Festival Details

The British Columbia Ukrainian Culture Festival takes place annually on the first Saturday of May. For over 25 years, dance troupes as far as Alberta and Seattle travel to Mission, BC to compete in our festival. The troupes not only strive to entertain our thousands of attendees but also perform in front of experienced adjudicators from across the world. Troupes are critiqued in efforts to improve their technique, dance complexity and costume design. In addition to the dance performances, our festival also welcomes vendors, entertainers and hosts an activity center for your little ones. These many components of the British Columbia Ukrainian Culture Festival work together in

Keeping the Ukrainian Culture Alive.

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Festival Schedule

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Admission

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Food

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Activity Center

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Entertainment & Vendors

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Advertisers & Sponsors

2022 Festival Schedule

Doors Open                                                                                 9:00

Opening Ceremonies                                                                10:00

Competition                                                                 10:30 – 16:00*

*Intermission                                                                12:30 – 13:30

Vendors                                                                        10:00 – 16:00

Children’s Activity Centre                                          11:00 – 15:00

• The Kitchen is open at 11:00am for doughnuts/muffins and coffee

Lunch commencing at 11:00 until 16:00. 

    → Hunky Bill’s                                                           11:00 – 16:00

Admission

The BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival welcomes individuals from every walk of life. The following are the prices for entry*:

Adults – $13.00

Youth (7-18) & Seniors (65+) – $10.00

Children (6 and under) – $1.00

Programs – $2.00

* 20% of the admission fees will be donated to Ukraine Humanitarian efforts through the Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Food

Coffee, tea, doughnuts and muffins are available in the cafeteria after the opening ceremonies.

Lunch will be available starting at 11:00 served by Hunky Bill’s, Vancouver.

Kolbasa and Poppyseed Rolls are available for purchase at our BCUCF Society fundraising table.

Activity Center

Be sure to bring your little ones to our children’s activity center. Some fun activities that we host include:
  • Kovbasa Toss
  • Perogies in a Pot
  • Ukrainian Easter egg Decoration
  • Dancer Pose
Our Children’s Activity Centre will be open from 11:00 – 15:00.

Entertainment & Vendors

Entertainment

If the dance competition isn’t entertaining enough by itself, there are musicians positioned throughout the Festival for your enjoyment.

Musicians and Vocalists for 2022:
  • Emelia Lupynis 
  • Richard and Kurt Tyce from the S-Bahn
  • The Wheat in the Barley

Are you a Ukrainian musician? Do you know of a great Ukrainian band? Use our contact page to tell us more.

Vendors

Applications:

Are you interested in being a vendor at our 2023 Festival?  Please refer to vendor registration form below for more information.

Vendor Application Form

Vendors for the 2022 Festival

 Maple Hope Foundation: Vancouver, BC

100% volunteer run organization providing humanitarian relief to Ukraine

BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Society: Surrey, BC

Ukrainian baked goods – poppyseed rolls & kolbasa

Captain Cook Travel: Coquitlam, BC

Ukrainian souvenirs & European travel and vacation packages

Kelowna Kozak: Kelowna, BC

Contemporary Ukrainian embroidery and jewelry

AngelStar Farm: Gabriola Island, BC

Ukrainian owned business offering baked good, spices & seasonings, gift baskets and more!

Vancouver Vyshyvanka: Vancouver, BC

Ukrainian embroidered clothes

My Father’s Garden: Burnaby, BC

Handcrafted jams & jellies, chutneys, relishes. Made from local produce

Woodwork by Bob Gonzales: Langley, BC

Handmade woodwork by the Talented Bob Gonzales. Partial proceeds will go towards Ukraine humanitarian aid.

Eve . On . Ah: Coldstream, BC

Candles, bandanas, wooden signs, t-shirts and more. Proceeds going towards humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Tourism Mission: Mission , BC

Visitor guides, trail information, local sights and maps

Ukrainian by Design: Richmond, BC

Handmade unique beaded wearable arts, hand-embroidered fashion, accessories. 80% of sales will be donated to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

Ukrainian BlueYellow Art: Vancouver, BC

Ukraine inspired Arts & Crafts. All proceeds go to Come Back Alive Foundation

Our Advertisers & Sponsors

Can’t make it to the Festival but still want to participate? Complete the following form to advertise in our program.

Advertising Form

         We would like to thank all of our 2022 sponsors:
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help.