TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT JOINING:
Let them know about the benefits of membership, the fun of being a member and the potential for community service.
Historical Walking Tours
Crafts Workshops &
Yearly SCHOLARSHIPS: designed to assist undergraduates
IVAN FRANKO LECTURE:
Done in cooperation with the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, this annual lecture brings the best of academic research on Ukraine and Ukrainians in Canada to Ottawa.
THE RAMON HNATYSHYN MEMORIAL LECTURE:
Also run with the Chair, this occasional series takes advantage of high-calibre academics, politicians and others passing through Ottawa.
DAVID BURLIUK EXHIBIT.
He was the founder of the Futurist Movement in art and literature in Eastern Europe before the First World War, We have been working the Winnipeg Art Gallery to do the show
SO WHO ARE WE, REALLY? We’re a service group, bringing together business persons & professionals with disparate political, religious and generational origins and viewpoints in the service of Ottawa’s Ukrainian-Canadian community. We work hard, but also like to enjoy ourselves. If you want to be part of the most dynamic group in the Ukrainian community of Ottawa, fill in the membership form and mail it in, along with your first year’s dues.
Find the membership form on:
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday, 25 June
In the tried and true pattern of years past, we’re combining the AGM with a BBQ and an excellent occasion to socialize. We’ll also have a special guest: Michael Wawryshyn, President of the national Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Federation.
At the AGM we’ll be discussing and approving a budget and plan for the upcoming year. A draft version is also part of this newsletter. Please read it over. Your input is needed. In particular, we’ll be looking for ideas for speakers and events. A handy reply form, asking you to priorize ideas the Board came up with and to give us your own, follows the plan. Please take a few moments to fill out and hand it in at the meeting.
Bring your own BBQ-able (hot dog, steak, hamburger, veggi-dog, etc)
Sincere condolences from
The President and Board
of the UCPBA(O) to
Thursday May 31, 2007 at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus.
Igor Choulguine, 53 years. Dear brother of Nathalie Choulguine (Panos), Constantin "Stan" Choulguine and Sandra Kapteyns (Frank). Loving son of Lydia and the late Rostislav Choulguine. Cherished uncle of Stephanie and Christina Kapteyns.
In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.
Sincere condolences from
The President and Board
of the UCPBA(O) to
On the passing of her mother:
PATRICIA CLANCEY MICHEL
6 June 2007
At the age of 93
In Qualicum Beach, BC
Loving mother of Paulette, mother-in-law to
OUR SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Editor’s note: We place this article to encourage members to find applicants for this year’s scholarships, awarded in the Fall. The article consists of the citation for the Scholarship read out by Oksana Y at the presentation:
This is the seventh year that I’ve had the privilege of presenting the UCPBA Ottawa Scholarship and thereby acknowledging the outstanding contributions being made to the Ukrainian and Canadian communities by our young adults. I am very pleased to award this years Scholarship to Andrij Hawryshkewich.
Previously, Andrij attended Merivale High School where he entertained thoughts of pursuing Mechanical Engineering until the calculus deities grounded him. Andrew then turned to the creative influences he discovered in Music & Graphic Arts to set an alternate course for his educational development and future career aspirations. He is currently enrolled as a 3rd year student - Carleton University - BA Combined Honours Degree in History & Music with a concurrent diploma in Sonic Design where he is honing his conceptual & creative abilities, and he feels he’s getting his money’s worth.
Andrew has continued to volunteer with Merivale High School’s Music & Arts departments as a Audiovisual Technician, Teaching Aid, Graphic Designer, or Videographer. A project of note was Andrij’s contribution to Merivale’s presentation at the Canada Pavilion at the last World Fair in Japan.
For several years now, Andrij is a teacher with the Ukrainian Heritage School and now Ridna Shkola of Ottawa, of children from kindergarten up to grade 4. Andrij also volunteers extensively with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and with the Ottawa branch of CYMK as a Graphics & Layout Designer for the Quarterly Newsletter, weekly bulletins, posters, and other print and promotional material, and as a Treasurer and Secretary for CYMK. Andrij is also called upon as a technical assistant for computer issues at Buduchnist.
Two years ago, Andrij started “ah! productions”, a multimedia design business doing both paid jobs and volunteer jobs for various local organizations and businesses. Andrij has done Web & graphic design for Ardefen International Inc., for Canadiancreditunion.ca, logo design for a Toronto-based Ukrainian dance group and a very impressive website for his sister Natalia’s portfolio of designs. I’m not sure if the latter was a paid job or a volunteer job.
One item that caught the eye of the Scholarship committee was the proposed EUAP or Electronic Ukrainian Album Preservation project. Based on the concept that there are so many Ukrainian vinyl musical records around that no one listens to because of the disinterest in the medium, Andrij and his colleague are proposing to start a free on-line database of classic Ukrainian melodies. UCPBA will be inviting Andrij to speak to members about this project in the new year. But I can see your thoughts and I’m sensing quite a few of you, my mother included, are thinking this may be a way to clean out at least two boxes of old records in the basement. Andrij has reassured me that he has a collection of over two hundred records to start with; should he require more, Andrij will not hesitate to contact you.
Applying for the Scholarship is easy. Go to our website:
Click on Scholarships and you’re away to the races!
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE
19-21 OCT ‘07
Please visit the XXII UCC Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians “Connecting our Community!” Web site at
At this site, you can learn about Congress sessions, download registration forms and nomination sheets for the Shevchenko Medal or Youth Leadership awards. Or book your hotel room. Visit often as there will be regular updates.
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY!
JOIN THE UCPBA(O) BOARD!
Some members of the UCPBA(O)
Board at their final meeting before the AGM.
You will note there are no pictures of Your Humble Editor © in this issue. This lacuna results form complaints by Ron Sorobey and Ron Tomosk. This duo cornered the editor at our last event and berated him for the feature photo of himself in every issue. His reference to the great volume of electronic and real mail (and some of it from people other than his Mother) claiming to really love the newsletter just for that feature was to no avail.
However, Your Humble Editor © carries no grudges. The Two Rons will get their newsletters as usual- and with special treatment. In fact, their copies are going through the shredder as these lines are being written.
LISTEN TO OTTAWA’S UKRAINIAN RADIO
(In Ukrainian and English)
Fridays 10:00 –11:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 –9:00 a.m.
the Ottawa Ukrainian radio program on CHIN CJLL 97.9 FM
can also be heard live via the Internet at
Producer and Host: Irena Bell