It’s going to be quite the event! The May long weekend is usually full of excitement at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village as we open for the summer season and this year is no different, as we shift into high gear with the Celebration of Dance.
Dancers and Dancing
Well, it is a celebration of dance after all! Performers from Edmonton’s Viter Ukrainian Dancers, Cheremosh School of Dance and Verkhovyna School of Ukrainian Dance, as well as from Fort Saskatchewan, Onoway, Red Deer, St. Albert, St. Paul, Two Hills and Vegreville will be out to demonstrate the eye-popping colour, vibrancy and sheer energy of Ukrainian dance.
Also this weekend, you can attend a church service at St. Nicholas Russo-Greek Orthodox Church (starts at 10 a.m.) and discover the springtime sights and sounds of the historical village. As always, our costumed role players will be out bringing the season to life by recreating the daily activities of Alberta’s Ukrainian settlers in the years 1890-1930.
You can also enjoy 25 years of images of the Ukrainian Village taken by the Images Alberta Camera Club and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, musical entertainment and children’s activities.
And did we mention food? It’s not a celebration without traditional Ukrainian fare, prepared by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society!
We hope to see you here this weekend!
Admission to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is $9 for adults, $20 for a family (two adults and their children ages 7 to 17), $7 for seniors and $4 for youth (ages 7 to 17). Children six and under are admitted free. Admission is also free for those with a current Experience Alberta’s History Pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating.
Operated by Alberta Culture, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May 17 through to September 1. For more information visit www.ukrainianvillage.ca or call 780-662-3640 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta).
For information on all of Alberta’s historic sites and museums, visit www.culture.alberta.ca.