Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Motherland -- Sort Of

The Ukraine isn't really the Motherland b/c I'm Mennonite (and therefore don't actually have an "official" homeland). But many Mennonites moved to South Russia (now Ukraine) at the invitation of Catherine The Great in the late 1700's. So we have a bit of an affinity for that part of the world.

Ukraine House is being run by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. It will be located at the Ukrainian Catholic Centre at 3150 Ash Street.

There will be food & drink, performances, TVs to watch events (in both English & Ukrainian), sports memorabilia auction & souvenirs to buy. Ukraine House has a great website complete with forum.

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