Movie Screening Event on Saturday, June 2 – “Legends of Carpathians”

Please join UCC-Vancouver Branch and Ukrainian Youth in Vancouver for a movie screening and an evening with actors. 

When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 6 PM.

Where: Vancouver Film School, 198 West Hastings St., Vancouver.

Language: Ukrainian, with English subtitles.

As Carpathian legend has it, Oleksa Dovbush was a heroic outlaw with excellent fighting skills and a gift to predict the future. He was left an orphan as a small boy after a local lord murdered Oleksa’s mother. After spending his childhood in exile in the mountains, he returned as a grown man to avenge his mother’s death. Oleksa gathered followers to begin a crusade against the lord, but destiny made other plans for him. Legends of Carpathians was released in Ukraine on March 29, 2018, and has been screened in the United States and Great Britain.

Legends of Carpathians

Ivan Franko Youth Scholarship Applications now available

The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is pleased to offer two types of scholarships.  These scholarships are directed towards students between the ages of 13 and 18.

Type I:  Post Secondary Scholarship – For post secondary study at an approved college or university in the amount of $1,000.00.

Type II:  Cultural Scholarship – For the study of Ukrainian culture and/or language in an approved program to the maximum of $500.00.

We invite worthy candidates to review the 2018 Scholarship Application . Applications are due Friday, May 18, 2018.

Any questions can be directed to Tanya Zukewich at

Memberships Payments for 2018

Current, previous, and new members are reminded that their membership dues for 2018 are now due!  For those who have not paid their 2017 dues, payment is waived for 2017, and their membership continues with their 2018 payment.

Please complete the membership form found under “Membership” on this website and mail it to our office manager OR  email our office manager at to update and renew your membership for 2018.

We Now Offer Take Out!

We recently started a Take Out Service at Ivan Franko. We have the following prepared items for your enjoyment:

  • Perogies
  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Roasted Sauerkraut and Sausage
  • Pickled Beets

If you are interested in placing an order, you can contact us in one of two ways:

1. Leave a message at 604 274-4119 with your order and when you need the order. Someone will call back to confirm your order.

2. Email us at with your order, phone number and when you need the order. Someone will email or call back back to confirm your order.

Another Successful Malanka

On January 13, 2018, we once again hosted a very successful Malanka.  The sold out event featured fabulous entertainment from the Praire Band, S-Bahn Band, Dovbush Ukrainian Dancers of Vancouver and the Kvitka Ukrainian Dancers of Surrey.  As always, the guests enjoyed appetizers, a delicious buffet dinner followed by dessert.
Many thanks to our very generous donation and sponsorship of Malanka 2018 – Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel.  We very much appreciate their financial support.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Malanka on Saturday, January, 12th, 2019.Malanka 2018