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Annual Ukrainian Community Night At Our Ivan Franko Community Hall

Our upcoming Community Night which is co-organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress B.C. Provincial Council and Vancouver Branch,  Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko and SFU Ukrainian Students Club is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
Time:  6:00 pm

Address:  5311 Francis Road, Richmond, B.C.
Program:  Potluck dinner (please bring a item to share), entertainment by Kvitka Dancers, Ukrainian Children’s Ensemble Spivanochka, Vocalist Marichka Hahalovska and many more.

Tickets: Can be purchased online ($5.00) or at the door ($10.00) if still available – event may be sold-out.  For tickets, please call Mariia at 778-853-5304

Ukrainian Poetry Evening

Please join us a Poetry Evening dedicated to Taras Shevchenko.  This event is co-organized by UCC B.C. Provincial Council and Vancouver Branch, Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko and SFU Ukrainian Students Club.  The program includes classical music, Ukrainian poetry of Taras Shevchenko and the poetry of contemporary Ukrainian poets.  Light snacks and coffee and tea will be served.

Date:  Saturday, March 7, 2020

Time:  6:00 pm

Address:  5311 Francis Road, Richmond, B.C.

Malanka 2020 – Ukrainian New Year’s Eve

Another successful event!  We once again enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating the new year beginning with entertainment by the Ukrainian Prairie Band and then followed by a delicious traditional Ukrainian buffet dinner.  After dinner we were entertained by two local dance ensembles.  Dovbush Ukrainian Dancers and Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance performed a series of dances that were superb and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.  This was followed by S-Bahn, a very popular and entertaining local band.  We danced the night away to a fabulous variety of music before welcoming in the new year at midnight.

A special thank you to Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel, a local wealth management firm.  We are very grateful for their generous donation and sponsorship of Malanka 2020.  With Dixon Mitchell’s financial support, we were able to provide our guests with a fabulous evening of entertainment.  We are pleased to pass on Dixon Mitchell’s contact information:

Friday Night Suppers

 We welcome the community to our monthly Ukrainian dinners featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, Ukrainian sausage, borsch and our chef’s special.  Mark your calendars for the following upcoming suppers:

January 17 * February 21 * March 20 * April 17 * May 15 * June 19

Dinner is served from  5:00 pm until 7:30 pm.

Celebrating 80 Years of our Society

On Saturday, April 6th, we hosted a special celebration of our Society’s 80th Anniversary. Our evening included a Wine and Cheese Reception, a delicious Ukrainian dinner, and a fabulous slide show highlighting the history of our Society. We were entertained by Prairie Band and Kvitka Ukrainian School of Dance which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Many thanks to everyone who attended. We appreciate your continued support.  For more details about this event, please click HERE.

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.