This is a poster of the Edmonton premier of the Chapters & Verses documentary held at St. John's Institute on October 27, 2017. Oksana Kuryliw and John Leeson were in attendance to introduce their documentary and answer questions after the screening. The event was organized by the Kule Folklore Centre and Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
The collection consists of the film Chapters & Verses: Action Bill's Walk through Life - a documentary about Wasyl Kuryliw directed by his daughter Oksana Kuryliw and produced by Oksana Kuryliw and John Leeson; Sonia Holiad's introduction to the premier screening of the film on September 12, 2017 at the Spadina Theatre at Alliance Française in Toronto; poems by Ivan Franko handwritten by Wasyl Kuryliw, which he used to take with him to work around 1965-1974 in Sudbury; photographs of the Edmonton screening of the film, on October 27, 2017, and a poster of the event.
Anna Kuryliw's weeding dress with the veil is also part of this collection, as well as the wedding photograph of Wasyl and Anna. There is also a photo print of 4 women (Anna among them - 3rd from the left) with a sewing machine, which was bought by Vasyl and sent to the Old Country with the proposal to Anna to marry her. Her wedding gown was sewn with it.
This is the sewing machine, which Wasyl bought and sent to his home village. Anna is sitting third from the left. She sewed her wedding dress on this machine and brought it with her to Canada where she married Wasyl.