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November 2023

Dear Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Society
Members and Friends,

We hope this message finds you well and immersed in the vibrant colours of life. As advocates of cultural diversity and appreciation, we are thrilled to bring you the latest updates and details about our upcoming events and opportunities which promise to be a celebration of unity, creativity, and tradition.

Upcoming Events
Ukrainian Supper from Veselka Dance

Next Friday, Veselka Dance will host our popular Ukrainian Supper with live music, free communication, and delicious food.

Come to the Ukrainian Cultural Centre on November 24th, from 5 PM to 8 PM to try or take with you freshly hand-made perogies, Ukrainian sausage, vegetarian borscht, or vegetarian cabbage rolls. A $20 combo plate, a la carte items, and bar service will be available.

Craft Fair at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre

We are thrilled to invite you to the upcoming Craft Fair at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre on Saturday, November 25th, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Christmas items, glass, rock and wood art jewelry, chocolates, gift boxes, soaps essential oils, pet and baby items knit, crochet work, brooches, silver jewelry, and more will be available for sale. 

In addition to a fantastic array of crafts, we’re excited to offer a delectable selection of Ukrainian Frozen Food for sale and HOT LUNCH for our guests.

Victoria in my heart – Concert of Ukrainian Musicians
Eldar, Anton, Julia, and Borys are true Ukrainian professionals, enthusiastic and passionate about international, classical, and Ukrainian music. All four of them left Ukraine to start a new life in Canada, no matter how hard it may be, they are united by their love for music, faith in peace, and love.

On Saturday, November 25th, from 7 PM to 8 PM they bring a new sound to the worldwide hits to all the music lovers at their special concert at the Salvation Army Citadel (4030 Douglas St.).

Admission by donation.
Holodomor Commemoration 
Honoring the memory of the millions who perished during the enforced famine of 1932-33 in Ukraine, we extend a heartfelt invitation for you to join us at the Holodomor Commemoration on Sunday, November 26, at 6 PM. It will take place at the Christ Church Cathedral, located at 911 Quadra Street in Victoria, BC.

This program is designed to pay tribute to the victims through a moving memorial service, thought-provoking speeches, and soul-stirring Ukrainian songs performed by the Kalyna Ukrainian Choir and other talented musicians. We warmly welcome everyone to join us in this solemn occasion.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Victoria Branch. Donations are being accepted for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation toward humanitarian aid in Ukraine, which will contribute towards much-needed humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed.
Meet & Greet in Victoria
Join us for an immersive Board Game Night – a vibrant Meet & Greet for Ukrainians and friends at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. Dive into an enchanting evening of tabletop games on November 30th from 5 PM to 7 PM, fostering a lively community and ensuring a memorable and delightful experience for all. 

Feel free to bring something delectable to share at our communal table, enhancing the joy of the night as we savor these treats together and exchange stories. We look forward to sharing laughter, camaraderie, and fun-filled moments with you!
Toy Drive – Support or Get Support
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to spread joy and warmth to those in need! We are excited to announce Toy Drive organized by UVIC & UNICELF and supported by UCCSVI, where we come together to make a difference in the lives of children who recently arrived to Victoria from Ukraine and may not have the opportunity to experience the magic of the holidays.

🌟 How You Can Help:
Bring a smile to a child’s face by donating new/light used toys or monetary donations. Please contact Your generosity will make a world of difference to families in our community. Collection period is finished on November 30th, 2023.

🌟 How You Can Get Support: 
If you would like to receive the toy for your children, please sign up in advance.Toys can be picked up at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 AM to 3 PM.

A Charitable Tabletop Wargaming Convention
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre will be hosting a charity focused Wargames Convention on Sunday, December 3rd, from 9 AM to 8 PM. These events serve as a chance to unite those who passion for tabletop and philanthropy. Your participation will provide support to newcomers, as well as assistance to Kiwanis Village.

For more information and tickets, visit Victoria Wargames Convention
Volunteer Opportunities 
Are you interested in getting more involved in our cultural society? We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help organize events, manage workshops, help at the kitchen, renovations in the Centre and contribute to our ongoing initiatives. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill up theapplication online 
Gift Shop
The Ukrainian Cultural Centre is the perfect place to pick up all of your Ukrainian essentials from vyshyvanky to pysanky supplies.

The gift shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island

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