Trunk Tales: Leaving home … finding home
Lecture Series  and Workshops

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of onfederation, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch’s new exhibit Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home chronicles periods of Ukrainian immigration to Canada dating back to the late 1800s.  It tells poignant stories of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada and revolves around four trunks brought over four major periods of immigration. Each trunk has its own fascinating history of hardship, loss and ultimately great hope and joy found in a new home in Canada.

To support this exhibit which runs to March 31, 2018, we proudly announce the Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home Workshops.   These workshops will run in tandem with our on-going Lecture Series. All events will take place at 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Admission for lectures and workshops range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets in advance please call 416-923-9861.


November 18, 2017           1:00 pm

"Gerdan Making"  

(Hands-on Workshop in Ukrainian and English)

St. Vladimir Institute Boardroom
Admission $40.00

Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on ‘gerdany’, Ukrainian-style of beadwork since 1995. She loves teaching, creating visually-oriented instructions, producing a kit line and lecturing on beading and global folk arts in Canada, USA and in Ukraine.

During this workshop Ms. Rypan will teach participants the art of "beadweaving". The "sylianka" was once created by using multiple needles. Now we can get the same effect using a single needle and paying attention to colour placement. Learn basic netting for creating your own gerdan. Workshop fee of $40 includes materials for sampler.

Additional beads in your choice of colours and supplies (thread, clasp or kits) will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Contact Maria at www.rypandesigns.com. Workshop capacity is extremely limited. Call the Museum at 416-923-9861 to reserve your spot today!


January 24, 2018           7:00 pm

"The Ukrainian Diaspora Community in Canada"  

(Lecture in English)

St. Vladimir Institute Theatre
Admission $20.00 / $10.00 for students

Vic Satzewich grew up in Saskatoon, the child of displaced persons who came to Canada in the early 1950s.  He is currently Professor of ociology at McMaster University.  He has published nine books and many articles on various aspects of immigration, racism and social inequality in Canada.  His books include The Ukrainian Diaspora (2002) and Points of Entry: How Canada's Visa Officers Decide Who Gets In (2015), which was awarded the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award in 2016 by the Canadian Sociological Association.  He is also a recipient of The Canadian Sociological Association's Outstanding Contribution Award. 

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