Activities

Festival Square Marketplace

Where else will you find merchants gathered from across the country to present a wide variety of Ukrainian products and services? Be sure to visit our Festival Marketplace where our vendors will entice you with their wares, from T-shirts to embroidered blouses, traditional Ukrainian music to modern Ukrainian pop & rock CD’s. You will be sure to find the perfect souvenir.

  • Friday – 12:00pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – 12:00pm to 11:00 pm
  • Sunday – 12:00pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Selo Hall, Pavilion and Kiosks throughout the site

CNUF Boutique

Our boutique boasts a wide selection of Ukrainian merchandise as well as many unique CNUF souvenirs…and remember every purchase helps to support our festival. Whether you are looking for yourself, your family or someone on your gift list, you will find something for everyone.

  • Friday – 12:00pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday – 12:00pm to 11:00 pm
  • Sunday – 12:00pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Kiosk next to the Festival Square Stage

Cultural Awareness

These wonderful displays/demonstrations  are located thoroughout the site and showcase many different aspects of Ukrainian Canadian culture.

Pysanky Demonstration

Adults and children are invited to learn the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg) decorating. Design your own very special souvenir.

  • Friday – 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday – 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday – 1:00pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Selo Hall

Wheat weaving Demonstration

Experience wheat weaving, a very old practice dating back to ancient times. Originally a symbol of religious significance, it was believed to bring prosperity, luck, happiness and health.

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Pavilion

Weaving Demonstration

Learn the technique of loom weaving. Great experience for all ages.

(Friday, Saturday) 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Selo Hall

Culinary Foods Demonstrations

Let the magnificent aroma of traditional Ukrainian cuisine entice you inside the Pavilion. Stop and learn about the preparation of traditional breads like the kolach, Easter paska and wedding korovai. Discover culinary delights such as beet leaf buns, khrustyky and varenyky. Maybe you’ll experience good luck and get to sample a tasty treat.

     Friday

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Feature: Pyroghy
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Feature: Beet leaf buns
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Feature: Kolach/Paska
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Feature: Bread Decorations/Doves

     Saturday

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Feature: Pyroghy
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Feature: Beet Leaf Buns
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Feature: Kolach/Paska
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Feature: Bread Decorations/Doves

     Sunday

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Feature: Pyroghy
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Feature: Beet Leaf Buns
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Feature: Kolach/Paska/Bread Decorations

Location: Pavilion

Ukrainian Ritual Breads

Intricately braided, richly decorated, simply but lovingly made, a host of distinctive bread and pastries play an important role in the customs of the Ukrainian culture. Visit the Ritual Bread display for an in depth look at these beautiful breads.

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Selo Hall

Traditional Ukrainian Easter Display

Foods are carefully prepared and along with pysanky, a candle and an embroidered cloth are placed in a basket and taken to church to be blessed.

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Selo Hall

Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve Display

Twelve different dishes are traditional for this meal which starts after the first star of the evening appears.

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Selo Hall

Ukrainian Centennial Memorial Park

The Ukrainian Centennial Memorial Park is the only park of its kind in Manitoba. It features plaques, memorials and statues to honour Ukrainian Canadian history and educates its visitors about the events that shaped the Ukrainian settlement of Canada.

Location: to the south of the Festival Square Stage

HERITAGE VILLAGE

Selo Ukraina Heritage Village
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Sche Raz Village People:     http://scheraz.weebly.com

The name of the site where the Festival is held is Selo Ukraina which is derived from the Ukrainian language meaning “Ukrainian Village”. The Heritage Village area is a collection of heritage structures and artifacts. You will see the pioneer homes of the Trush and Maluta families, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Drifting River School, the RM of Mossey River building which now houses Paul’s Shoe Repair shop and the Rhodes Community Hall. The latest addition to the village is the Ukrainian Musicians Hall of Fame which is located in the Rhodes Hall.

Bake Ovens
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Let the scent of fresh, hot bread pulled straight from traditional wood fire bake ovens entice you to the Heritage Village. These traditional bake ovens or “peech” were found at the hearts of many Ukrainian homes.

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Listen for announcements when the bread will be available hot out of the oven several times a day. The loaves are a delicious treat you won’t want to miss.

Dauphin Agricultural Heritage Club

THRESHING DEMONSTRATIONS
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Visit the Heritage Village and see displays of pioneer equipment and demonstrations of how things were done in the “Old Days”. Demonstrations of the traditional methods of rope making, threshing and blacksmithing will be showcased. Check in on the incubator and see a baby chick hatch.