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Goodbye and Thank You
News Posted On Apr 29, 2021

Goodbye and Thank You

On the eve of Jim Newman's retirement from Lamont County as Economic Development Manager, it's time to tell his story as it relates to Babas & Borshch. In December 2012 I thought I should meet this new hire because I'd been coordinating the Doors Open…

Babas & Borshch Goes Virtual in 2021
News Posted On Mar 22, 2021

Babas & Borshch Goes Virtual in 2021

Keep checking the NEWS section of the site for all the times & details of this year's VIRTUAL festival happening Saturday, August 21st. Expect videotaped interviews, an exciting (but still secret--shhh!) launch, and safe, curbside pickup of pre-paid…

Covid-19 Changes Everything!
News Posted On Mar 18, 2021

Covid-19 Changes Everything!

It's been one year since everything changed with many, many more months of living in limbo to come. As always, Baba Magda knows what to do. She says, "Wear a mask (or two) no matter where you go. Keep your grubby hands off your face! And back away (six…

2019 News Coming
News Posted On Apr 04, 2019

2019 News Coming

Fear not...plans for 2019 are shaping up nicely for Year 7!  Keep watching this space for announcements. For now, all you need to do is Save the Date...August 24-25 in Lamont.  Hope you wear your vyshyvanka!...

LISTEN & LEARN
News Posted On Jun 11, 2018

LISTEN & LEARN

If you hunger to know more about your roots and history as a Ukrainian-Canadian, Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival is the place to be August 25-26. Festival Coordinator, Hazel Anaka invites festival-goers to this year’s lineup of informational…

Victor Malarek at Babas & Borshch
News Posted On May 22, 2018

Victor Malarek at Babas & Borshch

Respected Canadian Journalist Appears at Babas & Borshch Festival Coordinator, Hazel Anaka is thrilled to announce that award-winning Toronto investigative journalist, Victor Malarek will be discussing his first work of fiction, Orphanage 41 at Babas…

Babas & Borshch Colouring Book
News Posted On Sep 15, 2017

Babas & Borshch Colouring Book

If you didn't get a copy of this one-of-a-kind Babas & Borshch Colouring Book at the Festival, fear not. Download your own copy here. Parent Link staff at Lamont County's Regional FCSS office created it and we Love It.  Thanks, Erin! Share it…

Marango Pie
News Posted On Aug 10, 2017

Marango Pie

We're excited to have Marango Pie performing at the Music Jam again this year AND providing the music during dance performance costume changes Saturday afternoon. Check out this unique and talented group. Read on... As recent as spring 2016 the musicians…

Dance. Dance. Dance.
News Posted On Aug 01, 2017

Dance. Dance. Dance.

Back for a second year are the Chudovyi Ukrainian Dancers of Innisfree. And while we don’t agree with their spelling of Borshch, we love the fun inherent in their performance of this number. Be sure to cheer them on Sunday! In 2017 we’re…

The Sound of Music
News Posted On Jul 21, 2017

The Sound of Music

Get your toes tapping to the talented musicians performing on our Outdoor Music Jam Stage. Within sight of food vendors, kids’ inflatables, beer garden and more, you won’t miss any outdoor action. Don’t forget sunscreen, a hat, and…

Learn. Connect. Immerse.
News Posted On Jul 19, 2017

Learn. Connect. Immerse.

Five years in, we know something about our festival visitors. They are Ukrainians and ‘wannabes.’ They are young and old and everything in between. They come as multi-generational family groups, couples, individuals. They come for nostalgic…

Let's Talk Food!
News Posted On Jul 04, 2017

Let's Talk Food!

Smachnoho! If the mere thought of pyrohy, borshch, holubtsi and more makes you drool you’ve come to the right place! With one exception, all food concessions will be outside in sight of the Music Jam, Beer Garden, and Kid’s Activities. Be…

Where Will You Lay Your Head?
News Posted On Jun 28, 2017

Where Will You Lay Your Head?

Now that you’ve decided to attend the 5th Annual Babas & Borshch Festival in Lamont August 26-27, you need someplace to lay your sweet head! If you bring your own accommodation (tent or RV) no problemo….we’ve got you covered. A…

Baba's Bazaar
News Posted On Jun 15, 2017

Baba's Bazaar

In 2017, we’re excited about the potential of Baba’s Bazaar. Both vendors and festival visitors will benefit from: • The larger space that combines Bazaar + Beer Garden + ATCO sound stage • Dance performances by Edmonton’s…

AB-Ukraine Genealogical Project
News Posted On Jun 06, 2017

AB-Ukraine Genealogical Project

AUGP to Celebrate 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada at Ukrainian Festivals across Alberta By partnering with Ukrainian Festivals across Alberta, the Alberta-Ukrainian Genealogical Project (AUGP) is pleased to celebrate the 125th Anniversary…

People Power
News Posted On May 30, 2017

People Power

One of the best parts of coordinating Babas & Borshch has been meeting new people, both Ukrainians and ‘wannabes.’ While I don’t have the chance to connect with every individual festival-goer, I have had the pleasure of getting…

Zabava 2017 Line-Up
News Posted On May 24, 2017

Zabava 2017 Line-Up

Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival Coordinator Hazel Anaka is pleased to announce the line-up of talent for the 2017 Zabava to be held Saturday, August 26th at the Lamont Rec Centre Hall. “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to hold…

Welcome to 2017
News Posted On Apr 20, 2017

Welcome to 2017

WELCOME to 2017! Just a reassuring note to say we haven’t been contemplating our navels or eating pyrohy and watching reality TV. We have been hard at it planning the 2017 program of activities in our brand new location, the Town of Lamont. We’re…

Festival 2016
News Posted On Aug 16, 2016

Festival 2016

PROGRAM CHANGES Please note the following deletions and additions to the weekend program: CANCELLED PIch Building---because of soggy summer weather Grain Elevator tours--because of break in ADDITIONS Bountiful Beets presentation by ATCO Blue Flame…