FOUVS is hiring for three positions: head cook, seamstress and historic children’s program coordinator. If you are a team player and want to be part of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village – please review the job descriptions and apply!
Join the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society! Your membership allows us to support the completion of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and to provide essential services at the Village (food services, museum shop, summer programs for children).
Membership gives you free admission to UCHV plus a 50% discount on admission to most Alberta Museums and Provincial Historic Sites.
Other benefits include discounts on programs, subscriptions to Society newsletters and publications, attendance and voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and the opportunity to contribute as a Board Member or member of a Standing Committee.
On Sunday, November 6 at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, starting at 1 p.m., UCHV will host a luncheon for all volunteers who have contributed to the success of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in 2016. FOUVS volunteers have made significant contributions.
So far in 2016:
- 117 FOUVS volunteers contributed a total of 2292.10 hours
- of this number, 48 were new volunteers (that is they were either entirely new to FOUVS or had not volunteered for a number of years)
- the value of volunteer work (at minimum wage) is $27,505.20
This year 17 FOUVS volunteers who have reached or surpassed the 50+ levels since 2015 will be recognized.
Over the course of the past months, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society has developed a new committee structure to better meet the needs of the Society both in this current period and for the future. Our hope is that this structure will allow the Friends’ Society to grow and be better equipped to address the opportunities and challenges of the Society and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
All members are invited and strongly encouraged to apply to serve on a standing committee that best reflects their skills and interests. If you know of someone who would make an excellent member of a committee – please encourage them to apply. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest along with their resume that lists their skills and achievements which correspond with the committee they wish to serve on. In order to serve on a committee, individuals must be members of the Society. You can become a member by applying online through our website or by calling our office.
All applications should be sent to:
Chrystia Chomiak, Executive Director
8820-112 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8
Deadline for applications is 13 November 2016. All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and interviews scheduled for the later part of November. All applicants will be contacted.
standing-committees-newsletter-oct-2016 gives greater detail about each committee and its terms of reference.
Join us for our final special event of the season and witness traditional harvest activities from the period of 1892-1930.
Visitors will be able to view an old-fashioned threshing bee in operation and see costumed interpreters re-enact agricultural methods of harvesting complete with vintage farm equipment and grain deliveries to the historic elevator. Other historical activities include sickle/scythe cutting and bundle tying, stooking, flailing and winnowing, flower and herb drying, feather stripping, making kisla kapusta (sour cabbage), grinding wheat, baking using a pich and canning of produce from the museum’s heritage gardens.
Wagon rides and other authentic activities in the historical village will allow visitors of all ages to share a sense of the Ukrainian settler experience in east central Alberta.
This is a day out for the whole family with a number of other activities available including:
- Children’s games
- Face painting
- Community showcase exhibits
- Musical entertainment in the courtyard and on our flatbed stage
- Village Market
- Museum Store
- Kalyna Food Court
Arrive early and enjoy a pancake breakfast hosted by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society to start the day!