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Osvita Banquet

Osvita Banquet

Every year Osvita organizes a Testimonial Banquet. The event annually honours prominent Ukrainian Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their community. 

 2020 Osvita Banquet

Honouring:  Vasyl (Bill) Balan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our honoree, Vasyl (Bill) Balan.
As one of the English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program’s founders and supporters he will be missed. All students, past and present, have him to thank for his dedication and hard work in ensuring the EUBP became a reality. Thousands of Manitoba children have been provided the opportunity to learn the Ukrainian language and culture in the public school system because of his incredible gift.
We send our deepest sympathy to his wife, Irka, son, Andrij, daughter- in-law Anastasiya, grandson, Maxim, extended family, and all his friends who hold him dear.
Eternal Memory. Vichnaya Pamyat
Із глибоким сумом повідомляємо, що пішов із життя видатний канадський українець Василь (Білла) Балан.
Пам’ятатимемо його як одного із засновників та прихильників Англо-Української Двомовної Програми. Усім студентам, минулим і нинішнім, слід подякувати йому за відданість і наполегливу працю над тим, щоб АУДП стала реальністю. Завдяки його неймовірному дару тисячам дітей Манітоби надано можливість вивчати українську мову та культуру в системі державних шкіл.
Висловлюємо глибокі співчуття його дружині Ірці, сину Андрію, невістці Анастасії, онуку Максиму, та всім друзям і близьким покійного у зв’язку з непоправною втратою.
Вічная пам’ять.

Nominate an Honouree

If you know of somebody that meets the guidelines for being honoured by the Osvita Foundation Inc. Annual Tesimonial Banquet Dinner, please contacts us by clicking on the following link, Honouree Nominations, and include the name of the person in the body as well as some reasons why you believe that they should be honoured by the Osvita Foundation.

We would like to thank you in advance for submitting your choice for a Honouree. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Enhanced or promoted Ukrainian language, education, or culture.
  • Outstanding service in the Ukrainian Community.
  • Manitoban of Ukrainian descent.
  • Promotion of personal Ukrainian identity.
  • Upstanding citizen of the community.

If you know of somebody that meets the guidelines for being honoured by the Osvita Foundation Inc. Annual Tesimonial Banquet Dinner, please contacts us by clicking on the following link, Honouree Nominations, and include the name of the person in the body as well as some reasons why you believe that they should be honoured by the Osvita Foundation.

We would like to thank you in advance for submitting your choice for a Honouree.

Past Honourees

Past Honourees

1982 Dr. Louis C Melosky
1983 Mr. Justice J. R. Solomon
1984 The Late Dr. Isydore Hlynka
The Honourable Wilson D. Parasiuk
1985 Mark G. Smerchanski
1986 The Honourable Benjamin Hewak
1987 Olga Fuga
1988 His Excellency the Most Reverend Archbishop Maxime Hermaniuk
His Beatitude Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak
1989 Walter P. Klymkiw
1990 Dr. Peter A. Kondra
1991 Cecil W. Semchyshyn
1992 Sister Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska
1993 Terry J. Prychitko
1994 Dr. Michael Ewanchuk
1995 Right Reverend Mitrate Semen Izyk
1996 John J. Nowosad
1997 Jaroslaw Barwinsky, M.D., FRCS
1998 Taras Yuri Snihurowycz
1999 Right Honourable Edward Schreyer
2000 Vicky Adams
Nadya Kostyshyn
2001 Dr. Jaroslaw Rozumnyj
2002 20th Anniversary Recognition Reception
2003 Dr. Leo Mol
2004

His Honour The Honourable            Peter M. Liba,  C.M., O.M. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

2005 Dr. Mary Pankiw
2006 Metropolitan John Stinka
Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak
2008 Dr. Borislaw Bilash
2009

Leo Ledohowski

B.A, Comm., M.B.A., C.M.A., C.H.A., F.C.M.A

2010 Lesia Szwaluk
2011

Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada (CYM),

Winnipeg Branch PLAST Ukrainian Youth Association of Manitoba

2012 Bill Solomon
2013 Orysia Tracz
2014 Oseredok – Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
2015 O. Koshetz Choir
2016 Dr. Oleh Gerus
2017 Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij
2018

Irka Balan

Valentina Noseworthy

2019  40 years of English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program Teachers in Manitoba