Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa

January Monthly News & Updates
Ottawa Ukrainian-interest Events Calendar - January 2018


Jan. 3, Wed. Deadline to order SVIAT VECHIR DINNER "TO GO! Order a traditional 12 course Ukrainian Christmas Eve meal now & enjoy it in the comfort of your home.  Dinner for 2:  $60 Pre-paid orders only. Pick up:  January 5, 4 pm - 7 pm at 1000 Byron Ave.  Deliveries available for an additional cost of $10. 
To place your order:  call Irene Lind OR BY PHONE 613-435-1097  or in person at Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Ave. Cash or cheques only.  Make cheques payable to:   TYC Ottawa
To Jan. 6, Sat. Lesia Maruschak is participating in an exhibition entitled Articulations, featuring the artwork of 39 women artists working in the National Capital Region. Lesia's exhibit is a piece shot on the Canadian prairies where her ancestors arrived in Canada. The piece is from the series entitled The Empty Chair. Studio 66, 66 Muriel St. (613) 800-1641

 Jan. 6, Sat. 6 pm. Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner - SVIAT VECHIR at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Ave.  Traditional 12 dishes meal preceding the service of the Nativity of our Lord. Carolling, candle lighting ceremony.
Buy Tickets at:  Eventbrite (Sviatvechir)  or Church Office.  Make cheques payable to:  TYC Ottawa. To Reserve:  E-mail: or telephone: 613 728 0856
Tickets:  Adults: $40, Students $30, Children (10-16 yo) $20, Children 9 and under - FREE.  Ticket purchase deadline: January 4, 2018
Jan. 7, Sun. and Jan. 9, Tues. Members of the Ottawa Branch of Canadian Friends of Ukraine will be bringing the joyful sounds of Christmas carols (koliady) to Ukrainian homes in the Ottawa region.  Please greet them warmly and generously. Your support will help those who help others in Ukraine: doctors, teachers, librarians, and care givers to the needy.  Arrange for a koliada at your home by sending a note to  But if you will be with spending Christmas with family in Lethbridge, please send a donation to: Ukrainian Friends of Ukraine, 46 Fardon Way, Ottawa, ON K1G 4N4.
Jan. 8, Mon. 6:30 pm. Carol concert featuring Ottawa Ukrainian choirs at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Cres. Free admission. Coffee and pampushky in the hall following the concert.
Jan. 13, Sat. 6 pm. Traditional Ukrainian New Year Celebration - MALANKA  "Adventure in old Kyiv" - lots of fun, live music and DJ, live performances, door prizes and raffle, action and drama filled event.  Catered meal by Mama Raisa catering. 6 pm Cocktails, 7:30 pm Dinner & Dance. Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Tickets by reservations only by January 7.  To reserve a ticket, please contact Oksana Kavera 613 222 7373 or via email Tickets:  Adults $60, Students $35, Children (4-15)  $15.
To Jan. 15, Mon. Art exhibition by Ihor Andriyiv at the Arrow & Loon Pub, 99 Fifth Ave. Original paintings on display; limited edition prints of Ottawa streetscapes and flowers, and sets of greeting cards for sale. (613) 237-0448,

Jan. 17, Wed. Dudaryk Men's Choir from Lviv carol concert. Further details TBA.
Jan. 18, Thurs. 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Workshop presented by EUREAST "The European Union and Russia: Where Now?"  Experts from Canada, Europe and Russia will examine the current state and future prospects for relations between the EU and Russia in the face of the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions regimes. Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University
A light lunch will be provided for registered guests beginning at 12:00 pm, with welcoming comments starting at 12:30 pm. To register for the lunch:

Jan. 18, Thurs. 6 pm - 8 pm. Lectures of Ukrainian Language, Literature, History, Geography and Singing begin and run every Thursday until Feb. 8. Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. Materials and manuals provided by Instructor Oleh Belkin. 4 lectures, $60.
Contact: O.Belkin, ILI 613 842 47 82
Jan. 18, Thurs. 6 pm. Great Blessing of Water and Feast of Jordan Dinner.  Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Ave.
Jan. 20, Sat. 11 am. Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany, St. Onuphrius Church, followed by Great Water Blessing outside by the Ottawa River. Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC.
Jan. 23, Tues. 7:30 pm. Ukrainian Genealogy Group monthly meeting. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For information (613) 731-1870.
Jan. 26, Fri. 7 pm. Perogies with the Pros Night. UCPBA Ottawa presents an evening of Ukrainian perogies and a Canadian investment seminar. Several speakers will make presentations on investment topics. More details will be available on UCPBA Ottawa website. 1000 Byron Avenue. Info 613-324-5409
Jan. 31, Wed. 7 pm. Ukrainian National Federation (UNF-OG) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the main foyer, City of Ottawa Archives, James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive, Centrepointe. 2018 executive to be elected. Free parking and entry from back of the building. Everyone welcome. Special guest speaker Commander of the Canadian Army and Operation Unifier, Lt-Gen Paul Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD. Q & A to follow. Refreshments will be served. For information, Vicki Karpiak, or (613) 596-8188.

Internship Opportunities
The UCC together with SUSK, has put together a list of some of the key parliamentary and political internships to which we would encourage Ukrainian Canadian youth to apply.  Most of these deadlines are coming up very quickly in early January 2018 so please review soon!
Please forward this information to any students and recent graduates who are looking ahead to their summer  fall plans.

To view this calendar in Microsoft Word, please click here: January 2018 Events Calendar

Advance Notice
Feb 10, Sat. 5:30 pm. LUC Ottawa would like to invite everyone to a TRIVIA NIGHT! It will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 911 Carling Avenue. Dinner at 6 pm and Trivia to follow at 7 pm. Cash bar. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students. 
Organize a team of 8 or come by individually and join a team! Come on out to a night of fun pub style trivia!
For ticket and event information, please contact Mike Hrycak at

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. W613-723-7790  

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

The Events  Calendar can also be viewed at: 

Addendum - January 2018 - Ottawa Ukrainian-interest Events Calendar

Jan. 14, Sun. 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm.  Akord, Ukrainian Men's Choir of Ottawa, will be singing Ukrainian carols (koliady) at St. Onuphrius Church in the Canadian History Hall, Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau
There is an admission fee to enter the Museum. For Museum hours and admission prices,
Jan. 16, Tues. 6 pm. Traditional Malanka celebration and annual kutia contest at the Embassy of Ukraine, 310 Somerset St. West. Dress: Vyshyvanka. Those wishing to attend must pre-register with the Embassy at
Jan. 17, Wed. 7 pm. Concert by members of the Dudaryk Men's Choir from Lviv. Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Ave. Admission is by donation, tax receipts will be issued for donations over $25. All proceeds will help fund the PTSD Family Re-integration Program for ATO soldiers in Ukraine through DOPOMOHA UKRAINI FUND. 
For information, please contact:
Jan. 23, Tues. 7:30 pm. Ukrainian Genealogy Group (UGG-NCR) monthly meeting. Topic: Interpreting Ukrainian Church Records for Family History Research. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For information, (613) 731-1870

Jan. 31, Wed. 1 pm - 2:30 pm. Oleh Havrylyshyn, Visiting Research Scholar, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University will be presenting his recent book "The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine : Slow Starts, False Starts and a Last Chance?" Alumni Boardroom, Room 617, 6th floor, Robertson Hall.

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Advance Notice
Feb. 7, Wed. 7 pm - 9 pm. UCWLC Embroidery Group monthly meeting. Bring a project and join us for an evening of stitching and socializing. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For information, Khrystia (613) 731-1870 or Luba (613) 299-1659.

Feb 10, Sat. 6pm-11pm. League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUC) invites everyone to TRIVIA NIGHT, held at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (911 Carling Avenue). Dinner starts at 6pm with Trivia following at 7pm. Cash Bar. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Students (with Valid ID) and are available at Buduchnist Credit Union and on EventBrite. Please contact for any inquiries.

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Dr. George Fedak Research Scientist at Agriculture Canada, has been awarded the Vernadskyi Gold Medal by Ukraine's Academy of Sciences. According to the citation: Dr. Fedak is..."a world renowned scientist who made an invaluable contribution to the world treasury of scientific research on leading cereals - barley and wheat." The citation goes on to note his extensive international research and publication record as well as Dr. Fedak's extensive work with Ukrainian scientists in his field. 
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