Archive for June, 2012

Chester Kuc featured in ACUA Vitae


Entering the door of Chester Kuc’s residence may give one the sense that they’ve been transported back in time. Not only is every wall space and shelf covered with hundreds of traditional Ukrainian folk art items — much of it created by Kuc and his wife, Luba, themselves — there’s a not a photograph or modern artifact in sight, save for one thing: a prominently framed Edmonton Journal article hanging on the living room wall. Read more…

Kanevets Profiled in ACUA Vitae


It’s a blazing hot day in Nessebar, Bulgaria – 37 degrees Celcius. Edmonton’s Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company is sweating on an outdoor stage, spinning and leaping in full costume and make-up.
Their discomfort pays off: as awards are handed out at the 2011 European Championship of Folklore, the only North American entry in the competition tops all European groups. Some 8,500 kilometers from home, the semi-professional troupe is named Absolute European Champion 2011 and awarded the grand prize medal. Read more…