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Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada Mundare Branch Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada Mundare Branch Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

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On December 6 the Mundare Branch of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League celebrated their 75th anniversary with a special divine liturgy at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Mundare. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, only a handful of women were able to participate.

OUR HISTORY   

The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, (UCWLC) was established to unite and organize women of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada in order to carry out the main aims of the UCWLC; to promote the Catholic faith, Ukrainian culture, Canadian citizenship, and charitable activities.

The Mundare Branch was founded on December 4, 1945, amongst one of the first in the province. A total of 38 ladies joined that year. President was Irene Ferbey, Secretary was Ann Sheptycki, and Treasurer was Jennie Ostolosky. The ladies were active in the community, supporting the museum, teaching “Ridna Shkola” (Ukrainian School) and offering lessons in Ukrainian crafts, canvassing for worthwhile causes, fundraising through various means, and catering, catering, catering.

Back row from left to right are: Evelyn Lamash, Sylvia Zacharkiw, and Fr. Daniel Wach.Middle row from left to right are: Lois Zyla, Theresa Warawa, and Toni Siracky.Front row from left to right are: Marie Stelmach, MaryAnn Phillips (Eparchial President), Cassie Laschuk, Cassie Gavinchuk, and Mary Artymko.
(Brother Stephen Krysak/Submitted Photo)

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