It’s back! One of my favourite Christmas events that I don’t miss (see previous years photos and video) – the annual Christmas Market in Toronto’s Distillery District. This Saturday the Arkan Dance Company returns along with the Ukrainian Academy of Dance and the Stefura Dance studios: Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the […]Read more "Ukrainian dance at Toronto Christmas Market this Saturday 2013"
Today, every fourth Saturday night in November, Ukrainians worldwide commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Great Famine of 1932-33, known as the Holodomor (Death by Hunger): Background Entire villages were wiped out, and in some regions the death rate reached one-third. The Ukrainian countryside, home of the "black earth", some of the most fertile […]Read more "Today is Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day 2013"
Postponed back in June due to the horrific flooding in Alberta, the opening of the first permanent WWI Internment continues on Friday: Of the many WW1 Internment sites across Canada, there has yet to be a permanent site where visitors can come and learn about this dark chapter of Canadian history year round. The Castle […]Read more "Banff opens first permanent WWI Internment exhibit Sept 13th"
Now in it’s 3rd year in law, Ukrainians all over Ontario celebrate their heritage Saturday as part Ukrainian Heritage Day. Queen’s Park (Ontario’s legislature) will hold a tribute this afternoon: September 6, 2013 @ 2:00 pm Queen’s Park, Toronto 111 Wellesley Street West Toronto,ON Canada View Larger Map Keynote Speaker: Marta Dyczok PhD (History and […]Read more "Happy Ukrainian Heritage Day Ontario!"
Today marks the 22nd year of Ukraine’s Independence from the Soviet Union. If you are in Ukraine, the celebrations have already started and many more are planned throughout the next few days. Stephen Harper issued a statement today, as well as the White House. Viktor Yanukovych called for Ukrainian unity. For those celebrating in the […]Read more "Happy 22nd anniversary of Ukrainian Independence"