Yelena Cherweniuk's (the wife of Petro Yakemchuk) two brothers George and Nikola Cherweniuk followed their sister to Canada (1912). George Cherweniuk left a wife (whom he later divorced) and a family behind in Bukovina. Two brothers worked together for a time in Winnipeg, Manitoba, saving money for a farm, however, Nikola elected to return to his homeland, leaving behind his share of the money in return for George's farm in Ukraine. George bough a farm near his sister Yelena, in Andrew. He married Magdelena Fedorak, sister of Lena Fedorak (who became Vasil Yakemchuk's wife). Unfortunately, she died with their infant daughter in childbirth, after which, George moved to Smoky Lake, Alberta.
George Cherweniuk married Domka Wedenivski, who journeyed to Canada by herself in 1926. Her uncle, Sam, owned a hotel in Smoky Lake, Alberta, and she worked there for three years until she met George.
The Viter Ukrainian Folk Group Choir was a large group project, supported by KuFC equipment and logistics. Graduate students from the Fall 2014 Folklore Research Methods class (MLCS) taught by Andriy Nahachewsky attended a number of rehearsals and performances by the Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir of Edmonton. Students gained experience using recording equipment, conducting interviews and then published their findings. They produced two short videos documenting the choir on stage and as a community.
Students: Nataliya Bezborodova, Larisa Cheladyn, Kateryna Kod, Kelci Mohr, Deepak Paramashivan, Allison Sokil and Dana Wylie.
Aside from two films, there are many photographs in the collection.
"Study on Ukrainian Ethnic Jokes" describes jokes collected in Edmonton that encompass perceived behavior, customs, personality, or other traits of Ukrainians. Includes questionnaire and recorded interviews.
"A Study on Ukrainian Embroidery Traditions among Ukrainian Canadians" describes the linear development of Ukrainian embroidery tradition in Edmonton, Canada. Includes: questionnaire and material list.
On September 23, 2012, Myrna Kostash co-hosted an event in Edmonton called Zemlya/Nanaskomun (The land/We give thanks): A Ceremonial Exchange of Gifts, which meant to remind there there had once been a relationship between Ukrainians and Indigenous peoples.
The collections consists of photographs of the event, and an article about the event by Myrna Kostash in the albertaviews. As Myrna wrote on her website: "The Ceremony evolved from my desire as a descendent of Ukrainian settlers on Treaty Six land to acknowledge the relationship between my people and the First Nations people through the shared gift of the land. The emphasis was on ceremony and acknowledgement of relationship. The idea of the Exchange of Gifts was mine but I shared the event with my co-host Métis advocate, Sharon Pasula." (https://www.myrnakostash.com/zemlya-nanaskomun-gallery/ accessed January 9, 2021)
Andriy Nahachewsky (then Director of the Kule Folklore Centre) and Lynnien Pawluk (Kule Folklore Centre Administrator) participated in the event. Andriy shared a story of his grandfather. Lynnien shared gifts with a representative of the Indigenous community. See the article for detailed description of the event.Kostash, Myrna
The collection consists of an essay which analyzes folkloric and symbolic elements in seven ballads by Taras Shevchenko.Jurkiw, Olha
The project consists of songs and verses collected in Edmonton from the informants Joe Olinyk, Anna Olinyk, Mrs. Helena Pinkyj, Mrs. Eva Kurylo, Mrs. Maria Stratychuk, Mrs. Annie Kapach, and Mrs. Mary Lagoski, some of whom grew up in Galicia or Bukovina and immigrated to Canada.
The collection consists of three photographs from the unveiling of Kule Theatre at Grant MacEwan University event.
This file contains the personal correspondence between Dr Medwidsky and various individuals. Correspondence concern academic appointments as well as church business. There are also newspaper clippings about Ukrainian Catholic news.
This file contains materials regarding Dr Medwidsky’s philanthropic pursuits. He donated to the following causes: advertising for University of Alberta Ukrainian Language courses, Ukrainian Folklore Archives Endowment, University of Alberta 1991 Foundation, the Endowment Fund for Ukrainian Folklore, President’s Club, Metro Gulutsan Memorial Endowment Fund, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society, Kinsmen Club of Edmonton, political parties, Fort Edmonton Historical Foundation, Ukrainian Canadian Committee, and the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. There is also correspondence and documentation surrounding the University of Alberta 1991 Foundation.
Contains information concerning Dr Medwidsky’s investments in various funds and businesses as well as pamphlets and brochures on investments and financial planning. Such organizations include Heritage Savings and Trust Company, Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Guardian-Morton Shulman Precious Metals Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Deloitte Haskins+Sells, and Worldwide Precious Metals (Canada) Ltd.. There are also some clippings from articles on globalization.
Contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s employment with the University of Alberta including his initial appointment and eventual tenure. Also included are letters and documents relating to other academic organizations such as the Alberta Cultural and Linguistic Award competition and the President’s Club at the University of Alberta. This file also includes letters and obituaries relating to Ivanka Medwidsky.