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Date posted: May 11, 2017

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the launch of its project, Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada’s Department of ...

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Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Date posted: May 29, 2017

Less than one week away! A festival full of dance, cuisine, entertainment, arts and more!! The Calgary Ukrainian Festival focuses on Ukrainian culture within our society and invites groups and organizations to come perform and inform. Open to all members ...

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A Spectacular Weekend!

Date posted: June 6, 2017

This past weekend, the 8th annual Calgary Ukrainian Festival was held! The festival was filled with morning to night performances and a multitude of vendors to pick up some Ukrainian swag from. The performances includes various Ukrainian dance ensembles as ...

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The Gooseberry: A Play In One Act

Date posted: June 14, 2017

Marriage results in a rhythm of monotony that can easily turn into dysrhythmia: so is the marriage of two math professors, Audrey and Zena. Zena aloofly sabotages her wife's Other Woman -- Audrey's potluck dinner party, and aloofly insults every ...

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Canada Day Spectacular

Date posted: June 21, 2017

Canada is sure to be ablaze on July 1st for Canada's 150th birthday! It's no exception for Heritage Valley in Edmonton! They've been planning since last year's Canada Day to make this one a really special and extraordinary one! A ...

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The Gooseberry’s Opening Night

Date posted: June 27, 2017

Yesterday, June 26th, was The Gooseberry's opening night that was met with great success. Many attended the first night and lots of laughs were heard. There was much praise for the cast and crew. Here is director, Skye Hyndman, at ...

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Fun Times at Canada Day Celebration

Date posted: July 3, 2017

This year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. The day was sure to be an extravagant event filled with all the activities imaginable. Our Youth Engaging Youth project teamed up with South Pointe Community Centre to create a Canada Day Spectacular! ...

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Vegreville Pysanka Festival

Date posted: July 3, 2017

This upcoming weekend (July 7th-9th) the 44th annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival will be kicking off. There is free main gate admission for this event. Be sure to come out to see some amazing performances, some sponsored by the UCC ...

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Learning to Greek Dance

Date posted: July 19, 2017

On July 4th, I was able to travel out to Lake Isle to Camp Koinonia to visit the Novak Plast Ukrainian Scout camp going on there. Along with me, I brought some Greek dancers from Kyklos Edmonton. The afternoon was ...

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From The Yarmarok To The Grandstand

Date posted: July 19, 2017

This year was the 44th anniversary of the Vegreville Pysanka Festival. It was filled with performances, vendors, workshops, demos, bouncy castles, cossacks, zabavas, food and drinks. There was so much to do and only three days to do it in. ...

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A Sunny Day At Ma-Me-O

Date posted: July 19, 2017

It was a scorcher of a day on July 13th at Pigeon Lake. The campers at Camp St. Basil needed a break and some time in the water. Our sixth Canada 150 Youth Engaging Youth event was taking all these campers ...

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Ukrainian Day Featuring Some Friends

Date posted: July 25, 2017

On August 13th, most of, if not all, of the community will be heading out to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village to enjoy Ukrainian Day. It will be a full day from 9:00am to 5:00pm! This year, in the tradition ...

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Visit the Ukrainian Pavilion at Heritage Days

Date posted: July 25, 2017

Over the August long-weekend, August 5th to 7th, Edmonton will be bringing back Servus Heritage Festival for the 42nd year! Every year, this festival has hundreds of pavilions that represent cultures within our community. It is a weekend to recognize ...

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Date posted: August 4, 2017

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UCC Presents The Before 150 Art Night

Date posted: August 9, 2017

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress and our Youth Engaging Youth project would like to present an art night as a a thank you to the community and all of the participants of the Alberta events. The Before 150 Art Night will be ...

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Three Days of The Heritage Festival

Date posted: August 9, 2017

On August 5th through to August 7th, Edmonton hosted their annual Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. Even with a couple rainy days, the festival was a huge success! Sunday broke record numbers of attendance with 360,000 people enjoying the festivities that ...

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A Multicultural Ukrainian Day

Date posted: August 21, 2017

On August 13th, UCC-APC hosted Ukrainian Day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village with great success. There were thousands of people that visited the grounds that day and hundreds of thousands of perogies sold to an eager crowd. The Youth ...

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Before 150 Art Night… A Success!

Date posted: August 23, 2017

On August 18th, Youth Engaging Youth hosted an art night at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The night was a thank you to the community and organizations and individuals that we had partnered with to help make our events possible. ...

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A Trip To The Ukrainian Village With Discover Canada Kids Camp

Date posted: August 28, 2017

The Discover Canada Kids Camp has been going on for several weeks over this summer. It's a camp where newcomers of Canada can learn about the country and about all the different cultures in our society. The camp is put ...

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The 26th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

Date posted: August 28, 2017

It seems a bit fitting that the last Youth Engaging Youth event in Alberta would be a celebration of Ukraine's Independence. We partnered with UCC Edmonton once again to make this event happen. The afternoon consisted of a concert that ...

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Visit the #yey150 website to read all about Manitoba's last 2 events! www.150.ucc.ca

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Happy Independence Day! З Днем Незалежності! Come celebrate with us this evening. Слава Україні! Героєм Слава! #manitoba #yey150 #canada150

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Check out the #yey150 website to read all about the Project's presence at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival #canada150

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Read all about the #yey150 event in Thompson, Manitoba! #canada150

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Read all about our Ukrainian Day @mcycwpg Summer Day Camp on our website! www.150.ucc.ca #yey150 #manitoba #canada150

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Read all about the #yey150 Soccer Tournament and check out the photo gallery at www.150.ucc.ca. Photography: @simeonrusnak

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I love my job. Here is a sneak peek of the photos from the past three #yey150 events. More to come❣️#canada150

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Goyans enjoying a day of soccer. #canada150 #yey150

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What an incredible week at dance camp! We had an amazing week filled with meeting new friends, being reunited with old ones, learning new dances, trying new activities, and making memories. Is it too early to start the countdown for next year..? #rusalkacamp2017

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Ukrainian youth soccer tournament. #yey150 #canada150

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Looking forward to the Cultural Art Event in #morden on August, 10th! #yey150 #canada150

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We had a blast performing at the Canada 150 Zabava. Thank you @ukrcancongress for having us! #yey150 #canada150

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What a night! Ukrainian Park was lit last night for its Canada 150 Zabava! #yey150 #canada150 #manitoba

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It was lit. #yey150 #canada150zabava #campparty

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Woah check it out! @budmowpg will be playing the Canada 150 Zabava at Ukrainian Park Camp next Saturday, July 15th! #yey150 #manitoba #canada150

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Four pairs of blue eyes filled with a sparkle only camp can bring. First week campers - see you soon! ☺ Please arrive at the park between 3 and 4pm.

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Check out the photo gallery from our #yey150 mural event! Link in bio. So many beautiful photos by @sarahblatta #canada150

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Winnipeg's Portage and Main is lookin' good for #canada150! That's 201 Portage Avenue all decked out to celebrate. #onlyinthepeg #winnipeg #downtownwinnipeg #portageandmain

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Let’s celebrate National Aboriginal Day! Join an event near you. #NADCanada will be celebrated like never before! #Canada150 #Ottawa #Halifax #Montreal #Vancouver #Winnipeg #Edmonton #Toronto #Yellowknife

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A little taste of what happened this weekend at the Wychwood Farmers Market #FernFlower #YEY150 #canada150 #Ontario

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Read all about the #manitoba #yey150 Divisional Pow Wow on the #canada150 website at 150.ucc.ca

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#yey150 meets summer camp! Throughout the month of July, four camps will be participating in #canada150 events. Interested in helping out? Contact me to find out how!

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"Beautiful cultures sharing a beautiful culture." Read about it. Link in bio. #yey150 #canada150

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A little taste of what happened this weekend at the Wychwood Farmers Market #FernFlower #YEY150 #canada150 #Ontario

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Proud Canadians! / Fières Canadiennes! #canada150 #kidsfestwpg #Winnipeg #youth #jeunesse

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À ne pas manquer ! La Voix du Nunavut, un projet Signature #Canada150, est lancé au musée Nunatta Sunakkutaangit à Iqaluit ! Découvrez Nunavut à travers les yeux des jeunes ! . . . A must see! Voices from Nunavut, a #Canada150 signature project, launched at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit! See Nunavut through the eyes of its youth! #Nunavut #Iqaluit #museum #musée #Youth #Jeunesse

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Getting active means celebrating #Canada150 in 2017! This year @participaction put together the ultimate list of Canadian activities for everyone to try. For getting active, you earn chances to win great prizes. . . . En 2017, être actif rime avec célébrer #Canada150! Découvrez la liste ultime des activités physiques de @participactionf typiquement canadiennes et surtout, pour tous! Essayez des activités et courez la chance de gagner de merveilleux prix! #150playlist #Palmarès150 #Sports #camping

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La Balade pour la Paix, dans le cadre de #Canada150 du #375mtl, nous ramène à l’esprit de l’Expo 67. L’exposition d’art public présentera les œuvres d’artistes canadiens et internationaux. Cet hommage à la paix et aux des droits de l’homme se déroule sur la rue Sherbrooke dès auj., ce 5 juin! . . . La Balade pour la Paix, part of #Canada150 and @375mtl takes us back to the spirit of Expo 67. This public art exhibit will present Canadian and international artists work. This tribute to peace and human rights takes place along Sherbrooke Street is starting today, June 5th! #Expo67 #Montréal #humanrights #Paix #Peace

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What a better way to start #yey150 than with an event at the first Ukrainian settlement in Manitoba #canada150 #est1896

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Do you want a new best friend? Check out my blog to find out how. Hint, it's not a person! Link in bio. #canada150 #yey150

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The #MuskokaChairChallenge chairs are almost too beautiful to sit on. Almost. #Canada150 . . . Les chaises du projet Muskoka sont presque trop belles pour s'y asseoir. Presque. #MuskokaChairChallenge #Canada150

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Join a @Bioblitz150 and participate in Canada’s “nature selfie”! This looks like fun, eh? / Joignez-vous à un #Bioblitz150 et participer à «l'égoportrait de la nature» du Canada! Ça a l’air amusant, n’est-ce pas? #Canada150 #Wildlife #Faune #Canada150

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Today is the first day of fasting and the start of Ramadan! We'd like to wish everyone observing this month Ramadan Kareem and Ramadan Mubarek! #myumsu

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The 2017 Folklorama Open House is underway! #folklorama48 #celebrate #culture #73days

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#Repost @timeraiser with @repostapp ・・・ Wow @Timeraiser! More than 15,864 volunteer hours collected at Toronto’s #Timeraiser150! #Canada150 . . . Plus de 15 864 heures de bénévolat comptabilisées au #Timeraiser150 de #Toronto! #Canada150

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Le 27 juin est une journée à ne pas manquer! Des spectacles de musique et de danse auront lieu pour souligner la Journée canadienne du multiculturalisme. Où célébrerez-vous? #JournéeMulti #Canada150 #Toronto #Montréal #Vancouver . . . Mark your calendars because June 27 is a day you don’t want to miss! A multitude of music and dance performances by well-known artists will be taking place for Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Where will you celebrate? #MultiDay #Canada150 #Toronto #Montreal #Vancouver

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Celebrating #Canada150 at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in #Regina! / Célébrations #Canada150 au festival ‎Cathedral Village Arts Festival in Regina! #CVAF

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Folklorama VIP Tours go on sale tomorrow! Bypass line-ups, see multiple pavilions, and enjoy a progressive cultural meal service! Link in bio!

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This could be you on June 2nd! @nbs_enb wants to see your moves on #SharingDance Day. Events are hosted in five major cities and communities across the country! #Canada150 #MovesMe #jointhemovement --- Cela pourrait être vous le 2 juin! @nbs_enb veut voir vos mouvements le jour de #DansonsEnsemble. Des activités se tiendront dans cinq grandes villes et dans des collectivités partout au pays! #Canada150 #MeTransporte #entrezdansladanse @sharing_dance

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En cette Journée mondiale de la diversité culturelle pour le dialogue et le développement, nous souhaitons la bienvenue à Monique F. Leroux à titre d’ambassadrice Canada 150! «Cette année, nous célébrons notre pays. En tant que Canadiens, nous avons la capacité de rassembler les gens. Les convictions fortes sont importantes dans le monde dans lequel nous vivons aujourd’hui. Nous devons continuer de bâtir un leadership inclusif, de s’engager totalement dans la diversité et de protéger notre démocratie. En fait, en tant que Canadiens nous ne voulons pas laisser personne derrière et nous voulons bâtir un monde meilleur. Joyeux anniversaire Canada ! » Monique F. Leroux Présidente de l’Alliance coopérative internationale Présidente du conseil d’administration d’Investissement-Québec Présidente du Conseil consultatif sur l’Économie et l’Innovation *** As we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we want to welcome Monique F. Leroux as a #Canada150 Ambassador! “This year, we celebrate our country. As Canadians, we have the capacity to bring together people. Strong convictions are important in the world we live today. We need to continue to build inclusive leadership, to fully commit to diversity and to protect our democracy. In fact, as Canadians we want to leave no one behind and we want to build a better world. Happy anniversary Canada!” Monique F. Leroux President of the International Co-operative Alliance Chair of the board of Investissement-Québec Chair of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council

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Grand opening of #inspirationvillage •• Ouverture officielle du Village de l'inspiration •• • • • • • • • #ottawa2017 #bywardmarket #ottawa #urbanexplorer #instalike #igersoftheday #igersottawa #igerscanada #discoverON #explorecanada #loveottawa #myottawa #ig_daily

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En cette Journée mondiale de la diversité culturelle pour le dialogue et le développement, nous souhaitons la bienvenue à Marie-Jo Thério à titre d’ambassadrice #Canada150! «Célébrer nos diversités culturelles, leurs mémoires respectives, leurs réalités en mouvement perpétuel. Défier nos ignorances, nos idées préconçues et leurs clichés inévitables; Faire la découverte de l'autre en partageant ce que nous avons de plus spécifique et chercher des espaces communs. Cette rencontre, capable de nous étonner, est notre plus bel accès dans la vie. » Marie-Jo Thério, artiste acadienne: musicienne, compositrice, comédienne et grande voyageuse Ambassadrice #Canada150 *** As we celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we want to welcome Marie-Jo Thério as a #Canada150 Ambassador! “A great joy to celebrate today our infinite cultural diversities, their respective memories, their incessant movement and its changes throughout time. By really aiming to explore and discover the other while exchanging what is most specific in all of us, we challenge our ignorance of the unknown, the lessons we were taught and the inevitable clichés they sometimes carry. This is our greatest privilege and our greatest access to discovery in life. ” Marie-Jo Thério, Acadian artist: Musician, songwriter, comedian and worldwide traveller. PHOTO : Shannie Drapeau

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Congrats to Nadia Cap who won the #rusalkacamp2017 Early Bird Draw! Register soon... Spots are filling up!

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At nightfall, the spotlight will be on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which will be illuminated every evening to mark the #375Mtl and #Canada150! À la tombée de la nuit, pleins feux sur le pont Jacques-Cartier qui s’illuminera désormais tous les soirs en vue de marquer le #375Mtl et le #Canada150! @375mtl #Montréal #Pont #Bridge #LightShow #Spectacle #Lumières

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Let #Canada150 catch you by surprise! Giant letters might be coming to a city near you soon! / Laissez-vous surprendre par #Canada150! Peut-être que des lettres géantes seront bientôt près de chez vous? #GiantLetters #LettresGéantes #Calgary #Alberta #2017

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Grab your phones and check out the Canada 150 'Youth Engaging Youth' Project website! Stay up to date with all of the celebratory events happening this summer in Manitoba and across Canada! Link in bio. #yey150 #canada150

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#ThrowbackThursday to the inspiring #Sesqui film HORIZON Premiere in #Calgary! / #Souvenirs de la première de l’inspirant film HORIZON de @sesqui2017 à #Calgary! #VR #RV #Canada150 #Horizon #Premiere #Movie #Film

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Ever wanted to see 1,000,000 tulips? The 65th edition of the Canadian Tulip Festival blooms May 12-22. . . . Le Festival canadien des tulipes fleurira du 12 au 22 mai à Ottawa — 1 000 000 de tulipes en fleur! @cdntulipfest #tulipes #ottawa #tulips #cdntulipfest #myottawa #Canada150

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Stepping into a world of endless opportunity #yey150

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