Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa

January Monthly News & Updates
Ottawa Ukrainian-interest Events Calendar - January 2019

Христос Раждається ! Славім Його!
Warmest greetings to all our readers as we celebrate Christ's Birth 
and the New Year!

Jan. 2, Wed. Deadline to order Sviat Vechir to Go from the Ukrainian Orthodox parish - traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve meal to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Dinner for 2 - $60, prepaid orders only. Pick-up: Saturday, January 5, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the church hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Cash or cheque. Delivery available for an additional $10. Dinner includes: kolach, kutya, borsch with vushka (mushroom-filled dumplings), varenyky (potato), holubtsi (vegan cabbage rolls), kapusta (sauerkraut) and peas, mushroom gravy, beans, fried fish, oseledci (marinated herrings), pampushky & uzvar (dried fruit compote). 
For more information & to place your order, contact: Irene Lind, (613) 435-1097,
The Ukrainian Orthodox parish will not be offering a community Sviat Vechir in the church hall on Ukrainian Christmas Eve (January 6).

Jan. 6, Sun. January 2019 program of Ukrainian Profile at 9:30 am on Rogers Cable 22, with a repeat on Sat., Jan. 12 at 9:30 am. Featuring interviews with Myron Momryk about his genealogical research trip to Poland and Ukraine in August 2018, and Orest Chabursky on the Ukrainian National Orchestra.
Jan. 8, Tues. 6:30 pm. Evening of Koliada (Carols) with Ottawa Ukrainian choirs at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Cres. Free admission, everyone is invited to listen and to sing along. Reception following in the church hall.
Jan. 12, Sat. 6:00 pm. Malanka 2019 "From Kyiv to Lviv" For tickets contact Oksana Kavera, or (613) 222-7373
Jan. 14, Mon. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Start date of Winter Session of Ukrainian Language Class, 10 lectures, twice per week: Monday and Thursday. Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Materials are provided by instructor. 10 lectures for $150.00 dollars, single lecture $18.00. For more information contact Oleh Belkin, International Languages Instructor, (613) 842-4782
Jan. 22, Tues. 7:30 pm. Monthly meeting of the Ukrainian Genealogy Group. Topic to be announced. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For information, (613) 731-1870 
Jan. 29, Tues. 7:00 pm. UNF Ottawa-Gatineau Annual General Meeting at Ottawa City Hall, Colonel By Room. The meeting will conclude the 2018 program year and elect the new 2019 executive team. All are welcome to attend but only members will be eligible to vote. Light refreshments will be served.
Continuing to Feb. 24, Sun. Anthropocene - a major contemporary art exhibition featuring new works from the collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. National Gallery of Canada, Lower Contemporary Galleries, 380 Sussex Dr. (613) 990-1985 
The 2019 vendor applications for the Capital Ukrainian Festival are now open (early bird discount available until Feb 1). The Festival will be celebrating 5 amazing years of Ukrainian music, art and culture from July 19-21, 2019. Be a part of it! Be a vendor! See for more information, and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The deadline for applying for the REACH Mentorship / Residency for the Arts Program launched by the Shevchenko Foundation is February 1, 2019. Complete details about funding and eligibility are available on the website at
The Ukrainian Hour radio program is now again podcast, and the previous several programs can be heard at any time on, if you didn't catch the program on Sunday, 6-7 pm, on 97.9 FM.

To view the Calendar in Word Doc, click here: Ottawa Events Calendar January 2019

Advance Notice

Feb. 6, Wed. UCWLC Embroidery Group Meeting.
Feb. 26, Tues. Monthly meeting of the Ukrainian Genealogy Group.

If you have any event notices, please send them to us at:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral: 1000 Byron Ave.  613-728-0856
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine: 952 Green Valley Cresc.  723-1673

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Sobor (Bukovynian parish): 721 Somerset St. W. 613-723-7790  

                   Calendar under the auspices of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Ottawa Branch

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