About the Festival
Celebrating Ukrainian Heritage
Quebec’s Ukrainian community is 31,000 strong with active members in the development of Quebec in areas of art, culture, politics and business. In Canada, Ukrainians constitute more than 1,200,000 in population. Ukraine is an independent democratic state in Eastern Europe with more than 46 million people living in an area of 603,700 sq. km, an area larger than France and eighth in size by population in Europe.
Who Are We?
The St. Volodymyr Cultural Society of Montreal was established in 2002 as a non profit organization with an all-volunteer group of people dedicated to keeping Quebecers aware of Ukrainian heritage and culture and to preserve and promote it in this province. Pooling resources, its members come from various business, artistic, professional and community organizations.
- To organize a festival as a venue to introduce Ukrainian culture and heritage to the general population in the province of Quebec
- To showcase the best of the Ukrainian community, traditions, performing arts and cuisine
- To seek out Quebecers of Ukrainian descent who, over the years, have moved away from social and community activities and inspire them to a higher level of involvement within the community
- To give visibility to social, community, educational & cultural organizations as well as professional and business services
- To reactivate participation of young Ukrainians in mainstream community establishments and organizations
- To promote the achievements of Ukrainians living in the province of Quebec by displaying their contributions to Canadian society in culture and business
- To be financially self-sufficient
Montreal Ukrainian Festival 2013
The official Opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 7 2013, at 12pm at Parc de l'Ukraine. The site will be open to visitors on Friday evening, September 6, 2013, at 6:30pm.
|Friday||September 6th 2013||7:30pm - 10:00pm (Beer Garden & Live Entertainment)|
|Saturday||September 7th 2013||10:00am - 11:00pm|
|Sunday||September 8th 2013||10:00am - 5:00pm|
Throughout the day, festival-goers will be able to browse through many kiosks featuring Ukrainian cuisine, folk art and crafts, local businesses and information booths.
To keep the young ones entertained, the Montreal Ukrainian Festival will offer a supervised children’s area with games, face painting and other fun activities.