Thank You to our Canadian Tribute Tour Sponsors


The Vydubychi Church Choir Canadian Tribute Tour Committee gratefully acknowledges the support and generous contributions of our National and Local sponsors, whose ongoing commitment to Canadian-Ukrainian spiritual life, heritage and culture make this — and many other projects like it — possible. Дякуємо.

There are many ways for companies, organizations, families and individuals to get involved, at both the National and Local levels. The Committee welcomes all those interested in supporting the Vydubychi Church Choir's month-long celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the arrival of Ukrainians in Canada, the brilliance and many contributions to both Canada and Ukraine of Oleksander Koshetz, and the bright hope that through faith and heritage — we might discover unity.

For further information on how you might become a National or Local Sponsor; to make a donation; to inquire about opportunities to volunteer at local events, or to learn how you might participate in a Local Committee, contact us:

Слава у вишніх Богу і на землі мир, в людах благовоління!
Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men!

The Vydubychi Church Choir Canadian Tribute Tour Committee,
March, 2011


National Sponsors


Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Foundation

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Foundation was created in 2002 with the objective of providing financial support for projects and programs that promote, develop, and sustain religious, cultural and educational activities within the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada.

The foundation provides funding to:

  • support missions and outreach projects that achieve religious and charitable objectives
  • develop resources, educational materials and workshops to enhance the church and spiritual needs of the parishes
  • support the transition of the organizational infrastructure of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada to meet the emerging needs, especially for rural parishes
  • realize projects that will help the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada grow and secure its future



The Shevchenko Foundation

Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko is a national, chartered philanthropic institution providing leadership by building and nurturing a permanent endowment fund dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko strives to be recognized as Canada’s premier
not-for-profit Foundation in a Canada which acknowledges the Ukrainian Canadian community as a fundamental component of Canadian society.

The Foundation awards over $300,000 annually — and has distributed over $8.5 million since its incorporation 40 years ago. These grants continue to be awarded to organizations and individuals who support the growth of the Ukrainian Canadian culture.



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St. Vladimir Institute

St. Vladimir Institute is a student residence and cultural community center located in Toronto — one of four similar Institutes built throughout the country (the others are St. Andrew's College in Winnipeg, St. John's Institute in Edmonton and St. Petro Mohyla Institute in Saskatoon).

St. Vladimir Institute is:

  • A non-profit charitable organization
  • An institution committed to showcasing the creativity of contemporary artists and talent exploring Ukrainian-Canadian identity, history, culture and experience
  • A residence centrally located downtown for university and college Canadian and foreign students;
  • An accommodation for groups and individual students during summer months
  • A centre of cultural activities and programs for children, seniors and everyone in between
  • An available venue for meetings, banquets and theatre in a convenient downtown location
  • A research resource centre consisting of an outstanding library and a museum dedicated to Ukrainian-Canadian collections
  • A place for selected Orthodox liturgical services in a dedicated St. Vladimir Chapel conducted by a designated Institute Chaplain
  • A home for a number of Ukrainian-Canadian community organizations


Local Sponsors

Dotcom Recordings

Dotcom Recordings

Dotcom Recordings is an independent Canadian company whose mission is to produce and distribute high quality recordings. To ensure quality control, Dotcom is directly involved in every aspect of production including: concept, program selection, artist selection, design, recording, and editing. The company's focus is on classical music with particular emphasis on choral music.

In its search for excellence, Dotcom Recordings has discovered that Ukrainian choral music has a rich and exquisite harmony rarely heard. Dotcom's first series of Ukrainian choral recordings is with the renowned"Kyiv Chamber Choir", the "Boyan Male Ensemble", the "Pavana Women's Choir" and the "Vydubychi Church Choir".

Dotcom Recordings is a Sponsor of the Vydubychi Church Choir Canadian Tribute Tour in Toronto.



St. Andrews College

St. Andrew's College

St. Andrew’s College is an institution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada and is affiliated with the University of Manitoba. The College exists to promote spiritual, academic, cultural and moral leadership within the Church, the Ukrainian Canadian community, and the Canadian community.

The College:

  • offers programs and courses in Orthodox Christian Theology
  • prepares candidates for the clergy and other professionals for service in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada and other Orthodox churches
  • provides a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian residence for Ukrainian Orthodox and other students in Canada
  • provides community outreach integral to its mission statement
  • supports faculty in scholarly, educational activities
  • encourages propagation and support of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian culture within Canadian society
  • provides Orthodox witness on the campus of the University of Manitoba

St. Andrew's College is a Sponsor of the Vydubychi Church Choir Canadian Tribute Tour in Winnipeg.



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Sawers McFarlane Barristers & Solicitors

Sawers McFarlane
Barristers & Solicitors
Calgary, Alberta



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UCU is a member-owned financial co-operative founded in 1944 to serve the Ukrainian Canadian community and is committed to providing competitive financial products and excellent service to its members.

Over the decades UCU has come to serve the broader community of which it is a part. Yet, the co-operative remains true to its original objectives: to support the maintenance and growth of Ukrainian cultural and community life as a vital contribution to a strong, united and multicultural Canadian society.

UCU is a Sponsor of the Vydubychi Church Choir Canadian Tribute Tour in Toronto.