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Paul Kobasiuk Band

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Contact: Paul Kobasiuk Home 120 – 50452 RR 245 Leduc County Ab T4X 0P5 Home Phone: 780-955-7549
Biography

The Paul Kobasiuk Band plays music of all types with emphasis on traditional Ukrainian music.

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The Paul Kobasiuk band are available to perform for dances and concerts.

Roman Petriw

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Home Edmonton Cell Phone: 780-908-9990 Website: http://www.imagesofdistinction.com
Biography

Roman has enjoyed taking pictures for over 30 years. He takes photos of special events and people. Romans photographs have appeared in a number of publications.

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Roman is available for photo shoots of all kinds. He has a large number of stock photographs available for purchase.

Sophia Podryhula-Shaw

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Home Edmonton
Biography

Born in Lutsk, Ukraine and raised in Sydney Australia, Sophia settled in Edmonton in 1976. Sophia is a landscape artist.

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Sophia’s work can be rented or purchased at the Alberta Art Gallery in Edmonton and the Art Gallery of St. Albert.

Polka Ramblers Band

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Contact: Shelley Dolter Home RR #1 Bittern Lake Ab T0C 0L0 Home Phone: 780-878-3234 Home Phone: 780-672-7340
Biography

The Polka Ramblers play and sing Ukrainian, Country and Rock The band has produced a number of CD’s over the years and these are available for sale.

Patricia Ann Rawnsley

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Biography

Patricia was born and raised in the vast landscape of Northern Alberta and is a proud Albertan with Ukrainian Heritage. Her interest in arts and crafts as a youth grew into a passion to learn as much as possible about the art world in general, and about oil painting in particular. She is a proud member of the Alberta Council
for Ukrainian Arts, as well as several clubs in Calgary, including the prestigious Calgary Sketch Club, the Group Artists Society of Calgary and the Calgary Creative Arts Guild (CCAG). She also sings with he Korinnya (Roots) Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and has performed recently at the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Ukrainian Cultural Village.

Craig Repchuk

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Home Edmonton Ab Home Phone: 780-431-0130 Cell Phone: 780-918-4784

Eugenia (Jean) Richardson

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Home 207 Covepark Green NE Calgary Ab T3K 6K9 Home Phone: 403-212-7115
Biography

Jean visits schools to share our pysanky culture and traditions celebrated by Ukrainian people. She taught 1900 children how to write pysanky in the Calgary school system in 2014.

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Jean teaches pysanka writing. She also sells her pysanky upon request.

Stephania Romaniuk

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Home 416 Wilverside Way SE Calgary Ab T2J 1Z7 Cell Phone: 587-228-0220 Website: http://www.stephaniaromaniuk.com Website: http://www.howtolistentoclassicalmusic.com
Biography

Ukrainian-Canadian soprano Stephania Romaniuk is a performer who blends vocal ability, intellectual curiosity and a fierce imagination. Stephania sings in classical, musical theatre and Ukrainian vintage pop styles and recently released an album of 1930-50s Ukrainian cabaret songs entitled “By-Gone Days” which is available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Passionate about the intersection of music, ethics, aesthetics and philosophy, she founded the website “howtolistentoclassicalmusic.com” and is a regular contributor. She has written for ACUAVitae, Ukrainian News, and several other publications.

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Stephania is available to perform, lecture, write and edit upon request.

Joyanne Rudiak

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Website: http://www.joyannerudiak.com
Biography

Joyanne is a singer/actor/coach who performs musical theatre, teaches a variety of acting, speech and musical theatre classes as well as cantors weddings/funerals for the Ukrainian Catholic Church. She is also a blogger (byzynerd.wordpress.com).

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Joyanne is available to perform Ukrainian folk/liturgical songs at special events with her duo partner Christina Csernyanski, as well as cantor regular/special church services. Joyanne runs workshops on public speaking and voice production (including singing), focusing on building confidence for emerging and professional artists, businesspeople, the religious and lay readers.

Ruta Youth Musical Ensemble

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Contact: Alla Semenko Home Ukrainian National Federation Hall 10629 – 98 st Edmonton Ab T5H 2N6 Home Phone: 780-479-7616
Biography

Ruta is a vocal, musical youth ensemble (14-18 yrs) that sings and plays musical instruments at various cultural events in Edmonton, promoting Ukrainian culture and arts among the youth.

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Ruta Youth Musical Ensemble is available to perform at various events.

Ken Saik

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Home 26422A TWP Road 511 Spruce Grove Ab T7Y 1E8 Home Phone: 780-987-4434 Cell Phone: 780-885-5598 Website: http://kensaik.com
Biography

Ken is a retired senior high school teacher who writes poems, short stories and novels. Ken has read poems and short stories to groups. He leads 2 writers circles and teaches creative writing at Northgate Seniors center in Edmonton. Ken’s creative writing includes suspense/mystery, travel/romance and faith/family genres.

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Ken sells his books at several area farmers markets. His books are also available to purchase through his web site.

Nick Samoil

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 587-989-6771 Website: http://www.nicksamoil.com
Biography

Nick is a singer/songwriter, composer and performer. He fronts his own band called Nick Samoil and Jericho West, and is also a professional keyboardist and composer for hire.

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Nick performs and sell his product and would be willing to demo. Nick does not teach.

Julian V Savaryn

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Home 8727 – 117 St Edmonton Ab T6G 1R6 Home Phone: 780-394-2866
Biography

Julian has performed in North America and Europe as a soloist, in chamber ensembles, and in orchestras. He studied cello performance with Tanya Prochazka, Colin Ryan, Marina Hoover, and Raphael Wallfisch. Apart from music, Julian works as a lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP in Edmonton.

Robert Sawa

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Home 128 Kicora Hill NW Calgary Ab T3R 0A9 Home Phone: 403-271-3665 Cell Phone: 403-461-6472
Biography

Robert Sawa is a retired teacher. His art usually deals with some Ukrainian and Canadian rural themes using oil paints or photography. His paintings include historical settings and landscapes.

June Scraba- Mielnichuk

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Home 7305 – Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton Ab Home Phone: 780-432-6765
Biography

June Scraba-Mielnichuk is a retired educator pursuing the field of photography. Her focus is capturing unique forms , vivid color, subtle blends, and images that intrigue the eye, including floral, abstract, travel and architectural forms. A tropical hibiscus, poppies unfolding, glasscapes, the terracotta’s of Mexico and compositional forms are part of her showings. Her summer 2014 show at the Pava Gallery was part of the The Works Festival and entitled Surfacescapes . Macro images were extracted from found forms were featured.

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June sells photographs and all occasion greeting cards.

Lyuba Seletska

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-999-7554
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Lyuba will demonstrate her art and is willing teach conduct workshops or teach a class.

Larisa Sembaliuk – Cheladyn

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Art by Larisa Home 11250-102 Street Edmonton Ab T5G 2E3 Home Phone: 780-479-2813 Cell Phone: 780-984-8852 Website: http://www.artbylarisa.com
Biography

Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn is a visual artist working predominantly in watercolours. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 1981 with her BFA in Art & Design. Since that time Larisa has become well known for her children’s book illustrations and her large scale exhibitions including “Flowers of the Bible”, “Baba’s Garden”, “Celebrating Women”, and “Dance Me…” (inspired by the works of Leonard Cohen).

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Larisa sells her paintings on-line, from her home studio and at festivals. Please call to book appointments to view art at Larisa’s home. Larisa will teach workshops and demonstrate techniques by invitation.

Valeriy Semenko

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Home 11538 – 86 st Edmonton Ab T5B 3J5 Home Phone: 780-479-7616
Biography

Valeriy is an painter and graphic designer. He works in watercolor, acrylic, gouache and oil. Valeriy also designs brochures, booklets, greeting cards and more.

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Valeriy sells his artwork. He is also available as a freelance graphic designer.

Jim Serediak

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Home Andrew Ab Home Phone: 780-365-2449
Biography

Jim is a guitar song writer who also plays the bandura and sings. He has cultivated a life-long interest in music by becoming a singer / songwriter / performer. Jim has also cultivated an interest in many different instruments including the bandura.

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Jim has various recordings and videos available via i-tunes and youtube.
Jim is available for performances.

Nicholai Shapka

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Biography

Nicholai is a talented Tsymbala player. He is available for solo performances to enhance your event.