May 19, 2011
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress will be actively participating in an historical commemoration to be held on Victoria Day, May 23rd, as part of Opening Day festivities at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, east of Edmonton.
The event, spearheaded by the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project, will celebrate the arrival in 1891/92 of the first settlers from the village of Nebyliv in Galicia, Austro-Hungary, to develop homesteads and create a Ukrainian colony at Edna-Star, Alberta.
Descendants of Iwan Pylypow, Nykola & Anna Tychkowsky and Anton & Magda Paish have been invited to this ceremonial installation of a replica homestead marker, which will become part of the Ukrainian Village’s permanent interpretive display. The Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association will be in attendance to add authenticity and a wider historical context to the occasion.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Executive chose this opportunity to officially launch their jubilee year, marking the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. The winning submission of artwork chosen as the official 120th Anniversary logo will be unveiled and inaugurated.
This special event will take place Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 11 am. The public and media are welcome to attend.
For more information:
Chair, 120th Anniversary Commemorative Committee
National Vice-President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress