Marta Shpak was greeted by the standing audience in Poland

At the end of September 2009 the delegation of Rozhniativ District went to Gmina Morąg, Poland with the aim to visit the neighbouring friendly country and conclude the agreement on partnership and cooperation.

The representatives of the Polish Seym (Parliament), the government of the picturesque polish city Morąg, and its citizens welcomed the delegation from Ukraine two days. The historical document was officially signed in the Palace of Folks Creativity. It says about mutual understanding and mutual respect of the cultures of both nations, propaganda of Polish and Ukrainian national traditions, supporting art exhibits exchange, organization of cultural and sports events, all-round exchange programmes for youth and other intrested groups of people, tourist and production businesses, etc. Todeush Sobieraiski, the Burgomaster of Morąg, Myron Sych, the Deputy of the Polish Seym, Iryna Kost, the Councillor of the Burgomaster on National Minorities Matters, Anna Hentosh, the Chief of Association of Ukrainians in Gmina and in Olsztyn County of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship and Stepan Migush were on behalf of the Poland’s party. On behalf of the Ukraine’s party there were Petro Zholobak, the First Deputy Chief of Rozhniativ District State Administration, Volodymyr Borovych, the Chief of Broshnev-Osada, Yurii Markanych, the Chief of RMT “Beskydske Zemliatstvo”, Father Mykhailo Zeleskyi, the Housekeeper of Ivano-Frankivsk Eparchy of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, who blessed our kind beginnings.

The most culminating points were the concerts of Marta Shpak, the Honoured Artist of Ukraine, born in Perehinsk, Rozhniativ District. She was accompanied by the “Little Boiks” Ensemble and the “Vodohrai” Orchestra of Folk Instruments. More than 500 spectators, standing, with tears in their eyes, and declaiming ‘bravo’, have been applauding to beautiful Ukrainian girl for two days. Marta’s voice and melodic Ukrainian songs left indifferent neither Ukrainians, nor Poles. Singer’s colourful dresses and professional singing in combination with tender children’s voices have made the concert the bright, unforgettable, and worthy visit card of our glorious Ukraine!

At the end of the delegation’s visit, the inviters and the visitors exchanged presents and invited to visit each other on the coming Christmas this year. Burgomaster Todeush Sobieraiski presented Marta Shpak a statuette named after Morąg City and expressed his gratitude for nonprecidential great success and highly warm atmosphere in the concert hall.