“Bitter Harvest” – a new film depicting Holodomor is on screen March 3-9

Bitter Harvest filmOn MARCH 3rd, 2017, the film “BITTER HARVEST” will be released in theaters across Canada! A love story, set against the backdrop of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine. Produced by prominent Ukrainian-Canadian Ihor Ihnatowycz, the film brings the tragedy of the famine-genocide to audiences around the world.
The film will be released across Canada on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Theatre and showtimes are TBA but will most likely be showing in Vancouver at Cineplex Odeon – International Village.
“BITTER HARVEST” will be in theatres from March 3rd  to 9th, and may be extended with continued demand and attendance.
This is the first time that the Holodomor is depicted in a feature motion picture in the English language. While this historical drama has special significance for Canadian-Ukrainians, it is important that this story be disseminated and shared with Canadians from all walks of life.
Group Tickets – Discount blocks of tickets can be purchased by contacting Cineplex directly at: 1-800-313-4461; Email: groupsales@cineplex.com. This is ideal for youth groups, seniors groups, schools (day schools and Saturday schools), church groups, dance groups, corporate groups, etc…).
For questions or general information you may have about release of “BITTER HARVEST” in your city or province, please feel free to contact me directly, by phone: 416 951 8097; or email: john.moskalyk@dfilmscorp.ca .

Another Successful Malanka!

Once again, we were entertained by the Ukrainian Prairie Band playing a selection of Ukrainian music before dinner and back by popular demand, the S-Bahn played a variety of music that we danced to until the wee hours of the night.  Malanka 2017_6
All those present, thoroughly enjoyed a lively 20 minute program performed by Tropak Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and by Dovbush Ukrainian Dancers of Vancouver).
Many thanks to the organizing committee of Fran Zukewich, George Brandak, Karen Wideski and Theresa Herchak AND to the many individuals who helped make this event a success
We look forward to seeing you next year on Saturday, January 13 for Malanka 2018.  
The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!!

Date change for Saturday Lunchtime Movie “War and Peace”

The Saturday Lunchtime Movie “War and Peace” will be presented on February 11th, 18th and 25th (this is a few weeks later than originally scheduled for January 21st, January 28th and February 4th.)

“War and Peace” is a six hour mini series which we will divide into 3 consecutive Saturday sessions.   This will be a perfect relaxing activity after Christmas and Malanka celebrations. We all know the plot of the story and it will be interesting to see how it is played out in this mini series.

As always, the movie will start at approximately 11:15. If you want, you are welcome to bring a lunch for yourself and/or a treat to share. The first to arrive get the comfy couches!

Upcoming Saturday Food Sales

Saturday sales continue on a weekly basis from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  
Stock up for the holiday season and for your Christmas Eve dinner with perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht and Ukrainian sausage.

Saturday sales have resumed as of Saturday, January 14th, 2017.

Golf Tournament 2016

Annual Golf Tournament a Success!

On Sunday, September 11th, we once again had a successful Ivan Franko Golf Tournament at Country Meadows Golf Course.   Many thanks to George Brandak for organizing the event and thank you to all the door prize contributors.

Golf tournament winners: Ken Trafananko, Judi Trafananko, Fae Manchuk and Harvey Manchuk
Golf tournament winners:
(From left to right): Ken Trafananko, Judi Trafananko,Fae Manchuk and Harvey Manchuk
Second place team: Sid Axelrod, Theresa Herchak, Bill Hummeny, and Barb Kaminsky
Second place team:
(From left to right): Sid Axelrod, Theresa Herchak, Bill Hummeny, and Barb Kaminsky