I will never forget the first three months of 2014. Never in my life have I been so proud of my Ukrainian roots, and never before have I cherished the human rights and freedom that I enjoy every day as a Canadian citizen. The events of the Euromaidan revolution, ongoing since November 2013, are history in the making. I’ve been moved to tears almost each and every day on reading and hearing stories of the brave people of my ancestral homeland who have been peacefully protesting for months now, their futures unknown, yet full of hope.
Mikhaylo (Mike) Loboyko is a classy guy. And one of the most high-end detail-oriented contractors I have ever met. His attention to detail and appreciation for finer materials is overshadowed only by his impeccable fashion sense and abundant charisma. Seriously, this guy oozes charm and could sell ice to an eskimo. (more…)
She has the voice of an angel, talent galore, is drop-dead gorgeous and she is a rising star on Canada’s opera scene. If she wasn’t so damn awesome, well… I’d still like her anyways. (more…)
In 2007, The Ukrainian Academy of Dance celebrated it’s 20th anniversary of ukrainian dance instruction in Toronto and published a limited-edition book to commemorate this historic event: In the Dancing Spirit… Celebrating 20 years of The Ukrainian Academy of Dance. Having been a dancer and office assistant at the Academy for many years, the school’s history was deeply intertwined with my own, and I was grateful to be a part of preserving this dynamic organization’s legacy. (more…)
I was recently hired by St.Vladimir’s Institute to produce their quarterly newsletter, VISTI (News). St.Vladimir’s has been a student residence and ukrainian cultural centre in downtown Toronto since 1963 and offers a rich and diverse program of cultural events, including: language lessons, icon painting, lectures, art exhibits, a library and documentation centre, culinary lessons, etc… It seems there is always something going on at St.Vlad’s! The building is constantly buzzing with excitement, and VISTI keeps their loyal membership up to date about life and events at the Institute. (more…)