The Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society (FOUVS)

UPCOMING EVENT!: Annual General Meeting March 29, 2020 POSTPONED

Due to the quickly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and in response to current health recommendations, we will be postponing the AGM until further notice.  Check back here for updates.  We will continue to take nominations for President, First and Second Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors. Click here for more details. 


Summer Camp has been cancelled for the 2020 season.

For more information, click here.


The Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society (FOUVS) is a not-for-profit charitable organization formed in 1984. The Friends plan and execute educational and cultural programming which advances an appreciation of Ukrainian Canadian heritage of east central Alberta, operate essential services at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and raise funds to ensure that UCHV can complete its mandate.

Some of the cultural programming that the Friends Society provides are:

  • Week long Summer Day Camps
  • Ukrainian Music Fest
  • Harvest of the Past Food Festival
  • Interactive Displays about Ukrainian Canadian immigrant life (circa 1920s) for Community Festivals

Some of the essential services that the Friends Society provides are:

  • Hiring historical interpreters who portray the lives of the original inhabitants of the houses, farmsteads and business that populate the Village.
  • Food Services
  • Museum Shop
  • Village Market

Besides providing essential services, FOUVS mission is to financially support the Village. Each year, the Friends Society plans a number of fundraising activities and actively solicits donations. Over the course of thirty year of operations, FOUVS has funded essential research (structural, material and narrative histories) for many of the buildings at the Village, paid for transporting and restoring buildings. In 2014 we began to fund the restoration and purchase of furnishing and artifacts to complete the final stage of developing the Village. In the next couple of years with your support, we can complete the Village and re-imagine its future.The Society has more than 600 members and welcomes you to join us. Become a Friend and help keep history alive for generations to come!


To provide strong and visionary leadership in preserving Ukrainian Canadian history and heritage so that present and future generations can enjoy and understand an authentic pioneer experience. In this context we support the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.


A Society that supports the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in realizing its full potential as a world-renowned living history museum



Together we make all the difference

Йордан – Feast of Jordan

January 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Celebrate the Ukrainian Christmas season and one of the most important holidays of the eastern Rite. Divine Liturgies will occur in historic churches followed by a unique water [...]

Thank you Golfers!

Thank you to all the golfers at Vatra's Golf Tournament in support of FOUVS [...]

FOUVS at UFest!

Visit our booth at the Community Pavilion at UFest May 24 and 25 in Borden [...]

2019 Summer Camps

Registration for our Summer 2019 day camps is now open! Children ages 6 to [...]



We have some pretty great stuff happening.


Supporting living history

Our Board of Directors


Lydia Migus, President
Ліда Мігус / президента

Karen Graves, Vice-President
Заступник президента

Vacant, Vice-President (2nd)
 / Заступник президент

Vacant, Treasurer
 / Скарбникa

Gail Fenton, Secretary



Gloria Bosma
Laura Cockburn
Rena Hanchuk
Alexandra Lazaruik

Gordon Yaremchuk, Executive Director (ex officio member)
David Makowsky, Director, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (ex officio member)