Located at the site of the Vancouver International film center in the 1200 Block Seymour St is the Representative house of the Slovak Republic. It is not opened to the public or at least it has no free events - this is mostly serving as an economic development and trade office - there are events for the public but they are charging to attend.
Here's a link to their web site:
I spent some time this morning talking to a cousin who learned Slovak as a youth in the hope that she might to be to mentor me with a few words but she informed me that Grandma spoke in what is referred to as OLD Slovak which is apparently different from what is use nowadays so that lead frizzled out - guess I am just joining to have to bear down and learn some on-line - might also pick up a English - Slovak dictionary if such as thing exists - time to check Chapters and see what they have.
The Torch relay is to the south of us today - it briefly crossed the border at the Peace Arch before heading to New Westminister and ending the night in Richmond - tomorrow it is in Burnaby - about a blockfrom my cousins so they will view it there and then onto the North Shore before coming into Vancouver on Thursday.