Part 1: Born in 1902 in the village of Toporivtsi, in Horelenka povit, Halychyna; his wife - Mariia Markovs’ka; he came to Canada on June 15, 1928; WWI events, occupation of Halychyna and Subcarpathia, Austrian army; he had 10 siblings; he returned from the army in 1925, married in 1927; Sotsialistychna radykal’na partiia; went to Canada with 2 his neighbours (Gdansk - Liverpool - London - Quebec), then via Winnipeg to Kryla(???); trip cost $180 + $50 “for the show”; then came to work to Prince Island - Jasek Morawsky(??); Ukrainian identity; Sichovi stril’tsi, Chytal’nia; going to Prince Island; Vasyl’ Vasylyniuk; hard manual labor on a construction of a mill (??).
Part 2: Hard work in a mine, was fired; coming to a town of Depres (??) in 1930; elections in 1930; working 75 miles way from Port Church (constructing roads), quitting; going to Winnipeg; Robitnycha orhanizatsia in Dupas (??) in 1930; Communists; his sister came to Canada in 1930; Vasyl’ Horobets’ (??); priests; his sister helped him to get a job; nationalists built their hall in Hudson Bay; back to working in a mine; Robitnychyi Dim (Vasyl’ Mykytiv (??), Ivan Markovs’kyi, Stefan Kryzh, Ivan Parastiuk, Vasyl’ Maiborod (??)), he was a secretary for a short time.
Part 3: Robitnychyi Dim, Communists; when Gryschuk was a Secretary, Vasyl’ Mandryk was the Head; women’s section of Robitnychyi Dim; WWII, Police suspecting Communists from their organization; unions, union strikes; Hutchinson (??), looking for a job in Timmins during the strike; elections at the Robitnychyi Dim; plays in the amature thatre; finding jobs for Communists; DPs; Konovalets’; WWII, Stalin’s Pact with Hitler; Skrypnyk; Gryschuk’s visit to Ukraine; strike in Timmins in 1953 (3 months long); a coop in Timmins; turning their Hall into a museum of Ukrainian culture.
Part 4: Narodnyi Dim; connections with other ethnic groups; local church (priest fled to the USA in 1936 after a scandal); history of religion: Bishop Iosyf Akutsynskyi (??); haiduky and turning Orthodox people into Catholics.