Valdemar Tomaševski was born in Vilnius on March 3, 1965, to a family of teachers-intellectuals. His father, Vladislav Tomaševski, was a long-lived principal of Platiniškės High School in Vilnius district, and his mother, Jadvyga Tomaševska, has dedicated 50 years of her life to educational work. He has started his schooling in Lazdynai Secondary School, and later on he continued his education in Vilnius 11-th Secondary School (now known as A. Mickevičius Gymnasium). He was a gifted and active student. Following the secondary school graduation in 1983 Valdemar Tomaševski has become a student of Vilnius Engineering Institute of Construction (now known as Vilnius Gediminas Technical University). After the first course, in 1984 to 1986, he has served the military service as a draftee in Murmansk Province, Russia. In 1990 he graduated from his studies and received an engineer's degree. The Catholic Commonwealth of Poles in Lithuania F. Skorina Association for Belorussian Language and Culture At the end of 1980, still a student, he was actively engaged in national revival movement. He commented on relevant social issues in media, participated in public discussions. He has enhanced his social activity and perfected his organizational skills while being a member of Vilnius district municipality council and board in 1995, 1997 and 2000; in this year he became the vice-mayor of Vilnius district municipality.