There was anticipation and excitement in the air on Saturday, January 14th at our Ivan Franko Community Hall as we gathered for another sold out Malanka. Everyone enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres before dinner followed by a wonderful buffet dinner featuring traditional Ukrainian dishes such as pyrohy, halibuts, nachynka and rated sauerkraut.
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.
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!!