Ukrainian Society of Prosvita


The Society of Prosvita originated in Ukraine, mainly to educate the people and to help develop the culture. Early Ukrainian settlers to Canada depended on organizations such as Prosvita for information and enlightenment. The Regina branch was established in 1921, making it is the oldest Ukrainian operating organization in Regina. Its current membership is 53.

For many decades the Society of Prosvita operated from 1817 Quebec Street. This facility was sold when the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium was built at 1625 Montreal Street.

Most of Prosvita's efforts go toward the support of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and its community. The organization is a strong supporter of the Mohyla Institute in Saskatoon and the Ukrainian Voice. Fund raising for all of the above has been a major project for the organization and large amounts of money have been raised. Other projects supported include Selo Gardens, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Ukrainian Orthodox Youth projects.

2014 Executive

President Orest Warnyca

Vice President Steve Pillipow

Secretary Bill Dumanski

Treasurer Russel Pankiw

Past President Wayne Hydeman

Members at Large:

Tony Harras, Marge Dumanski, Gladys Matkowski and Michael Zaleschuk

Recent Donations by Prosvita

Ukrainian Canadian Congress, $3,000;
SUS Foundation, $2,000;
Ukrainian Museum of Canada, $1,400;
Ukrainian Voice, $3,800;
St. Petro Mohyla Institute, $11,500;
Orthodox Women's Retreat, $1,000;
Sadochok - Ukrainian Preschool, $2,700;
Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Icon Project, $2,500;
Trident Camp, $4,500;
St. Andrew's College, $1,000;
Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, $3,500;
Selo Gardens Personal Care Home, $3,500



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