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A Time of Celebration, A Time of Reflection

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Ukrainian Culture Centre

805 East Pender Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1V9

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Having just celebrated the 125th anniversary of the immigration of Ukrainians to Canada, the 150th birthday of Canada and this year the 90th anniversary of our Ukrainian Hall, Libby Griffin will present a lecture outlining the historical, political and economic conditions both in Ukraine and Canada that precipitated the immigration of Ukrainians to Canada. She will weave her own personal experiences as a first generation Ukrainian Canadian growing up on the prairies into her presentation. Although her story is personal, it is not unique. Thousands of Ukrainians settled on the prairies and endured the experiences and hardships that Libby’s family did. Join us for this presentation and Q&A session.

About Libby Griffin: Although born and raised in a small farming community in Northern Alberta, Libby has spend the past 50 years living in Vancouver and Burnaby. After completing high school, Libby was given the opportunity, under the auspices of the AUUC, to study Choral conducting at the Kyiv Conservatory of Music. After completing a three year program, she moved to Vancouver to conduct the Rusalka Women’s Choir at the Ukrainian Hall. Libby is presently a happily retired elementary school teacher and is continuing her activities in her Ukrainian community. She sings in the Barvinok Choir and is particularly happy to have joined the ranks of Babas pinching pyrogies for AUUC dinners.

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