Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa

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

August 1, Wed. The City of Ottawa has proclaimed August 1, 2018 as Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business day.
August 1, Wed. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. UCWLC Embroidery Group meeting. Bring your project and come 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.
August 3, Fri. On-line registration for the 2018-2019 Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance 40th anniversary season begins. Ukrainian dance classes for ages 3 on up. Season highlights include a new young, preparatory ensemble - Molodtsi!, and an exciting Podorozh! adult dance program (workshop series and classes). Early-bird discounts in place up to August 17th. First classes of the new season take place on Sunday, September 16th. Email: 
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @svitanokdance
Chumak Way - cycle U.S. and Canada for Peace is a team of bicycling Ukrainian war vets who are riding 10,000 km around North America to raise awareness about the current state of affairs in Ukraine, promoting peace and supporting those affected by war. Stay tuned for updates:

August 9, Thurs. 5:00 pm. #BikeForPeace with Chumak Way in Ottawa. Greet the Chumak Way cyclists at Dow`s Lake together with Ambassador Shevchenko and other dignitaries, cycle up to Parliament Hill (tentative arrival around 6 PM). Non-cyclists can join the team there for a group photo on Parliament Hill. Info:,

August 10, Fri. 6:00 pm. UNF Ottawa-Gatineau will be organizing Chumak Way presentation and social evening hosted at the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada where Chumak Way team will talk and show videos of their adventures and showcase innovative bicycles made in Ukraine. Please RSVP for this event because of security procedures at the embassy: The embassy is located at 310 Somerset Street West.
August 10, Fri. Deadline to submit resume to Lesia Ukrainka Ukrainian School of Ottawa which is looking to fulfill the part time teachers positions for 2018-2019 school year. The school operates on Saturdays from 9 am till noon at 35 Melrose Avenue. Are you passionate about teaching and love working with kids, know the Ukrainian language, and are familiar with Ukrainian culture and traditions? Are you looking for a motivating and exciting part-time job? Then send us your resume, our email is:
August 11, Sat. 8:00 am Chumak Way will be leaving for Montreal. If you are up for the challenge of cycling 200 km or less from Ottawa to Montreal then you can #BikeForPeace with them too. Start at 8:30 AM from the parking lot in front of the French embassy (42 Sussex Dr). Info:
August 16, Thurs. - August 19, Sun. Rochester Ukrainian Festival. For more information,

August 20, Mon. - August 26, Sun. Folk Camp Summer Camp in Grafton, ON. Adult workshops in traditional music, singing, craft, dance, food. Also kids programming. For information and to register,
August 25, Sat. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 15th Annual Ukrainian Independence Day Party hosted by UCPBA of Ottawa at the Royal Oak Pub (Echo Drive and Hawthorne near the Pretoria Street Bridge). Both Ukrainian food and beer will be available. All are invited. For info,

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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 the Sunday, 6-7 pm, on 97.9 FM.
The Ukrainian Profile Program on Rogers Cable 22 will return at 9:30 am Sunday September 2, 2018.

To view this newsletter in Microsoft Word, please click here: August 2018 Events Calendar

Advance Notice

Sept. 5, Wed. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. UCWLC Embroidery Group monthly meeting. 952 Green Valley Cres.
Sept. 8, Sat. Ottawa Ukrainian Golf 35th annual tournament at The Meadows Golf and Country Club. Dinner and prizes at the St. John the Baptist Shrine hall. Golf, cart & dinner $90; golf only w/cart $60;
dinner only $30; Junior rates. Tournament supports Breast Cancer & Prostate Cancer societies and the Shrine. Info: Teena Ostapyk 613-599-5310 or Eugene Rizok 613-834-9935 or
Sept. 13, Thurs. 5:45 pm. info session for the Ukrainian Language program Fall 2018 session, 1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa ON. Program will last 10 weeks until November 15. Manuals, materials and texts are provided by the instructor. The price for the whole session is $150. For information, contact Oleh Belkin-Baluch, International Languages Instructor, 613 842 4782
Sept. 25, Tues. Ukrainian Genealogy Group Monthly meeting. 7:30 pm, 952 Green Valley Cres.


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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