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Montreal Ukrainian Festival
September 10, 2022
Updates as of September 6th:
More exciting new to share. We are honoured to announce that our headliner will be Oleh Skrypka, legend of Ukrainian rock music, actor, singer, songwriter, leader of the world’s most popular Ukrainian rock band “Vopli Vidoplyasova”. As the band grew in popularity during the early years of Ukraine’s independence in the 90s, their music has a strong connection to the country’s freedom and pride. The festival’s full performer line-up will include over 200 talented performers, singers and dancers who will leave you in awe, showcasing the beauty and originality of the Ukrainian arts. See the full performance schedule on our website.
Luba Kowalchyk, Canadian pop icon and three-time consecutive Juno award winner, has allowed us to use her famous chart-topping song Every time I see your picture for a special Ukrainian tribute presentation at this years’ festival.
Ivanka Siolkowsky, known for making art from bullet holes in fences of the devastatingly ravaged town of Bucha, will be joining us as a special guest for the Alouettes Tailgate Party and Football Game on the 9th and the festival on the 10th. When the war hit, Ivanka decided there was more that she could do on the ground in Ukraine than from Canada, so three days later she was on a plane to Poland where she started assisting unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Little did she show she would spend the better part of 6 months in Ukraine delivering aid and assisting with evacuations from the frontlines.
Montreal Ukrainian Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parc Maisonneuve – 4601 Sherbrooke St E, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B1
Come spend the day with us and discover Ukrainian food delights (everyone loves perogies!), photobooths, children’s activities, colorful clothing, accessories and crafts that are unique to Ukraine. You will also have the opportunity to learn much more about our Ukrainian history, traditions and up-to-date information on Ukraine’s defence of democracy.
For connoisseurs of fine refreshments, the beer garden will be serving the limited-edition Volya (“Freedom”) beer brewed right here in Montreal. You can also sample other Ukrainian imported beverages. Plus, top Cirka Distilleries mixologist Gizmo Sirois will be on-site to dazzle you with some great cocktail-making exhibitions. Entrance to the park is free.
Alouettes Football Game – Festival Kickoff
Friday, September 9, 2022 | Tailgate party 5:30 p.m., Game 7:30 p.m.
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium – 475 Pine Ave W, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4
For the first time ever, we are partnering with the Montreal Alouettes for a kickoff fundraiser in support of Ukrainian humanitarian aid. Tickets are available at only $25. But hurry, the seats are limited. So purchase your tickets now! Be sure to wear blue and yellow and bring your Ukrainian flags. Meet us before the game for the official Montreal Ukrainian Festival tailgate party sponsored by Volya Beer on the corner of Pine and Parc Avenue.
Cлава Yкраїні! – Slava Ukrayini! – Glory to Ukraine! – Gloire à l’Ukraine!
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