July 13, 2012

All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church 25th Anniversary Booklet

Wow, a blast from the past. I ran across this while going through some of my late Mom's files, and had to scan it.

25th Anniversary
Commemorative Booklet
1969-1994
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church

There is so much history in this 32-page pamphlet, and so many names I grew up with in Saskatoon in my formative years.

Nearly every page brought back a memory, at least until the point where I left Canada in 1985 to work in Japan for 14 years.

Lots of close relatives are mentioned in this history. A grandfather, a grandmother, my father, my mother, an uncle, etc. Ahem, though I fail to see my name, or that of my cousin Ivan, as youth members of the church building committee : -).

And so many other adults that were part of an extended community when I was a kid. I think children in such milieus felt so safe and loved. I still remember so many folks from this parish and the broader Ukrainian-Canadian community in Saskatoon with fondness, though for the last several decades I've seen only a few of them during short visits once every three or four years.

As one of my aunts wrote me recently: "Oh, to live all together in one village like in the good old days!"

You can download my scan here. (1.3MB PDF)

Posted by Paul at July 13, 2012 08:29 PM