Starting from the early morning, Centennial Park was filled with instructions from coaches and whistles from referees. In between, you could hear the occasional yelp and even a light “expression of frustration” from the players in a number of different languages. From Ukrainian to Polish, to Russian, to Spanish and more. In a great atmosphere, the day unraveled at a steady pace. From quarter finals to half finals, to finals… Kids from ages 5, girls and boys, to men ages 30+, all participated in the day’s soccer tournament with each team carrying their own colours, name, representing a different ethnicity.
As the games wrapped up around 2 PM, and everyone changed out of their dirty and sweaty jerseys, players, family members and friends all headed down to the play area where food, drinks, music and games kept the crows entertained for the rest of the evening. Kids celebrated their prizes and medals while the parents and older played enjoyed the chance to sit down, relax and chat over some cold beer. A very Canadian way to celebrate Ukraine’s Independency Day – in solidarity with other cultures, other age groups, professions, and soccer lovers.
We've all had those moments where you’re REALLY hungry so you order 3 different things from the menu. Convinced you’ll eat them all, you gorge the first item in seconds and suddenly you realize…. Nope; help - I need ...Read More
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Doors open 6:30 PM, screening starts at 7:00 PM Long Synopsis For the past two years, a Gay Propaganda Law has been in force in Russian-dominated eastern Ukraine ...Read More
Rain on shine, #TorontoVyshyvankaDay continued on as planned! With an amazing fashion show of traditional, modern, office and night outfits with elements of Ukrainian embroidery to a film about Vyshyvanky. “Nation’s Heritage” focused on the history of the traditional ...Read More
The story of the Fern Flower is an old tale, one which is well known amongst the Ukrainian people. It was interesting to see how those who did not know this story paid close attention and later admired the skill ...Read More