Our long-awaited summer camp at Pigeon Lake has ended. To say that a one week at camp was too little is an understatement. However, since this year’s summer camp was only one week, all campers, old and young, enjoyed every day of camp. Many memories and moments will remain ingrained in the memory of each camper from their experiences. Everyone knows the feeling when you need to wake up from a good night’s sleep for the morning exercise. But the ‘
Throughout the day we usually had some interesting and instructive activities which taught each camper about Ukrainian history, current events, life, and even themselves; Enriching our knowledge of Ukraine and developing an understanding of ourselves as CYMivtsi. Daily lessons were largely based on the following topics: 100 years since the proclamation of the Unification Act of the Ukrainian State; 90 years since the creation of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN); The advancement and achievement of sports in Ukraine; 15 years since the Orange Revolution; 5 years since the end of the Revolution of Dignity; “I am but a drop in the Ocean”;110th ann
Camp took place from the 28th of July to the 5th of August, 2019 under the motto: “I am but a drop in the Ocean” aimed at
Children excitedly took part in everyday arts and crafts. The kids made varying crafts from shells, painted cow-bells
We had 71 campers who attended this year’s camp. The Komanada for this year’s camp included: Vira Bokalo – Komendant, Daria Podilsky – ‘Bunczuzhna’, Natalya Soletsky – Head of Camp Counsellors, Khrystyna Zagirska – camp ‘
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Camp team and the Camp Counsel without whom this camp would not have taken place. The whole kitchen team for a week’s- worth of delicious and healthy food, and the parents who helped in various ways throughout all of camp, as well as all those who helped to clean up the campgrounds. We would like to thank Camp Bar-V-nok for hosting us this year on such short notice. But most of all, we thank all the youth who took part in this year’s camp. You inspire us to continue planing such activities and events which preserve our traditions, heritage, and culture.
It was very difficult to say goodbye, but in all of us remains the CYM flame that reminds us that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and inspires us to work together, love one another and ourselves, and work towards strengthening our Ukrainian community in Canada and around the globe.
Ніч вже йде. За веpхом
Ясне сонце зайшло, юнаки!
Тихо спіть. Без тpивог
З нами Бог! З нами Бог!
Anna-Mariya Zagirska & Alexander Iwasyk