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  • June 22, 2012

    Winnipeg's Ukrainian heritage

    While we were doing research for our FYI Our City Our World section on Winnipeg's Ukrainian heritage we found some amazing photographs shot by the Free Press in our library.

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  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
July 10, 1961
Young Ukrainian dancers at the Winnipeg Arena Saturday night were, left to right, Judy Topolniski of Winnipeg, Luba Kmet of Letellier and Irene Holowczynsky of Winnipeg.
Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives July 10, 1961 Young Ukrainian dancers at the Winnipeg Arena Saturday night were, left to right, Judy Topolniski of Winnipeg, Luba Kmet of Letellier and Irene Holowczynsky of Winnipeg. Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
July 10, 1961
This children's choir sang selections Saturday at the youth festival in the Winnipeg Arena honouring Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives July 10, 1961 This children's choir sang selections Saturday at the youth festival in the Winnipeg Arena honouring Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
July 10, 1961
Young girls in Ukrainian costumes.
Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives July 10, 1961 Young girls in Ukrainian costumes. Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
July 10, 1961
Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives July 10, 1961 Members of various Ukrainian youth organizations paid tribute to poet Taras Shevchenko Saturday at a youth festival at the Winnipeg Arena. Photo Store

  • L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Neg # 8456-2
June 18, 1924
Winnipeg's 50th year Jubilee
Canadian-Ukrainian Institute of Prosvita
(back of print) Three-mile parade, 300 floats, Illustration of Winnipeg portrayed in hundreds of different ways

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Neg # 8456-2 June 18, 1924 Winnipeg's 50th year Jubilee Canadian-Ukrainian Institute of Prosvita (back of print) Three-mile parade, 300 floats, Illustration of Winnipeg portrayed in hundreds of different ways Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
October 9, 1983
Placard-carrying marchers walk down Memorial Boulevard toward legislature for ceremony.
About 6,000 Ukrainian-Canadians gathered around a black-cloaked coffin outside the legislative building Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the famine. The commemorative service, organized by the Ukrainian National Committee, was to bring public attention to what organizers called

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives October 9, 1983 Placard-carrying marchers walk down Memorial Boulevard toward legislature for ceremony. About 6,000 Ukrainian-Canadians gathered around a black-cloaked coffin outside the legislative building Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the famine. The commemorative service, organized by the Ukrainian National Committee, was to bring public attention to what organizers called "the 20th century's least-known atrocity." Millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in 1932-33 when food supplies were cut off by the Soviet regime, said Harry Dmytryshyn, chairman of the organizing committee. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
October 9, 1983
About 6,000 Ukrainian-Canadians gathered around a black-cloaked coffin outside the legislative building Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the famine. The commemorative service, organized by the Ukrainian National Committee, was to bring public attention to what organizers called

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives October 9, 1983 About 6,000 Ukrainian-Canadians gathered around a black-cloaked coffin outside the legislative building Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the famine. The commemorative service, organized by the Ukrainian National Committee, was to bring public attention to what organizers called "the 20th century's least-known atrocity." Millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in 1932-33 when food supplies were cut off by the Soviet regime, said Harry Dmytryshyn, chairman of the organizing committee. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
October 19, 1940
To raise funds for carrying on the battle Winnipeg Ukrainians are staging a war savings concert at the civic auditorium at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 23. Seen in this photo are some of the performers and the war savings committee. Those taking part will include the Topper male quartet, radio artists, the Dizzy Dozen, also heard on the air; the CBC Harmonettes, and Luba Novnk, Constance Stefanik, Donna Grescoe and Joan Maraz, concert artists, Ukrainian folk dances will afford opportunities for the display of gorgeous national costumes and the Ukrainian choir and Ukrainian orchestra will present several numbers.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives October 19, 1940 To raise funds for carrying on the battle Winnipeg Ukrainians are staging a war savings concert at the civic auditorium at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 23. Seen in this photo are some of the performers and the war savings committee. Those taking part will include the Topper male quartet, radio artists, the Dizzy Dozen, also heard on the air; the CBC Harmonettes, and Luba Novnk, Constance Stefanik, Donna Grescoe and Joan Maraz, concert artists, Ukrainian folk dances will afford opportunities for the display of gorgeous national costumes and the Ukrainian choir and Ukrainian orchestra will present several numbers. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
February 1, 1940
Mrs. Con. Genik, president of the Ukrainian Women's council, is pictured with Ukrainian members of practically all major fighting units who were guests of ten Ukrainian women's societies at a dinner-dance in Provista auditorium, Wednesday evening, when about 50 Canadian Ukrainians were feted by fellow countrymen.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives February 1, 1940 Mrs. Con. Genik, president of the Ukrainian Women's council, is pictured with Ukrainian members of practically all major fighting units who were guests of ten Ukrainian women's societies at a dinner-dance in Provista auditorium, Wednesday evening, when about 50 Canadian Ukrainians were feted by fellow countrymen. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
October 11, 1971
Prime Minister Trudeau (background) addressing the 10th Ukrainian Canadian Congress in the Hotel Fort Garry.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives October 11, 1971 Prime Minister Trudeau (background) addressing the 10th Ukrainian Canadian Congress in the Hotel Fort Garry. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
August 22, 1988
Outdoor service beside St. Michael's Church in Gardenton marking 1,000 years of Ukrainian Christianity.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives August 22, 1988 Outdoor service beside St. Michael's Church in Gardenton marking 1,000 years of Ukrainian Christianity. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
August 6, 1974
Education Minister Ben Hanuschak of Manitoba (right) joined a group of Ukrainian young people on a hunger strike outside the Manitoba legislature for a brief period Wednesday afternoon. The Winnipeg students, on a diet of water for more than a week, are striking in support of imprisoned Ukrainian writer Valentyn Moroz. They are (left to right) Roman Zajcew, Roman Pendiuk, Ihor Hloszok, Marika Proskorenko, Ihor Pidhirnyj and Stephan Welhasch.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives August 6, 1974 Education Minister Ben Hanuschak of Manitoba (right) joined a group of Ukrainian young people on a hunger strike outside the Manitoba legislature for a brief period Wednesday afternoon. The Winnipeg students, on a diet of water for more than a week, are striking in support of imprisoned Ukrainian writer Valentyn Moroz. They are (left to right) Roman Zajcew, Roman Pendiuk, Ihor Hloszok, Marika Proskorenko, Ihor Pidhirnyj and Stephan Welhasch. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
August 11, 1952
Archbishop Basil Ladyka, (centre wearing a mitre and holding a cross) Sunday afternoon officiated at the blessing of a cornerstone to the new Ukrainian Catholic Holy Trinity church, Gonor, Manitoba. A number of priests took part in the morning service and the blessing, including Msgr. W. Kushnir, of the St. Vladimir and Olga cathedral, next to the archbishop on the right, and Father V. Bozyk, pastor of the Gonor congregation. Following the service a community dinner was held in the parish hall.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives August 11, 1952 Archbishop Basil Ladyka, (centre wearing a mitre and holding a cross) Sunday afternoon officiated at the blessing of a cornerstone to the new Ukrainian Catholic Holy Trinity church, Gonor, Manitoba. A number of priests took part in the morning service and the blessing, including Msgr. W. Kushnir, of the St. Vladimir and Olga cathedral, next to the archbishop on the right, and Father V. Bozyk, pastor of the Gonor congregation. Following the service a community dinner was held in the parish hall. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 8, 1973
Thousands of Canadians of Ukrainian origin in Winnipeg and across the country celebrated Christmas during the weekend. Under the Julian calendar, followed by many Ukrainian churches, Christmas falls on January 7, thirteen days later than Christmas Day on the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. In Winnipeg the occasion was marked by midnight service at seven Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox churches. Pictured here is the midnight mass in St. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, 115 McGregor Street.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 8, 1973 Thousands of Canadians of Ukrainian origin in Winnipeg and across the country celebrated Christmas during the weekend. Under the Julian calendar, followed by many Ukrainian churches, Christmas falls on January 7, thirteen days later than Christmas Day on the more commonly used Gregorian calendar. In Winnipeg the occasion was marked by midnight service at seven Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox churches. Pictured here is the midnight mass in St. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, 115 McGregor Street. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
November 12, 1976
Joseph Cardinal Slipyj (centre) of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is welcomed by a throng of supporters Thursday at Winnipeg International Airport. A young girl, in national costume, presents the cardinal with a bouquet of roses. On Cardinal Slipyi's left is Mayor Steve Juba of Winnipeg and next to him Metropolitan Maxime Hermaniuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada. Cardinal Slipyj, from the Vatican, is on a tour of Canada.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives November 12, 1976 Joseph Cardinal Slipyj (centre) of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is welcomed by a throng of supporters Thursday at Winnipeg International Airport. A young girl, in national costume, presents the cardinal with a bouquet of roses. On Cardinal Slipyi's left is Mayor Steve Juba of Winnipeg and next to him Metropolitan Maxime Hermaniuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada. Cardinal Slipyj, from the Vatican, is on a tour of Canada. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
June 21, 1958
Archbishop Maxim Hermaniuk pronounces his blessing at a service marking the opening of the new $250,000 St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic church at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street. To his right are Father J. Rudachek, and Msrg. Basil Kushnir, and on the left are Father M. Darevish and Father A. Wynnyk.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives June 21, 1958 Archbishop Maxim Hermaniuk pronounces his blessing at a service marking the opening of the new $250,000 St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic church at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street. To his right are Father J. Rudachek, and Msrg. Basil Kushnir, and on the left are Father M. Darevish and Father A. Wynnyk. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 25, 1963
An ancient Ukrainian religious custom was marked last weekend at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary the Protectress, 820 Burrows Avenue. The rector, Rev. Ivan Stus, celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany which, according to the Julian calendar, occurred January 19 in the third century when the birth of Christ was introduced as a Christian holy day. Rev. Stus performs the blessing of the water, commemorating Christ's baptism. The ceremony is performed in all Ukrainian orthodox churches.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 25, 1963 An ancient Ukrainian religious custom was marked last weekend at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary the Protectress, 820 Burrows Avenue. The rector, Rev. Ivan Stus, celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany which, according to the Julian calendar, occurred January 19 in the third century when the birth of Christ was introduced as a Christian holy day. Rev. Stus performs the blessing of the water, commemorating Christ's baptism. The ceremony is performed in all Ukrainian orthodox churches. Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Free Press Archives
June 11, 1959
A new Ukrainian Catholic Hall was opened and blessed at Dauphin Sunday by His Grace, Metropolitan M. Hermaniuk, CSSR, DD, Archbishop of Winnipeg. The picture shows the archbishop and his assistants during the opening service.

    Winnipeg Free Press Archives June 11, 1959 A new Ukrainian Catholic Hall was opened and blessed at Dauphin Sunday by His Grace, Metropolitan M. Hermaniuk, CSSR, DD, Archbishop of Winnipeg. The picture shows the archbishop and his assistants during the opening service. Photo Store

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