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Get ready for the Montreal Ukrainian Festival


Montreal Ukrainian Festival – Montreal’s 18th Annual Ukrainian Festival will be taking place this Friday September 8th to Sunday September 10th. Come out and celebrate Ukrainian culture and heritage at Parc Beaubien – at the intersection of Rue Beaubien East and 9th Avenue. There will also be performances by legendary Ukrainian rock band Mad Heads, Anatoly Talash, head of the chamber choir ‘Oberig’ and Ukrainian pop star Andrey Svyrsa.

Organized by the St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal, the Festival aims to promote Ukrainian heritage and culture to the Montreal community and to increase awareness of the contribution of Ukrainian-Canadians to Canadian society in Quebec.

Visitors who attend the Festival have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Ukrainian traditions of folk crafts, music, dance, art and cuisine.

Over the years, the Festival has expanded in duration, performances and number of visitors. From its humble beginnings with 600 visitors and 1 day event in the year 2000 to over 18,000 spectators and a 3 day event over the past few years, the Montreal Ukrainian Festival attracts visitors from all over the province of Quebec, Ontario and North East of the United States.

You can also get a chance to win a vacation with Cobblestone Freeway Tours – just visit Cobblestone’s tent to enter. The winner’s name will be drawn on Sunday the final day of the event they will be contacted.

For more information visit their website at: http://www.ukefestmontreal.org

Bonnie Wurst – mtltimes.ca
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