Sunday, September 12, 2010

Montreal Ukrainian Festival





What better way to celebrate the last beautiful days of summer than by attending festivals offered by the numerous cultural communities of our beautiful city.  One such event, the 11th Annual Ukrainian Festival, highlighting this community's contribution to Quebec and Canadian society, was held this past week-end. So join me on a photo tour of this wonderful three day event held where else but .......Ukraine St., in Montreal.

     
A great turn out for the festivities on a warm and  sunny Saturday afternoon


Homemade Varenky
 
 
Honey Products
 

World's Best Donuts stand, definitely the best because they sold out in no time  
Man and His Varenky

Ukrainian Hospitality
"It's a Barbie World"..............Ukrainian Barbies Were In Attendance And In Large Numbers At The Festival
               






Russian nesting dolls......Matryoshka or babuska Dolls

For those of you interested in the products sold at the festival the following might be of interest:

 Hi Tanya,
In response to your query, I managed to track down the person responsible for the the vendors at the Montreal Ukrainian Festival and who might be able to direct you to the lady who makes and sells the Barbie dolls. You should address yourself to:
Eugenia Charuk Kindrat - VP Vendors and Concessions

email: info@ukefestmontreal.org
Telephone
514-885-6419
Mailing Address
St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal
3250 Beaubien St. E
Montréal, Québec, Canada
H1X 3C9
I hope this proves useful,
Anna





18 comments:

  1. Hi Anna,
    What great pictures! Even the Barbie dolls were dressed up in ethnic costume. Imagine having to make miniature perogy, I would really be all thumbs after that production.
    Ann

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  2. I missed the on here this weekend so am living vicariously through this lovely posting. Love the eggs, the exquisite "peasant shirts" and always the food!

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  3. Claudia, I'm happy you were able to visit the Montreal Ukrainian Festival via the blog post. It was truly a feast for all the senses.

    Anna

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  4. Ann,
    Thanks for the comic relief; that's a really good one.

    Anna

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  5. Anna,
    I wish we have festival like this in our country. I love those dolls in ethnic costumes. I also like the clay Man and His Varenky. I would buy it at a New York Minute:D Thanks for sharing your trip there. Your pics are well taken.

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  6. Lovely post. Feel like being there,
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi Quay Po,
    Thanks, I was worried about boring people with too many photos but my husband felt it was a good idea not to edit too much,in order to give readers a better feel of the day. I'm sure you would have also loved all the booths with jewelry, paintings and embroidery work.

    Anna

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  9. Hi Shanti, thanks for dropping in. It's so nice to meet you. I'm happy you enjoyed the post.

    Anna

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  10. That looks like so much fun! I love those dolls within dolls. Forgot what they are called :(

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  11. Hi Rick, Thanks for dropping by. To answer your question, the dolls in question are Russian nesting dolls, called Matryoshka and according to our friends at Wikipedia,the name is derived from the Russian female 1st name;Matryona.They are also better known as babuska dolls (grandmother).

    Anna

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  12. how fun! My dad is Ukranian. Love the food!!! I should make my way back to Montreal one of these days: visited the city 2 years ago and really enjoyed it.

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  13. Hi Olga,

    Thanks for visiting the blog,I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos. Hope you do make it back to Montreal. It is such a fun place in the summer. I'm convinced we must be the festival and party capital of North America. You barely start one and another begins. Thank goodness for the French "joie de vivre" present in Montreal.


    Anna

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  14. Loved the photos! Wish I could have joined you there. And by the way, Mike keeps reminding me about the scrumptious looking apple flan you posted :-) Not so subtle hints about wanting to have one of his own.

    Marilyn

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  15. Hi Marilyn,

    Thanks and just in case you two don't get around to making the recipe, please tell Mike that there will be an apple flan waiting for him on your next visit to Montreal.

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  16. Hi everyone,

    I visited with my husband who ate 2 plates of pierohy and more!

    Does anyone know if the Barbies in Ukrainian outfits are available for sale in Montreal somewhere?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tanya Seredynska

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  17. Hi Tanya,
    In response to your query, I managed to track down the person responsible for the the vendors at the Montreal Ukrainian Festival and who might be able to direct you to the lady who makes and sells the Barbie dolls. You should address yourself to:
    Eugenia Charuk Kindrat - VP Vendors and Concessions

    email: info@ukefestmontreal.org
    Telephone
    514-885-6419
    Mailing Address
    St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal
    3250 Beaubien St. E
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    H1X 3C9
    I hope this proves useful,
    Anna

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  18. This is awesome, Anna! Thank you so very much for the research and kindness! xoxo
    Tanya

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