Abbotsford’s Yevshan Ukrainian Dancers – some of whom are seen here performing at the annual Ukrainian New Year celebration in January – participate in the BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival this Saturday in MIssion. (John Morrow file photo)

Yevshan Dancers from Abbotsford take part in BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival

Event takes place Saturday, May 4 at Clarke Theatre in Mission

The 24-member Yevshan Ukrainian Dancer troupe represents Abbotsford at the 24th annual BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 4 in Mission.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave.

The Yevshan Dancers have been performing in the Fraser Valley for 40 years.

At last year’s festival, Yevshan outscored all competitors in the “Bukovina” category – one of the festival’s 16 dance-competition categories – and brought home the Peter Arychuk Memorial trophy.

A total of 300 dancers in troupes from across the province will perform adjudicated dances from all regions of Ukraine during the festival.

On view will be the Hopak, the national dance of Ukraine.

The festival also offers musical entertainment throughout the venue, a kitchen providing Ukraine cuisine such as perogies and cabbage rolls, displays of Ukrainian arts and crafts, vendors, a children’s play area, and more.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for youth (ages seven to 18) and $1 for kids six and under.

Visit bcucf.ca for more information.

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