Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage

Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage

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In this story, a little dancers poyas (woven sash) becomes magical and takes him on a dancing adventure in the night sky.

The book is dedicated to "all parents, especially those in rural communities, who played an active role in organizing Ukrainian dance clubs, fundraising events, and festivals on the prairies. Thanks to their efforts, children made lifelong friends and remained physically active during long winter months. More importantly, young dancers had fun while gaining a deeper understanding of their identity as Ukrainian Canadians"

We know it's been a tough year for dancers and dance groups and cannot wait until we can safely gather for performances in person once again.

"Good Night, My Little Dancer!/Добраніч, малий танцюристе!" is available for purchase at ACUA Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts in Edmonton, several locations in Saskatoon and Koota Ooma Ukrainian Books & Gifts in Toronto. Keep your eye out this year for the author's second book about a little girl's dancing adventure!

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#MeetVeselka

David Desfosses, 27

David is an Automotive Service Technician at Heartland Ford Sales Inc.

He has a wife (Veselka dancer Kaylee) a daughter (Emily), a dog, 3 cats, and a snake.

David has 18 years of Ukrainian dance experience. He started at St Basil’s school, where our Artistic Director Trish was one of his first teachers! As he got older he danced with the Kupalo ensemble, as well as Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage and has been with Veselka for 2 years now.

David is most excited for the Guys Dance in the June show. His favourite region to dance is Volyn. David says he joined Veselka when he just showed up to rehearsal one day and never left.

He got started in Ukrainian dancing when he was 5 years old. His mom said “hey, you’re gonna do Ukrainian dance.” David is the second youngest of 5 siblings, all of whom Ukrainian danced. David says the dancing with Veselka is great but the social aspect of our group is also a lot of fun. David says he loves being able to reconnect with people he grew up dancing with (see if you can spot some Veselka members in David’s throwback photos!)

David has gone on dance tours in the US and Canada, as well as Ukraine and Ireland.

Come see David perform at our June show!
Hey Everybody!!! I know this is short notice but if you haven’t heard there is a ballet company coming to town tonight!!!! Ballet Edmonton will be performing, along with the Academy dancers at 730 at the DJC theater. There are still lots of tickets left and they will be available at the door!! Here is a sweet little message from company member and GPS own, Kylee Hart 😊
Meanwhile at the entrance to Malanka....

Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage The Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage has been an active part of Grande Prairie's Cultural Community since 1975.

Now over 40 years later, we are very excited to be in our own facility located in the Richmond Centre! Our facility contains a professionally equipped dance studio, featuring sprung wood floors, full-length mirrors, ballet barres, and sound system as well as storage space for costumes, supplies and materials for our many workshops and events. Our Society strives to provide programs and services th

Operating as usual

01/10/2022

Welcome back to classes this week
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01/07/2022

Khrystos Razdyetsia (Christ is Born)

Khrystos Razdyetsia (Christ is Born)

12/31/2021

WIshing everyone a happy and healthy new year

WIshing everyone a happy and healthy new year

12/28/2021

Have a few empties from the holidays? Please consider marking them and donating to Troyanda.

Have a few empties from the holidays? Please consider marking them and donating to Troyanda.

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to all our Troyanda family and friends ♥️

Merry Christmas to all our Troyanda family and friends ♥️

12/19/2021

Wow 😮

This is Kyiv baby! 😎
Check out the main Christmas tree on St. Sophia Square! 🤩
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Photo: zaiarnyi_pasha (IG)

12/16/2021

Tis the season - remember to mark your bags and donate your bottles to Troyanda 😀

Tis the season - remember to mark your bags and donate your bottles to Troyanda 😀

12/13/2021

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Matryoshka Market a success!

Items are ready for pickup today (Monday December 13th) at Pomeroy Lodging office downtown across from the Co-op.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Matryoshka Market a success!

Items are ready for pickup today (Monday December 13th) at Pomeroy Lodging office downtown across from the Co-op.

12/08/2021

5.5 hours left - keep checking your bids

12/03/2021

LAST DAY to drop off your silent auction items-Pomeroy Lodging office 9820-100 Ave

12/01/2021

REMINDER 😃😃😃

If you donated a silent auction item:

Please deliver to Pomeroy Lodging office (9820-100 Ave across from downtown Coop) from today to Friday December 3rd from 8:00 am to 5:00.

11/28/2021

If you donated a silent auction item:

Please deliver to Pomeroy Lodging office (9820-100 Ave across from downtown Coop) Between December 1 and 3rd from 8:00 am to 5:00.

If you donated a silent auction item:

Please deliver to Pomeroy Lodging office (9820-100 Ave across from downtown Coop) Between December 1 and 3rd from 8:00 am to 5:00.

11/25/2021

Put it in your calendar - orders are in TODAY

Pickup at the studio from 430-630.

Remember we do not have a freezer at the studio so you need to pick up today 🤗

Put it in your calendar - orders are in TODAY

Pickup at the studio from 430-630.

Remember we do not have a freezer at the studio so you need to pick up today 🤗

11/24/2021

Dance is cancelled tonight

11/24/2021

Last call for silent auction items......email [email protected]

Last call for silent auction items......email [email protected]

11/22/2021

Please help us grow this page. Invite your friends, family etc.

Malanka Survey 11/20/2021

Malanka Survey

Please take a moment to complete this 2 question survey regarding Malanka this weekend. We would appreciate the help as we finalize Malanka plans 🙌

https://forms.gle/3dPvrDdKpMNHQi1r6

Malanka Survey Malanka - January 22, 2022 Bonnetts Energy Centre has adopted the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP) and will require individuals aged 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination, a recent negative test result, or documentation of medical exemption. Masks will remain mand...

11/19/2021

Few more days to get your donation in for our online auction…….contact Tracy at [email protected]

Crafts, baking, Christmas items, babysitting services, family night basket are just some ideas.

Few more days to get your donation in for our online auction…….contact Tracy at [email protected]

Crafts, baking, Christmas items, babysitting services, family night basket are just some ideas.

Malanka Survey 11/17/2021

Malanka Survey

Attention Troyanda supporters:

We are trying to plan our Malanka in January and need some assistance. Could you please complete the following 2 question survey?

Please do not complete if you already have.

Thanking you in advance 😀

https://forms.gle/DDvx6wdBeTmmTveY7

Malanka Survey Malanka - January 22, 2022 Bonnetts Energy Centre has adopted the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP) and will require individuals aged 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination, a recent negative test result, or documentation of medical exemption. Masks will remain mand...

11/16/2021

We are accepting donations items until November 24th - please contact Tracy at [email protected] with your donation.

Thank you 🙌

We are accepting donations items until November 24th - please contact Tracy at [email protected] with your donation.

Thank you 🙌

10/27/2021

Troyanda is planning a Christmas Silent Auction called Matryoshka Market. This Facebook silent auction will run from December 1-8. This is a great opportunity for people to get some Christmas shopping done. Can be items, baking, experiences, homemade items, packages you can build with your friend etc. More details to follow but at this point we are looking for donations for the auction. Please contact Tracy Zuk at [email protected] or 780-831-8242 with details of your donation or questions.

Troyanda is planning a Christmas Silent Auction called Matryoshka Market. This Facebook silent auction will run from December 1-8. This is a great opportunity for people to get some Christmas shopping done. Can be items, baking, experiences, homemade items, packages you can build with your friend etc. More details to follow but at this point we are looking for donations for the auction. Please contact Tracy Zuk at [email protected] or 780-831-8242 with details of your donation or questions.

10/25/2021

Did you miss our bottle drive?

That's ok - you can drop your bottles off anytime. Just mark them Troyanda with #2313.

If you are a member then send us a picture so we can record for volunteer time.

Did you miss our bottle drive?

That's ok - you can drop your bottles off anytime. Just mark them Troyanda with #2313.

If you are a member then send us a picture so we can record for volunteer time.

Photos from Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage's post 10/17/2021

Reminder that orders need to be in by Thursday!

10/16/2021

Bottle drive today Troyanda!!!

Keep them coming!!! We are at the bottle depot on resources until 2:00 but you can still donate after. Just mark your bags with 2313.

Bottle drive today Troyanda!!!

Keep them coming!!! We are at the bottle depot on resources until 2:00 but you can still donate after. Just mark your bags with 2313.

10/13/2021

Bottle drive Saturday, October 16th. Please donate any bottles you can! Either contact your favourite dancer or drop off at the bottle depot with your bags clearly marked with #2313.

Photos from Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage's post 10/06/2021

It’s that time of year again - deadline to order is October 21st. Will be in time for Christmas dinner!!!

10/05/2021

In case you ever wondered……

Ribbons of the Ukrainian wreath! 😊

Ukrainian ribbons occupied an important place in the life of every Ukrainian girl. They were not only a decoration, but also a talisman... and every colour carried certain symbolism.

Each of the colours had a symbolic meaning. Thus, ribbons of different colours symbolized:

light brown - feeding ground,
yellow - the sun;
light green and dark green - youth, beauty;
blue and blue - a symbol of sky and water, which add strength and health;
orange - bread;
purple - a symbol of wisdom;
crimson - a symbol of sincerity and sincerity;
pink - a symbol of prosperity;
white - the memory of the dead.
The sequence of their placement was also special. The LIGHT-BROWN ribbon was fastened first in the centre, on both sides of it knitted on YELLOW, then - LIGHT GREEN and DARK GREEN ribbons, behind them - BLUE and BLUE, then - OCTOBER, OCTOBER RASPBERRY, and behind them - PINK.

As for the WHITE ribbons, given their symbolic meaning, certain requirements were met. So they were only included if their ends were embroidered with gold and silver, then the white ribbon on the right side was a symbol of the sun, and on the left - the moon. 🌚

09/18/2021

Happy National Dance Day!

Happy National Dance Day!

09/09/2021

Welcome back to our dancers!

Welcome back to our dancers!

08/31/2021

We are so excited to welcome you back!

Classes start Tuesday September 7 🎉🥰

Check your email for the schedule. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

We are so excited to welcome you back!

Classes start Tuesday September 7 🎉🥰

Check your email for the schedule. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

08/24/2021

Here are the classes we have room in:

New Preschool class Tuesday 5:30-6:15
Creative movement Wednesday 10:00am-10:30am
Preschool class Wednesday 10:30am-11:15am
Novice for ages 8 and up Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm

Please email [email protected] or DM for registration information.

Here are the classes we have room in:

New Preschool class Tuesday 5:30-6:15
Creative movement Wednesday 10:00am-10:30am
Preschool class Wednesday 10:30am-11:15am
Novice for ages 8 and up Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm

Please email [email protected] or DM for registration information.

08/20/2021

Ever been interested Ukrainian dance? Now's the time to join!

Registration has been extended to September 3rd. We have affordable fees and you don't have to be Ukrainian to join 😀

Email [email protected] or DM us

Ever been interested Ukrainian dance? Now's the time to join!

Registration has been extended to September 3rd. We have affordable fees and you don't have to be Ukrainian to join 😀

Email [email protected] or DM us

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50/50 draw
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Boys enrichment
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Senior Podillian

Location

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Box 732
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V3R5

General information

Troyanda History: In September 1975, Olga Friesen began to explore the possibility of offering Ukrainian Language and dance classes to interested area residents. It was during the planning stages for these classes that she contacted Alberta Culture and was fortunate to get support and assistance of Dave Biltek. This resulted in the formation of the Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture and Heritage. On November 12, 1975, classes in both language and dance got underway at the RecPlex with 47 students registered in language and 41 in dance. Classes throughout the first year were conducted by Olga Friesen with the voluntary assistance of Mrs. Eva Hannas in language and Mrs. Helen Pollard in dance. In the next two years teaching both language and dance alternated between Miss. Iris Zwozdesky of Edmonton and local personnel. In addition to the language and dance classes, they held St. Nicholas Day concert, Easter egg workshops and an Easter egg and bake sales. The dance groups have also performed at various centers in the City as well as around the area. Executive involved in the formation of the Society Included: President, Helen Lavoie; Vice president, Roma Gauk; Secretary Treasurer, Tony Medwid; School Director, Olga Friesen; Directors: Florence Helete, Elsie Lazaruk, Lester Prokopczak. Others that became involved in the following year included Janet Lougheed, and Julian Nahnybida. The first concert was held on May 1, 1977 at the Grande Prairie Regional College Auditorium. The program included singing and poetry recital by the language class and dancing by the dance group. After more than 30 years in the community of Grande Prairie, the Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture & Heritage continues to grow and prosper. The Society strives to provide programs and services that honor the culture and traditions of the Ukraine. Our Troyanda dancers are the most well known part of our society. In addition to performing at Troyanda's special events, the Troyanda dancers perform in support of other community organizations. They appear at the QE II Festival of Trees, the Trumpeter Hotel Seniors Christmas Dinner, Canada Day Celebrations, and many others. Our dancers have attended festivals and competitions in Peace River, Vermilion, Calgary, St. Paul, Lloydminster, Edmonton, and Jasper. Our Ukrainian Christmas and Malanka celebrations, Easter egg classes and Year-End Ukrainian Dance Concert are Troyanda events that the community looks forward to each year. These events have become traditions for the Troyanda Society and we hope to entertain the community for many years to come. Troyanda also continues to develop new events to celebrate and highlight Ukrainian culture.
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