Route of Our Roots

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, in partnership with Old Timers Cabin, will be hosting a Ukrainian food festival to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! Join us September 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. to explore our Ukrainian roots at Route of Our Roots! Enjoy food from featured food vendors, entertainment, folk art demos, and market vendors selling food to take home!

Free Admission

Tickets available at ACUA or Eventbrite

Food Tickets and Bar Tickets can be purchased at the event or at ACUA

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Folk Art Retreat and Ukrainian Folk & Cultural Fair

Join ACUA and Carvel Ukrainian Cultural Society celebrate Alberta Culture Days and Canada's 150th Birthday - Ukrainian Style! Our Folk Art Retreat and Ukrainian Folk & Cultural Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Carvel Hall on Saturday, September 30th.

Folk Art Retreat | 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$90 for two workshops (morning and afternoon) + lunch

Felting Brooches | 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Nataliya Iashnikova

Create your own colourful flower brooch with a master felting instructor from Ukraine! This workshop will teach basic felting techniques; you will learn about different kinds of wool and different ways of felting. You will learn to stretch and shape wool to make a beautiful fashionable brooch!

Makivnyk/Poppyseed Roll | 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Sophia Waplak & TBA
Makivnyky or Poppyseed Rolls are traditionally made for Christmas. In this heritage culinary arts workshop, you will learn all the techniques to make your own poppyseed roll at Christmas, from preparing the poppyseed to rolling and baking this traditional treat.

Vytynanka | 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Instructor: Myroslava Oksentiuk

Learn the traditional art of Ukrainian paper cutting. Vytynanka was used as home decor during the 19th century. Images of angels, birds, plants, and other animals are all traditionally what was cut out of paper. You will make a vytynanka that can be applied to a matte and hung in your home!

Etched Pysanka | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Joyce Sirski-Howell

Learn another technique in writing pysanky! Etching pysanka is similar to the traditional dye technique, using wax as a resist, but with etching you work from dark to light! Using the wax, you cover what you want to leave dark, and then the etch removes layers from the egg to a lighter colour!

Ukrainian Folk & Cultural Fair | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Participate for FREE in our Market, Community Art Project, Children's Carnival, Ukrainian Folk Art Demos, and Ukrainian Lunch from 12-1 p.m.

Folk Art Retreat


Ukrainian Folk & Cultural Fair


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