Members of the Yevshan intermediate dance group perform 'Poltava' during Ukrainian Club of Abbotsford's Malanka New Year celebration.

Ukrainians celebrate Malanka in style

Each year, Canadians of Ukrainian heritage celebrate their Christmas and New Year - Malanka - two weeks after the rest of us.

Each year, Canadians of Ukrainian heritage celebrate their Christmas and New Year – Malanka – two weeks after the rest of us.

This year, the Ukrainian Club of Abbotsford’s event featured the Yevshan dancers and a delicious traditional meal.

More than 140 participated this this year’s event held at Sts. Joachim and Ann’s Church hall in Aldergrove.

Members of the Yevshan intermediate dance group perform ‘Poltava’ during Ukrainian Club of Abbotsford’s Malanka New Year celebration. -John Morrow Photo