Ivan Franko Community

The Ukrainian Centre
5311 Francis Road,
Richmond, BC

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Internment Camps Commemoration
Internment Camps Commemoration
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The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has distributed 100 plaques across Canada as part of their "СТО Project" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the War Measures Act and of Canada's first national internment operations of 1914-1920. All 100 of these plaques will be unveiled on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11 am(local time), from coast to coast, starting in Amherst, Nova Scotia and ending in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

До 100-ї річниці інтернування українців в Канаді (1914-1920) по всій Канаді відбудеття відкриття пам'ятних дошок *22 серпня 2014 року о 11 год ранку*.

Одна з дошок буде відкрита у *парафії Пресвятої Євхаристії (УГКЦ) 501-4th Avenue, New Westminster *а друга при*Українському Православному Центрі **13512 – 108 Avenue, Surrey*

Please join us on *Friday, August 22*, when we will be unveiling a plaque at the *Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre, 13512 – 108 Avenue, Surrey, at 11:00 am*. Following the unveiling, we will be screening "Freedom Had a Price," the National Film Board documentary on the internment.

*Or* join us on *Friday, 22 August 2014, at 11 am when a second of the plaques will be unveiled at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501-4th Avenue, New Westminster.*

We invite you to attend this event and honour the memory of all of the internees – men, women and children – who were branded as "enemy aliens," forced to do heavy labour for the profit of their jailers, disenfranchized, and subjected to other state-sanctioned sanctions, not because of any wrong they had done but only because of who they were, where they had come from.


Caravan World Rhythms presented
Direct from Kiev, Ukraine


Sunday, August 31, 8pm
Rio Theatre -- 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets $22 Adv / $25 door.
Available online or at Highlife and Banyen Books

With special guests, ZEELLIA.

DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Aptly named, "DakhaBrakha" means "give/take" in the Ukrainian. Mixing the fundamental structure of folk music with free-form improvisation, the Kiev, Ukrainian "ethno-chaos" band DakhaBrakha creates a mesmerizing world of unexpected and engaging new music.

On stage, Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation melds with the quartet's astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range to create a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. www.dakhabrakha.com.ua

New Website!

Within the past few months, you may have discovered our new website.
We have relaunched our website in a new format, with updated helpful information.
Welcome! Bitaemo!

Upcoming Events

Annual Golf Tournament – 'Texas Scramble'

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Country Meadows Gold Club

For more information on this great event visit the webpage,
or contact George Brandak, 604-274-2025

Traditional Ukrainian Food

Cabbage Rolls, pyrohy, and kobassa are available for purchase
every Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
at The Ukrainian Centre, 5311 Francis Road, Richmond.

Friday Night Suppers

Suppers are held on the 3rd Friday of each month*
from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.
The next Friday Night Family Suppers we're hosting are:

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21

* There are no Friday Night Suppers during the months of July, August, & December.

We are a registered non-profit charity and provide tax receipts for all cash donations made to our cultural society. All donations are greatly appreciated!


Serving Our Community Since 1937

Annual Golf Tournament The Ukrainian Centre Friday Night Family Suppers Lending Library
Malanka Saturday Sales Pysanka Workshops Rental Events

Volunteers Needed

If you have nimble fingers or know of someone who does, we need you on Tuesday morning for perogy pinching! We could also use your help to roll cabbage rolls on Thursday morning. We can offer great company and great conversation.

You don't have to be Ukrainian to join our team! Find out how volunteering benefits everyone by contacting Fran at the Ukrainian Centre.


Kontakt is broadcasting in BC. Programming can be found on OMNI 1 (Ch. 8 on Shaw) every Sunday at 8am, Mondays at noon, and Thursdays at 3 pm.

Nash Holos

Ukrainian Roots Radio — Vancouver & Nanaimo.

Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio is a bilingual variety show featuring the best in contemporary and traditional Ukrainian music. Broadcasting Sundays, 5-6 pm PST on AM1320 CHMB Vancouver. Live stream: www.am1320.com