The Second Ukrainian film festival “Kino Filmfest”

Featuring award-winning films will take place

May 21-24, 2015 at

The Manitoba Theatre for Young People at the Forks

All films are sub-titled in English


The following films will be featured:


The Russian Woodpecker (2015) 80 min. Directed by Chad Gracia.

Thursday, 21 May @ 7:00pm.

Such Beautiful People (2013) 94 min. Directed by Dmytro Moiseev.

Thursday, 21 May @ 9:00pm.

The Guide (2014) 122 min. Directed by Oles Sanin, Friday May 22 @ 7:30pm.

Ivan the Powerful (2013) 86 min. Directed by Victor Andrienko.

Saturday, 23 May @ 7:00pm

The Tribe (2014) 132 min Rated: R Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy.

Saturday, 23 May @ 9:00pm.

Laughs with Luba Goy (Tickets for this separate event are $30.00)

Sunday, May 24 @ 2:00pm.

Brothers: The Final Confession  (2014) 120 min. Directed by Victoria Trofimenko. 

Sunday, May 24 @ 4:30pm.


For film and ticket information, go to FilmFest Schedule.

Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War"

Fridayat 18:00–18:30

Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
821 Preston Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G
"Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War"

Keynote speaker: Professor Myroslav Shkandrij (University of Manitoba)

Annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26 of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. The resolution urges 'Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and individuals' to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.

It begins on May 8, the anniversary of the date when the World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

UCC-MPC presents Gala Concert in honour of Taras Shevchenko

Concert finale


В неділю, 8 березня під егідою Конґресу Українців Канади – Манітобська Провінційна Рада (КУК-МПР), українська громада міста Вінніпеґу вшанувала офіційне закінчення святкувань 200- річчя народження неперевершеного поета, художника і борця за прав людини та національних прав – Тараса Шевченка,  величавим гала-концертом у залі Jubilee Place.   Подорожня виставка КУК-МПР про Шевченка та його творчість та споріднена інформативна програма-буклет були виставлені при вході для інформації зібраної громдади.


Повну статтю можна читати тут.



On Sunday March 8, 2015, under the auspices of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC), Winnipeg’s Ukrainian community marked the culmination of the year-long commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ukraine’s foremost poet, artist and champion for human and national rights – Taras Shevchenko, with a Gala Concert at the Jubilee Place Concert Hall.   A traveling exhibit about Shevchenko and his works prepared by the UCC-MPC on display prominently at the entrance and an informative program booklet provided the audience with background on Taras Shevchenko and his creative genius.  


For the full article, click here.

Winnipeg Youth Honour Taras Shevchenko

On March 7th 2015, Ukrainian Canadian youth met in front of the Taras Shevchenko Monument on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building to honour the 201st Anniversary of his birth.  Representatives of PLAST and Ukrainian Youth Association CYM placed a wreath at the foot of the monument and listened to short biography of Shevchenko's life. 
This is an annual event held on the Saturday nearest Shevchenko's birth date, March 9.
Thanks to Mr Norbert Iwan for photographing the event. To see more images, click here.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Manitoba Provincial Council

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and Government of Canada, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric.


Currently there are well over 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian background living in Canada. The Ukrainians first settled in Canada in1891 and have developed strong communities in every region of Canada. Today approximately 140,000 Ukrainian Canadians live in Manitoba.

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