Mark your calendars for SVIATO 25 - celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine's Declaration of Independence - Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton. This one-day free festival runs from 1pm to 10pm and culminates in the lighting of the High Level Bridge in blue and yellow - Ukraine’s national colours.
In addition to 30 local performing groups, including bands, singers, choral groups and dancers, SVIATO 25 will feature vendors and artisans, children’s activities, food vendors, beer gardens, and special guest speakers. A Prayer Service will be led by his Eminence Bishop David, His Grace Bishop Ilarion, and area clergy. The event will also feature iconic performer and heralded “Heroine of Ukraine,” Ruslana, who recently received the “International Woman of Courage” award from First Lady Michelle Obama.
SVIATO 25 is presented by the SVIATO 25 Committee under the auspices of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Edmonton Branch.
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