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80th Anniversary Celebration of UCSIF

Members past and present are invited you to our 80th Anniversary Celebration of Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko taking place Saturday, April 6th, 2019.    

This is a special celebration for all past and current members of our Society.  We hope you are able to join us for an evening of great food, entertainment, a walk down memory lane, and an opportunity to reminisce.  

Please purchase your tickets by March 30th. We look forward to seeing you on April 6th.

Upcoming Seminar on March 30th: Understanding Icons

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral invites everyone interested in understanding Icons from historical, artistic and spiritual perspectives to join us on March 30th, 9:30am to 4:00pm for an insightful day. There is no registration fee and lunch is by donation.

Our presenter, Very Rev. Fr. Dimitrie Vincent is  a parish priest at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Albanian Archdiocese in Farmington Hills, Michigan and a producer and radio host for Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio, WNZK, 690AM. He has certification as an Art Educator, a Masters of Divinity and did PhD studies in Historical Theology. A lifelong hockey player, Father suffered spinal cord damage in November 2017 in a league game and was paralyzed from the neck down. By God’s Grace, great strides have been made in his recovery and he is able to join us on March 30th and share his knowledge about Icons.

Youth Scholarship Applications are due Friday, May 17, 2019.

The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is pleased to offer two types of scholarships for 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. 

2019 Annual General Meeting

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Where: Ivan Franko Community Centre at 5311 Francis Road,
Richmond, B.C.

Please plan to join us for our Society’s Annual General Meeting. Members will be informed of events that occurred during the year and vote for the new Board of Directors and issues that are presented at the meeting.

Your memberships for 2019 must be in good standing to be eligible to vote. If you have not renewed your 2019 Membership, please contact the office for a form. Renewals can be filled out and sent to us in advance or filled out at the door.

The Board is looking forward to meeting our members and listening to any of their comments. Refreshments will be served.

Another succesful Malanka!

On Saturday, January, 26th, our Society hosted another successful Malanka. The evening included a delicious buffet dinner enjoyed by all.  We were entertained by the wonderful Prairie Band before dinner and later by the fabulous S-Bahn as we danced away the night to a great variety of music.  After dinner, we were entertained by the Dovbush Ukrainian Dancers of Vancouver and Kvitka Ukrainian Dancers of Surrey.   Both dance ensembles provided our guests with a fabulous floor show.

We are also very grateful to Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel for their generous donation and sponsorship of Malanka 2019. With its financial support, we are providing our guests with a fabulous evening of entertainment. Thanks so much Dixon Mitchell for your support!

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:
  • March 15th
  • April 19th
  • May 17th
  • June 21st
Dinner is served from  5:00 pm until 7:30 pm.

Memberships Payments for 2019

Current, previous, and new members are reminded that their membership dues for 2019 are now due!  For those who have not paid their 2018 dues, payment is waived for 2018, and their membership continues with their 2019 payment.

Please complete the membership form found under “Membership” on this website and mail it to our office manager OR  email our office manager at to update and renew your membership for 2019.