In respect to promoting the awareness and preservation of the Ukrainian heritage and culture, this popular festival site boasts an 12,000 seat amphitheatre, 450-800 capacity hall, 3 outdoor stages, vendor booths, Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame, as well as a Memorial Park and Heritage Village. Selo Ukraina is the original permanent home of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, and also hosts other events throughout the year.
Memorial Park – Selo Ukraina pays tribute to Ukrainian Canadians who fought for Canada in the last centenary, with the Memorial Park. The Tomb of the Ukrainian Soldier commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the first arrival of Ukrainian pioneers in Canada. The Filip Konowal Victoria Cross monument acknowledges receipt of Canada’s highest honour for valour in combat. The site also recognizes the 80th anniversary of the end of Canada’s First National Internment Operations, and also depicts a commemorative dedication to the memory of victims of the Genocidal Ukraine Great Famine of 1932 to 1933.
Ukrainian Heritage Village – Travel back into the past. This living museum depicts a pioneer crossroads settlement of the prairies between 1896 and 1925. The village consists of 3 pioneer homes, several farm buildings, a church, prairie school, antique farm equipment, artifacts, general store and a shoe shop. Rhodes Hall, also on-site, is the home to the Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame. Pioneer threshing demonstrations by the Dauphin Ag. Club are held during the CNUF festival. The clay bake ovens provide mouth-watering, fresh baked bread daily during Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, held every August long weekend.
Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame – Opened in May 2010, the Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame has found a home in Rhodes Hall in the Heritage Village at Selo Ukraina. Celebrating Ukrainian musicians locally and across Canada, a stroll through the displays will take you back in time and bring a whole new appreciation for the music and the artists who created it.
Selo Ukraina is open by appointment, or see it come to life with its living museum everyday during the weekend of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival.