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Vyshyvanka Day Celebration – May 20th

embroidered shirtUkrainian Canadian Congress in BC is organizing an International Vyshyvanka (Embroidered Shirt) Day. We would like to invite you to join us in our celebration to enjoy traditional Ukrainian folk music, Ukrainian cuisine and many more fun activities.

This day is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to wear a “vyshyvanka” (embroidered shirt) to show their pride in our culture and heritage.

Where: Community Hall at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 154 East 10th Ave, Vancouver.

When:  Saturday, May 20th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Seeking a volunteer to help in our library

Do you have some time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm a few Saturdays a month to help out in our library?

We are still hoping that someone with a command of Ukrainian and English languages, a working knowledge of computer programs and a willingness to volunteer a few hours a week will come forward to help in maintaining and building our library. Although there is much work, I can assure you that there is also much joy. Help in the form of stacking books and organizing archival material is always welcome and doesn’t require a working knowledge o Ukrainian Language.

For information please contact Theresa through The Ukrainian Centre at 604-274-4119 or at books@ivanfranko.ca

Ivan Franko Youth Scholarships Due May 19, 2017

The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is pleased to offer two types of scholarships.  These scholarships are directed towards students between the ages of 13 and 18.

Type I:         Post Secondary Scholarship

For post secondary study at an approved college or university in the amount of $1,000.00.

Type II:        Cultural Scholarship

For the study of Ukrainian culture and/or language in an approved program to the maximum of $500.00.

We invite worthy candidates to review the application package that can be found under the About Us heading of this website.

Another Successful Malanka!

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.  Malanka 2017_6
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!!

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