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Well, I took many many pictures on the drive up to Saskatoon, and many many pictures at the festival, as well as videos :)... so many that I used up all the battery power... and forgot to bring the plugin for my charger, so I don't have pictures of the city or the Ukrainian Church I went to :(... but I suppose that means I'll have to make another trip :).

Anyways without further blabbering, here are some selected pictures... I won't post the videos because the files are too large... apparently they are also too large for the amount of information my server will allow me to hold... so I guess if someone wants to see them


Highway Travelling(I apologize for the bug guts on the windshield in some pics :tongue2:)

Leaving Regina:


Clam before the storm:


Less than 5 mins later:


In the Qu'Apelle Valley:


Some Farmsteads:




Some town/grain elevator shots(if you travel in this province you will see a grain elevator or two in every town - Saskatchewan is known as Canada's breadbasket. The province used to supply over half of Canada's grain... I'm not sure what the stats are now though):








Odd town name:


Lake along the highway, part of Blackstrap park:


Entering Saskatoon:


The South Saskatchewan River:


The church I used to go to until I was 5 (St. Anne's - The church is the pyramid structure; the building with the green roof is Bishop James Mahoney High School):


Funny Street Name near my first house:


My first School (St. Angela):


You'll find little Ukrainian things all over this city... here's one :):


Vesna Festival

Centennial Auditorium (where it was held):


During the official welcome to Vesna:






Lastiwka Ukrainian Choir:


Children's Hopak:




Some older professional groups doing dances (Yevshan and Pavlychenko and groups from Saskatoon and Volya is from Edmonton):
























An artsy-ish picture with the centre-piece and program


I didn't get any pictures of the big kolomeyka at the end because I filmed it instead :D... however the file is quite large... wonderful nonetheless though :)

Well that's all the pics for now :) It was a wonderful trip, and I did a tad bit too much dancing... because I now have blisters... dancing in dress shoes... :nono: not a good idea.
 

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My province has a large ukrainian population... about 10% of the population here is Ukrainian ;)... and Saskatoon has around 15-20,000 out of a little over 200,000 I think, but they are probably the most noticeable cultural group in the city. Everyone here knows what perogies(i know wrong name for it, but thats what they use for verenyky/pyrohy), borshch and cabbage rolls are though :tongue2:
 

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Damn, you made hungry. There is no decent Ukrainian restaurant in New York.
Which i don't understand why?
 

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There's Glechik on Brighton :)
 

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I think Brighton Beach is more like a soviet-union of 1970's that suddenly went capitalistic. Or the "nap period" in 21st century.

I hate and love it. I worked in half of the places there at one point or another.
 

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Actually they have the best cake. In the store called International which is between Brighton 3rd and 4th. That stuff is sooo good and its only 14 bucks for a huge ass walnut chocolate cake. Yum.
 

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And every year I also buy at least one or more souveniers depending on how expensive the items are... this year I just bought one, but I love it :D...

tada... a Hetmen's Bulava :)





Also there aren't really any Ukrainian restaurants here either... there used to be one in Saskatoon(where Vesna was held) I know, but I'm not sure if it is still there... I'd never go to it though... Nothing beats a great home cooked meal :). We eat so much borshch, verenyky, and Holobtsi in my house its not even funny :eek:kay:
 

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wow Nate, in some ways you're much more of an Ukrainian than I am. I don't really eat our ethnic food. I'm a traitor when it comes to food :(

Oh, and the bulava is fantastic! Make sure to put it to use, Hetman Nate ;)
 

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cool pix, and nice bulova! :D
 

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Pan_Stanislav said:
wow Nate, in some ways you're much more of an Ukrainian than I am. I don't really eat our ethnic food. I'm a traitor when it comes to food :(

Oh, and the bulava is fantastic! Make sure to put it to use, Hetman Nate ;)
haha i grew up on the food so i'd die if i didnt have it. At least a couple of our meals each month have verenyky or holubtsi as part of them... and during the summer and fall when we have beets from the garden, borshch becomes a staple :eek:kay: yum.

and dont worry it will be put to good use... i now dare my siblings to step out of line :angel1: haha, kidding of course... i kinda let it fall on my shelving unit when i brought it home and it left a dent. so i dont think i will be hitting anyone with it ;)... or will I...
 

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Nate said:
haha i grew up on the food so i'd die if i didnt have it. At least a couple of our meals each month have verenyky or holubtsi as part of them... and during the summer and fall when we have beets from the garden, borshch becomes a staple :eek:kay: yum.

and dont worry it will be put to good use... i now dare my siblings to step out of line :angel1: haha, kidding of course... i kinda let it fall on my shelving unit when i brought it home and it left a dent. so i dont think i will be hitting anyone with it ;)... or will I...
I eat Eastern European food almost daily. In Lviv, we not only have a lot of ethnic Ukrainian food, but also Polish, Russian, etc.
I have to admit though, I don't really like borsch.
 

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I'm a traitor when it comes to food

he he he likes russian food i know


Glechek is not good any more. I also hate and like Brighton in the same time.
When i sit on Boardwalk restaurants i just can't stop laughing looking at characters passing by. This is the best circus in the world. Unthinkable falchions everywhere, everybody is overdressed i, including retirees, huge gold D&G glasses, 30,000 $ mink coats in winter, i mean a don't think you will see so much money spent on brand names on Madison Ave.,
when you can see PRADA logo on a t-shirt from a mile, same goes for a cars : every
5 mins some crook looking asshole with trophy girlfriend in Hammer or Jag.
But in the same time you can see a very beautiful people (mostly slavic girls :)
and of course all that great food stuff from Russia, Ukraine, Baltics
i mean it deserves a photo reportage. Probably one one of the most unique ethnic conclaves in the U.S.
 

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How do you know that I like Russian food? :( it's not my fault that Russian food is less weird to me than Ukrainian.. I mean golubtsy? I can't look at them, let alone eat them :D
Sorry Nate ;)
 

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/\ you actually mentioned it once a while ago.

i personally like any good food French,
Italian, Russian,Ukranian , Asian. My former Japanese girlfriend showed the best Japanese restaurants in NYC. This is like entering different world (not just some standard sushi served in psudo-fashionable Russian joints prepared by Chinese)
 
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