Friday, 10 August 2012


It's been a while since we last blogged! And so much has happened! Our Midsummer Night of Kupalo event on July 5th was a tremendous success....we packed up the wagon and spent the August long weekend at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin...and in between all that, we took a little holiday time.
Let's catch up!


On a beautiful summer eve - Thursday, July 5th, over 150 friends of Oseredok gathered at the beautiful Qualico Family Centre in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park to celebrate the magic of the Kupalo Festival.

Some of the many guests at A Midsummer Night of Kupalo
Kalyna Horocholyn and Krista Mendres making flowered wreaths
Amidst the decor of fern leaves and flowers our guests tasted delectible culinary treats, heard the lovely voices of the O. Koshetz Choir women's ensemble, saw the grace of the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, and enjoyed the music of accordionists Myron Kurjewicz and Nestor Budyk,  and singers Sofia Bilozor, Larissa Klymkiw and Michelle Kowalchuk. They mingled through the setting sun in good company and conversation, ending the evening with a rousing sing-a-long!

Sofia Bilozor (with guitar) and Larissa Klymkiw

The O. Koshetz Choir women's ensemble singing Kupalo songs

Members of the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

It was an event like no other - a fabulous way to celebrate the Kupalo Festival, and a marvellous way to spend a mid-summer evening!

Enjoying the surroundings at the Qualico Family Centre

The Midsummer Night of Kupalo singalong,
featuring musicians Nestor Budyk and Dobryan Tracz

Many people made A Midsummer Night of Kupalo such a success! Our thanks to the O. Koshetz Choir, The Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Sofia Bilozor and Larissa Klymkiw, Michelle Kowalchuk, Gayle Cilinsky, Myron Kurjewicz, Nestor Budyk and Dobryan Tracz for entertaining us with music and dance!
A very special "thank you!" to our sponsors - Seerx Technologies Inc. and R.S. Harris Ltd.!
A gracious "thank you!" to all the suppliers of raffle prizes! (And congratulations to those who won them!)
A rousing "well done!" to Oseredok's Fundraising Committee for their creativity and huge efforts!
And a heartfelt "дякуємо" to all who came!
P.S. And thanks to Simeon Rusnak for the fab pictures!

It's that time of year to sort through your old artwork and make it new!

Once again Oseredok Boutique is holding its Second Time Around sale, giving you the opportunity to sell your old artwork, and buy some new art!
The sale will take place from September 22 through 29, 2012.
Here are the fine points:
Artwork should be numbered and/or signed by the artist. Three-dimensional artwork and colourful artwork is preferred. (No textiles, please). Unframed prints must be shrunk-wrapped. The maximum selling price is $400. Oseredok Boutique reserves the right to final selection for sale. All items will be sold on consignment basis.
If you have some artwork you'd like to sell, call Bohdana at 204-942-0218. The deadline to bring your saleable artwork is Friday, September 7, 2012.


Available now at Oseredok Boutique

Get the thrilling sequel to
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Myroslaw Petriw!
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Don't miss this enlightening and beautiful exhibition of 17th and 18th century textiles, embroidery, and maps from Oseredok's Permanent Collection!
Continues at until September 15, 2012.

Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday (in August) 1 - 4pm

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