What is the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village?
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village presents the history of Ukrainian settlement in East Central Alberta from 1892 to 1930. In presenting the pioneering experiences of Ukrainian Settlement in East Central Alberta, the site employs a “living history” approach so that visitors can experience history in a very direct and personal way. In addition to regular programming at the site, Special Events are organized to highlight the village at certain times of the year.
To enhance Special Events, a Village Market was established to encourage participation of individuals from local communities to become more involved in the site and to provide a venue that promotes local artisans and vendors. The basic criteria for participation in the Village Market are that items sold share and/or connect with the historical, ethical, agricultural or related aspects of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
It is at the discretion of the Executive Director of the Friends Society to reject a merchant that does not abide by the conditions outlined below. Village Markets will be held on the established Special Events Days throughout the summer season.
Other important rules:
- All visitors must park their vehicles in the designated public parking lot after items have been unloaded.
- Only booked performers will be allowed to play music in the courtyard.
- The consumption of alcoholic beverages on site is strictly prohibited. Vendors are not permitted to sell alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to the attending public. This includes coffee, tea, juice, pop, beer, wine, or hard liquor.
- Animals are not permitted onsite.
- Smoking is not permitted in the vicinity of the Village Market.
- Not all tables in the Ukrainian Village Courtyard are a part of the Village Market. Some may belong to Special Events displays or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society promotions. These tables will be clearly marked.
For further questions or concerns, please contact our office at (780) 662-3855 ext. 1111 or [email protected]