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Upcoming Friday Night Suppers 

A reminder that there is NO Friday Night Supper in December but we look forward to seeing you on Friday, January 26, 2018 for the first Friday Night Supper in the new year.  Please note that this is the fourth Friday in the month of January not the third.

Upcoming Saturday Sales

If you are planning to have perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht and/or Ukrainian sausage for Christmas, this is the time to stock up before the Christmas rush as we do run out closer to Christmas.  We are open on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Also, we will have beets and horseradish relish on Saturdays, December 16th and 23rd.  
The Centre is closed for the Holidays from December 24th to January 13th, 2018.  Saturday Sales will resume on January 13th, 2018.

New Ukrainian Movie “Myth” showing on Nov 19th

“MYTH”– the new film by the authors of “The Ukrainians” Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasnij – tells the story of the life and death of Wassyl Slipak, an opera singer with a worldwide reputation and a unique voice.

He took an active part in the Revolution of Dignity, leading the demonstrations and the Volunteer movement in France. Eventually he joined the ranks of volunteers when a war came to his native Ukraine.

The movie combines documentary and animation, created by the Ukrainian animator Zhuravel Yuriy

MYTH is part of the promotional tour the filmmakers will visit about 20 cities in the United States.

Screening with English subtitles.

When: November 19th, Fr 6:00 pm
Where: BCIT Burnaby Campus. Telus Theatre
SE06 Room 233
3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby

Admissions are on a donations basis only.  The raised funds will be used for film promotion in Ukraine and all over the world.

A wonderful visit with Ukrainian students in June

For more details about the Ukrainian student visit this past June, please see our Summer Newsletter 2017.

The “OUTSTANDING CANADIAN UKRAINIAN” contest was recently organized by the Open World Learning Society (O.W.L), a member of UCC of British Columbia.  This contest was an opportunity for Ukrainian youth to recognize “OUTSTANDING CANADIAN UKRAINIANS” on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the first Ukrainian settlements in Canada and 150th Anniversary of Canada. More than 500 Ukrainian-Canadian legacy multimedia stories were created by Ukrainian youth from different parts of Ukraine and are available on the O.W.L. society website.  This contest brought to light incredible stories of the outstanding members of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada that has inspired many.

12 contest finalists were awarded a trip to Canada with a stop in Vancouver in June to learn English, gain volunteer experience  and leadership skills, to become familiar with the multicultural Canadian society and Ukrainian diaspora in Canada, and to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Among them are children of the Heavenly Hundred, fallen ATO heroes, refugees, and orphans. Their short profiles in English are available on the O.W.L. website.