Coverage: Participating Member
Very few Slovenians lived in the Kitchener area before the
Second World War. After the war about two hundred families settled
there. The first social gatherings were held in private homes
and rented halls.
In 1961 the Slovenians purchased a piece of land containing
an old building in Breslau, near Kitchener, for a social centre.
In the following year the association Sava, named after the
Sava River in Slovenia, was established. The members adapted
the building to the early needs of the association. A hall was
built on the property in 1974 and the opening celebration took
place in 1975. The activities of the association include social
events, banquets, folklore presentations, and meetings. The
building is also available for public rental.