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.

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.

2015 Executive

President Orest Warnyca

Vice President Steve Pillipow

Secretary Sharon Harras

Treasurer Russel Pankiw

Past President Wayne Hydeman

Members at Large:

Jim Chorney, Bill Dumanski, Gladys Matkowski, John Stronski and Michael Zaleschuk

Recent Donations (2011-2014) by Prosvita

UCC Holodomor, $2,500
St. Petro Mohyla Institute, $4,000
Museum, $2,200
Sadochok - Ukrainian Preschool, $2,000
Auditorium, $13,000 (furnaces/tables)
Ukrainian Orthodox Church -Door Project, $5,000
Trident Camp, $3,000


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