Jan Mystkowski, a friend of the Wojtek the Bear Club recorded in Sopot on 18 May 2013 and edited a short movie documenting the collection for a monument of Wojtek the Bear.

Wojtek Album Launch

On December 1st, 2013 in a lovely pub in central London Mrs Krystyna Ivell organised a launch party of the “Wojtek Album”, a unique item of a book containing a collection of photographs, eye witness reports and anecdotes in a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies.  Publishing of the book coincided with the 50th anniversary of Wojtek’s death, 2nd December 1963.

Krystyna Ivell Author: Mrs Krystyna Ivell

  Album Mis Wojtek  “Wojtek” Album

  Lady McEwan  Lady Brigid Cecilia McEwen

The event was well attended and was supported by a jazz band of Will Hood: “The Swinging Ninjas” playing wonderful swing music.  Brigid Lady McEwen delivered a speech while friends of Wojtek the Bear made friends.

Will Hunt Band    Will Hood Band: “The Swinging Ninjas”

J Lasocki-R Lucas-E Eggar Wojtek the Bear Fans: Janek Lasocki, Ewa Eggar-Rakowska i Richard Lucas

50th anniversary

Today, December 2nd 2013 , it is exactly 50 years since Wojtek the Bear died in the Edinburgh Zoo garden.
Lets build his legend together as he certainly deserves it!

Picture showing Woytek the Bear

Polish School in Crawley named after Wojtek the Bear

On Saturday 30th November 2013 the Polish school in Crawley was named after Wojtek the Bear. The new school emblem was unveiled by Mr Ludomir Lasocki whose father had written the first book about Wojtek from Monte Cassino.

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Under skilfull organization by the school director Mrs Reanata Jarecka and a group of teachers the children prepared a beautiful artistic program based on Wojtek’s life story.

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It would not have been complete without the moving interpretation of the famous song about ” the Red Poppies of Monte Cassino”.

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Kids’ art was most charming and full of fantasy..

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And the very bears attending were also numerous..

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The event ended with delicious home made cookies and coffee.

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A short video from our recent collection

Jan Mystkowski, a friend of the Wojtek the Bear Club recorded in Sopot on 28 September 2013 and edited a short movie documenting the collection for a monument of Wojtek the Bear.

Collection for Wojtek the Bear

On Saturday 28th of September 2013 collection took place on “Monciak” in Sopot.

Despite of bad weather passers-by were donating money and put them into snake-like shape built up on the road from the church of st. George to the Friends of Sopot square. 3047 zlotych were collectedFotografia zbiorowa podczas zbiórki

WE THANK VERY MUCH ALL DONATORS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT!!!