Тhe Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Toronto was visited by a group of Survakari from the Bulgarian Language and Literature School "Rodna stryaha"17 January 2020 News
On January 15, 2020 - for a fifth consecutive year - the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Toronto was visited by a group of Survakari from the Bulgarian Language and Literature School "Rodna stryaha", led by the creative director Mrs. Zheny Popova. The students presented their handmade survachki (curled branch of a cornel tree, usually decorated with coins, popcorn, dried fruits, small bagels, ribbons, and threads) and told about their role in the Bulgarian folk custom.
The new edition of the calendar for 2020 was presented with original drawings dedicated to the Bulgarian symbols. The following children took part in creating the calendar: Stella Stefanova, with an artistic interpretation of the map and the flag of Bulgaria, Magdalena Georgieva, with a drawing of Martenitsa "Pizho and Penda", Yoana Georgieva, with an image of a Bulgarian traditional house, Michelle Deleva, with a piece of art presenting the Bulgarian Alphabet and the Saints Cyril and Methodius, Beatrice Lazarov, with a picture of a well, Simona Deleva, with her creative interpretation of a Mummer mask, Ellie Kantcheva, with the work "Folklore", Nicole Petrova, depicting Bulgarian shevitsi (art of embroidery), Joanna Lazarov, presenting the Bulgarian rose, Kristina Todorova, with a drawing of a Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and last but
not least, Sophia Dimitrov, with the image of Survachki.
Initially set up as a children's knowledge academy, focusing in two main areas - Arts and Linguistics, since 2019 the school pays particular attention to teaching Bulgarian language and literature.