Book Review: Brovko’s Amazing Journey & Andrei and the Snow Walker by Larry Warwaruk

BROVKO’S AMAZING JOURNEY Warwaruk, Larry Coteau Books, 2013. 159 p. ISBN 1-55050-555-9 ANDREI AND THE SNOW WALKER Warwaruk, Larry Coteau Books, 2002. 195 p. ISBN 1-55050-213-1 Reviewed by Myra Junyk   Transcript: On this edition of Knyzhka Corner, we look at two books by Saskatchewan author Larry Warwaruk. Brovko’s Amazing Journey traces the incredible journey […]

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Open Statement to the International Democratic Community from Ukraine

Kyiv: Dec.12, 2013 In the middle of the night, from 10 to 11 December 2013, Ukrainian special forces troops started another brutal attack on the peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv. Aside from the regular police, militia men were also widely involved, having been brought from the depressed cities of eastern Ukraine. Some of them were deployed […]

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Euromaidan coverage on Nash Holos

Dec. 4th – Nash Holos Nanaimo – special 2.5 hour live broadcast with long-distance guests: • Mirko Petriw (Vancouver)  – local commentator and author of spy thrillers Yaroslaw’s Treasure and Yaroslaw’s Revenge. Mirko provides an overview of events in Ukraine. • Volodymyr Valkov (Lviv) – Executive Assistant at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Lviv and Project […]

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Canadian students explore Ukrainian contribution to Parliament and multiculturalism

Canada’s Parliament Education Forum is a unique educational leadership event for high school and university age students from across Canada. Students participate in an exciting five day exploration of the Ukrainian contribution to Canada’s Parliament and to our Canadian Policy and Legislation on Multiculturalism. It gives young leaders the opportunity to learn how our government […]

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Live performance of Holodomor: Murder by Starvation in Victoria online

Thanks to CHLY Radio Malaspina in Nanaimo for recording the live performance of Holodomor: Murder by Starvation by Father Edward Danylo Evanko. It took place in Victoria on Saturday, November 16. The recording is available in two parts: Part 1 (17:52) Part 2  (59:21) Father Edward’s series of performances of the play this year are part […]

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Holodomor – genocide by famine in Ukraine 1932-33

In the early 1930s, in a region considered to be Europe’s breadbasket, Stalin’s Communist regime committed a horrendous act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. An ancient nation of agriculturists was subjected to starvation, one of the most ruthless forms of torture and death. The Soviet government imposed exorbitant grain quotas, in some cases confiscating […]

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Interview-Shauna McLarnon of Ummagma

Shauna McLarnon of the dream pop duo Ummagma from Ukraine talks about being a Canadian ex-pat in Ukraine doing music and raising a family in Ukraine with her Ukrainian-born husband … her musical journey and life in Ukraine as an internationally recognized mainstream artist. Feature interview aired on Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio on Nov. […]

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Book Review: Blood and Salt by Barbara Sapergia

In her novel, Blood and Salt, Barbara Sapergia explores the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War. Taras Kalyna, a 20-year old Ukrainian-Canadian immigrant in rural Saskatchewan, is torn from his family and friends and sent to the Banff-Castle Mountain internment camp in Alberta. Along with over 8000 prisoners (mostly Ukrainian), Taras must survive […]

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The Roots of Klezmer

Klezmer music … it’s instantly recognizable, yet almost impossible to define. It’s a unique sound with a heritage deeply rooted in the shtetls, the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe. The term klezmer is derived from the Hebrew roots “kli-zemer” or “vessel of song.” It reflects the ancient Jewish belief that a musician is not really […]

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