Toronto Ukrainian Festival had a successful return to Bloor West Village last weekend (September 12 – 14, 2008), the weather during the day behaved itself, and the crowds where out to enjoy.
Winnipeger Randy Bachman (of Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive (or BTO) fame, currently hosting on CBC’s Vinyl Tap) was the 2008 Festival Parade Marshal.
This was the Chevrolet Impala he rode in :
Randy also came out to play that traditional Ukrainian tune : “Taking Care of Business”
I understand this was a un-rehearsed (and a complete surprise to the bassist and drummer)
Families came out, of all backgrounds and generations, with many people in their finery:
with traditional activities for families
and adults :
and non traditional ones for the kids
Lots of food and booths. Everyone had a great time. It was good it see the Festival (formerly the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival) back in the Village! (I also has a set of photo’s from 2006)
* “pyrohy” are what us uniformed Canadians call “perogies“