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OIFE Youth Event cancelled

We received a great amount of applications from a record number of countries, for our second OIFE Youth Event. It’s therefore very sad to announce that the second OIFE Youth Event 2022 in Warsaw has been cancelled. Below you will find a message from the Polish organizers:

“Some of you may have heard we have very recently lost the founder of our Polish OI-organization Piotr Bicki. During the annual Polish OI camp, the horrible accident happened. Piotr fell from his electrical wheelchair and got caught under the wheelchair. After attempting resuscitation, Piotr sadly died in the ambulance.

The Polish Organization is in deep mourning. We lost our friend who together with his mother were organizing the OI Camps for almost the last 30 years. Piotr was also one of the organizers of the upcoming OIFE Youth Event.

After consultation within the Polish OI community and with the OIFE organizers, we have decided to cancel/postpone the meeting (until 2023 if possible). This huge tragedy will not allow us prepare everything for an event, that was planned to take place in less than 1,5 month.

We hope you understand our decision which is not an easy one. However at this moment it’s the best decision we can make.

Aneta Galazka – on behalf of the organizing team”

We send our sincere condolences to Piotr’s friends and family in Poland.
Rest in peace Piotr.


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