Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nasha Kasha - Program about Ukrainian life in Ontario

We received an email from Steve Andrusiak announcing an exciting new Ukrainian program. Here is a redacted version of his email:


It was my pleasure to travel from London, ON to Sudbury earlier this month to complete interviews for two stories I am about to produce for my new radio program....  The program has been airing on 94.9 CHRW FM on the campus of Western University in London since early May. Now I am truly pleased to announce that CKLU-FM: the Laurentian University radio station in Sudbury has offered to air the show every Tuesday afternoon.

Nasha Kasha is a 30 minute radio program about Ukrainian life in Ontario and beyond.  It is in the English language with ample servings of Ukrainian.  Host Steve (Stefan) Andrusiak travels to bring listeners a rich serving of stories about struggles and joy, issues and successes of ordinary Canadians and their Ukrainian heritage.  Early episodes include the Irish-Ukrainian roots of artistic director Susan Ferley, who led the Grand Theatre for 15 seasons.  Other travels feature Sudbury, Kingston, London, Montreal, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Toronto. The word kasha means "porridge". Nasha means it is "our own". Nasha Kasha is radio nourishment for the Slavic soul. But our kitchen is open to ALL of our listeners and we invite you to enjoy!

NASHA KASHA will air every Tuesday from 2:30-3PM (14:30-15:00) on CHLU-FM. .

In closing, I wish to acknowledge with appreciation, the Ukrainian Credit Union for its support of part of my travel to your city.

Stefan Andrusiak, reporter-host

Below are some links to program episodes:

Episode #1  Natalia and Maksym (London, ON)
Episode #2  Susan Ferley (London, ON)
Episode #3  Spivanka (Montreal)
Episode #4  LA Hromada (LA)
Episode #5  Erasing Identity- Fotys and the Tokes (Oakville/Laval)
Episode #6  Nadiya (Kingston)



Nasha Kasha - Program about Ukrainian life in Ontario

We received an email from Steve Andrusiak announcing an exciting new Ukrainian program. Here is a redacted version of his email:


It was my pleasure to travel from London, ON to Sudbury earlier this month to complete interviews for two stories I am about to produce for my new radio program....  The program has been airing on 94.9 CHRW FM on the campus of Western University in London since early May. Now I am truly pleased to announce that CHLU-FM: the Laurentian University radio station in Sudbury has offered to air the show every Tuesday afternoon.

Nasha Kasha is a 30 minute radio program about Ukrainian life in Ontario and beyond.  It is in the English language with ample servings of Ukrainian.  Host Steve (Stefan) Andrusiak travels to bring listeners a rich serving of stories about struggles and joy, issues and successes of ordinary Canadians and their Ukrainian heritage.  Early episodes include the Irish-Ukrainian roots of artistic director Susan Ferley, who led the Grand Theatre for 15 seasons.  Other travels feature Sudbury, Kingston, London, Montreal, Los Angeles, Ottawa and Toronto. The word kasha means "porridge". Nasha means it is "our own". Nasha Kasha is radio nourishment for the Slavic soul. But our kitchen is open to ALL of our listeners and we invite you to enjoy!

NASHA KASHA will air every Tuesday from 2:30-3PM (14:30-15:00) on CHLU-FM. .

In closing, I wish to acknowledge with appreciation, the Ukrainian Credit Union for its support of part of my travel to your city.

Stefan Andrusiak, reporter-host

Below are some links to program episodes:

Episode #1  Natalia and Maksym (London, ON)
Episode #2  Susan Ferley (London, ON)
Episode #3  Spivanka (Montreal)
Episode #4  LA Hromada (LA)
Episode #5  Erasing Identity- Fotys and the Tokes (Oakville/Laval)
Episode #6  Nadiya (Kingston)



Monday, June 13, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Таня Микитюк та ї ї Пташка


Таня Микитюк
Знайшовши в поштовій скринці листівку, радіємо з того, що про нас думають і пам’ятають, що відправник пожертвував своїм часом, власноруч написавши про свою приязнь, любов чи повагу до нас. Звичайно, сьогодні придбати готову листівку - не проблема: скільки завгодно і які завгодно, але ж вибираємо відповідно до своїх смаків, уподобань та настрою.
Серед них зустрічаються і справжні витвори мистецтва, якими так і хочеться поділитися з рідними і близькими, друзями і колегами тощо. Саме такі маленькі дива пропонує “Пташка” та її власниця Таня Микитюк.

Усім, хто мріє про власну справу, Таня радить обов’язково пробувати, звичайно, попередньо все добре обдумавши та зваживши. Так, вона тепер зі свого досвіду знає, що починати непросто, але, якщо не наважитися і спробувати, ніколи не знатимеш, яке задоволення приносить праця на себе, на благо й добротут родини, на радість багатьох людей, і чого, загалом, ти міг би досягнути.

The “Ptashka” that laid the Golden Egg


Tanya Mykytiuk
We rejoice when we find a post card in our mailbox, because someone remembered us and took their time to write about their love or respect for us. There is such a wide variety of post cards on sale that it’s not always easy to choose just the right one that matches to your taste and mood. But there are postcards that you don’t think twice about buying and sending to those you love and respect. Tanya Mykytiuk and her Ptashka offer exactly this kind of postcards. 

To anyone who is dreaming about their own business, Tanya’s advice is to go ahead and try, but first to think it over well. She knows from her own experience that it is difficult at the beginning. But, at the same time, if you do not try, you will never know how gratifying and rewarding a business can be for you, your family and many other people. If you do not start your own business, you will never discover what you could have achieved. 

Tanya Mykytiuk and her parents were born in Canada but the family has always remembered and respected their Ukrainian roots. Tanya went to the Ukrainian St. Demetrius and Lesya Ukrayinka schools, was a member of the youth organization CYM and of the Arkan Dance Company. It was in Arkan, where she met her future husband Markian. After high school, she attended Ryerson University where she studied Graphic Communications Management. Upon graduation, Tanya worked in printing and marketing. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

UCU Helps Ukraine - Unbroken Blossoms events!

We have four events coming up this June for the UCU Helps Ukraine

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/ucuykc/events for more information!


UCU Helps Ukraine Event This Weekend with Eastern Eparchy Family Day!

UCU Helps Ukraine presents Unbroken Blossoms
Watch a presentation about the project and meet two soldiers from Ukraine who will be joining us to talk about their experiences, their rehabilitation and how UCU Helps Ukraine has helped them. This evernt all happens during The Eastern Eparchy Celebrations Family Day! Picnic lunch, games, activities, bouncy castle, races, balloon toss, tug-of-war and a pig roast!

Join us this weekend at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4H9

Sunday June 5th at 1:30pm