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

May 1, 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

May 3, Fri. 1:00 pm. The Lesia Ukrainka Ottawa Branch of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada invites you to a viewing of textiles and artifacts donated by Daria Yanda to the Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC. The viewing will take place in the Administration Building. Tea will be served at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm following the viewing. 
RSVP by May 1 as names have to be submitted for a security check. Phone Zora Jackson (613) 422-7804 or or Rosaleen Fedak (613) 422-7804

May 6, Mon. 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. DOPOMOHA Ukraini and the Ukrainian NGO Побратими (Pobratymy) invite you to a presentation and community meeting to learn about their joint project Повернення / The Return, a re-integration and adaptation program for Ukrainian war veterans, wives and families. View a short video about previous sessions, a project presentation and meet / greet Ukrainian veterans and trainers Andriy Kozinchuk, Ihor Kholodylo, and program participant Anna Tylko. 
Free admission, donations accepted at the door. CYM Hall, 913 Carling Ave. For more information, contact the UCC (613) 232-8822

May 16, Thurs. International Vyshyvanka Day / Всесвітній день вишиванки. Wear your embroidered shirt and demonstrate your pride in Ukrainian culture and heritage and show solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

May 25, Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ukrainian beadwork (gerdany) workshop with Maria Rypan, well known designer, researcher and expert on gerdan style of beading. $35 per single session (10:00 am - 12:30 pm) + kit or pattern ; $60 per full day session (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) + kit or pattern ($30 / $55 for UCWLC members). Sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada, Ottawa Branch. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. 
For information or to register contact Christine (613) 731-1870 or

May 25, Sat. 6:00 pm. VYSHYVANKA Social presented by LUC Ottawa. Fun-filled evening with games, light refreshments, cash bar and a prize for the best vyshyvanka voted by the people! 
Tickets are available at BCU (913 Carling Avenue) and on Eventbrite
For any inquiries, please contact
May 28, Tues. 7:30 pm. Monthly meeting of the Ukrainian Genealogy Group. Ihor Michalchyshyn will speak about the Ukrainian presidential election. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Hall, 952 Green Valley Cres. For information, (613) 731-1870

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.






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 



Advance Notice


June 1, 2019. Sat. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. UCPBA Ottawa Micro Brewery Bus Tour of Eastern Ontario.
Cost for round trip bus tour: $25.00 for UCPBA Ottawa members, and Capital Ukrainian Volunteers, and $35.00 for non members.
Tickets available from Michael Kostiuk. e-mail: Cell: 613-324-5409
Or at EventBrite page under the title: "The Beer Hunter - May 2019".
see for more details.

June 5, Wed. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. UCWLC embroidery group meeting.

The Ukrainian Hour radio program is now again podcast, and the previous several programs can be heard at any time on 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:

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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