Capital Ukrainian Festival
Український фестиваль столиці Канади
Le festival ukrainien de la capitale

  • July 24-26 2020 2020-12-12 18:00:00 2020-07-19 18:00:00 America/New_York Capital Ukrainian Festival Experience the life, joy and heritage of Ukrainian culture … vibrant music, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, stunning artwork, handmade crafts, informative displays … along the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal in the heart of Ottawa. Wish table mates "Smachnoho" (Bon appétit!) and toast friends "Na zdorovia!" (To your health!). Ottawa Capital Ukrainian Festival info@capitalukrainianfestival.com
  • Ottawa, Canada

What's On?

952 Green Valley Crescent Ottawa, Ontario

Singing, dancing and live music / Ukrainian food village and beer garden / Marketplace / Entertainment and nightlife / Cultural workshops and demonstrations / Church tours and sacred music choirs / Children’s activities

Ottawa's Capital Ukrainian Festival is an internationally recognized celebration of Ukrainian Arts and Culture that engages with the community in meaningful ways, enriches residents’ lives, and draws broad and diverse audiences to its annual celebration, ultimately making Ottawa the premiere Ukrainian festival destination.

“Ukrainians are famous for their entertainment party, fun and hospitality. Boy, have we got a lineup of party, dance, art, culture, and performance for you this year. Bet you can't attend just one show!”

2019 Artists

Zirka

The Toronto-based band ZIRKA Is excited to be at this year’s OCUF. With deep Canadian-Ukrainian roots and a passion for traditional Ukrainian music, the band continually strives to create a distinctive lively zabava sound that pleases listeners of all ages.

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Mad Heads CA

Mad Heads CA is a Canadian incarnation of a legendary Ukrainian rock band. Their music is optimistic and full of positive vibrations while live shows are bright and powerful.

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Selo Ukrainian Dancers

“Selo” is the Ukrainian word for “village”. The name of the group, “Selo Ukrainian Dancers” is perfect for the group who had its humble beginnings in a village - a small village east of Winnipeg.

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Auresia & Marina Krut

Auresia a singer-songwriter who effortlessly fuses intricate reggae music with world-pop undertones and love of her Ukrainian heritage, is not the kind of artist you encounter every day.

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Vasyl Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band

Vasyl Popadiuk is a classically trained violinist born in Lviv, Ukraine, now living in Ottawa and performing internationally.

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Desna

Desna School is a Toronto-based Ukrainian dance school under the artistic direction of Virksy trained Luba & Yuri Grekov.

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Kleztory

Recognized throughout the world for outstanding musical performances, Montreal’s Kleztory is considered one of the best klezmer bands on the international stage.

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Svitanok

Svitanok is the performing ensemble of the Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Society, the centre of Ottawa's Ukrainian dance community.

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Windsor Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School and Ensemble

Windsor Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School and Ensemble was established in 1987 under the direction of Taras and Debbie Rohatyn and has been entertaining the community and surrounding areas for over 30 years.

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Kolizanky

Kolizhanky – “Friends” - joined together by their love of rural songs of Ukrainian village women. This group brings to life traditional village songs of work, love, nature, and ancient rituals.

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Oto-Wa Taiko

Oto-Wa Taiko has been bringing the dynamic sights and sounds of Japanese drumming (taiko) to public and private events and schools in the National Capital Region since 1989.

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Viva Mexico!

Viva Mexico! has promoted its Mexican roots through music and dance for more than 15 years.

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Peregrinations

Peregrinations is an ensemble of parishioners and friends of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church here in Ottawa.

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Sheptytsky Institute Choir

The Sheptytsky Institute Choir was founded in January, 2015 as a mixed choir of males and females open to anyone, from early teens to seniors. It rehearses once a week in Ottawa with an emphasis on liturgical music in English and Ukrainian, performing in church services and concerts.

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Izvorul Romanian Ensemble of Ottawa

Izvorul Romanian Ensemble of Ottawa was founded in 2010 by Sandra Cocea. The group has been teaching and performing various Romanian folkloric dances at Festivals and events throughout Ontario and Quebec.

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St. Mary's School of Ukrainian Dance (Nasha Rodyna)

St. Mary's School of Ukrainian Dance (Nasha Rodyna) is based in Sudbury, Ontario and consists of 55 dancers. Participants range in ages from 4 years old to adults.

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Akord - Ukrainian Men’s Choir of Ottawa

Akord, a four-part male choir, originated in 1993 in Ottawa with six men who shared an interest in Ukrainian sacred music.

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The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance

Founded in 1979 by Kateryna Shepertycka, the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance provides training in Ukrainian character dance to students of all ages and levels. Courses follow a Ukrainian/character dance curriculum that encourages each student to work to his or her potential.

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Very Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Kouchnir

Very Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Kouchnir is the Dean of St. Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal. From childhood, Father Volodymyr loved to sing and had dreams of becoming a professional singer.

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St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Choir

The St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine Choir has been in existence for forty two years.

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The choir of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

The choir of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa has been in existence since 1949 and can be found every Sunday in the Cathedral choir loft at 1000 Byron Avenue.

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Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Hamilton

Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Hamilton has been in existence for over 60 years.  It is comprised of 35 students between the ages of 3 to 17 years.

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The Spanish Folk Dance Troupe of Ottawa

The Spanish Folk Dance Troupe of Ottawa is thrilled to be at the Capital Ukrainian Festival performing dances from the southern region of Spain.

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Oksana Pikush

Oksana Pikush (lyrical soprano) was born and raised in Petrykivka (Dnipropetrovsk region) -- the centre of Ukrainian folk art. She started singing at an early age, part of her family’s tradition.

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Dominika Konevych

Having come to Montreal with her parents in 2013, Dominika often performs on the stage before the Ukrainian community. Undoubtedly, she is following in her parents’ footsteps, who are themselves extremely accomplished musical artists. In addition to her love for singing, Dominika loves to recite poetry, do ballet and gymnastics.

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Trio Vaniata

Trio Vaniata enjoys performing chamber music for Ottawa residents. Their performances have been well attended by people from all walks of life and from all parts of Ottawa.

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Yuriy Konevych

Yuriy Konevych is a lyrical tenor from Montreal with a large experience of stage performance and who possesses classical vocal talent.

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Laura Dziubaniuk

Laura Dziubaniuk is one of Canada’s most promising sopranos. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of the late Joan Maxwell.

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Andrii Svyrsa

Andrii Svyrsa was born in Bashtanka, a city in the Nikolaev region of Ukraine, Not only a tenor and operatic singer, he graduated from the Trombone Classical Music Institute and the Concert Hall for classical and jazz vocals

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Sterling Demchinsky

Sterling Demchinsky worked as a federal civil servant for 35 years, mostly as a technical writer and researcher. Since 1995, his goal has been to photograph every Ukrainian Church in Canada. To date, he has photographed over 600 of them.

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