100th Anniversary Celebration

To: All parishioners, former parishioners, and general public

From: Anniversary Committee

The year was 1912. The event was a celebration. It was a time in which many people were thankful for their own lives and for their fellow human beings with whom they shared burdens, worked for goals, and grew in the understanding of a new world. These people were Ukrainian immigrants who had left their homeland in search of the promise for a new peace and prosperity for their families.

As with many new Canadians the Ukrainian people brought with them their language, customs, and beliefs. The people settled close to their work place. Realizing the importance of family and community these new Canadians built a church where they could come together to worship. The church was named the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The Ukrainian parish community has been a vital part of Sydney for 100 years. The church has enriched the lives of not only the Ukrainian people its serves but all the members of the local community. The Ukrainian parish is thankful for the fellowship of all local citizens.

In order to grow together, even closer, the Ukrainian parish community extends a welcome for everyone to be a part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations which are scheduled for August 2 – 5, 2012 in Sydney, N.S.

Please join with our parish as we celebrate this very special time in our history.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 2, 2012

1pm – 5pm

Cultural Displays at Lyceum (Ukrainian Exhibit) Opened 9am – 5pm

Church Visitations – Presentations by Father Roman

6:30pm

Registration followed by Meet and Greet Night with a variety of Ukrainian Food available along with continuous entertainment

Friday, August 3, 2012

1pm – 5pm

Cultural Displays at Lyceum (Ukrainian Exhibit) Opened 9am – 5pm

Church Visitations – Presentations by Father Roman

10am

Ukrainian Golf Open- Alderdale Golf Course – 9 Hole Course (Fee Separate from registration)

10am – 12 noon

Egg Decorating – Hall

11am

Ukrainian Dance Workshop

1pm – 3pm

Learn to Make Perogies Class (Basement of Hall)

3:30pm

Panachyda – Forest Haven Cemetery in honour of deceased

7:30pm

Gala – Ukrainian Variety Concert Featuring representatives from the Cape Breton area. Following the concert there will be a firework display at the Ukrainian Park.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

10am – 12 noon

Learn to make Cabbage Rolls Class (Basement of Hall)

10am – 11am

Historical Walk of Whitney Pier – Churches of the Pier

12:30pm – 3pm

Children’s Build Demonstration by Rona

  • Balloon Animals
  • Face Painting
  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Children’s Activities

7pm

100th Anniversary Banquet and Dance at Ukrainian Hall

Sunday, August 5, 2011

11am

Pontifical Divine Liturgy in Church celebrating 100 years of Worship

Following Mass

  • Unveiling of Bell Tower in Honour of all Pioneers of Ukrainian Parish in Sydney Pioneer Ukrainians
  • Family Picnic and BBQ will follow church service with games for children, food and entertainment.