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Ukrainian Posters
News Posted On Jun 27, 2016

Ukrainian Posters

Click on Ukraine 101 in the navigation bar to see translations of the 2016 Festival poster and the Zabava poster!...

Kalyna by Pam Clark
News Posted On Jun 20, 2016

Kalyna by Pam Clark

Join us on Saturday, August 20 at 1:30 PM to hear author Pamela Clark (nee Kuryluk) read from her novel Kalyna. Clark grew up in Edmonton, Alberta close to Edna-Star, and lived with the story of Wasyl, Katja, and Kalyna inside of her for many years.…

Kanada-Ukraina 125
News Posted On May 26, 2016

Kanada-Ukraina 125

The logo, description of the 125th logo and the artist statement are reprinted with the permission of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Expect to see the logo everywhere as Ukrainian-Canadians celebrate 125 years of immigration and settlement in Canada.…

Zabava Line Up 2016
News Posted On Apr 11, 2016

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…

Welcome to Our New Look
News Posted On Apr 07, 2016

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…

What's Up?
News Posted On Feb 10, 2015

What's Up?

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…

News Posted On Apr 19, 2014

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…

News Posted On Feb 08, 2014

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…

News Posted On Feb 01, 2014

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,…

News Posted On Jan 03, 2014

Ukrainian Christmas Eve Meal

Ukrainians following the Julian calendar observe Christmas (Rizdvo) on January 7th. One of the most delicious aspects of the celebration of this holy time is the traditional Christmas Eve supper. The meatless dishes number twelve to represent the twelve…

News Posted On Dec 18, 2013

A Brief Ukrainian Primer

Being so actively involved with BBUF this year has rekindled my own interest in learning (and relearning) about our shared ethnicity as Ukrainians. It’s not quick or easy to catch up on decades of neglect and/or disinterest but I’m trying.…

News Posted On Dec 06, 2013

Do Try This At Home (or how to make a wicked borshch)

The long-awaited first-prize-snagging-borshch-cook-off recipe is finally here. The delay is totally my fault and I apologize to those who’ve been waiting beets in hand to give this a try in their own kitchens. Mundare resident, Helen Zachoda gave…

News Posted On Nov 21, 2013

Welcome Back!

So what’s in a title? It may mean you’re one of the more than 3000 ‘unique’ people who, through 18,390 page views, visited our official Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival (BBUF) website this summer! In which case, welcome…