Archive for 2013

Eternal Memory Chester Kuc 1931 – 2013

Chester - 40th preview

Chester Kuc dedicated his life to preserving and sharing the rich cultural heritage of Ukrainian dance, art and music. Born in Edmonton, he was meticulous and tireless as he pursued this passion but was also a dedicated son, husband and father who shared his wonderful sense of humour, style and caring nature with all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a visionary, an artist, a mentor, a friend. His influence is of global significance. Read more…

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to the Cheremosh Studio


November 12, 2013
Edmonton, Alberta

Today, Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament for Edmonton East, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Ukrainian Cheremosh Society under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
“The Ukrainian Cheremosh Society has been in existence since 1977 and its facility continues to be a community hub for local performances and festivals,” said MP Goldring. Read more…

Cheremosh shares Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn’s stunning piece of Canadian Art.

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, Cheremosh commissioned Alberta artist, Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn to create a painting representative of this history. Larisa chose to create an eight-panel, 16-foot long watercolour capturing the regional variations of Cheremosh’s costuming over this 40-year period (see above). The painting is owned by the Ukrainian Cheremosh Society. Read more…

Cheremosh Generates wide acclaim in Ukraine and Artistic Director Awarded Medal


Hot on the heels of their 2011 sojourn to Bulgaria, where Edmonton’s Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company was named the Absolute European Champion of Folklore for 2011, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company’s return to Ukraine has yielded wide acclaim for the company and its Artistic Director, while the dancers experienced an unexpected emotional rollercoaster. Read more…