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 8:00
Opening Ceremonies 10:00
Competition 8:30 – 16:00
Intermission 1:00 – 2:00
Vendors 9:00 – 5:00
Breakfast is available starting at 9:00 at “Nina’s Pierogies”
Lunch at “Nina’s Pieorgies” and dessert at “Kona’s Ice” commencing at 11:00 until 4:00.
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
Breakfast: Coffee, tea, banana bread, and fresh poppyseed roll is available at “Nina’s Pierogies” starting at 9:00am.
Lunch: will be available starting at 11:00 served by “Nina’s Pierogies”. Be sure to check out “Kona’s Ice” for blue and yellow shaved ice!
Kolbasa and Poppyseed Rolls are available for purchase at our BCUCF Society fundraising table.
If the dance competition isn’t entertaining enough by itself, there are musicians positioned throughout the Festival for your enjoyment.
Musicians and Vocalists from 2023:
- Emelia Lupynis
- Mike Sanyshyn & Craig McGregor
- Richard and Kurt Tyce from the S-Bahn
Are you a Ukrainian musician? Do you know of a great Ukrainian band? Use our contact page to tell us more.
Applications for 2023 festival is now CLOSED.
Are you interested in being a vendor at our 2024 Festival? Please refer to vendor registration form below for more information.
Vendors from the 2023 Festival
Lyn Tretiak: Coquitlam, BC
Original artwork and prints from trips to Ukraine. Lyn will be selling 30 original prints with all proceeds going to Ukraine. Check them out here: https://lynatretiak.ca/
BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Society: Surrey, BC
Ukrainian baked goods – poppyseed rolls & kolbasa as well as Ukrainian trinkets and treasures
Cher’s Pysanky: Coquitlam, BC
Handmade Pysanky – Unique eggs with Authentic Ukrainian designs with bees wax; one of a kind, no egg is the same!
Future of Ukraine: Vancouver, BC
Artwork from Children of Ukraine
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: Delta, BC
Ukrainian embroidered clothes
Vyshyvanka Canada: Vancouver, BC
Traditional embroidery shirts – both male and female in Galicia style
Blue Yellow Art: Vancouver, BC
Ukrainian traditional and contemporary arts, crafts, decor, and souvenirs
My Father’s Garden: Burnaby, BC
Baked goods and variety of preserves such as jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, pickles, relishes, fruit vinegars, and condiments
Janelle Knihnitski Art: Vancouver, BC
Original art and prints reflecting a connection to culture, fashion, and movement
Eve On Ah: Coldstream, BC
Candles, bandanas, wooden signs, t-shirts and more. Proceeds going towards humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
Servant Partners Canada: Vancouver, BC
Original artwork and prints from trips to Ukraine
“Thank you” Ukraine: Chilliwack, BC
Items from Ukraine, province, and village maps of Ukraine
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services: North Vancouver, BC
This organization organizes and ships urgently needed medical supplies, equipment, and devices to hospitals and clinics located in the Ukrainian war zone
Tnak Designer: Vancouver, BC
Ukrainian belts, designer clothes with embroidery, bags, shopping bags, Vinok, and crafts
Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies: Aldergrove, BC
Unique flavors made from scratch. Selling frozen perogies. Available frozen will be our Turkey dinner perogies, Breakfast perogies, Garlic lovers perogies, and Jalapeno Popper perogies.
Our Advertisers & Sponsors
Can’t make it to the Festival but still want to participate? Complete the following form to advertise in our program.
We would like to thank all of our 2023 sponsors:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help.