Dancing and joy was abundant coming out of the Yates Theatre on Sunday night. The Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club held a benefit concert to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. Some of the funds will go to the Canadian-Ukraine Foundation to help deliver aid to those most in need. The dance club also hosted Grade 3 students from across Lethbridge on Monday to show what Ukrainian culture and heritage looks like. Final numbers are still being added up.
“Prior to covid we did a grade 3 curriculum show every year around this same time. In Grade 3 the students learn about Ukraine. We like to have them come out, they get to learn about Ukraine in a fun way and they get to go on stage. Which some of them have never been able to go on a stage- and try out a few dance steps. It’s just really a fun way of getting people involved in cultural activities,” says the dance instructor for the club, Anastasia Sereda.
Additional funding will go to Lethbridge foundations. Along with supporting one of the members of the club that brought their parents from Ukraine to Canada as the war with Russia rages on.
The dance group is also holding a silent auction and you can find more information on the club by visiting them on Facebook @TroyandaUkrainianDanceClub.