Celebrating Fr Wolodymyr Iwaszko

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Celebrating the life of Fr. Wolodymyr Iwaszko and his contributions to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.

In conjunction with St. Volodymyr Feastday and the 40th Anniversary of St. Volodymyr Church.

Saturday July 23, 2022 @ St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Park (Hwy 60) and Sunday July 24, 2022 @ St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (Saskatoon)

Saturday, July 23 @ St. Volodydmyr Park (Hwy 60):
•Blessing of the Park Church & Divine Liturgy – 2:30 PM
•Unveiling & blessing of Fr. Iwaszko Memorial Plaque
•Walking tour of St. Volodymyr Park
•BBQ (Hosted by UCBC Bishop Roberecki Branch #304)
•Presentation of the book ‘From Sambir to Saskatoon’
•Bonfire and Activities

Sunday, July 24 @ St. St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (Saskatoon):
•Divine Liturgy & Panakhyda – 9:30 AM
•Brunch (Hosted by St. George’s UCWLC)

Opportunities both days to visit Woodlawn Cemetery, Musée Ukraina Museum, and the Shrine of Venerable Nun Martyrs Olympia and Laurentia.

Special Guests – including relatives of Fr. Iwaszko and National Plast Representatives.

ALL AGES WELCOME!!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/…/18…/viewform…

Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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Camp Medical Form

Camp Medical Forms are required upon arriving to the first day of camp. You can fill in a hard copy of the medical form before you arrive or you can fill one in upon arrival. Medical forms should be up to date as of drop off time. Medications need to be placed in a zip lock bag and labeled with the participants name and instructions on giving medications. This includes over the counter medications like pain killers or allergy medications.

Counselor Team 2022

Camp Directors

Лев/Lev (Luke)

Howdy Campers! Capitan Luke here but you can call me Lev which means Lion in Ukrainian. The number one thing I’m looking forward to the most is… everything!!

Старий дуб/Staryi Dub (Adam)

Hello Campers, My name is Adam but you can call me Staryi Dub or just Dub for short! Just like the old oak I am the oldest of the bunch! I am so excited to be at camp again with everyone! Camp fires, singing, games, can’t wait! We are going to have so many adventures and fun times together, so grab your adventure hat and let’s Go!

Counselors

Olen/Oлень (Halyna)

Hi everyone! My names Halyna but at camp you can call me Olen! I’m so so excited for another great year of camp, and i’m even more excited to meet all of you, and be able to play games and teach you guys some awesome arts and crafts!

Kachka/качка (Aysia)

Hello everyone! My name is Aysia however at camp I go by Kachka! I’m extremely excited for all the fun we will be having and I can’t wait to see you all!

Bogdana

We have a new counselor this year, welcome Bogdana! We can’t wait for you all to meet her. She is energetic, bubbly, outgoing and a whole lot of fun.

Jiraf/жираф (Tiana)

Hi my name is Tiana, but you can call me жираф. I’ve been a camper at St. Volodymyr camp for many years and it’s a blast every year. Hoping to make camp a fun experience for you too. I love the outdoors and I’m so excited to be outside in nature with you all.

Jen / bilka (білка)

Hello! My name is Jen but you can call me bilka. I’m so excited to come back to camp and do crafts and activities with you all!

кажан/kazhan (Ksenia)

Hello! My name is Ksenia (camp name кажан/kazhan). I’m super excited to be back at St. Volodymyr for another summer camp, and look forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces. Cant wait to see you there!

Counselor in Training

гриб (hryb) (Hailey)

Hey! My name is Hailey, my camp name is Hryv(mushroom). Cant wait to meet you all. See you there!

Michael / Solovey (соловей)

“Hello! My name is Michael, but at camp I’m known as Solovey! Can’t wait to see y’all!” 

Zayats/Заєць (Davyd)

Hi my name is Davyd but you can call me Zayats (Заєць) I am counselor in training this year. I have been to Saint Volodymyr camp a few times. It’s a lot of fun, can’t wait to see you all here.

Sophia

Sophia love arts and crafts, photography and swimming! She had such a great time as a campers she is excited to continue to be involved in camp now as a CIT and hopefully as a counselor some day also! She has been a volunteer at Vesna festival and would love to share her passion for art with all the campers!

Braxton

Braxton was a camper in previous camps and is now back in the CIT program! Braxton loves to be around people, being outside and doing physical activity. He is close with his Ukrainian cultural heritage and looks forward to sharing his skills with all of you.

Will

Will is new to the team this year and is looking forward to learning more about his Ukrainian Heritage. He has previous experience leading VBS and loves being around people. Welcome Will we can’t wait for you to join us!

Alexandra

Alexandra is joining us again this year as a CIT! Her favorite hobbies are nature hikes, swimming, field games, crafts and spending time with people. She has done Ukrainian dance since she was 5 and volunteered as a face painter at the Ukrainian Pavilion at Folk Fest. You are going to love hanging out with Alexandra at camp this summer!

Covid-19 Response

March 31, 2020

Dear Key Holders & Renters of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Park,

The Government of Saskatchewan recently declared a state of emergency in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. With heavy hearts we make a difficult decision regarding access to the Park for the 2020 season. The Board of Directors of St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Park Inc. have decided it is in the Key Holder’s & Renters best interest to close the Park to all access, effective Monday March 30, 2020. The Park is now off limits to all vehicle and foot traffic and is a No Trespassing area.

The safety of our Key Holders, Renters and Volunteer staff is important to us, which has lead us to make this tough decision. It would be a huge task to monitor social distancing and maintain proper sanitization protocol of the Park.

At this time, for everyone’s safety and peace of mind the Park will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to the unknowns of the COVID-19 Virus. Please watch your email for further updates in regards to Park access in the coming months. Thank you for your cooperation at this time with this matter.

Let’s be proactive and stay healthy and safe!

Bernie Bodnar. President, St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Catholic Park Inc.

 

Ukrainian Kids Camp – Success

We have a great year at St Volodymyr Camp!

We had 41 campers and 11 staff people attend camp for 10 days. The program will filled with religious and cultural activities. The things memories are made of!

Check out camp blog for stories and pictures. Camp Blog

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

St Volodymyr 2017 – here we come!

The St Volodymyr Camp Committee 2017 meeting was full of buzz and excitement as we began to discuss all the details for St Volodymyr Camp 2017!

Now Hiring

The time has come to start recruiting out camp staff team! This includes camp counselors, Counselors in training and of course the most important person our camp director!

Join the Committee

We wanted to take a moment to send out the largest of thank yous to our previous kitchen organizer Mary Holowchuk who has been dedicated to St Volodymyr’s kitchen since 1987! She has not only planned, prepared meals, done grocery shopping, endless cleaning and sanitizing but has acted as a care giver to our campers, mentor to our kitchen volunteers and support system for our counselors and cit’s over the years. We realize those are big shoes to fill however we are seeking a new, enthusiastic individual who we can pass the kitchen torch to.

This year’s camp

We also have picked our camp dates! Registration forms will be coming in March, but you can save the date July 7 – 16 2017.

St. Volodymyr Camp 2016

Day 1, July 17, 2016

IMG_9801.JPGAll the kids where so eager to start this years’ camp adventure! We played some games, got to know each other and had our very first camp fire! So many friends to make and songs to learn!

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Learning Camp Songs around the fire

 

Day 2, July 18,2016

Today We got into the swing of things in our first full day. We decorated cabin signs, made cheers for our cabins.

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Painting Cabin Signs

 

Super happy to have grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch today, it’s a camp favorite!

We LOVE pool time, especially on hot days. Camp has a lot of fun activities for us to play in the water, we have a raft, inner tube, water ball nets and each other to play with!

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This year we have some great discovery nets so we can check out all the creatures that live in the grassy corner of the pool. We often find frogs of all shapes and sizes and today we found at least 6.

And a HUGE Thank you to the men who built the soccer nets, they make a great addition to camp!

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Thank you Adam, John, Bob, Djura

In the evening we enjoyed some field game fun!

 

Day 3, July 19 2016

This morning we had a visit from Misty and Mac our favorite camp horses. We got to ride horse back as well as go on a horse cart ride around the beautiful camp site.

We also got to learn a very cool tradition of wheat weaving today we also learned cross stitching and had a blast getting to practice.

For lunch today we ate delicious chicken wraps and coleslaw. These camp cooks sure are awesome! Also the lemonade is a big hit!

Every day we have time for rosary and every night we do a cabin prayer with our cabin mates. Can’t wait until tomorrow for our excursion to pike lake!

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Day 4, July 20 2016

This morning our amazing counselors in training ran their activity, we played some sports and did some fun crafts. Our CIT’s are so awesome! Can’t wait to see their other activities coming up in the next days. They sure do know how to have a good time.

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Wow what an awesome excursion day! We took the school bus from Ukrainian Park to Pike Lake Provincial Park for beach activities, mini golf, and of course water sliding at the pool!

At the Pike Lake we had a hotdog roast which was amazing.

We also celebrated Alexandra’s 10th birthday today!

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The weather has been so beautiful, we are always reminding each other about sun safety to make sure everyone has their hats, sun screen and are drinking a lot of water. We also have been taking some breaks in the shade and loving the cool water in the pool.

Day 5, July 21 2016

Today was a little bit crazy because we thought it might thunder storm and hail! But after a 60 second down pour the day went on without a hitch!

This morning we had a visit from Fr Mike of St P&P, he had so much knowledge and wisdom to share with our campers.

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In the afternoon after pool time we got to try a shot at Archery with our friend Michael Kincade. He taught us all the tricks for a perfect shot, now just need time for practice.

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This evening we had a special guest visit from Scouts Canada – we learned all kinds of survival skills which was loads of fun.

John has been working on building a wood log house insulated with sod. It is not big enough for humans to live there but a great size for small animals! John shared with us how they built things before modern tools using sticks and drilling holes the old fashion way.

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Day 6, July 22 2016

What a treat, today Fr Ivan came to camp to teach us about nature and God and canoeing! We as so lucky to have the largest outdoor swimming pool in Saskatchewan right here on our camp site. The pool is fed by a natural spring and luckily is large enough for us to try our skills at canoeing and kayaking. We learned the basic strokes, canoe safety and what to do if we tip over!

The most memorable part of the day was a hike through the swamp to experience it first hand! A few people were brave enough and got to taste a fabulous (and unique) swamp snack – cat tail bulbs!

We are very happy that many different priests can join us for camp and lead us in building our relationship with God. We are so grateful for your contributions to our camp programming!

Tonight is the teen camp out activity. Our age 13-14 campers get to have an over night tenting experience right here at Ukrainian Park. Hopefully the rain will stay away and we can enjoy a evening under the stars with a camp cook out and great socializing and friendship building. For some of our teenaged campers this will be the last year as a camper at St Volodymyr Camp, we hope to see them again in the future as CIT’s and eventually counselors and maybe even camp director one day!

Day 7 July 23 2016

Well guess what? IT RAINED ALL NIGHT! Also in the middle of the night there was a loud crash of thunder, so the teen camp out activity was cut short and we all crawled into our cozy cabins for the rest of the night.

Today was a bit cool but we had a lot of fun playing some field games like the Dinosaur game. Each camper is given a tag to indicate if they are herbivores or carnivores. There is also a hunter assigned. The herbivores try to find food and water cards hidden around the camp site without being caught by the carnivores. If they are caught they must give the carnivores one of their food or water cards. It is like tag, hide and seek and scavenger hunt all rolled into one!

Tonight we had a farewell dance, we also made cookies in the wood stove beside the camp fire. What great fun and memories we made this week at camp.

 

 

Day 8 July 24 2016

Well that’s all folks! We cleaned up the camp site and planted a tree to remember the great time we had this week. We attended Divine Liturgy with the Ukrainian Catholic Community followed by lunch provided by the UBCB Bishop Roboreki Branch.

Thanks to all our camp counselors (Jenna, Kirk, Luke, Veronika and Jayden), CIT’s (Joseph, Max, Jocelyn and Kira) and especially our camp director (Olena) for making our camp so great.