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Travelling to Ukraine (and Beyond) – with Vince Rees
November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm UTC-6$25 – $30
Travelling to Ukraine (and Beyond) –
with Vince Rees of Cobblestone Freeway Tours
November 21, 2019
Legend 7 Brewing Co.
4025 9 St S.E.
6:30 Cocktails (Arrival) – 6:45 Dinner – 7:30 Program – 8:00-8:45 Brewery Tour
$25 Member/Student, $30 Non-Member
Join us for a Ukrainian-themed evening at one of Calgary’s newest breweries – Legend 7. Our evening will start with a sampling of some of Legend 7’s finest beers, followed by a Ukrainian Themed pub style dinner. Guest speaker Vincent Rees from Cobblestone Freeway Tours will share his story: from starting as a Ukrainian dancer with Shumka to building his travel business. Vince is a travel expert specializing in travel in Ukraine and many other unique destinations.
Your ticket includes 2 x 5 oz. beer samples, dinner, guest speaker, and a brewery tour. Ukrainian-themed dinner consists of varenyky, sausage, olivye salad, house pickled salad and dessert. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Please purchase your tickets (below) by November 15th.
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Vincent Rees grew up near Victoria, British Columbia, where his parents enrolled him in Ukrainian folk dancing. This planted the seed for his interest in traditional cultures and began the journey that would eventually result in the creation of a unique travel company.
Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, where he danced for many years and later served as Artistic Director to the Shumka School of Dance, the Viter Ukrainian Dancers & Folk Choir, and many other groups in Alberta.
In 1992, a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vince took his first trip to Ukraine. A growing fascination with his grandparents’ homeland led to a Bachelor of Arts in Ukrainian Language and Literature and a Masters of Arts in Ukrainian Folklore from the University of Alberta.
Since then, Vince has visited Ukraine over 100 times. It was during one of these trips that he realized how important authentic interactive cultural experiences are when travelling – and so, Cobblestone Freeway Tours was born! Initially, Cobblestone focused on dancing tours to Ukraine, but it now brings its unique, intimate approach to travel to many other destinations worldwide.