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40th anniversary celebration a great success

On Sunday 9 June, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Saint Michael the Archangel church, in the company of Bishop Michael and many parishioners and friends, including some who had been present at and worked for the establishment of the parish. Following Divine Liturgy, we hosted a Ukrainian cultural festival in celebration not only of our parish but of the whole Ukrainian community in the Nanaimo area, expressed in dance, song, poetry, crafts and, of course, delicious food.

A heartfelt thank you dear Bishop Michael for your blessing and father’s love. Thank you to everyone who played a part in making this day so special. From the tireless organizers and dedicated volunteers who helped us and in the kitchen to the talented performers who filled our day with beautiful music, dance, and song—your contributions are deeply appreciated.

To everyone who attended and supported our community with your presence and donations, thank you for joining us in celebration. Your enthusiasm and spirit made this day truly memorable.

Here's to many more years of unity, culture, and faith in our wonderful community!

40th anniversay cake decoration, in Ukrainian colours.