2008 Toronto Ukrainian Festival, the post pyrohy* report

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 (of , (or BTO) fame, currently hosting on CBC’s ) was the 2008 Festival Parade Marshal.

This was the Chevrolet Impala he rode in :
Randys Ride

Randy also came out to play that traditional Ukrainian tune : “Taking Care of Business”
Randy Bachman playas traditional Ukrainian tune : TCB

I understand this was a un-rehearsed (and a complete surprise to the bassist and drummer)
Randy Bachman plays traditional Ukrainian tune : TCB

Families came out, of all backgrounds and generations, with many people in their finery:
Ukrainian GrandDad and GrandDaughter

with traditional activities for families
Ukrainian Dancers

and adults :
Beer Tent

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

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