Tag Archives: Košice Slovakia

Family • Photo Restoration • 47 • Taci • Košice Judo

• On the 26th of September 2015, the Slovak Judo Association held an event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Judo in Košice. Twelve members were honored, who were instrumental in building the foundations of Košice Judo over six decades. This is my speech I prepared for the event.

• English Translation

I would like to thank Judo Košice for honoring my father, Vaclav Dusil.

From childhood I admired my father, and I have admired him my whole life.

My father studied veterinary medicine in Košice and was the only student to graduate with honors. Together with my mother they established a successful veterinary practice, that exists to this day.

Before emigrating to Canada, my father won many awards in Judo and received his second degree black belt. He was a national champion in Slovakia, and in the 60’s became head coach of Lokomotiva Košice. My father was very popular among judoka, his fellow colleagues in university, in business and especially among friends and family.

He married the best wife and the best mother in the world. To have a better future for his family, we immigrated to Canada to begin a new chapter.

Not only was Vaclav the best father in the world, but also the best man I ever knew.

Thank you once again for your honoring my father, Vaclav Dusil.

• Slovak Original

Začiatkom môjho príspevku by som sa rád poďakoval Judo Košice za špeciálnu cenu pre môjho otca, Vaclava Dusila.

Môj Otec je mojim nekonečnými vzorom. Od detstva som ho obdivoval a budem ho obdivovať cely môj život.

Štúdium na veterine v Košiciach skončil ako jediný študent s červeným diplomom, ktorý mu pomohol v budúcností rozvíjať svoje schopnosti. S mamou založili úspešnú veterinárnu kliniku kto existuje dodnes.

Pred tým ako emigroval do Kanady, získal v jude veľa ocenení a získal 2 Dan. Bol majstrom Slovenska a v 60tych rokoch sa stal hlavným trénerom Lokomotívy Košice. Môj otec bol veľmi obľúbený medzi judistami, v skole, v biznise ale aj medzi priateľmi a rodinou.

Oženil sa s najlepšou ženou a najlepšou mamou na svete. Kvôli mne a mojej budúcej sestre, aby sme mali lepšiu budúcnosť, emigroval do Kanady kde začali svoj život od nuly.

Pre mňa nebol len najlepší otec na svete ale bol to najlepší človek akého som kedy poznal.

Ešte raz vám ďakujem za vaše ocenenie môjho otca, Vaclava Dusila.

• Košice Judo

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• Digital Photo Restoration

 4 minutes 40 seconds

44.Apr.23 - Hukvaldy · Vaclav Dusil (portrait)
44.Apr.23 – Hukvaldy · Vaclav Dusil (portrait)
59.Mar - Košice · Vaclav Dusil (main train station)
59.Mar – Košice · Vaclav Dusil (main train station)
67 - Košice · Vaclav Dusil (football drink)
67 – Košice · Vaclav Dusil (football drink)
67.Dec - Košice · Vaclav Dusil (park)
67.Dec – Košice · Vaclav Dusil (park)
70 - Toronto · Vaclav Dusil (Leslie St.)
70 – Toronto · Vaclav Dusil (Leslie St.)
72.Sep.18 - Brampton · Vaclav Dusil (Gabriel's birthday)
72.Sep.18 – Brampton · Vaclav Dusil (Gabriel’s birthday)
75.Jan - Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (cleaning driveway)
75.Jan – Burlington · Vaclav Dusil (cleaning driveway)
77.Jul - Jamaica · Vaclav Dusil (horseback)
77.Jul – Jamaica · Vaclav Dusil (horseback)
77.Jul - Mexico City · Vaclav Dusil (horseback)
77.Jul – Mexico City · Vaclav Dusil (horseback)

 

81 - Hamilton · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Orangeville Wins OVA Hockey In Overtime at Hamilton)
81 – Hamilton · Vaclav Dusil (Article, Orangeville Wins OVA Hockey In Overtime at Hamilton)

44.Apr.23 - Hukvaldy · Vaclav Dusil (portrait, restoration)

Education • Photo Restoration • 40 • Mamička • University

• Introduction by Eva Dusil • Editing by Gabriel Dusil • 2014 November

• I began my university studies in Košice, Slovakia in September of 1965. There were three other girls in the program. None of them finished. In fact of the 120 students that started only 40 became veterinarians. Those that dropped out either couldn’t handle the curriculum or realized they enrolled in the wrong profession. From 8:00 in the morning until 17:00 I was busy attending lectures and labs.

• When I continued my studies in Canada, I realized the contrast in the educational practices between the East and West. I came from a teaching system of intimidation. I initially believed that I was accepted into the Canadian education system so they could show how little an “Easterner” knew – after being humiliated they would kick me out of the program. In time I realized that wasn’t the case. The objective in Guelph was to teach the students – surprise surprise – and help them become great veterinarians. I soon became a proud student and felt that I was a member of an important establishment. The teaching staff were colleagues as well as friends. They didn’t posture as senior educators, acting pompous or patronizing to the students. That regime was now behind me. In Guelph the lectures were comprehensive and geared toward teaching techniques that were relevant in real practice. I realized that as a student of higher education I could be a progressive force in society, and a positive instigator of change. I graduated two years later.  During my time at Guelph I made many friends with the students and teaching staff. I found them to be decent, hardworking, and ambitious. I learned what it meant to be Canadian.

• I lived in residence during the week and came home most weekends. Trips to Brampton on Friday afternoons were filled with anticipation, to see my son, Gabriel. He attended Jack and Jill nursery school until 17:00.  Then he had a babysitter until 20:00 when Vašek came home from work. These were difficult times for all of us.

• Mamička

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• Photo Restoration

 6 minutes 47 seconds

73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation photo)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation photo)

73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation alternate)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation alternate photo)

 

73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation, class photo)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (University of Guelph, graduation, class photo)
73.Jan - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation class)
73.Jan – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation class)
73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, convocation program, smaller)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, convocation program)

 

 

73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, lawn)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, lawn)
73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, waiting)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, waiting)
73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, certificate)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, certificate)
73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, Dr. Hans Selye)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, Dr. Hans Selye)
73.Jun - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, Dr. Hans Selye w. Vaclav & Gabriel)
73.Jun – Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation, Dr. Hans Selye w. Vaclav & Gabriel)

• Postscript by Eva Dusil • 2014 November • This is an important photo with Dr. Hans Selye, the author of Stress without Distress. I heard of him when I was a young girl from my father. He is a graduate of Charles University in Prague. Dr. Selye spoke several languages including Hungarian. In 1968 he was honored with the Companion of the Order of Canada – the highest decoration award, in Canada. I am very proud of this photo with him.


73.Jan - Guelph · Eva Dusil (College of Veterinary Medicine, graduation class, premiere pro)