Canadian Macedonian Historical Society

Canadian Macedonian Historical Society - Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Macedonian Historical Society held its Annual General Membership Meeting on Friday, May 2, 2003 at the Canadian Macedonian Place in Toronto.

The president, Alexander Nitsis, welcomed and thanked current and new members for attending. Before he gave his report for the past season he made a special presentation to two of the societies long-time members,

Pete KondoffPete & Mary Kondoff. Mr. & Mrs. Kondoff were honoured for their dedication and commitment to maintaining and promoting the accurate presentation of Macedonian History. Pete James Kondoff is the founding father and the society's first president. He was the catalyst that started it all and with the help of Mary Kondoff, they were the glue that held the society together during some of the turbulent years.
Some of Pete's accomplishments include:

* Working as a chief engineer
* Executive Secretary of the United Macedonians (1960-1970)
* Mary & Pete with Anton Pavlov & Mile Niklovski started broadcasting on CHIN the Makedonski Glas radio program
* Founding members & one of the first board of directors of the St. Clements of Ohrid Church (1963-1988)
* A veteran and organizer of the Druzestvo Na Borcite Od Makedonia vo Canada
* Past director of the Canadian Macedonian Place Senior Citizens Association
* Past teacher professional engineer & chairman of the Ontario Drafting teachers & president of the Technical Teachers of the Ontario Educational Association.
* Listed in Who's Who in Ontario
* And many, many more qualifications & honours

Pete & Mary Kondoff were made Honorary Life-Time Members and presented with silver lapel pins emblazoned with the Macedonian Lion. The pins were made by Richard Dubiel, husband to Virginia Dubiel one of our newly elected board of directors.

Pete agreed to continue to support the society with his invaluable wisdom and knowledge in an advisory role.

The meeting then continued with the presentation of the presidents report outlining the past years accomplishments and successes. This was followed by John Thomas's treasurer's report and the financial statement for the year 2002. All in all the society was once again in the black. Nomination were then made by the board for new directors with two members being nominated from the floor. All nominations were accepted and passed.

The evening concluded with food drink and conversation. Chestito!


Translating the Balkans

Prof. Christina Kramer

Including book launches for
"My Father's Books"
"The Time of the Goats"
"Freud's Sister"

March 3, 2013

Republic of Macedonia Consul General

July 2012

Macedonian Open Golf Tournament 2012


Happy 70th

The Best Promoter of Macedonia

Children of the Greek Civil War

By Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten (Feb. 12, 2012)

Happy 20th Anniversary


November 11, 2011

Skype Lecture from Macedonia

Reassessing the Demotic Text of the

Rosetta Stone

May 11, 2011

"Let me tell you a story..." A Symposium of Immigration to Canada 2010

"Get to Know Us" A documentary film about the history of the Jews in Macedonia. Directed by Marjia Makeska. Overview with Dr. Christina Kramer. 01/24/10


Artist Michael Close and the Canadian Macedonian Historical Society donate art work to the Prime Ministers of Canada and the Republic of Macedonia

The Creation of the Macedonian Literary Language - Dr. Kosta Peev - Author of Lexicon of Macedonian Dialects from Southeastern Aegean Macedonia
Canadian Macedonian Artist Michael Close - on his work and Mother Teresa. 
BOOK LAUNCH - "Macedonia and the Macedonians - A History" By Professor Andrew Rossos - 2008
1913 Treaty of Bucharest (Macedonia’s Partition) By Risto Stefov May 19, 2008
BOOK LAUNCH - "Men in White Aprons" - November 25, 2007
"Let me tell you a story..." A Symposium of Immigration to Canada 2007
Video Interview with Alex Gigeroff July 2006 
Men in White Aprons - Lecture by Professor Harry Herman 2006 » 
Grand Opening of the CMHS Library and Resource Centre 2005 »
Em Baba Em Nevesta, Lecture by Dr. Kathy Dimitrievski 2005 »
The Prize Winning Documentary "The Children of 1948" 2005 »
Carabram Multicultural Festival in Brampton, Ontario 2004 »
25th Anniversary of Canadian Macedonian Place - Lecture with Olga Naumoff and Sotir Nitchov 2004 »
World Premier of the Documentary - "Just Arrived" 2004 »
JSG Gandeto - The Ancient Macedonians and Ancient Greeks 2003 »
Lerin Society's Annual Picnic 2003 »
Open Doors Event at the Toronto Archives 2003 »
Ceremony Commemorating the Death of Gotse Delchev 2003 »
Historical Society's Annual General Meeting 2003 »
Kramer, Stoymenoff: Language and Identity in the Village of Vrbnik 2003 »
Special Showing of "Dust" with Director, Milcho Manchevski 2003 »
Rossos: The Macedonian Question and Instability in the Balkans 2003 »
Stefov: When Bad Things Happened to Good Macedonian People 2003 »
Macedonian Kolede Costume Ball 1996
From Baba's Hope Chest Macedonian Treasures in Canada 1995
First Annual Banquet 1993
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