Let’s enjoy a Ukrainian celebration!!

Pictured above is the senior group of Zirka Dancers performing ‘Hopah’, described as having true fire and soul, as well as superior solos and graceful finess.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

It was a big night for the Zirka Dancers, from the youngest to the senior performers, with twists and spins to Ukrainian folk music.

The Zirka Dancers entertained guests at the Guy community hall in the evening of Jan. 13.

A Ukrainian dinner was held beforehand, requiring the efforts of more than 15 volunteers.

“The community really pulled together, a lot of volunteers came out to help,” says Simone Gagnon, president of the Guy Sports Committee and one of the organizers.

Over 200 people attended the event. The dinner consisted of sausages, cabbage rolls, perogies, cottage cheese pancakes, salads and corn dishes. Dessert consisted of blueberry perogies, fruit-filled buns and fruit salad.

The event was a fundraiser for the Guy Sports Committee, with the proceeds going to building improvements.

The Zirka Dancers performed following the dinner. Later, the Guy Sports Committee presented a donation of $1,220 to them.

The local band, Rewind, performed later.

Led by Jordan Elko, the pre-kindergarten group does the ‘Koshenya’ or ‘Kittens’ dance.


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