Welcome the beginning of another new season at the Ukrainian Village with Celebration of Spring. The first event of the season brings together numerous dance groups of all ages from across Alberta as they perform a variety of new and traditional dances on our Bandshell Stage. In the historical village, families can visit with costumed role players and enjoy traditional authentic spring time activities on the farm. This event also opens the second and final season of the Peter Shostak: Painting to Remember art exhibit in the Visitor Centre.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating at the Bandshell Stage.
Drive back in time and turn up the radio for our annual vintage vehicle show and shine, combined with the very best of Ukrainian-Canadian music festival.
Join Steven Chwok of CFCW’s Zabava Program for an afternoon of memories and melodies with some of the most popular Ukrainian-Canadian polka bands. Come early and stroll through the collection of vintage and unique cars, tractors and motorcycles.
Begin the day by listening to talented singers from Alberta as they compete for the title of Kalyna Voice champion 2019, co-hosted by Kalyna Country Ecomuseum.
Other family-friendly activities include free horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activities, exhibits, entertainers, historic activities, traditional Ukrainian food and a Village Market.
To register your vintage car, motorcycle or tractor, you can now register online or call 780-662-3855 ext. 1112 or email Karen.Johnsrud@gov.ab.ca. Last day to pre-register is Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m.
Witness history come alive as Alberta’s Ukrainian community celebrates its pioneer roots as well as all things Ukrainian in the province today. An afternoon concert featuring the best in Ukrainian dance and music takes place at this annual event co-hosted with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council. Other family fun includes a visit to the historical village, children’s activities, village market and the Ukrainian Village Food Festival. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating at the concert.
Celebrate Alberta’s agricultural roots with a traditional harvest at the Ukrainian Village. See the Village one last time and witness an old-fashioned threshing bee complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator. Other historical activities include flower and herb drying, feather stripping, making kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat, quilting, and canning of produce from the museum’s gardens.