Valya grew up in the Ukrainian community. “Domivka” (the Essendon Ukrainian Hall) was the local place that everybody attended for all social outings. She was in Plast scouts for many years and has re-joined with the Chervoni Marky.
Valya’s motivation is to see the younger generation of Ukrainian youth get involved with events in the Domivka. She would also like to thank all the parents that put so much time, money and work into having a place for all the Ukrainian Community. She would like to honour them to keep the Domivka going for the younger Ukrainian generation.