Misiak with 2 of his children and grandchildren remembering Stanislaus Misiak, a survivor of WW2 in Poland. 

Polish Soldier Day.JPG
Aug. 2022 - Polish Consulate Toronto Canada. 
I'm with the Polish Defence Attaché to Canada, Capt. Krzysztof Książek and Polish WW2 veterans Zbigniew Gontek (Monte Cassino) and Boleslaw Fujarczuk (RAF 303 Squadron)
Zig Polish Combatants.jpg
Photo, courtesy of Neighbors of Ancaster Magazine 2021. Zig Misiak, Vice-president, of the Polish Combatants Assoc. (WW2) of Brantford, Br#4. 
war museum.JPG
Polish WW2 veterans, survivors, Walter G
Polish Combatants Assoc. (WW2) Brantford Br#4 aligned with and in support of the Canadian Military Heritage Museum. 
Zig Misiak 

WW2 Polish & Canadian veterans, survivors plus Walter Gretzky & Zig Misiak. Walter Polish side suffered during WW2 and his father joined the Canadian army during WW1. 
Edward Moczulski zig may 2023.jpg
Monte Cassino Veteran Edward Moczulski
& Polish Combatant VP Zig Misiak
May 18, 2023 
79th anniversary of the end of Monte Cassino Battle

bottom of page