From the Barrie Examiner:
Barrie will be caught up in a whirlwind of festivity and entertainment at the ninth annual Ukrainian Festival.
The festival, which began in 1999, began with just 100 people crowded into St. Mary’s Church and has grown in size in recent years. This year, the festival takes place on Oct. 19 at the W. A. Fisher Auditorium in Barrie Central Collegiate.
“Every year the crowd gets bigger and people from all over Ontario attend,” says Diane Lubinski, festival co-ordinator.
The festival is the largest indoor Ukrainian festival in Ontario. It will include numerous kiosks filled with various items, including embroideries and pysanky. Pysanky is the traditional name for decorated eggs. The meal will have many favourite dishes, including perogies and kapusta, which is like Kraut, yet very Ukrainian.