Category Archives: Ukrainians in Canada

Family Research Leads to Writing Ravenscraig

I have a real fascination with old black and white pictures.  I am especially interested in photos of people I know, but can spend days looking into any antique photo collection to learn about how people lived their lives generations … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s Past

Ravenscraig,  The Blog This blog celebrates the history of Winnipeg, my hometown, and occasionally allows me to indulge in some wider observations of the world that catch my interest. Here you will find stories about Winnipeg at the turn of … Continue reading

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Stalwart Peasants in Sheepskin Coats

Ukrainian-speaking peasants from Eastern Europe were not anywhere near the preferred list of immigrants wanted by Canada in the early 1890s. English, French and American farmers were the top choice. But, the government had a huge problem.  Not enough of … Continue reading

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Korinchikeh – Ukrainian for “Little Roots”

My sisters and I have hands like our great grandmother. I know this, not because I remember her so well, but because I can see her work-worn hands resting quietly in her lap in a photograph that was taken in … Continue reading

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MNOHAYA LITA – МНОГАЯ ЛІТА

(Click here or on the movie window at the bottom of this page to hear the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton sing Mnohaya Lita.) When I was  a little girl on Gallagher Avenue in Winnipeg, every wedding, shower and birthday … Continue reading

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