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TopUkrainian Organization for Newly Arrived immigrants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Due to various reasons, Ukrainians  left the Ukraine in search of a new life in a host country. It is imperative for the recently arrived immigrant to establish ties and bond with fellow members of his community.

Photo by Mike Reshitnyk (Quebec,Canada) http://montrealukrainian.freeyellow.com/The priest of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Ukrainian Church the Reverend Father Volodymyr Vitt recently arrived to Montreal (Quebec, Canada) from the Ukraine. His firsthand experience has led him to better meet the needs of new immigrants. Since 1997, on the first Saturday of the month, the R. F. Volodymyr welcomed  newcomers in the house where he lives with his family. We had  interesting conversations with  coffee and  biscuits, often listening to the recordings of the  televised shows focusing on  spiritual themes. These meetings helped us to establish a scale of values and to befriend and mingle with fellow Ukrainians in the community.

In order to help and meet the specific needs encountered by Ukrainians arriving in Montreal, the decision to found an association was made and «Zustrich» (in Ukrainian "meeting", "greeting", "appointment") was born. On December 20, 1997, the Ukrainian newcomers gathered together to establish the Association, to elect its Uprava (Council), and to ratify the Statute. Mr. Mykola Kulishov was elected President of the Association.

Since 1998, "Zustrich" invites all those who are interested in the destiny of the Ukraine and Ukrainians at its new headquarters (5213, Hutchison street) every first Saturday of the month at ca. 6:00 P.M.

Listen "UKRAINIAN TIME" in Montreal
broadcast from CFMB 1280 AM in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and districts
on Saturdays 18:00-19:00 EST/EDT
News :: Reports :: Interviews
Community events: www.ukrainiantime.com/events.html
:. The 4th edition of the Montreal Ukrainian Festival
For many, yesterday's Ukrainian festival at a park in Rosemont was an opportunity to enjoy great food, dance and music. It was the fourth year that Montreal's Ukrainian community has put on a festival - held for the past two years at Ukraine Park on Bellechasse St., in the heart of Rosemont's Ukrainian neighbourhood. The event drew several thousand.
Photo by Mike Reshitnyk

Performers included various dance ensembles, violinist Vasyl Popadiuk, the Quebec dance troupe, Les Sortilèges, which performed Ukrainian dances. Comedian Luba Goy, of Royal Canadian Air Farce fame, also took the stage - and got some good laughs. "It's incumbent on me to say a few words in Canada's other official language," she said in English, then promptly broke into Ukrainian.

Also participating in yesterday's event was the Association "Zustrich". While a lot of pirogies and sausages were being served at the park yesterday, Zustrich member Oksana Gerych said that her group wanted to offer festival visitors a chance to taste other traditional Ukrainian delights, including nalysnyky, a type of stuffed pancake.

www.ukefestmontreal.org - the website of Montreal Ukrainian Festival
Ukranians show off their heritage - an article by "The Gazette"
www.pbase.com/madmedic/ukrainian_montreal_festival_2003 - photos by Mike Reshitnyk
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TopThe majority of our pages are presented in the Ukrainian language.
Although, we are very pleased to present some pages in English as well :
Saint Nicholas Day Saint Nicholas Day on December 18, 1999
Cultural Aura of a Nation or A Defect in the Main Mirror Cultural Aura of a Nation or A Defect in the Main Mirror
Trip to Ottawa Trip to Ottawa to the Canadian Tulip Festival and friendly soccer match Embassy of Ukraine in Canada - "Zustrich" Association on May 21, 2000
TopFor more information on the Ukrainian presence on the Internet,
please visit the following pages :

Montreal Ukrainian Festival• The website www.ukefestmontreal.org of Montreal Ukrainian Festival organized by the St. Volodymyr Cultural Society of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) - a non profit organization dedicated to keeping Quebecers aware of Ukrainian heritage and culture and to preserve and promote it in this province.

• InfoUkes Superb site containing an extensive amount of information about Ukraine and Ukrainians. Culture * Education * Entertainment * Genealogy * History. To read : Internment of Ukrainians in Canada 1914-1920 and Sergeant Filip Konowal, V.C. .

• Weekly digest of Ukrainian News in English Weekly digest of Ukrainian News in English

Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival• Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival - was inaugurated in 1997 as the Ukrainian Canadian community's response to the City of Toronto's call for the revival of a 1991 Twinning Agreement between Toronto and Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. This year the Ukrainian Festival became a two day event beginning on September 13.

Ani Lorak - www.anilorak.com• UA Zone - this site contains various information about Ukraine, its capital Kyiv (also known as Kiev), Ukrainian history, culture and more... Almost everything you might want to know about Ukraine.
• Ani Lorak - prominent and beautiful ukrainian singer
• Andrey Kutash - Ukrainian musician from Montreal (Quebec, Canada)

• ArtUkraine.com will show Ukraine today and tomorrow as it's people work to transform Ukraine into a truly new, independent, democratic, private enterprise, strong, prosperous, free nation taking its rightful, and unique, place among the community of nations around the world once and forever.

• Flowers of the Bible
International Touring Art Exposition

Watercolours by Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn

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