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Summer festivals

Earlier this month the Ukrainian Cultural Insitute held a Ukrainian Festival in Bizmark, North Dakota (video), the 33rd Annual Ukrainian Festival in Verkhovyna was held  in Glen Spey, New York (article).  Ohio hosted the Fifth Annual Ukrainian Festival along with an Arts Festival a week prior in Youngstown. The Ukrainian Homestead hosted the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation Workshop in Pocono, Pennsylvania and the Alpha Omega Alumnae with Canadian Idol Finalist Theresa Sokyrka presented the Golden Jubilee in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Last Saturday was the Ukrainian Festival in Sycause, New York amongst the other cultural festivals.  The next day it was the 74th annual Ukrainian Seminary Day in Primrose, Nebrasksa, the 61st annual Ukrainian Festival in Elmira, New York (video) and over 3,000 strong packed the 60th annual Ukrainian Festival in Chemung County, New York (video).

This Friday will be the Canadian National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba.  This Sunday there will be a Ukrainian Festival in Whippany, New Jersey which will feature the newly constructed Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey as well as the annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.  Don’t forget on the weekend of August 23rd and 24th look for a slew of Ukrainian events to celebrate Ukrainian Independence.

Ukrainian festivals this summer

A quick look at some of the Ukrainian festivals happening around Canada this summer:

Vegreville Ukrainian Pysanka Folk Festival: July 4-6 (THIS WEEKEND) – Vegreville, Alberta

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival: August 1-3 – Dauphin, Manitoba

Montreal Ukrainian Festival: Sept 6 – Montreal, Quebec

Toronto Ukrainian Festival: Sept 12-14 – Toronto, Ontario (Back at Bloor West Village!)

Edit:  Also this Fall is the 8th Annual Ukrainian Festival: Oct. 25 – Barrie, ON.

Holodomor exhibit this week at Etobicoke Civic Centre

The Holodomor: Genocide by Famine exhibit that made its debut two months ago in Toronto city hall is coming to the Etobicoke Civic Centre for a week starting tomorrow.

Etobicoke Civic Centre
555 Burnhamthorpe Rd. (Google map)
June 6 – 13, 2008

By car: 401 & Burnhamthorpe
By TTC: take Burnhamthorpe bus from Islington station

From the League of Ukrainian Canadians:

The exhibit Holodomor: Genocide by Famine was produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians in cooperation with the Kyiv Memorial Society in Ukraine. The exhibit includes panels ranging from opposition to collectivization; to why the genocide was organized; to how the genocide was organized, including the blacklisting of villages, ban on travel, and export abroad; to why the Holodomor was indeed a genocide. On behalf of the League of Ukrainian Canadians and our partner the League of Ukrainian Canadian Women, we invite you to view our most revealing exhibit on the Holodomor.

Check out pictures of the exhibit from its debut in Toronto.

It’s Carassauga time 2008!

Every May the city of Mississauga (next to Toronto), Ontario puts on a weekend-long multicultural festival celebrating Canada’s diversity:  Carassauga. This year Ukraine does not have its own pavilion as it did in years prior but will still be participating in the International Pavilion with culinary kiosks and performances by the Barvinok School of Ukrainian Dance:

  • Friday, May 23: 8:10 PM-8:30 PM & 10:00 PM-10:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 24: 5:40 PM-6:10 PM & 7:40 PM-8:10 PM
  • Sunday, May 25: 1:00 PM-1:30 PM & 3:20 PM-3:50 PM


Tomken Arena
4495 Tomken Rd.
Mississauga L4W 1J9
Telephone: 905.615.4620
(South of Eglinton Ave. on Tomken Road and north of Eastgate Pkwy.)

Tickets are only $10 ($8 for children) and are available at the door.

Here are some pictures from last year’s event (although the thumbnails don’t work, clicking on them does bring up full pictures) and some more.  Also here’s a Kontakt broadcast from the 2005 Pavillion.