General Info and Attendees

Come one, come all to the first Cobblestone Freeway Tours Travel Show!

When: Sunday, November 26th
Location: St. Johns Cultural Centre 10611 110 Street Edmonton, AB
Press event: 11am–12pm
General public: 12pm-4pm
Admission: Free

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The event will bring together members of the travel industry, travel media and travel enthusiasts to Explore Cultures by Travel – Celebrate Tradition and Diversity during this robust four-hour affair.

Enjoy beer from around the world at the event’s INTERNATIONAL BAR, as well as sample teas and snacks from destinations Cobblestone tours across Europe.

Door prizes
Ukrainian food
Performances by Ukrainian and Croatian cultural groups
Balkan music.

See great CULTURAL Performances
Vinok World Dance
Shumka School of Dance
Mattierin school of irish dance
and more…

Ukrainian Christmas Gift Shop
Ukrainian Genealogy Information
Enjoy drink from our INTERNATIONAL BAR and food from destinations we visit!

FREE GIFT BAGS to the FIRST 100 participants!

PLUS… It’s a great way to PRE-GAME for the GREY CUP!

Travel agency representatives will be in attendance to offer exclusive travel deals and answer travel questions.

Chances to WIN BIG prizes

Those in attendance have two chances to WIN BIG on the day of the event:

Travel Agents

Reserve a vendor table for $25

Vincent Rees will lead an exclusive presentation about Cobblestone Freeway Tours from 11 am – 12 pm. You will learn about our company and our destinations. As VIP’s you will receive a promotional package and complementary wine.

International Food and Beverage

International bar and snacks from Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Italy and Brazil! Provided by St. John’s Catering.



2 Free tickets to see Shumka’s Nutcracker – Clara’s Dream this December!

Guiness Merchandise Prize Pack

Cobblestone Freeway Travel Gift Basket

Anyone who books a Cobblestone tour onsite and pays the deposit will receive a free luggage set

First 100 attendees will receive a FREE gift bag


Special Guests

Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees

Cobblestone Freeway

Vince was raised on Vancouver Island, where he developed wanderlust and a passion for unique cultures. In 1992, he moved to Edmonton to dance with the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers.

For many years he has been involved in Ukrainian dance as a performer, choreographer, teacher and adjudicator. Vince completed his B.A in Ukrainian language and Literature and M.A in Ukrainian folklore at the University of Alberta.

Now he shares his passion with other adventure seekers, just like you!

Galyna Malets

Galyna Malets

Lviv Tourism

Galyna is the creator of cultural tourism to Lviv.

She develops and implements the strategy for evolving tourism to Lviv. In particular, engages in the promotion of Lviv in the main markets as well as new tourist markets.

Kyrylo Kozachuk

Kyrylo Kozachuk

Next Stop Ukraine

Kyrylo is a master organizer and guardian of Next Stop Ukraine.

He does a lot of behind the scenes planning and coordination and has an amazing wife and two beautiful daughters.

Steven Chwok

Steven Chwok

Zabava Program on CFCW

Steven Chwok is first and foremost a musician in the Ukrainian community. His Uncle taught him the tsymbaly (hammer dulcimer) when he was nine and he was a member of the bands Dnipro Ensemble and Prairie Pride. In 1982 he won the National Ukrainian Festival Championship, and today he shares his gift by teaching the next generation. In September of 2007, Steven Chwok became the host of the Zabava Program. The Zabava Program has become a show that features a cross section of Ukrainian music for the young and the young at heart!

Ian Kalinowsky

Ian Kalinowsky

Great Canadian Travel Company

From the age of 10 when Ian’s family moved to live in Lima Peru for 4 years and then subsequently Guatemala, travel has been a staple in his life. Over the past 30 years, With his wife Margot and two sons David and Derek they have explored nearly 50 countries. Travel was their passion as building and managing a career in financial management was what Ian did. In 2014 these roles reversed with his purchase of Great Canadian Travel Group and the passion became his career.






Its FREE, just RSVP!