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Country Kings Orchestra

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Contact: Bill Poliakiwski Home 4504 – 49 Ave Vermillion Ab T9X 1P7 Home Phone: 780-853-5476 Cell Phone: 780-853-3985
Biography

The Country Kings Orchestra has been playing since 1958. They specialize in Ukrainian music and also play country and western music.

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The Country Kings Orchestra is available to play weddings, suppers, dances and anniversary parties.

Country Sunshine Band

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Contact: Norman Walcheske Home Box 35 Willingdon Ab T0B 4R0 Home Phone: 780-367-2371 Cell Phone: 780-970-1390
Biography

The Country Sunshine Band plays Ukrainian music along with Western, Gospel and Orchesta music.

Notes

The Country Sunshine Band is available to play for all occasions. They have CD’s available for purchase as well.

Linda Craddock

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Home Calgary Website: http://www.lindacraddock.ca
Biography

Linda graduated from the Alberta College of Art and received an MFA from the University of Calgary. Her visual art practice is informed by her heritage, in particular the series of work called, “Hometown Dreams.”

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Linda is available for art exhibition opportunities and lecture/ presentation about her visual art practice — the autobiographical, sociological, and historical nature of the work.

Gail Demchuk

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-982-5643 Website: http://www.finelinefolkart.ca
Biography

Gail has been creating art for most of her life, constantly experimenting with new methods and exploring various mediums. In more recent years, the focus has been on creating beautiful eggshell art for sale and display. Gail has been involved with ACUA (the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts) for a number of years, having hosted workshops in both Edmonton and Calgary to teach others how to create their own etched eggs using her tools and techniques.

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Gail is available to demonstrate and teach etched eggs. Her etched eggs are also available for sale.

Diamonds Band

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Contact: Craig Repchuk Home Edmonton Ab Home Phone: 780-431-0130 Cell Phone: 780-918-4784 Website: http://www.diamondsband.com
Biography

The Diamonds Band is a versatile band that play a wide variety of dance music.

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The Diamonds Band is a performing band and available for dances, weddings and more. CD’s of the band are available for purchase.

Druzi Quartet

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Contact: Pamela Shapka
Biography

Druzi is a youth quartet available to perform classical and Ukrainian repertoire. Group includes first and second violin, viola and cello.

Dzerelo Children’s Theatre Studio

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Contact: Khrystyna Pikh Work Ukrainian National Federation Hall 10629 – 98 st Edmonton Ab T5H 2N6 Home Phone: 780-463-2732
Biography

Dzerelo Children’s Theatre Group perform concerts and plays at various cultural events in Edmonton and surrounding communities. This group of 5 – 15 year olds enjoys promoting Ukrainian culture, literature and arts among youth.

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Dzerelo is available for performances.

Larysa Eliuk Matchak

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-298-9447
Biography

Larysa Eliuk Matchak is a fine art painter specializing in acrylic and watercolor paintings. As an artist, Larysa describes herself as a “colorist” who uses bold color combinations and brush strokes to convey emotion. Larysa’s works have been featured in ACUA Vitae, “Nasha Doroha” magazine and she has been actively showing and selling her artwork at various art exhibits across Canada for over ten years. Larysa Eliuk Matchak has also created a variety of paintings for private sale and commissions.

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Larysa Eliuk Matchak is availiable for private commissions, and has also participated in live art demonstrations.

Euphoria Ukrainian Variety Dance Band

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Contact: Adrian Warchola Home Phone: 780-446-4995 Website: http://www.euphoriaband.ca
Biography

Euphoria Band is a fusion of Ukrainian pop, rock, and traditional music from Ukraine along with English favorites and is creating a transformational sound in the Ukrainian-Canadian music scene.

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The Euphoria Band performs at weddings, anniversaries, festivals, banquets, zabavas, and special events.

Five on the Side

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Contact: Justin Kowalevsky Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-475-4630 Cell Phone: 780-953-3996 Website: http://www.fiveontheside.com
Biography

Five on the Side is an Edmonton based corporate party band that performs a range of music including pop, rock and country.

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Five on the Side currently performs at casinos, corporate parties and weddings. They have also played for city events such as New Year’s Eve at Churchill Square and Taste of Edmonton.

Paul Gagne

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Home 15615 122 Street NW Edmonton Ab T5X 2V7 Home Phone: 780 456-4163
Biography

Paul writes pysanky in the traditional style and contemporary colours and styles.

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Paul sells his pysanky at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market before Easter as well as some Ukrainian Festivals. He demonstrates his work at all shows.

Glendon Shevchenko Ukrainian Dance Club

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Contact: Janice Voltner Home Box 1651 St. Paul Ab T0A 3A0 Home Phone: 780-645-6888
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Glendon Shevchenko dancers are willing to perform for small audiences, on request.

Gordon Gordey

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Home Edmonton Cell Phone: 780-953-5585
Biography

Dancemaker (Concepts/Librettos/Music Shaping)
Dance and Theatre Stage Director

The wonderment of telling stories through movement grounded in Ukrainian culture in an engaging 21st century dance style, with visually inventive scenography and film, and with intriguing music is how Gordon chooses to create art to celebrate our Canada.

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Gordon will work with your artistic leaders in concept development sessions, in studio experimentation with your complete team (choreographers, music, set and costume design, acting coaching, lighting design), in professional staging, and will follow-through to fulfilling performance expectations.

Theodora Harasymiw

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Home Edmonton Website: http://www.theodoraharasymiw.tumblr.com

High Prairie Zirka Dancers

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Contact: Leanne Cox Home High Prairie Ab Home Phone: 780-523-7030
Biography

High Prairie Zirka Dancer club was started over 35 years ago. The dancers perform at their own zabavas and at festivals. Many of the original dancers are still active in the Ukrainian Cultural Society helping the dancers and parents and keeping cultural traditions alive.

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High Prairie Zirka Dancers are available for entertainment at your event.

Namisha Hlus

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Home Sherwood Park Ab Cell Phone: 780-554-8543
Biography

Namisha is a soprano soloist who also cantors in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She is also trained in choral conducting. Namisha makes paper flowers and arrangements for all occasions.

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Namisha is available for performances. Her paper flowers and arrangements are available for sale.

Skyler Hoffos

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Home Phone: 780-862-5303
Biography

Skyler is a lover of the old arts, woodworking, leather work and blacksmithing. His Ukrainian heritage is often a big influence in his paintings and music, and nature is almost always a part of Skylers photography. Skyler loves painting with oils, and loves doing nature and family photography.

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Skyler sells prints of his paintings and will take commissions for blacksmithing and leatherwork pieces.
Skyler is available to demonstrate his arts and to teach courses.

Elizabeth Holinaty

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Home #203 – 10045 – 118 St Edmonton Ab T5K 2K2 Home Phone: 780-488-3668
Biography

Elizabeth weaves a variety of traditional and contemporary items. She draws
on the richness of the woven textiles and costumes of Ukraine.

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Elizabeth is willing to demo the techniques of handweaving on a loom

Dr Andrij Hornjatkevyc

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Home 4615 – 113 A St. Edmonton Ab T6H 1A1
Biography

A native of Ukraine, Andrij Hornjatkevyc studied the bandura with Volodymyr Yurkevych and Zinoviy Shtokalko in the USA. Later, while living in Canada, Hornjatkevyc edited and published the latter’s “A Kobzar Handbook” (in both English and Ukrainian), and “Kobza”, a collection of his musical scores. Hornjatkevyc has performed as a bandurist in Canada, USA, Ukraine and Germany; he has either taught the instrument or given lectures about it in those countries.

Michael Hunter

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Home 5864 York Rd Duncan BC V9L 3S4 Home Phone: 778-455-4425
Biography

Michael does traditional Carpathian style carving using a very fine tool and then paints the wood. This craft was learned from his Ukrainian baba and he has continued it for over 40 years.

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Michael sells his crosses, frames and boxes. Sometimes he also has wooden eggs available. Michael would be happy to demonstrate this are of carving.

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