Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from Canada joins with Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company from Melbourne, Australia in a nationwide tour.
Everyone is welcome to join in for a great evening of decorating traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.
An enchanting Easter tradition, egg decorating using traditional colourings and wax resistant methods in stunning historical fold design.
All dyes, wax and equipment provided.
Bring your own white eggs.
Kistky and wax will be available to purchase.
The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомор) (derived from морити голодом, “to kill by starvation”) was a man-made famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. It is also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocide in Ukraine,\ or The Ukrainian Genocide of 1932–33.
It was a famine which affected the major grain-producing areas of the country. During the Holodomor, millions of of Ukrainians died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine.
Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by Stalin.
We invite you commemorate this tragedy with us as we mourn those who dies and celebrate those who survived.
The Association of Ukrainians in Victoria is honoured to be hosting the Acting Minister for Health in Ukraine Ulana Suprun at our Ukrainian Community Centre in Essendon on 11 November. Thank you to the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations for arranging her visit.
If you do not know who Ulana is this will be a great opportunity to come along and find out about this American born Ukrainian woman’s journey to reforming health care in Ukraine. On July 11, 2015, President Petro Poroshenko conferred citizenship to Ulana and her spouse Marko stating, “your efforts saved thousands of lives”.
She will be giving a very brief address at 1.30pm
We are always amazed at the generosity of our AUV members. And they always come through.
On Saturday 3 November 2018 after just finishing a busy weekend event in Bonegilla, a few members mobilised and offered their time to do some improvements around the hall in Essendon.
Victor Zablockyj and Andrew Mandyczewsky arrived around 7:00 am as we set up for a full clean of the kitchen. Victor had a lot of gear and enthusiastically cleaned the kitchen with water and spray everywhere. He cleaned, walls, fittings and floor.
Vasyl Mykhaylyk was actually working that day however he took a couple of hours off work to help. He helped with kitchen cleaning and then painted the stage back-wall. He returned to work in preparation for Cup Day.
Olena Dyachkova had to go to Sydney, so she sent her husband. He could only stay for an hour or so as had ‘children duties’ but worked hard.
Felix Figurek, Andrew Mandyczewsky, Marjana Miladinovic, Vadym (the Dynamo) Poliushchuk, Anatolyj Kukul, Taras Kret and the President of the AUV Slawko Kohut all worked very hard all day.
Even Andrews wife Nadia came along for a few hours. Andrew and Marjana were the last to leave.
Summary of jobs done:
Kitchen cleaned. Walls, floor, sink and shelves.
Stove trivets removed and degreased.
Room next to kitchen emptied and made ready for freezer.
All standing partitions moved downstairs and feet properly screwed on.
Bookshelf removed from office and 2 filing cabinets from Board room moved there. One filing cabinet moved temporarily to store to be taken to church next week.
Lights replaced with LEDs.
Stage back wall painted.
Rear of Domivka (the emergency exit area) cleaned out and fence fixed.
Weeds growing in car park removed.
Various door hinges fixed.
Door retaining hooks placed on all main entry doors (side entrance).
Carpet to floor edgings fixed in place near toilets.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated their time and energy. This is what our community is all about.
Check out all the photos here