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Sparkling Tones Band

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Contact: Dwayne Pankiw Home 81 Ozerna Rd NW Edmonton Ab T5Z 2Y5 Home Phone: Dwayne Pankiw - 780-914-0843 Home Phone: Marshall Pankiw - 780-475-1032
Biography

The Sparkling Tones Band play many weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and social events (new years, malanka, supper dances). They also perform for stage shows. The Sparkling Tones play old time dance music (polka, waltz, fox-trot) and new. They sing in both Ukrainian and English.

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The Sparkling Tones Band is available to play 7 days a week. They have 3 CD’s available for purchase at any of their events.

St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir

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Contact: Dr. Linda Dudar Home St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church 4903 – 45 Street SW Calgary Ab T3E 3W5 Home Phone: 403 249-4818 Website: http://www.protomartyr.ca
Biography

St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir celebrates their music ministry through the singing of Divine Liturgies, Services, Recordings, Performances and travel within and outside the province of Alberta.

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Please direct inquiries regarding choir availability and CD products, to the
St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church parish office:
– phone: 403 249-4818;
– email: stephens_office@shaw.ca

Steppe

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Contact: Peter Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-457-9226 Cell Phone: 780-292-4604
Biography

Steppe is an Edmonton based Ukrainian zabava band.

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Steppe will perform at community events, as well as social functions (weddings, anniversaries, Malankas, festivals, etc.)

Pat Strakowski

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Home Calgary Home Phone: 403 288 8272
Biography

Pat has been working as a paper mache sculptor since the ‘80’s. Her artworks have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. They are in numerous private and public collections. In 2009 Frontenac House published “Moon Nibbler the Art of Pat Strakowski” showcasing her artwork. For the last 7 years Pat has focused on using discarded books and altering them into an art form.

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Please contact for availability.

Synia Nich – Blue Nite

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Contact: Nick Fedchyshyn Home P.O. BOX 164 STN MAIN Edmonton Ab T5J 2J1 Cell Phone: 780-951-2263
Biography

Playing continental music on the accordion with full back up (polkas, tangos, waltzes, latin, swing, etc.) for listening and dancing pleasure – weddings, parties, anniversaries, events, european type of restaurants, cafes etc.

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Will perform. Willing to travel out of town.

Nadija Szram

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Home #1311, 8820 – Jasper Avenue Edmonton Ab T5H 4E8 Cell Phone: 780-868-9600
Biography

Nadija makes korovai in the traditional method, using design elements of birds, syshku, flowers, wheat stalks and barvinok. Bridal colors and individual preferences are incorporated to make a unique one of a kind korovai.

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Nadija makes korovai to order. She is also available to teach workshops.

Irene T

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Home Edmonton Ab Home Phone: 780-453-2600
Biography

Irene loves to wheat weave. She creates crosses, windmills, hearts, wreaths and much more.

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Irene will teach wheat weaving courses and is available to demo as well. She also sells her work.

Todoruk Designs

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Contact: Kathleen Todoruk Home #201 – 10359 – 104 st Edmonton Ab T5N 1B9 Work Phone: 780-497-2957 Website: http://www.todoruk.com
Biography

Kathleen Todoruk is a clothing designer of women’s couture fashion using European textiles. Her studio resides in the Historic Mercer Warehouse.

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Kathleen hosts private, in-studio events and sells her clothing out of the studio.

Eva Tomiuk

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Home 5808 – 94 A Ave Edmonton Ab T6B 0Y8 Home Phone: 780-466-0854
Biography

Eva Tomiuk has been writing pysanky for decades. Her pysanky appear in collections not only locally, but all over the world. Eva is also a talented korovai baker. Eva is featured in the video “Our Daily Bread – Ukr. Traditional Baking”. Here you can join hostess, Joyce Chrunik-Rudiak, and world-renowned demonstrator, Pani Eva Tomiuk, as they provide you with the knowledge and wisdom needed to create delicious an beautiful home-made traditional Ukrainian breads.

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Eva Tomiuk is available to demonstrate the art of pysanka writing. She will also consult regarding korovai and dough arts.

Nettie Tostowaryk

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Home 10911 – 38 St Edmonton Ab T5W 2E6 Home Phone: 780-474-3228
Biography

Nettie loves to create in many forms of art – pysanky, water colors, oils, acrylics, pencils and chalk.

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Nettie will demonstrate and teach her art. Please contact her for availability.
Nettie sells her pysanky.

Sally Trefanenko

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Home 8823 – 158 Ave. Edmonton Ab T5Z 3E1 Home Phone: 780 – 476-0847 Website: https://sites.google.com/site/thesallypatriciacollection
Biography

Sally dresses porcelain dolls in authentic Ukrainian costuming representing the Poltava, Hutsul, Zakarpattia, Bukovyna, and Volyn regions. These are all handmade and exquisitely portray the rich and colorful festival costuming of the Ukrainian culture. This started as a hobby but has grown in the last 22 years to a small home based business. Sally’s dolls are all numbered and can be found throughout the world.

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Sally sells her dolls at festivals.

Tryzub School of Ukrainian Dance

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Home P.O. Box 1732, Postal Station M Calgary Ab T2P 2L7 Home Phone: 403-720-4840 Website: http://www.tryzub.ca
Biography

The Tryzub School of Ukrainian Dance offers fun and exciting dance classes from September to April. The School was created in 1996, with the core values of excellence, teamwork, community, and pride.

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Tryzub School offers Fundamentals of Ukrainian Dance classes for children 4-14, Junior Tryzub for students 12-18, Royal Academy of Dance ballet classes for children 4-14, and the Tryzub Adult Class for those 18 and older.

Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

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Home P.O. Box 1732 Station M Calgary Ab T2P 2L7 Home Phone: 403-720-4840 Website: http://www.tryzub.ca
Biography

The Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Society of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, preserves and promotes Ukrainian dance, sharing this cultural aspect at home and abroad.

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No matter your entertainment needs, Tryzub can provide a dynamic, energetic performance to suit your audience and venue. Tryzub performs for private functions, conventions, and festivals, or can provide a full-scale theatre production.

Tryzub is available year-round, however requests as much notice as possible to ensure quality and availability. To discuss booking a performance, please contact Tryzub’s Business Director at info@tryzub.ca.

Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton

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Contact: Roman Wasarab Home PO Box 562 Edmonton Ab T5J 2K8 Home Phone: 780-434-6671 Website: http://www.ukrainianmalechorus.ca
Biography

The Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton was formed in 1984 with the objective of developing, promoting and fostering a greater appreciation for the traditions of Ukrainian choral singing.

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The Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton will perform as invited guests for concerts and events, in addition to organizing several of our own performances and events annually. The chorus is also available to sing for wedding services, and endeavors to sing several Divine Liturgies each year.
CD’s on the UMCE are available for purchase.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Alberta Branch (UMCAB)

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Contact: Elaine Harasymiw Home 10611 – 110 Avenue NW Edmonton Ab T5H 1H7 Home Phone: 780-441-1062 Website: http://www.umcalberta.org
Biography

The UMCAB displays artifacts and homemade implements that depict different aspects of the life of the hard-working and resilient Ukrainian culture. Come and see embroidered and woven textiles, various styles of folk ceramics, wood work, beaded and metal jewelry, pysanky, traditional toys, as well as fine art by Ukrainian artists from around the globe. We also have a wonderful gift shop filled with an assortment of affordable keepsakes collected from different parts of Ukraine.

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The museum is open Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM in May-August, and by appointment.

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

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Contact: Terry Mucha Work 12245 – 131 Street Edmonton Ab T5L 1M8 Work Phone: 780-455-9559 Website: http://www.shumka.com
Biography

Mission
Shumka exists to present, promote, preserve and develop Canadian-Ukrainian inspired dance as a leader in the performing arts community.

We translate this mission as:
• Expressing the human experience through the lens of Canadian-Ukrainian dance
• Sharing our love of this art form with our fellow citizens of the world
• Respecting the origins of traditional Ukrainian culture, while integrating the Canadian experience, and melding that with contemporary expectations in order to make it relevant to today’s audiences
• Creating a centre of excellence in dance education to prepare the next generation of citizens and Canadian dancers in the Ukrainian art form
• Collaborating with other arts groups in Edmonton, in Canada and internationally.

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Shumka performs full length and customized productions. The company can offer lessons to various groups, and also operates the Shumka School of Dance.
Demos for “community engagement” events are possible.
The group sells CDs, DVDs, pottery…and of course show tickets!

Hope Ungarian

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Home 8607 – 66 Ave Edmonton Ab T6E 0L2 Home Phone: 780-466-0882
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Hope has written and taught pysanka writing for many years.

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Hope will demonstrate pysanka writing and will consult on the tradition of Ukrainian embroidery.

Charlene Vanderhorst

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Home Airdrie Home Phone: 403-948-4301 Cell Phone: 403-604-4301 Website: http://www.hellofromcharjvan.wordpress.com Website: http://www.charvanderhorst.com
Biography

Char Vanderhorst is a professional painter, sculptor, ceramicist, leaf stone tiler and muralist. She was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba?s Fine Arts Program. She is currently teaching private art lessons and group classes. Char has had past experience teaching art classes with The Winnipeg Arts and Recreation Department, The Airdrie Adult Education Department, The Calgary School of Hope and The Calgary Montessori School. She is a member of The Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, Calgary Sketch Club, Airdrie Regional Arts Society, and sings with the Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and Airdrie Community Choir .
She enjoys painting nature and feels it helps her connect to the natural sacred places she has visited. Her vision and passion for her art is to be able to paint images that portray her Ukrainian heritage .

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Char’s work, both original paintings and prints as well as her sculptures and stone tile art are available for sale.

Veeteretz School of Ukrainian Dance Association

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Contact: Gwen Hanke Website: http://members.shaw.ca/g.hanke/index.html%20
Biography

Veeteretz is dedicated to and offers:

• Affordable family fun
• Low student to instructor ratios promoting individualized instruction, technique development and accommodations for varied learning styles
• Ukrainian dance instruction by caring, specialized, and experienced dance instructors.
• Regional costuming supplied to all dancers. No personal costuming required.
• Competitive and non-competitive performance opportunities
• Dance programs from age 3 to adult that encourage and promote active, healthy lifestyles

Veeteretz Instructors are committed to providing dancers with opportunities to learn and celebrate Ukrainian Dance as an art form in a positive, encouraging environment. In addition to building confidence and self-esteem, our instructors are nurturing, inspirational and motivational in their teaching approach as they engage dancers to strive towards higher levels of Ukrainian dance achievement. The character of the Veeteretz School of Ukrainian Dance is determined by the dance standards of excellence the instructors and dancers set for themselves

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Dance programs from age 3 to adult run from September until beginning of May.

Vermillion Ukrainian Cultural Association

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Contact: Jason Stelmaschuk Home Box 3416 Vermillion Ab T9X 2B4 Home Phone: 780-875-5289 Cell Phone: 780-214-6857 Website: http://www.samotsvit.ca
Biography

The Vermilion Ukrainian Cultural Association was established in 1979 by a group of dedicated community members who saw a need to keep the Ukrainian culture alive & well in their children. The success & continuance of our club for the past 31 years is due to such dedicated families & awesome community support. Our instructors provide the highest level of dance instruction to our students. We are very proud to provide group instruction to almost all ages and we welcome individuals of all skill levels to learn solos, duets, and group dances and be part of our family.

For more information please contact our president, Jason Stelmaschuk at your earliest convenience.

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