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Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association

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Home Box 38130 Edmonton Ab T6A 3X6 Website: http://www.veselka.ca
Biography

Veselka’s charm lies in its ‘living proof’ that individuals of all ages can learn and perform Ukrainian dance. With each performance, our dancers exhibit genuine pride and joy in demonstrating an appreciation for Ukrainian heritage.

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Veselka is open to new dancers to join every September. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend weekly classes. Class often opens with barre work, followed by corner work, to establish and perfect skill and combinations. Finally, the majority of class time is dedicated to choreography as performances are often scheduled throughout the year. Veselka performs within the Edmonton area and beyond, with requests for performances flooding in yearly. Recently, Veselka has performed at the Clymont Zabava, DeepFreeze Festival, and celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a multicultural celebration event.

Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir

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Home 12245 – 131 Street NW Edmonton Ab T5L 1M8 Website: http://www.viter.ca
Biography

Over the group’s almost 20 year history, The Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir have taken their place among the major performing ensembles of Canada by infusing the folk art of traditional Ukrainian dance and song with modern themes. Our vibrant presentations preserve traditional Ukrainian cultural elements while introducing a contemporary flair. Our group of choristers and musicians interact with the dancers, creating an entertaining and harmonious blend of storytelling.

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We are available to perform at a variety of events and functions throughout the year. Our talented dancers and energetic choir provide for a dynamic performance package that will surely thrill and captivate your audience! Viter is capable of customizing the entertainment package provided to accommodate a variety of venues and events, as well as the duration of performance you are seeking. The dancers and choir may be booked separately or as a song & dance package.
Consider the Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir for your next convention, banquet, corporate event or festival! Rates and availability vary based on length of performance and number of performers required. Please contact Viter to discuss your entertainment request today.
Our choir is proud to release their debut CD album of Ukrainian folk songs at the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival in September 2014. CD’s will be for sale afterwards.

Molly Anne Warring

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-456-8989
Biography

Molly Anne is the author of the “Paradise Acres Trilogy” which includes Paradise Acres – the Stry-ker family saga, Lost Paradise and Return to Paradise.

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Molly Anne’s books are available in stores and directly from the author.

Alex Werstiuk

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Home Edmonton Home Phone: 780-462-6468
Biography

Alex has been writing pysanky since 1948 when his mother taught him the art. He writes pysanky in the traditional style as well as decorating eggs with farm scenery, churches and for weddings.
Alex has started using goose eggs to make shadow box style dioramas, scenes within the egg shell.

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Alex teaches pysanka writing and will also do demos. Alex also sells his pysanky.

Annie Frances Wesko

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Home Calgary
Biography

I’m a book reviewer and editor, a member of the collective for FreeFall Magazine; a new member of Crabapple Mews Collective; member of AWCA, WGA. I have a BA in Russian (U of C ’97). Former owner of Annie’s Book Company (1996-2007).

Edith Zawadiuk

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Biography

Edith is involved in writing pysanky. She also enjoys wheat weaving and making dough art doves.

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Edith is available to do presentations and demonstrations of pysanka writing, wheat weaving and making dough art doves. She will also teach classes.

Iryna Zayarny

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Home Calgary Home Phone: 403-209-1578 Website: http://www.irynazayarny.ca
Biography

Iryna was born and raised in Ukraine. At an early age, she developed an affinity for many forms of art. Iryna studied at the University of the Arts in Kharkiv, Ukraine and received a Masters degree in Musical Performance and Teaching.In 1998, she moved to Canada with her family, and has taught piano at the Calgary Mount Royal University since then. She entered the Canadian art landscape in 2002, expanding her knowledge and skill by learning firsthand from known painters and art studios, and often attending workshops. In 2009, Iryna earned a Fine Arts diploma with highest honours from Stratford Institute. She was able to develop a unique and identifiable style, combining her musical knowledge and expression with talent as a visual artist.
Iryna chose to paint with oil because of her intense appreciation of the work of the Old Masters and their vivid realism. Irynas’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in individual and group shows, as well as public galleries

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Iryna’s art, originals and prints, are available to purchase.

Oksana Zhelisko

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Home Zhelisko Art6007 – 84 ave Edmonton Ab T6B 0H3 Work Phone: 780-271-7145 Website: http://zheliskoart.com
Biography

Oksana is a Ukrainian born artist who now lives in Edmonton. She has been a professional artist for the past 12 years and an art instructor for the past 3 years.

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Oksana teaches oil portraiture for all levels.

Zhyto

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Contact: Toma Lebedovich Home Calgary Home Phone: 403-465-3003 Website: http://www.zhyto.ca
Biography

Zhyto is a Ukrainian zabava band blending traditional sounds and songs with current popular trends in rock and pop to create an entirely unique and modern sound.

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Zhyto is available for performances ranging in size from small weddings to national large scale festivals. Albums are for sale from iTunes and from band members.

Zorya

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Contact: Christine Horne Home Phone: 780-656-1310
Biography

Zorya is a vocal-instrumental group featuring solo, duo and trio interpretations of Ukrainian fold and contemporary music.

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Zorya is available for performances at various events and venues.

Allan Zukiwsky

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Home Andrew Home Phone: 780-365-2296
Biography

Allan Zukiwsky has played bandura for many years.

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Allan is available to perform at various functions.

Christine Zwozdesky

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Shady Lady Hatware Home 9653 – 85 Street NW Edmonton Ab T6C 3E3 Cell Phone: 780- 466-8886
Biography

Christine designs and creates one-of-a-kind hats, fascinators and headpieces for women, men and children, working primarily with straw, felt and fabric as the base, and a wide variety of trims as accents.

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Christine is currently focused on custom orders and selling hatware from her home-based studio.

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