Upcoming Benefit Concert – not to be missed!

You are invited to attend a benefit concert to support Veteran Recovery Program in Ukraine “Я ПОВЕРНУВСЯ”. Thousands of Ukrainian veterans are suffering from emotional trauma and Maple Hope Foundation aims to bring to Ukraine the best Canadian practice on psychological veteran recovery.

Charity Concert with famous Ukrainian-American singer, contestant of “The Voice” in Ukraine, Bria Blessing and christmas-with-briaChristmas Market – Doors open at 6PM
Tickets: $40 $20 – students; children under 13 – free

For more information and tickets:

778-668-5749, 604-379-0110, 778-840-248

Ukrainian Christmas Carol Festival – December 11th

You and your friends and family are invited to attend this year’s Ukrainian Christmas Carol Festival.

When:   Sunday December 11, 2016  at 2:00PM

Where:    UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CENTRE on 3150 Ash Street  (16th and Cambie St.)

Admission: Adults $12,  Seniors $10, Students And Children Free 

Festive refreshments will be served.

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.
In December, we are open Saturday Sales:
  • December 3
  • December 10
  • December 17

Please note there will be no sales on December 24th, December 31st and January 7th as the Centre is closed for Christmas vacation.  Saturday sales will reopen on Saturday, January 14th, 2017.

Ukrainian Language Classes For Adults

Ukrainian language classes for beginners-intermediate-advanced speakers who would like to attend classes to learn and improve their language skills.  Classes take place Mondays at 6:45-8:45pm at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (550 W. 14th Ave. in Vancouver entering the parking lot from 16th & Ash). 10-week term begins every September and January. $200 per term, includes books. Classes are fun and  informal.  Ukraine-born qualified teachers. Check out the following website:  Ukrainianclasses.com. Call Susan at 604 733 3756 for more details or to register.


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

2016 Scholarship Winners

The Ukrainian Society of Ivan Franko offers Post-Secondary and Cultural scholarships to our young, aspiring graduates.  Scholarship applications are available in March of each year with selections taking place in June.

This year, the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is proud to support four scholarship winners.  They are as follows: Mackenzie Hughes, Miraslava Kuroyedov, Grace Lutz and Olena Poburko.

Scholarship winners 2016
From left to right: Olena Poburko, Grace Lutz, Mackenzie Hughes (missing is Miraslava Kuroyedov)

We look forward to another successful year!

Submitted by Tanya Zukewich
Scholarship Committee

A successful event for “Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainians in Canada”

Ukrainians in Canada event July 2016Ukrainians in Canada event July 2016_1Ukrainians in Canada event July 2016_3Ukrainians in Canada event July 2016_2On Tuesday, June 28th, we were pleased to host a successful evening celebrating 125 years of Ukrainians in Canada.  The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who joined us at the Surrey Museum to view the exhibit.   After seeing the display, many stayed on for the rest of the evening to socialize while enjoying a variety of refreshments and music of the Ukrainian Prairie Band.  

Thank you for supporting our event.  It was great to see everyone.