Item 2008.024.c175-178 - Smylski, Peter

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Smylski, Peter

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CA BMUFA 0021-S-2008.024.c175-178

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  • 17 Dec. 1982 (Creation)

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4 audio cassettes (=7 audio files)

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Part 1: Born on April 1, 1915 near Dauphin, Manitoba; his wife is Odarka Buhais’ka (??) born in Cobalt, Ontario; they have 4 children; Peter went to a Public school on farms, went to University of Manitoba, then took dentistry in Edmonton, graduated in 1940; now are Orthodox but came from Halychyna as Ukrainian Catholics; Peter went to a summer Ukrainian school in Keld (Haliovs’kyi - teacher, Barkovych, a student of Avramenko); growing in the Ukrainian area of Kosiv near Dauphin; buying a farm for $1200; Prosvita Hall; Arsenych the teacher at a school in the Kosiv school; Orthodox vs Catholics; Ukrains’kyi holos; Bishop Budka’s letter in 1914; Vasyl Svystun, Myroslav Stechyshyn, Kubryk; Orthodox church in Canada was more political than religious; French and Belgium becoming priests for Ukrainian churches; Ukrainian Communists; Danylo Skoropadskyi’s visit to Dauphin; Smilsky stayed at the Hrushevskyi Institute; Dmytro Mel’nyk, Danylo Kobyl’nyk, Faryna - his Institute friends; John Decore organized a Students Club (about 11 members), polkovnyk Sushko came once at the meeting; Samostiinyky; UNO; activities of the Student Club, pani Mykhailenko; Volodymyr Kupchenko.

Part 2: Meeting Doroshenko; spending summer on a farm; UNO; Pacification in Halychyna; newspapers on Holodomor; assassinations of Petliura and Konovalets’; pro-German sentiment before WWII; DPs; he sat a practice in Hamilton; Ivan Pylypiuk; Ukrainian Orthodox group in Hamilton, Zavadovskyi (??); Fedorkiv; Fodchuk; WWII, Anthony Hlynka, Ukrains’kyi holos; Karpats’ka Ukraina; Fr. Voloshyn; he went overseas, to Amsterdam; Dr. Kapusta, Dr. Ruthyk (??); Panchuk; Ann Khraplyva; Helen Koziy (??); Fr. Horoshko.

Part 3: Panchuk and a choir; UCSA; Fr. Horoshko; Helen Koziy (??); CUC; Tracy Phillips; Ukrainian Information Bureau; Steven Davydovych; Dr. K; discrimination against Ukrainians during WWII; 1944 - the Jump (??), Panchuk; Ukrainians at the Polish Forces; DP camps; Bishop Buchko; Mykola Lebid’; Danylo Skoropads’kyi.

Part 4: A split inside the Nationalists camp; Mykola Lebid’; Mel’nyk; Danylo Skoropadskyi’s visit to UCSA; Lady Hill; Bishop Buchko; Panchuk, Tracy Phillips taking action against shipping DPs back to the USSR; MP Michael Foot (??); UN first assembly in 1945, attended it with a press pass; Mykola Bazhan representing USSR; Hector McNeal (??); speeches about DPs; Panchuk; Steve Davydovych, Froliak; Mrs. Roosevelt’s speech; Central Ukrainian Relief Bureau’s name.

Part 5: UNO split; Prosvita; Canadian Legion Branch; Bozhok from UNO; Steven Pawluk (??); CUC in Hamilton; Povoroznyk (??); he came back to Canada in 1947 and went to school in Toronto, change in Ukrainian community in Canada; Orthodox and Catholics; DPs in Canada; Ukrainian Canadian Veteran Association; John Karasevych (??); Dr. K. suggested the name of “Olive Branch”; a branch of veterans in Hamilton, membership; Yaremovych (??)

Part 6: Karasevych; Yaremovych (??); John Yuzyk; Kosar came to Hamilton of behalf of CUC shortly after WWII; Bishop Borets’kyi (??); Ukrainian Communists in Hamilton; SUS, its branches and Congresses; changing the name of the Hrushevskyi Institute; oral surgery in Canada; Dr. Diamond; Ivan Homeniuk, Peter Homeniuk, Ryshchak (??); Klymashko (??); Panchuk; Smilsky became a Chairman of the board of directors of the Institute in Toronto in 1963; Oryshchak (??); Steve Davydovych; Kyrylyk (??) - cultural director; General Hryhorenko; Hrabovskyi (??); Hryhoriak (??)

Part 7: Students Club at the UofToronto (Burshtyns’kyi and Smilsky supported it); perogy eating contest reminding about the spaghetti eating contest; teachers of Ukrainian and Hamilton area; Stechyshyn (??); Smilsky losing money for the University Program to exist in 1963; Metropolitan Illarion’s visit.

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