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.
2023 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
• Lunch commencing at 11:00 until 16:00.
→ Food Trucks 11:00 – 16:00
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
Coffee, tea, doughnuts and muffins are available in the cafeteria after the opening ceremonies.
Lunch will be available starting at 11:00 served by various food trucks.
Kolbasa and Poppyseed Rolls are available for purchase at our BCUCF Society fundraising table.
- Kovbasa Toss
- Perogies in a Pot
- Ukrainian Easter egg Decoration
- Dancer Pose
Entertainment & Vendors
If the dance competition isn’t entertaining enough by itself, there are musicians positioned throughout the Festival for your enjoyment.
Musicians and Vocalists from 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 from 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