Dauphin’s rich Ukrainian heritage comes alive to share it with the world every August long weekend at Selo Ukraina, as it hosts Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival. It’s celebrating quite a milestone this year, its 50th anniversary, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Tourismdauphin.ca.
This festival keeps people coming back with its showcase of Ukrainian culture: food, dance, music, ceremonies, arts, crafts, and of course, the people! The Selo Ukrainia site also boasts a Ukrainian Heritage Village, Memorial Park, and the Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame. Dauphin’s own Canada’s National Riding & Dancing Cossacks and Zirka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble are perennial favorites, but world famous Shumka Dancers and European superstars Ruslana and Haydamaky have also taken to the stage in recent years. If you can’t make it to the festival, be sure to stop at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival Boutique! Here you will find handmade jewelry, tradition Ukrainian gifts, craft supplies and more, year round.
You can find more information at the Festival’s web site: www.cnuf.ca.
It should be recalled that the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan proclaimed 2016 The Year of Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Heritage to mark the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada.
In the fall, Saskatchewan will be the centre of national celebrations when UCC Saskatchewan hosts the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians. The theme for this gathering of Ukrainian community leaders is “Engage-Inspire-Empower.” The Congress will take place in Regina from September 29 to October 2, 2016. The culmination of the weekend will be a gala concert at the Conexus Arts Centre showcasing some of Canada’s top Ukrainian entertainers.