Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Day
Ukrainian Day returns to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in 2023! Presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council.
Ukrainian Day 2023
Celebrating Culture, Heritage, and Community
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Ukrainian heritage at Ukrainian Day (10 am – 5 pm), a cherished annual event co-hosted by the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council. Join us as we come together to celebrate the rich history, traditions, and contributions of the Ukrainian community in Alberta.
With a theme of Opening Our Hearts, you are invited to join us for a day filled with family-friendly activities and experiences:
Historical Village Activities (10 am to 5 pm): Don’t miss the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the historical village today! Step inside the captivating historic buildings and engage in conversations with our costumed interpreters. They are eager to share the story of Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta with you.
Feature Exhibit (10 am to 5 pm): Make, Mend and Modify: Ukrainians Adapting in Alberta.
The exhibit, supported by Lamont County, highlights artifacts that have been made, mended or modified, encouraging visitors to explore and connect with the pioneer spirit of ‘making do’.
Vendor Market & Gift Shop (10 am – 5pm): Discover a treasure trove of curated goods from local vendors at our Village Vendors Market while taking in the musical performances on the Courtyard stage.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the Gift Shop situated in the Visitor Center, take home a piece of the experience with unique and thoughtfully selected items from our gift shop.
Culinary Delights (10 am to 5 pm): Savor the tastes of tradition with on-site food services from Kalyna Kitchen and Sweets n’ Treats.
Children’s Activities (11 am to 4 pm): Join us at the Children’s Activities Tent, hosted by Yatran Dance, for Ukrainian Day-themed kids’ crafts, lively lawn games, and exciting face painting!
Ukrainian Day Concert (1 pm to 5pm): The concert will be a celebration of Ukrainian dance, music, and song, reflecting the rich artistic heritage of Alberta. Additionally, we will pay homage to Metis heritage through the enchanting melodies of a Metis fiddler.
Spiritual Reflection and Commemoration
Divine Liturgy (9:30 am – 11 am): Join us for a Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Blessing of Site Monuments (11:30 am to 12 pm): Join us in a meaningful ceremony as blessings are bestowed upon significant monuments that hold historical significance. This includes the Centennial Pioneer Recognition Monument, the Chernobyl Disaster Commemorative Cross, the Canadian Legion Monument, and the Internment Camp Monument. It’s a time to honour the past and the stories etched in these enduring structures.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating.
Regular site admission applies on event days.
For the safety of all visitors, as well as our livestock in the historical village, we ask that you leave your pets at home.