Zabava Line Up 2016
Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival Coordinator Hazel Anaka is pleased to announce the line-up of talent for the 2016 Zabava to be held Saturday, August 20th in Andrew. “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to hold prices steady at $50 a ticket for the fourth straight year. As before, we have some exceptional acts ready, willing, and able to entertain our crowd, “ said Anaka. “It’s hard to know whether people come for the incredible Ukrainian banquet or the amazing entertainment,” said ...
Welcome to Our New Look
Thanks to the talent of Townlife’s Clinton Boyda and his staff we have a fresh, new look for the Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival website. Our wish list was short---okay, maybe not that short: larger, quick-loading photos; a prominent easy-to-find blog with photo; a clean lined, fresh, modern look; a user-friendly backroom for easy modifications; and the ability to archive older content for those wanting to retrace our early days. We think we hit all the marks but ultimately this sit...
What’s Up? So, what’s been happening since we shut the lights on Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival 2014? Turns out…..quite a bit. Not all of it has been visible to the casual viewer. Most of it is paying attention to the boring (but necessary) details that separate successful events from ‘nice try.’ Making calls, sending and receiving emails, meeting, brainstorming, innovating, building and nurturing relationships, learning, writing grant applications, engaging on social media, and...
World Domination By Hazel Anaka On June 19th we welcomed media and other guests to the launch of the second annual award winning Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival, Lamont County’s tourism initiative. We were impressed by and grateful for the media response because we know that without their interest and promotion our efforts would far short. Without exception they are gracious: from solo guys juggling a camera and a mic to senior producers to morning show DJs to station promotion ...
Holodomor in Ukraine
By Rev. Ignatius Holowaychuk, OSBM Reprinted with permission, Vegreville News Advertiser The Holodomor, death by starvation, in Ukraine was organized by the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his regime. Stalin used starvation as a means of subjugating Ukraine. Between 1932 and 1933 as many as 10 million Ukrainians died in the largest human-engineered famine of the 20th century. The main victims were the Ukrainian farmers (Kulaks). The Kulaks and Ukrainian intelligentsia supported Ukraini...
Workshop for Ukrainian Music
Thank you to Charlie Gargus for this guest blog promoting an important event happening in Lamont County: the 9th Annual Workshop for Ukranian Music. Once again we are organizing a Workshop for Ukrainian Music at Mundare, on March 8th, 2014. This will be a one-day workshop followed by an evening concert and a Group Jam. Classes for fiddle, dulcimer, accordion and keyboards will be available, with the primary focus on fiddle music. Registered students will learn tunes that are distinctl...
Take a Virtual Tour of Kiev's Maidan
If a picture is worth a thousand words this link is priceless. Check out the photos and translated text to get an up-close and personal look at the commitment shown by our Ukrainian ‘brothers and sisters’ in demanding change: the end of corruption, renewed democracy, the ouster of President Yanukovych. http://bit.ly/1fJOyPg
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