MEETING at the Co-op at 2 PM.This is a joint Meetup with New Beginnings. For those of you that want a great taste of Ukrainian culture, I think this event will do just that.
THE MAIN EVENT IS ZABAVA. READ MY COMMENT BELOW.
Welcome to the 1st Annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival (BBUF)
August 24-25, 2013 - Andrew, Alberta
This FREE Festival will honour and celebrate the very best of the Ukrainian culture--food, history, religion, arts and culture---through a fun, hip approach. Not Ukrainian? No problem. We'll make it happen when you show up at the Passport Office to "assume" your Ukrainian name and identity.
Ukrainian and damn proud of it? We want you there to savour the tastes, see the sights, soak up the music, be part of the action.
Experience legendary small town hospitality as we entertain you, feed and water you, educate you. Have your photo taken with our hospodynia (hostess) Baba Magda as she provides information in costume and in character. There are memories waiting to be made!
If pyrohy and borshch make you swoon, be there. If beer and a signature Festival drink make you drool, be there. If you can't resist the sound of a dulcimer or fiddle or accordion, be there. If the Hopak makes your heart race, you've gotta be there.
If you love to shop, Baba's Bazaar awaits. From fresh-baked goods and local food to handcrafted items we've got you covered. If it's information you need, we have that too.
How about a 6 hour Outdoor Music Jam? Whether you love the old favourites or prefer current tunes, we've got the talent to deliver.
Hop aboard a shuttle to visit any or all of the other Festival sites: Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Canadian Pacific Station Museum, the Andrew Grain Elevator Museum. There you'll find demonstrations, kids' activities, entertainment and more!
Beg Baba for her secret recipe and enter our Borshch Cook Off. Celebrity judges will award prizes and bragging rights.
Compete for prizes in our Ukrainian Games Triathlon---bola balls, beanbag toss, and a surprise third event. Prizes for best-costumed team and overall champion!
Those still standing Saturday night will want tickets to the Zabava (party) featuring a four course Ukrainian feast, performance by the award-winning Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the vocal group Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton. Dance the night away to the sounds of Prairie Rose. Don't Delay order your tickets now for Zabava!
If you snagged a prime camping spot sleep will come easy. Sunday will feature a church service and brunch. Back at the hall grounds, take in the agricultural demonstrations and activities.
Head home with your passport, souvenirs, program and memories!