"Melanka"- Ukrainian New Year's Party, folk style!
It's a fundraiser for Folk camp!
Help support our wonderful camp and enjoy a delicious feast and wonderful music, and dancing.
Hands on Workshop: Learn how to make a beautiful multi-strand imitation-pearl necklace, impressive on its own, and great for layering. Myroslava will teach you how to make this classic jewellery piece in the style traditionally worn by Ukrainian women, with attention to details such as the satiny floss, and charming tassles finished with golden thread.
Learn how to make a "didukh", a sheaf of grain traditionally prepared by Ukrainians (and many European nations) as a way of honouring and bringing the ancestors to the table during the holiday season. ("Didukh literally means "grandfather" in Ukrainian).
Demonstration of the putting on of a traditional women's costume and tying of a khustka" (kerchief) in the styles of Western Ukraine.
And some words about the history and lore of the craftsmanship of the various jewellery traditions. Zgardy, dukats, talyars, corals, pearls, antique pearls ("balamuty"), venetian glass, crosses...
Join Folk camp for 2 full days of programming "FOLK SCHOOL" at the 2017 Toronto Ukrainian Festival at Bloor West Village - official, in the parking lot at Bloor and Jane, beside the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services Toronto Inc.Building!
Kick off the August long weekend with this FREE family festival devoted to the stories and experiences that make up our Global Village. Join us at the High Park Amphitheatre for a day-long celebration of the land we share with immersive activities including live musical performances, DIY workshops, delicious food tastings, storytelling and more.
"THE FERN FLOWER"
Folktale & Songs from the ancient Ukrainian summer solstice traditions of Kupalo's eve.
Story told by James Nowak & Songs performed by Kosa singers (Kassandra Prus, Natalia Telentso, Ewelina Ferenc, Božena Hrycyna)
In the "Story Tent", Wychwood Barns Artscape, 601 Christie St.
Free snacks & drinks.
Hosted by Folk Camp Canada & Storytelling Toronto.
Sponsored by "Youth Engaging Youth" a Canada 150 Project under the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
Any questions, email Bozena, at: bhrycyna[at]gmail.com
We are excited to host an intimate concert by our talented friends: Ventanas, at the "Folk Camp House".
This is going to be a beautiful evening of acoustic music and dance from all around the Mediterranean, especially Flamenco, Sephardic and Balkan music, along with original tunes. Feel free to bring some snacks and drinks :) We will have some for donation as well.
There is limited space, so we advise you to purchase your tickets in advance.
Live music and dance workshop provided by bands: Polish - Polky Village Band and Hungarian - Csángó Unchained.
When: Friday, June, 9th, 2017 @ 7 pm till 11 pm
Where: Nature Center in High Park, on the porch!
map : http://bit.ly/2qBCLP6
Pwyc (suggested donation $15 - 20) - on site
You should all know that László - charismatic Hungarian dance teacher - is leaving soon to go back to Hungary! We need to give him a proper goodbye ;)
You should also know this old Polish and Hungarian expression:
"The Pole, the Hungarian — two good friends,
together they dance and drink their wine ;)"
So come and dance with us :)
Email Ewelina: ewe.ferenc[at]gmail.com if you have any questions!
We invite you to be a part of our annual Camp Garden Work Day!
June 3, in Grafton, Ontario, when we clean up and prepare the garden for planting.
This garden serves the Plast kids summer camps that take place all of July, provides kitchen herbs all season long, and is a source of fresh organic vegetables for the Folk Camp kitchen!
You'll have a chance to contribute to the community, learn about soil, direct seeding vs. transplanting, herbs, composting, and more. Kids are welcome to come to hang out and play, or join the work activities as well.
Donations of transplants are welcome!
To participate, write to bhrycyna [at] gmail.com