Classy Crafts and Timeless Treasures – Saturday, October 15th

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral invite you to join us for this exciting event taking place featuring handcrafted items, vintage collectables and recycled treasures.

When: Saturday October 1510:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Where: 154 East 10th Avenue at Main Street, Vancouver.

A traditional Ukrainian lunch available to eat in or take out.



Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre in Surrey hosting a celebration!

After a great summer, the Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre will be hosting a Dinner and Concert in “Celebration in Honour of 125 years of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada”.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016


  • 5:30 pm – for refreshments
  • 7:00 pm – Traditional Ukrainian Dinner
  • 8:00 pm – Concert begins at  featuring the Svitanok Chorus, the Ukrainian Prairie Band, St. Mary’s Singers and Artists, and Ukrainian Dancers

Where: Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Ave Surrey

Cost: Tickets are $30.00 per person (sorry no refunds) with Advance Ticket Purchase Only. For tickets please phone Bill Miske at778-292-0239 or email

Second Chance Documentary – showing on October 23rd in Vancouver

invitation_second-chanceCome see a premier showing of a moving and uplifting documentary by Adriana Luhovy:


Witness how orphaned children in Ukraine attending camps sponsored and staffed with Canadian and Ukrainian volunteers learn to push on with the challenges they face and help each other.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Holy Trinity Auditorium, 154 East 10th Ave, Vancouver

Admission: By Donation

Light refreshments will be served

Hosted by the Ukrainian Studies Foundation of BC and
the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada
Lesia Ukrainka Branch, Vancouver

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: 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.