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

Photo: Unsplash/Joël de Vriend

June 1, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Comprehensive guided tour of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church ("Bukovynska Tserkva"), 721 Somerset St. W. with its many icons, followed by a concert of a cappella Orthodox sacred liturgical music sung by the 24-voice church choir at 3:00 p.m. Concert concludes with complimentary refreshments and the opportunity for a self-guided tour of the neighbouring Holy Trinity church hall (a former firehall), which was built in 1913. This event held in conjunction with Doors Open Ottawa, will be appreciated by anyone with an interest in iconography, theology, architecture, or sacred music. Free admission. Info: christthesaviouroc@gmail.com or 613-723-7790.
June 1, Sat. 3:00 pm. "40 Years!" - Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance 40th anniversary concert with Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and other guest artists at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive. A cast of 102 performers. 3 pm curtain time. Tickets on sale through Centrepointe Theatre - 613-580-2700 or http://centrepointetheatre.com.
June 1 & 2, Sat. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Pierogi_Me from Hamilton, ON will be at Ottawa VegFest with vegan pierogi (5 flavours), vegan sour cream and vegan bacon bits. RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. https://vegfestottawa.ca/
Until June 2. Embroidered Memories - Вишивані Спогади - a folk-art installation and exhibit featuring over 750 embroidered Ukrainian Canadian pillows - podushky, including some from Ottawa. St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto. Contact (416) 923-3318 for exhibit hours and more information.
June 2, Sun. 9:30 am. The June program of Ukrainian Profile will air on Rogers Channel 22with a repeat airing at 9:30 am Saturday June 8. The program will feature interviews regarding the current activities of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the work of the CNEWA in Ukraine.
For any additional information, 613-238-7495 or rsorobey@rogers.com
June 5, Wed. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. UCWLC embroidery group meeting. Bring an embroidery project and join us for an evening of stitching and socializing. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For more information call Christine (613) 731-1870 or Luba (613) 744-1417
June 7, Fri. 6:30 pm. BCU Foundation presents a screening of Крути 1918 / Kruty 1918. Ukrainian with English subtitles. Special guest from Ukraine : director Oleksii Shapariev and lead actress Nadiia Koverska. Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place. Tickets $20.00, available online at Eventbrite and at Ottawa BCU Branch.    
June 10, Mon.7:00 pm. UNF Ottawa-Gatineau invites you to a roundtable discussion titled "2019 Presidential Elections in Ukraine: The Process and the Outcomes". The discussion will feature speakers who served as election observers in Ukraine this year, as well as political experts. Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W. Free parking. To receive more information or to register for the event please send an email to unfottawa@gmail.com
June 14-16, Fri-Sun. Lviv, Ukraine Folklore Festival- Celebrating 50 Years! Regiopolis Notre Dame High School, 130 Russell Street, Kingston, ON.
Friday, June 14 - 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, June 14 - noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 15 - noon to 5 p.m.
Souvenir Passport (Admission for all 3 days): $5 Sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Club of Kingston
Info: 613-549-5060 and our FB page - Lviv, Ukraine Folklore Festival
June 17, Mon. 7:00 pm. UCC AGM and elections. All welcome to attend and participate. Will include three discussion groups, in preparation for UCC Triennial Congress in Nov 2019. Topics: What should National UCC be doing to support an independent, democratic Ukraine? What Should National UCC be doing to help develop the Ukrainian Canadian community? What should Ottawa UCC be doing to strengthen our community and its organizations? Reception to follow. St John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine,952 Green Valley Crescent. For information, Borys Gengalo, (613) 744-8367 or borys.gengalo@sympatico.ca
June 28, Fri. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. UCPBA Ottawa AGM. Lounge Room at Vimy Brewing Company (owned by Ukrainian Canadians). 145 Loretta Avenue North. Free food. Info: Michael@michaelkostiuk.com. 613-324-5409. www.ucpbaottawa.ca for updates.

This summer, several masters-level students from Ukraine are arriving in Ottawa to undertake an internship with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University under the MITACS program. Some of these students would like to rent a room for a couple of weeks pending finding accommodation for the duration of their stay. If you are willing to rent out a room to them, or know of someone that can do so, then please contact Lubomyr Chabursky 613-521-5831 (Lubomyr.Chabursky@HTLcg.com)"

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

Advance Notice

July 19-21, Fri. 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Sat. 11:00 am to 11:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Capital Ukrainian Festival is back for its 5th year at 952 Green Valley Crescent. Enjoy Ukrainian culture through music, dance, food, workshops, and so much more. Dance late into the evening at the famous Zabava parties, on Friday and Saturday. Free admission and free parking. Find more information on the website www.capitalukrainianfestival.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

August 19-25. Folk Camp Summer Camp in Grafton, ON. A week long immersion into folk culture. For information, https://www.folkcamp.ca/

Save the date! November 1 - 3, 2019 the UCC XXVI Triennial Congress is taking place in Ottawa. For more information and to volunteer, go to 

Nov. 7-9, 15th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar at the University of Ottawa

The Ukrainian Hour radio program is now again podcast, and the previous several programs can be heard at any time on https://www.chinradio.com/podcast/ukrainian, if you didn't catch the program on Sunday, 6-7 pm, on 97.9 FM.

If you have any event notices, please send them to us at: ottawaevents@ucc.ca

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

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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