Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ukrainian Children's Theatre Studio - Dzerelo

The Ukrainian National Federation is celebrating its 80th anniversary of service to the Ukrainian Canadian community this year, and its Edmonton women's association - the The Ukrainian Women's Organization of Canada chose to name their organization in honor of Olha Basarab.  Olha Basarab was a women of Western Ukraine at a time when Poland was "in charge".  Olha joined a freedom movement, and actually served as a sharpshooter in the Sich Riflemen for a period of time. She received honors for this, it seems, posthumously because she was "eliminated" by the authorities of the time.  Ukrainian women in Canada consider her a hero, and there are many women's groups across Canada, including the UWAC of Calgary, who chose Olha Basarab as their patron in her honor.  Fighting for freedom, it seems, has many friends in Canada.

The UNO  Women's group has been supporting and promoting a very special children's theatre-studio called Dzerelo Джерело (The Well) for many years now.  The group produces Ukrainian plays and skit, concerts and performances in the Ukrainian National Federation Hall in Edmonton.  In their 20th anniversary year, the Dzerelo group is again hosting a unique collective experience - the children's theatre studio performance - on December 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the UNO Hall.  

For more information and tickets please call Alla Semenko at 780-479-7616
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