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Summer Kids Reading Club

Summer Kids Reading Club

Ukrainian library in Victoria Summer Reading Club📚

📆  June 15- August 10, 2024

 For children 10 and under. 👶

 How to spend time with children in the Summer? 🎁 Join our  August reading club!

 📌 Club opens on June 15, 2024.

 🔹️How the Ukrainian library in Vitoria August Reading Club works:

 1️⃣ Pick up your reading tracker and books at Ukrainian library in Victoria ( Ukrainian Cultural Center 3277 Douglas street).

Library working hours: Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

 2️⃣ Read (or be read to) for 20 minutes or more each day.

 3️⃣Record your daily reading for 4 weeks:

  • 1 check mark = 1 day of reading
  • 7 check marks = 1 week of reading

 4️⃣ Collect your weekly prize at Ukrainian library after completing your 7 days of reading. Prizes available while supplies last.

 5️⃣ Repeat until you’ve completed 4 weeks of reading = congratulations!

If you have any questions, contact librarian at

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Annual General Meeting 2024

Annual General Meeting 2024

Today, on May 26, 2024 the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre.

We are pleased to announce the election of our new secretary, Lesia Kuzyk. Her dedication and enthusiasm will undoubtedly bring fresh energy to our team. As we look forward to a new year, we are confident that the Board of Directors, with the support of our community, will achieve great success.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to making this AGM a meaningful and productive event.

Together, we will continue to celebrate and preserve our rich Ukrainian heritage.

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December 3, 2023 Tribute to Ukraine – Art Spring Theatre Salt Spring Island
3 Грудня, 2023 Благодійний Концерт на острові Salt Spring

December 3, 2023 Tribute to Ukraine – Art Spring Theatre Salt Spring Island
3 Грудня, 2023 Благодійний Концерт на острові Salt Spring

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March 1, 2024 “Taras Shevchenko” – A concert to celebrate the life and work of Ukrainian artist and thinker
1 Березня, 2024 “Тарас Шевченко” – Концерт присвячений великому українському діячу та письменнику

1 МАРТА / MARCH 1, 2024

MARCH 1, 2024

“TARAS SHEVCHENKO” – A concert to celebrate the life and work of Ukrainian artist and thinker

1 БЕРЕЗНЯ, 2024

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Annual General Meeting 2024



Published on: April 19, 2024 

To all current and former UCCSVI members: 

As this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) approaches, we would like to inform you of the positions open for election: Vice President, Secretary, and three Directors at Large (all 2-year terms). 

Individuals interested in running for a board position can complete and submit a nomination form endorsed by a paid-up member in good standing. The nomination form is available here. Completed forms must be submitted to the UCC Office fourteen (14) days prior to the AGM—by May 12, 2024 (the AGM is scheduled for May 26th, 2024, at 2 PM). Nominee names will be posted on the slate presented to the members at the AGM. 

Additionally, individuals attending the AGM can have their names added to the slate by being nominated by another paid member from the floor. According to the By-Laws, nominees must be paid-up members for at least one year prior to the AGM—in this case, since May 2023. Individuals joining the membership after May 31st of the previous year cannot be considered as candidates for a board position at the current election. 

For those unable to attend but wishing to exercise their voting privileges, proxy forms are available here. Completed proxy forms can be presented at the time of the AGM by another member in good standing attending the AGM on their behalf. 

If you plan to attend, please notify the office at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre prior to May 26th, 2024, to reserve your spot. We will do our best to ensure all attending have a seat. 

Vote allocation will be as follows: Group representative (1), Individual (1), Student/Senior (1), Honourary/Lifetime (1), and Family (2). All voting individuals must be of legal age (18 or older). Upon entering the main hall at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, your membership will be confirmed, and you will be provided with copies of last year’s AGM meeting minutes, this year’s agenda, ballots, and a writing implement. If you have a proxy form, please present it to receive an extra ballot for each proxy in your position. 

We remind everyone once again that membership renewal will not be accepted at the AGM. It must be renewed at least one week before May 26th, prior to the AGM, to avoid last-minute confusion and delays. Membership renewal can be completed using the following options:  

  1. Online   
  1. In-person at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (cash, cheque, card). 
  1. Call to the office during regular hours (Mon-Fri 9 AM-3 PM or Sat 10 AM-4 PM) by phone 250-475-2585 

If you never been a member and would like to join, please use following link. and check additional information below. 



Who we are 

The Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1978, dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Ukrainian Canadian culture through a variety of enriching initiatives. From traditional arts workshops to cultural events, we provide opportunities for individuals to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Ukrainian heritage. 


UCCSVI goals: 

  • Promote Ukrainian culture through various cultural initiatives, including traditional arts workshops and cultural events. 
  • Foster intercultural understanding by organizing cultural exchange programs, multicultural events, and collaborative projects with other ethno-cultural groups. 
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among Ukrainian Canadian organizations and communities on Vancouver Island to strengthen community bonds and amplify collective efforts. 
  • Secure funding and resources to establish and maintain the Ukrainian Culture Centre that serves as a focal point for cultural activities, events, and education. 
  • Continuously assess and adapt strategies to effectively achieve the society’s objectives, ensuring relevance, sustainability, and growth. 


The role of the board is to: 

  • Develop a long-range plan for the organization; define our strategy and a time frame for achievement of our goals. 
  • Ensure the long-term financial stability and strength of the organization, develop and maintain income sources to provide for its continuing operation. 
  • Ensure the organization’s long-term stability and strength, bring into the organization individuals with the necessary abilities to lead and manage the organization in the future. 
  • Maintain the integrity, independence and ideals of the organization; do not allow individuals or organizations to compromise these principles. 
  • Exercise management oversight of the Office Administrator and the operations, approve annual budgets, review operating and financial results, audit for compliance with internal policies and external requirements, review performance against goals. 


The Officers: 

The officers hold specific roles and responsibilities in addition to their duties as members of the board of directors. 

  • President: Andriy Fabrikov (Executive Position): preside over board meetings, act as the primary spokesperson for the organization, lead the board in fulfilling its responsibilities, and provide oversight for operations, finances, and records. 
  • Vice President: (Executive Position, Open for Election): perform the duties of the president in the absence of the president and provide oversight for operations and controls. 
  • Secretary: (Executive Position, Open for Election): manage e-newsletters, meeting minutes, and agendas, safeguard and ensure continuity of records, and provide communication support. 
  • Treasurer: Natalia Mainprize (Executive Position): oversee finances and controls, prepare financial reports and budgets, and manage grants, policies, insurance, and tax matters. 


Directors at Large:  
The Directors have specific operations, oversight roles and responsibilities in addition to those they have as members of the board of directors. 

  • Director 1: Gift shop sales and supplies 
  • Director 2: For election. Library, Ukrainian School, Ukrainian Choir. Cultural events programming.  
  • Director 3: Facility upgrades & repairs, asset inventory, maintenance schedule. 
  • Director 4: For election. Cultural events organization. 
  • Director 5: Kitchen and catering management 
  • Director 6: For election. Digital marketing, online orders, comprehensive website updates & development  
  • Director 7: Facility rentals & contracts. 



If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email us at 

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Pysanka Workshop Spring 2024

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The first magic Pysanka Workshop at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre has concluded. We extend our gratitude to all participants for their interest in the old Ukrainian traditions🇺🇦 of egg drawing.
We are especially appreciative of the volunteers who generously contributed their time and knowledge to ensure the class ran smoothly.
If you haven’t secured a spot for the two upcoming classes, we recommend visiting our Gift Shop to find all the necessary supplies🛍️ and books📓 with detailed instructions for practicing Pysanka drawing.

Our Gift Shop hours are:
📆 Monday – Saturday
⏰ 10 am to 3 pm

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Sviatyi Vechir

sviatyi vechir

On January 6th, 2024, the Ukrainian Studies Society will host its first Ukrainian Christmas Eve Traditions supper since Covid.
The evening will take the audience through the colourful and meaningful traditions that surround celebrating Christ’s birth, from the sighting of the first star by the youngest child, setting an extra place at the table for ancestors and unexpected guests, lighting the candle, 12 meatless dishes in honour of the animals in the manger and carollers bringing greetings in song to the household.

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