Friday, 27 May 2011

Of Doors, Trunks, a Roof, Jobs, and Manicures!

Doors Open Winnipeg - Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, 2011

Doors Open Winnipeg is a free public event put on annually by Heritage Winnipeg. This year there are over 70 buildings and events that have committed to participating in the 8th annual Doors Open Winnipeg event...including Oseredok!

Doors Open originated in France in the 1980s, with the number of participating countries increasing in ten years to 47 and the number of visitors reaching the 20 million mark in 2000.  Building on the European success, New York City, Sydney, Australia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, launched their own Doors Open programs. The Doors Open phenomenon came to Canada when Toronto began an annual event in 2000, attracting 76,000 visitors to over 90 buildings. Since then, events have been held in Ottawa, Calgary, St. John's, Brandon, and, of course, Winnipeg!

Oseredok will be participating in Doors Open Winnipeg on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 10am to 4pm!

Check out the Doors Open website at

May 28 through October 15, 2011

Oseredok is proud to present its new exhibition BABA'S TRUNK in tribute to all generations of Ukrainian settlers in Canada. This exhibit features items from Oseredok's Permanent Collection.


The roof renovation at Oseredok has begun in ernest! Today, the roofing crew has been removing the old false roof on the one-storeyed wing on the south side of the building. They discovered a large framed glass pane on the floor of the roof, indicating that at some point in time, there was a skylight. This skylight would have been located on the ceiling of the Boutique, just above the bookcases!

Discovering what's beneath the old roof!


Receptionist/Sales Clerk in Oseredok's Boutique

Great opportunity to meet interesting people who visit Oseredok from various parts of the world. 
Student to work between 30 and 40 hours per week July and August, 2011 (including Labour Day weekend).
Must have good interpersonal skills. Will be required to work Saturdays.  Conversational Ukrainian is a good asset, but not an essential requirement. Hourly wage commensurate with experience. Must be 18 years of age or over.
Submit your resume to Sophia Kachor, Executive Director,
on or before June 3, 2011.

Fax: (204) 943-2857


Grab your girlfriends, mums, daughters and babas and make a date for this great girl's night out!
Join us for our Martinis and Manicures fundraising event, taking place Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at 6 Degrees Martini Bar and Wine Lounge, 110 Market Avenue, Winnipeg. Tickets at $25 are available now at Oseredok. (Ticket price includes a manicure and one martini!)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Manicures in support of Oseredok!

What do a мартіні and a манікюр have to do with Ukrainians?
Both are available from Khreschatyk to Bloor Street, to Selkirk Avenue, and anywhere else Ukrainians with a fondness for pretty fingers gather!
And both will be available on Market Street in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 21 this year, as the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre presents a most unique fundraising project - Martinis and Manicures!
It's a girl's night out like no other, with a Silent Auction and Jewellery Sale!
Thursday July 21 from 5:30 to 9:30pm at 6 Degrees Martini Bar and Wine Lounge, 110 Market Avenue (beneath Don Pedro's).
Tickets are only $25 per person, and include a manicure (yes, really!) and one martini.
Available at Oseredok - 942-0218

Monday, 16 May 2011

We're blogging!

We're happy to enter the world of blogging!
We'll keep you posted on interesting events and happenings at Oseredok - from exhibitions to workshops!
We hope that you'll follow us, and offer your comments!

Monday was a big day at Oseredok! In the morning we began the second phase of our roof replacement project. In order for the actual replacement work to commence, the rooftop air conditioning unit had to be removed.
The work went surprisingly quickly and smoothly (except for hitting a snag at the outset, when the crane unit began to sink into the ground of the parking lot from the weight of the unit!)