Past Events

Past Events

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2015

January 29, 2015 – Dinner Meeting

January 30, 2015Genealogy Workshop – Radomir Bilash

February 25, 2015Taste of Ukraine – February 26, 2015

April 23, 2015Dinner Meeting –Victor Hetmanczuk, Canada-Ukraine Foundation

May 13, 2015Afternoon Speaker Series: A Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Basil Kalymon, Special Economic Adviser to the President of Ukraine

May 28, 2015Dinner Meeting & Scholarship Night: Speaker Orysia Tracz – Folk Medicine & Ukrainian Traditions

June 25, 2018Dinner Meeting & AGM: Award Recipients: Ed Stelmach, Oksana & Oleh Hnatiuk

October 29, 2015Dinner Meeting: Estate, Succession and Retirement Planning for Businesses and Individuals

November 26, 2015Tell Them We Are Starving: The 1933 Diaries of Gareth Jones – Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk

2016

January 21, 2016Dinner Meeting – Maximizing Your Social Media Presence: Sarah Lynne Copeland

February 25, 2016Wild Rose Brewery –Tour and Beer Tasting

March 31, 2016A Canadian’s experience training the AZOV Battalion to NATO standards, Oksana Kuzyshyn

April 23, 2016Fifth Annual Taste of Ukraine

May 26, 2016 – Dinner Meeting & Scholarship Night – Speaker: Bohdan Romaniuk

June 23, 2016AGM & Dinner Meeting

October 2, 2016Dinner Meeting: Darren Lemke – Enterpreneurship: The How’s and Why’s of Starting a Successful Business in Good Times and Bad.

November 16, 2016The Personal Side of Cyber Security – Phil Fodchuk, Suncor Energy

November 24, 2016 – Dinner Meeting: Vitaliy Milentyev: Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement; Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj: Award Recipient

December 4, 201620th Annual Festival of Carols

2017

January 12, 2017Ukrainian Opera with Lida (at Calgary Opera)

February 2, 2017Book Launch: Lubomyr Luciuk – A Canadian Hero: Cpl Filip Konowal

February 11, 2017 – Book Launch: Bohdan Kordan – No Free Man

February 23, 2017Dinner Meeting – Dr. Peter Neweduk – Stem Cells: Hype, Hope & Reality

March 23, 2017Dinner Meeting at Santorini Taverna

April 29, 2017Sixth Annual Taste of Ukraine

May 18, 2017Wine & Cheese Reception for Ukr. delegates of GeoConvention 2017

May 25, 2017Dinner Meeting & Scholarship & Vyshyvanka Night –Dr. Linda Dudar

June 28, 2017Dinner Meeting & AGM – Speaker: Victor Malarek

2010

January 28, 2010  – Best of the Internet: An Evening of Fun, Fascination, Entertainment and Humour

March 25, 2010 – Unlocking the Secrets of “The Matrix”: How to Protect Your Nest Egg (and Even Prosper) in the Golden Age of Central Banking, Market Manipulation and State-Engineered Bubbles – Bohdan Romaniuk

April 29, 2010 – Speaker: Andriy Hladyshevsky, Q.C., President, Shevchenko Foundation & Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient 2010

September 23, 2010 – Speaker: Marsha Skrypuch: Author of Stolen Child;  Lifetime Achievement Award – Joe Karapinka (Scholarship Night)

October 28, 2010 – Technical Analysis of the Markets for Beginners – Kerry Boyko

November 25, 2010 – Stone Mill – A Film About the Holodomor

2011

January 27, 2011 – The Best of the Internet: An Evening of Fun, Fascination, Entertainment and Humour

February 24, 2011 – Business Fair

March 31, 2011 – Appointment in Samarra: A Contrarian Discourse on How to Survive (and Profit from) the Coming Collapse of the Global Monetary System – Bohdan Romaniuk

April 28, 2011 – Current Events in Ukraine – Morgan Williams, President & CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

May 26, 2011 – A Semester in Lviv: From the Other Side of the Desk – Ihor Kruk, Alberta Teachers’ Association

June 23, 2011 – AGM, Speaker: Hon. Eugene Zowzdesky, MLA & 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

July 23, 2011 – Third Annual Calgary/Edmonton UCPBA Golf Tournament (The Nursery Golf and Country Club near Lacombe, AB)

October 1, 2011  Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – Ukrainian Rhapsody: An Evening of Ukrainian Music –conceived and co-sponsored by UCPBA

September 18, 2011 – Calgary premiere of Genocide Revealed, film by Yurij Luhovy – co-sponsored by UCPBA

September 19, 2011 – Current Developments in Ukraine – Dr. Andrij Zhalko-Tytarenko, Institute of East-West Political Studies

October 27, 2011 – Film: Three Stories of Galicia – Olha Onyshko, producer in attendance

November 22, 2011 – The Holy See and the Holodomor – Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk

2012

January 26, 2012 – The Best of the Internet: An Evening of Fun, Fascination, Entertainment and Humour

February 23, 2012 – First Annual Taste of Ukraine – Gourmet Night

March 29, 2012 – ‘No Way Out’ – A Discourse on Energy, Money, Complexity Theory and the Fate of Empire:  Important Lessons for Citizens and Investors – Bohdan Romaniuk

May 31, 2012 – Quo Vadis, Ukraina – Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (Scholarship Night)

June 21, 2012 – AGM, Speaker: Peter Shostak, Artist & 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

September 27, 2012 – A Proud Legacy: Celebrating 120 Years of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada – Roman Brytan, Broadcaster & Radomir Bilash, Historian

October 25, 2012 – Ukrainians and the Policy of Multiculturalism in Canada:  Origins, Impact and Legacy — Manoly Lupul, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

November 22, 2012 – The Holodomor – Roman Serbyn, Historian

December 9, 2012 – Calgary Ukrainian Carol Festival – co-sponsored by UCPBA

2013

January 31, 2013 — The Calgary Real Estate Market — Halyna Skala Tataryn, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

February 28, 2013 – Second Annual Taste of Ukraine – Gourmet Night

April 25, 2013 – Technology: Saviour or Servitude – Mario Manella

May 30, 2013–Avoiding the Keyser Söze Syndrome: Where to Invest Today for Extraordinary Future Gains – Bohdan Romaniuk

June 19, 2013 – AGM, Speaker: Paul Grod, President, UCC National & 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient; Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada

October 24, 2013 – The Economics (and Politics) of the Oil Sands Business – Don Verdonck

November 21, 2013 – Recent Developments in Research on the Holodomor – Dr. Bohdan Klid, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

2014

January 30, 2014 – Stroke/TIA What is it? How to prevent it? What to do if it happens? – Dr. Andrew Demchuk

February 27, 2014 – Third Annual Taste of Ukraine – Gourmet Night

March 27, 2014 – Medical Entrepreneurship: Bridging Medicine and Business to Solve Global Health Challenges  – Anne Zalucky

April 24, 2014 –Today’s Investment Climate: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Canadian Capital Markets  – Roman Dubczak, CIBC World Markets

May 29, 2014 — The Media in Canada – Linda Olsen, Global TV (Scholarship Night)

June 26, 2014 – AGM; The Importance of Maintaining Ukrainian Community Media in Canada – Marco Levytsky, Journalist & 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

October 30, 2014 – 2014: Changes Medical Mercy Canada Has Noticed in Ukraine – Dr. Myron Semkuley; 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Aka & Nestor Papish

November, 2014 – Ukraine in Crisis:  Moving Forward – Derek Fraser, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria
Former Ambassador to Ukraine

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2000

January 27, 2000 – The Ukrainian Canadian Community: Our Roots, Our Times, Our Goals

February 24, 2000 – Adopting Children from Ukraine: The issues based on the personal experiences of a Calgary Couple – Walter Romaniuk, Wendy Robinson

March 30, 2000 – Education – Bold Ideas for our Children’s Future, Mark Hlady, MLA, Calgary Mountain View

April 27, 2000 – Calgary’s Future –  What can we Expect?, Alderman Dave Bronconnier

July 6, 2000 – Pre-Stampede Barbeque, COP

October 6, 2000 – Theatre – Ivanka Chews the Fat, Jo-Ann Waytowich (Lunchbox Theatre)

December 10, 2000 – Carol Festival – Koliada (St. Stephen’s)

 

2001

January 25, 2001 – The Olympic Experience – a family’s perspective – Terry & Alexandra Lys

March 8, 2001 – Derek Fraser, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine

April 26, 2001 – Ukrainians in Quebec – Orest Slepokura

June 21, 2001 – Bi-Annual General Meeting (Symons Valley BBQ Ranch)

October 25, 2001 – Book Launch for Hope’s War – A novel dealing with the Denaturalizaion & Deportation of Ukrainian Canadians – by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

November 29, 2001 – Awards Night – Scholarships & Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 9, 2001 – Annual Carolfest (St. Vladimir’s)

 

2002

January 31, 2002 – Updating of Association’s Bylaws and Review of Donations Guidelines

Febuary 21, 2002 – Global Education – Grant MacEwan College in Ukraine – Dr. Roman Petryshyn, Director of the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre at Grant Macewan College in Edmonton

March 21, 2002 – Film Night (With Fire & Sword – a Sweeping saga of love & adventure during a war between Ukraine and Poland in the 17th Century)

April 25, 2002 – Ukraine’s & Eastern Europe’e Business Climates: Reasons for Optimism – Leah Soroka, Project Manager, Business Development International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

May 2002 – Dinner Meeting cancelled

June 20, 2002 – Annual Meeting & Social

Sept 19, 2002 – Awards Night: Pawluk Lifetime, Scholarships Ben Slusarchuk, Daria McDonald, Alexandra Lys; Speaker Lubomyr Luciuk

October 24, 2002 – Medical Mercy Canada – Dr. Myron & Mrs. Elaine Semkuley

November 21, 2002 – Lest We Forget, Mewata Armoury – Murray Copot

December 8, 2002 – Ukrainian Christmas Carol Festival (ABVM)

 

2003

January 23, 2003 – Investment Options in 2003 – Terry Lys & guest financial planner

February 20, 2003 – ‘My Mother’s Village’ – with producer George Melnyk & director John Paskievich

April 10, 2003 – Pysanka Passion (workshop) – Nadya Chornenky & Andriy Ilnycky

May 2, 2003 – Dr. Lawrence Mysak, Mcgill University – Scientific exchange with Ukraine and his travels there

June 19, 2003 – AGM & Kovbasa Contest

September 25, 2003 – Scholarships & Lifetime Achievement Awards Night; Lifetime: Jean Mekitiak, Speaker – Maria Lizak – Youth and Ukraiian Identity

October 23, 2003 – Wine & Cheese

November 13, 2003 – How Ukrainian Culture Has Influenced Popular Culture – Dr. Dennis Hlynka

December – Carol Festival

 

2004

March 2004 – Myrna Kostash re: Cooperative venture with U of C

April 25, 2004 – Stalin/Hitler video

May 27, 2004 – AGM & Election (President elected – David Repetowsky)

June 4, 2004 – Fish Fry & Lobster Boil

1995

April 29, 1995 – Presidents’ Spring Ball ‘Night of The Kozaks’ (have invite digi)

September 18, 1995 – AGM &  Biennial Elections, Speaker – Raya Shadurka, UCPBF President – (President elected – Oksana Hnatiuk)

October 26, 1995 – Medical Care and Laboratory Practice in Ukraine, 1995 – Dr. Allan Oryschak, Pathologist

November 23, 1995 – Joint Venture Projects in Ukraine, Representiatve of Sabrama International Management Ltd.

December 14, 1995 – Festive Evening/Веселий Вечір

 

1996

January 25, 1996 – Truth and Trust in Investigative Reporting – Donna Korchinski, Freelance Investigative Journalist

February 22, 1996 – ‘Meet the Artists’ Evening

March 21, 1996 – Lawrence Mysak, President of the Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada

April 25, 1996 – Chornobyl – 10 Years After – Dr. David R. Marples, CIUS, University of Alberta

May 4, 1996 – Presidents’ Spring Ball, 400 Club – ‘Золотий Київ’ (have invite digi) (First Honorary Life Membership Award Winner: Murray Copot)

June 14, 1996 – Wind-up Golf Party

September 25, 1996 – Annual General Meeting with special guest speaker re Media Image and Promotion

October 30, 1996 – Iconography – Anton Yavny, Iconographer, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukr. Cath Church

November 27, 1996 – Medical Genetics Post Chornobyl – Dr. Ross McLeod, Pediatric, Geneticist, Alberta Children’s Hospital

December 8, 1996 – Ukrainian Carol Festival

 

1997

January 30, 1997 – The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 20 Years of Activity – Dr. Zenon, Kohut, Director

February 27, 1997 – Oil and Gas Opportunities in Ukraine since President Kuchma’s Election – Edward M. Southern, UK-Ran Oil Corp, Zhoda Corp, Kashtan Petroleum Ltd.

March 27, 1997 – Networking – Ukrainian Style

April 24, 1997 – Oil and Gas Opportunities in the Crimea, Ukraine – Ronald K. Cormick, CEO & President, Epic Energy Inc.

May 3, 1997 – Presidents’ Spring Ball – ‘Зачарований Вечір’ 400 Club

June 19, 1997 – Beer on the Bow – Speaker, Michael Tymchuk, President, Wild Rose Brewery

September 25, 1997 – AGM & Bienniel Elections

October 23, 1997 – Financial Planning, Gilles Begin, Planvest Pacific Financial Corporation

November 20, 1997 – The Status of Medical Education in Kiev, Dr. Peter Harasym PhD, U of C Office of Medical Education & Dept of Community Health Sciences

 

 

1998

January 29, 1998 – Adventures in Journalism: Why I Write As I Do – Paul Jackson, Assoc. Editor, Calgary Sun

February 26, 1998 – Investing in Ukraine: What is it Really Like? – Oleh Hnatiuk, President, Connect Capital Corp.

March 26, 1998 – Year 2000 Computer Issues: What you should be ‘A Feared’ Of’! – Dr. Ronald George, President & CEO, Perigon Solutions

April 20, 1998 – UCPBF Western Executive/Presidents Meeting

April 30, 1998 – The Power of One, Diane Jones onihowski, VP Marketing & Manager of National Sport Centre

May 30, 1998 A Ukrainian Wedding – St. Stephens

June 17, 1998 – Year End Wrap-Up (Earl Grey Golf Course)

September 18, 1998 – Lunch with Olexandr Kurdydyk, Electron Bank & Boris Balan, Ukraine Enterprise Corp.

September 24, 1998 – An Evening of Celebration: Honoring our Award Recipients

October 29, 1998 Canadian Medical Air to Ukrainian Village – Dr. M. & Mrs. Elaine Semkuley

November 19, 1998 The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33, A Reassessment, Dr. David Marples, University of Alberta

December 11, 1998 – Tour of Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church by Anton Yavny, iconographer

 

 

1999

January 28, 1999 – Kalyna Country: EcoMuseum, An Exercise in Community Building,  Jars Balan

February 25, 1999 – Doing Business in Ukraine: The Promise and the Peril – A Panel Discussion – Terry Roberts, Executive Director, Canada-Ukraine Business Initiative (CUBI), Ed Southern, Chairman & CEO of Nadra Resources, Paul Drager, Managing Partner, MacLeod Dixon, Anthony Ashiotis, Anthony Ashiotis & Co.

March 25, 1999 – Internet and High Speed Internet for Successful Business Marketing – Geoff Connerton, Shaw Cable Systems

April 29, 1999 – Denaturalization, Deportation and Defamation in ‘war crimes Trials: The corruption of Canada’s Justice System and the Rewriting of History – Eugene Harasymiw

May 14, 1999 – Dinner with the Ambassador, His Excellency Volodymyr Khandogiy, Ukr ambassador to Canada (w CUBI Chamber)

May 27, 1999 – Investment in Eastern Europe – panel discussion Linda Niro, Chris Larcorque, Rick Badget (w CUBI Chamber)

June 24, 1999 – AGM & Welcome the Summer

September 30, 1999 – Lifetime Honorary Member Award & Student Scholarships (Lydia Hladyshevsky; Melanie Hnatiuk & Sergiy Polovy)

October 28, 1999 – What’s Hot: Internment, War Crimes & Genocide – the Ukrainian Canadian position on these issues – Borys Sydoruk

December 15, 1999 – Doing Business in Central Europe, Poland and Ukraine

1990

June 26, 1990 – Speaker Valentina Smirnova, Robitnycha Gazeta & Calgary Herald

September 27, 1990 – Doing Business in Ukraine  Ted Mitenko, On Management Team of Alta Genetics Inc, a company that exports cattle and embryos to the Eastern Block

 

1991

January 31, 1991 – Ray Martin, Leader, Alberta New Democrats

February 28, 1991  – June Kirk, Environmentalist – Calgarian of the Year

March 28, 1991 – Diana Ablonczy, Chairman, Reform Party of Canada

Apr 23, 1991 – Beans & Beer with Ollie Williams of Dartmouth

May 4, 1991 – Presidents’ Spring Ball

May 23, 1991 – Laurence Decore?

June 21, 1991 – Family picnic & Barbecue at Margaret Brodylo’s farm

Sept 91 – Eugene Zwozdesky, musician, Exec Dir AB Ukr Can Centennial Cttee

September 24, 1991  – Season Opener, Pot Luck

October 4 – 6, 1991 – Art Show ‘Expressions of Freedom’ (UCPBA & Sofia Skrypnyk; ABVM)

October 16, 1991 – For Our Children – Peter Shostak

November 29, 1991 – Lesia Sachkiw – Ukrainian Christmas Traditions

 

1992

January 4, 1992 – Ukrainian Christmas at the Museum (Glenbow)

March 26, 1992 – AGM

Apr 10 – 11, 1992 – National Federation Regional Meeting

May 2, 1992 – Presidents’ Spring Ball

May 26, 1992  – National Federation Regional Mtg & Calgary Business Mtg

May 28, 1992 – The Spring Cycle – Lesia Sachkiw

June 25, 1992 – Wally Rusel, Director, Ukrainian Genealogical & Historical Society

July 26, 1992 – picnic at Margaret Brodylo’s Farm

September 24, 1992 – Season Opener, Pot Luck

November 2, 1992  – Reception for Figure Skater Victor Petrenko

November 26, 1992 – Will Democracy Exist in Ukraine? – Dr. Bohdan Harasymiw, Dept. of History Political Science, U of C

 

1993

January 28, 1993 – The Benefits of North American Free Trade Agreement – Douglas Neil, Alberta Economic Development and Tourism

June 18, 1993 – Presidents’ Spring Ball, 400 Club

 

1994

June 18, 1994 – Presidents’ Ball – Night of Kupalo

October 27, 1994 – The Problematic Future of Public Education – Andrew Nikiforuk, Journalist & Author

November 24, 1994 – Mission to Ukraine: Observations from their recent trip to administer humanitarian aid to Ukraine – Michael Fisher, Calgary Sun & Evelyn Lavery, Canadian Red Cross Society

1985

February 5, 1985 – AGM

March 27, 1985 – Dinner Mtg in the Courtyard – no details

June 12, 1985 – Bilingualism in the Alberta School System, as Relating to the Ukrainian Language – William Pidruchney, Chairman, Alberta Securities Commission

 

1988

June 22, 1988 – Speaker Judge Albert Ludwig

February 10, 1989 – Business Meeting &  Presentation of Volume II of Encyclopedia of Ukraine – Bohdan Krawchenko, CIUS

 

1989

April 12, 1989 – topic?

May 6, 1989 – Fashion Show and Dance ‘Spring Fling’

September 30, 1989 – Fun Tournament, Turner Valley Golf Course

July 9, 1090 – Stampede Family Picnic – Ball Game & Other Games – Lozinski Acreage in Springbank

June 17, 1989 – Cannons Ball Game

June 7, 1989 – Business Meeting & Wine & Cheese

October 26, 1989 – Business Meeting & Ukrainian Buffet

November 25, 1989 – Business Meeting, Tryzub Dance Performance, dinner with Tryzub Dancers

1979

Jul 8, 1979 – Annual Famous Stampede Barbecue (John Sadownick’s cabin at Chestermere Lake

 

1981

Mar 4, 1981 – Human Values in the Work Force – Fred Elford, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness

May 6, 1981 – Speaker Al Sulatycky

May 23, 1981 – Bowling, Family Evening Program

June 3, 1981 – Immigrant Settlements in Western Canada – Grant MacEwan

July 5, 1981 – Stampede Barbecue

October 3, 1981 – Harvest Ball (St. Vlads)

 

1982

Feb 3, 1982 – AGM

November 3, 1982 – Twentieth Century Ukrainian Art – Slides & Commentary by Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij

February 2, 1983 – AGM

February 12, 1983 – Valentine’s Ball (ABVM)

March 2, 1983 – Taxation in Canada – an official of Revenue Canada

April 6, 1983 – The Quality of Calgary Education – Ann Blough, Trustee, Calgary Board of Education

May 4, 1983 – Tom Kennedy, on of the ‘hit’ speakers of the past, on a subject of current interest

June 8, 1983 – Rabbi Lewis N. Ginsberg

July 10, 1983 – Stampede Bar-B-Que – Sadownick cottage at Chestermere Lake

September 7, 1983 – ‘Laughter in my Soul’ (film by Halya Kuchmij)

October 5, 1983 – Mr. Rod Sykes, politician and former mayor of Calgary

November 7, 1983 – The Years of the Hungry Horse  the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 (movie & presentation by Marco Carynnyk)

 

1984

February 8, 1984 – Announcement of Plans for upcoming year

March 7, 1984 – How to Invest Your Money

April 7 – 8, 1984 – Art Show (Peter Shostak, Ludmila, Temistocle Wirsta, Maria Styranka, Wassyl Krychevky, Kateryna Krychevska-Rosandych, Arcadia Olenska-Petryshyn, Christina Kowalsky

June 6, 1984 – Hon. Julian G. J. Koziak, Minister of Municipal Affiars

October 29, 1984 – The White Paper – Brian Lee, MLA

December 3, 1984 – ‘The Sloan Affair’ (NFB Film), Michael Lozinski, Tax Consultant