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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Video - Ukrainian independence 1917-1922

Awesome video showcasing the Army of Ukrainian People's Republic (UNR) of 1917 - 1922. Great tune, too!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Ukraine House at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Ukraine House will be the place to spend your time during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver!

Why's that? Because you can:

  • Meet new friends from all around the world
  • Mingle with Ukrainian athletes and celebrities
  • Catch coverage of Olympic events on large screen TV
  • Take in stage performances by entertainers from Ukraine and Canada
  • Enjoy Ukrainian food and alcoholic beverages
  • Participate in an an auction of sports memorabilia - including the runners worn by pole-vaulter, Sergei Bubka, when he set the world record
  • Purchase souvenirs as well as Team Ukraine athletic clothing
  • Kick up your heels at the Youth Dance (Zabava)
  • Strut your stuff at the Ukrainian Olympic Ball
  • Create memories of a lifetime at this world-class fun event
Ukraine House, under the patronage of the Embassy of Ukraine, the Canadian Ukrainian Congress and Canadian Friends of the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee, will be officially opened on February 11, 2010. It will be located at the Ukrainian Catholic Centre, 3150 Ash Street in Vancouver. (Enter from W 16th Ave, 1 block west of Cambie.)
Ukraine House will be open to the public every day during the Olympics (except for three days that are reserved for private functions: Thursday February 11, Sunday February 14 and Monday February 15, 2010). There's plenty of parking and ready access by public transit.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help staff Ukraine House. No experience required. The workload and time commitment will be much less than for official VANOC events ... and you'll still be in the centre of the fun and excitement of the Olympics!

To sign up as a volunteer, or if you have a room available to billet an out-of-towner helping with the Olympics, please contact Mirko Petriw by email.

Stay tuned for more information about Ukraine House at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics!

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