Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ukrainian Day celebrations in Langley, BC

Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations will take place this year Sat. Aug. 28-29 during the Langley International Festival.

The opening ceremony starts at 11 am and will end with a flag raising/flag presentation followed by the singing of the Ukrainian National Anthem, Shche ne Vmerla Ukraina.

The MC of the event is MP Mark Warawa. Performances by musicians and dancers will be scheduled throughout the 2-day event. Food may be purchased on-site. The Ukrainian kitchen is by Prairie Cottage Perogies (Judy Hrynenko). The basic menu is pyrohy & kovbasa.

Free admission!

This outdoor event takes place at Willoughby Park, next to the new Langley Events Center. It's located at 7888 200 St. in Langley ... at the SE corner of 200 St. and 80 Ave. (enter off 80 Ave.) exactly 1.6km (or 4th traffic light south from Hwy 1).

The Festival location will have a beer and wine garden, a Main Stage, Seniors’ Chalet, Children’s’ Chalet, Marketplace, and plenty of parking! Adjacent is a Children’s Playground and Spray Park.

Other activities include a soccer tournament all day, and a performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7PM. Check the website for complete information.

Here's a map of the venue and driving instructions to get to the park.

Here's an instrumental version of the Ukrainian National Anthem with a lovely slideshow.

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