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Singers from across Canada and Ukraine will be performing music from the Ukrainian Sacred Choral Tradition Friday night in Saskatoon.
For the festival’s artistic director, this year’s gathering has evolved almost organically.   “Early in the 2016 programming process,” said Roman Borys, in an email interview in advance of the release of the festival lineup Tuesday morning, “I realized that I had already secured a number of world-class, all-women ensembles.
A male chorus of more than 50 professional and amateur singers from Canada and Ukraine performs Friday, April 1 at Knox United Church, 7:30 p.m.
Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country's entry for this year's Eurovision song contest.
Towards the end of the 19th century large numbers of Ukrainians began to arrive in Canada; the majority settled in the Prairie provinces. By the late 1980s there were over 950,000 Ukrainian Canadians, the largest concentrations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal.
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers of Edmonton are perhaps the most well known of Canada's 230 Ukrainian dance groups and schools.
The stage is set, the lights are dimmed.The audience eagerly waits for the orchestra to strike the first note. The music flies into a rousing, rhythmic number that has the crowd tapping its feet. Then the dancers emerge. Wearing bright costumes, they twirl around the stage, their feet all but…
An up-and-coming figure in the Canadian theatre scene, Andrew Kushnir aims to make a difference both on and off the stage. In addition to being a playwright, the actor and producer is also the creative director of Project: Humanity, an organization raising awareness of social issues through the arts.
The Ukrainian vocal sextet Pikkardiyska Tertsiya ( is on tour across Canada, bringing their program Koliaduiemo razom!, or Let’s Carol Together! in time for Ukrainian Christmas celebrations, which officially end this weekend.
Ukrainian community in Chicago has launched a new glossy publication covering life of Ukrainians there. First issue of Ukrainian Chicago, as the magazine is named, went on sale on Jan. 7. 
The Ukraine Canadian Congress Weyburn Branch will present the Ukraine celebration of New Year’s or Malanka on Saturday, Jan. 17.
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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.