ABOUT US

A DELIGHT OF THE SENSES, AN UNFORGETTABLE ENERGY

CELEBRATING OUR VIBRANT UKRAINIAN HERITAGE

As part of Calgary’s rich multicultural mosaic, our goal at the Calgary Ukrainian Festival is to provide Calgarians with vibrant and colourful memories of traditional Ukrainian song and dance, an appreciation for its arts and costumes, and a taste for its delicious cuisine! We host our festival in the spirit of community and camaraderie, and with deep respect to the many Ukrainian immigrants who settled across Canada more than 125 years ago. We honour their memory by preserving our cultural heritage and continuing the many customs and traditions that have been passed down from one generation to the next. May their hard work, dreams, aspirations and determination to start a better life for their families in Canada always be remembered.

“TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH OUR RICH UKRAINIAN CULTURE,
DANCE AND CUISINE AS IF HAVING EXPERIENCED TRAVELLING TO UKRAINE ITSELF!”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CALGARY UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL

Constantly working to provide the citizens of Calgary an informative, educational and entertaining festival that celebrates all aspects of our unique and rich Ukrainian heritage.

CHRIS GNYRA


Chairman of the Board

WENDY WASYLCIW


Secretary & Programme Designer

JORDAN BISS


Marketing & Promotions Director

KAREN UHRYN


Operations Director

LYSIA SMANDYCH


Vice-Chairman & Stage Program Artistic Director

MIKE ILNYCKY


HR / Fundraising / Sponsorship Director

LARISA KOTELKO


Logistics Director

BOHDAN TYRAWSKI


Controller

AUSTIN WELESCHUK


Venue Director & Vendor Coordinator

MICHAEL CHEZ


Zabava Director