Community Events in September

Greetings post folk camp 2015 ! For those of you who joined us in Grafton for folk camp from August 24-30th, we hope your transition back into "normal" life is coming along. For those of you who didn't join us....our sincerest condolences ; ).... If you want to experience the magic of folkcamp vicariously through the internet - follow our instagram feed : for a compilation of photos. Or stay tuned for details about folkcamp 2016 on our website or folk camp facebook page.

In other news - Kosa kolektiv and friends have a variety of events happening in September that we invite you to be a part of ! Here's what's on:

Thursday, Sept.10th - 3-7 pm - St. Vladimir Institute and Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Ukrainian Heritage Day

St. Vladimir Institute and Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch invite you to share the celebration of Ukrainian Heritage Day   
3 pm - Art exhibit opening - Ukrainian Canadian artists
4 pm - Musical Program - Featuring - Ewelina Ferenc, our friend and incredible folk singer from Poland
5:30 pm - Diverse yet United, Part II (Exhibit opening at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch)

Thursday, Sept.17th - Fall Season Kick-off for a Papercutting Installation

TYPOLOGY Projects, No. 302, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto

Check out this beautiful papercutting installation art opening, with musical performances by Ewelina Ferenc, Tristan Murphy and some surprise songs by singers from the kosa kolektiv community. More details at :

Friday, Sept 18thand Saturday, Sept.19th - Ukrainian Festival and Parade for Peace in the East

**VARIOUS EVENTS DURING TORONTO UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL - PLS check our facebook page for details and updates :

Over 6,000 have died in Ukraine's Donbass region due to ongoing conflict. Thousands have been displaced from their homes and another generation must grow up with the traumas of war. 

Kosa kolektiv and friends invite you to join them as they stage a theatrical Parade for Peace in the East, bringing attention to this conflict in the way they do best - through collaborative arts. We are calling all peace-lovers from our diverse communities to march with us in the Ukrainian Festival Parade, bridging peace within and between our communities in the Ukrainian diaspora.

We invite you to bring instruments, your finest ethnic regalia, and messages of hope for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

In preparation for the parade, please join us for the following events and activities :

Friday, Sept.18th - St. Vladimir's Tent - on Bloor St.near Durie St.
5-9 pm (check back for exact times)
- Open Craft Space, banner decorating, paper flower making and message ribbons. All are welcome to come make decorations for the parade. 

Saturday, Sept.19th - St. Vladimir's Tent - on Bloor St.near Durie St.
9 - 10:30 am
- Morning Prep before parade

11 am - 12 pm - Parade - starting in High Park, ends at Jane station

1-3 pm - St. Vladimir's tent, Bloor and Durie St. 
- Additional crafting, papercutting demo by Olenka Kleban, kosa kolektiv and community merchandise for sale and showcase from this year's folk camp held in Grafton, Ontario (, instagram:

1:50 pm - Runnymede library, Short Film screening of My Baba's kitchen, a film by our very own Stephanie Turenko !

Check out the Toronto Ukrainian Festival Website for complete festival programming :

Spread the word, spread the love, spread the merriment, 

Kosa kolektiv