MUST READ: Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival Wows Lviv

MUST READ: Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival Wows Lviv

I am so happy about the success of this 2nd Annual International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival in Lviv, Ukraine that took place over the weekend.  Not only did all the guests from around the world have a wonder...

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There is something about Ukrainian folk music that stirs my soul…

There is something about Ukrainian folk music that stirs my soul…

There is something about Ukrainian folk music that stirs my soul. I love singing it, listening to it and teaching it. Whether it’s introducing a new song to an adult choir or a middle school classroom, I am energiz...

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Canada vs. Brazil

Canada vs. Brazil

My ancestors could have chosen Brazil over Canada.  Did they make the right choice? A few years ago while visiting the Ukrainian communities in Brazil, I often heard the phrase, “I didn’t know there were Ukrainia...

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My Crazy Cobblestone Summer – Part I

My Crazy Cobblestone Summer – Part I

I’m quite used to travelling and being on the road, but the summer of 2016 will be one to remember.  I left Edmonton Headquarters in late May and headed for our prime destination of Ukraine, where we have our other of...

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Sláinte, Guinness & Leprechauns? There’s so much more to Ireland!

Every March 17th, thousands of people put on their greenest garb, march in Irish pride parades, eat green clover-shaped cookies, and quaff frosty mugs of green beer in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. But do you really ...

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Leave your footprints in Costa Rica

Leave your footprints in Costa Rica

If you’re looking for a trip rich in visions of tropical, jungle-fringed beaches, smoking volcanoes, abundant wildlife and friendly locals – embrace a carefree state of mind and pin the paradise-like Costa Rica to yo...

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What’s Your Next Move?

What’s Your Next Move?

'It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to'. J.R.R.Tolkien 'The Lord of The Rings' True as this famous ...

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Ukrainians in Brazil

Ukrainians in Brazil

Did you know that there are tons of Ukrainians living in Brazil?  It's true!  And some of them were surprised to know that there are lots of Ukrainians living in Canada as well.  I have been to visit the Ukrainian...

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Eastern Europe with Yevshan

Eastern Europe with Yevshan

    This past June the Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble of Saskatoon embarked on a remarkable dance tour through the Balkans, visiting five different countries and performing in venues including tin...

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My Ukrainian Dance Workshop Experience

My Ukrainian Dance Workshop Experience

The Ukrainian dance workshop tour put on by Cobblestone Freeway, is an intensive workshop that is designed to have participants travel around different regions of Ukraine visiting ensembles, folk dance groups, and ...

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