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grish
11-07-2007, 10:11 AM
The new museum building for Ukranian Canadian Museum and Archives has filed for a federal grant and are looking for public support to sign an on-line petition. The news link is below

http://www.ucama.ca/english/news.html

Petition link is here:

http://www.gopetition.com/online/12193.html

DebraW
11-07-2007, 10:17 AM
Thanks for this information and links!

(Signed the petition.)

Libarbarian
11-07-2007, 11:36 AM
Thanks for the link. But all Edmontonians should know how to spell "Ukrainian"!!

24karat
11-07-2007, 12:24 PM
Welcome to the C2E board Libarbarian.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/TVNewsman/Smileys/welcome.gif

DebraW
11-07-2007, 12:24 PM
^ What about how to say or speak it? :wink:

I am married to a nice Ukrainian boy and all I know is how to say FOOD :shock: things like Kupsta and the Christmas and Easter salutations/greetings and responses.

24karat
11-07-2007, 12:25 PM
A lot of people say "The Ukraine" when they simply mean "Ukraine".

DebraW
11-07-2007, 12:26 PM
Welcome to the C2E board Libarbarian.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v152/TVNewsman/Smileys/welcome.gif

^ 24karat,

Hey, are you cutting in on my turf? (Much better than my standard though! :wink:)

BTW, Libarbarian--WELCOME to C2E! :D

Thank you for your participation!

Wrecker
11-07-2007, 12:43 PM
I think the museum is great & I can't wait for it to begin.

grish
11-07-2007, 12:47 PM
A lot of people say "The Ukraine" when they simply mean "Ukraine".

it has to do with the origin of the word. "Ukraine" means more or less "border". When the state of Ukraine didn't officially exist, the area of Ukraine became known as the border of the russian empire. That's name of "border" or "okraina" in russian stuck around. Now Ukraine or "the Ukraine" (meaning the border) is a proud independent state. Since the historical meaning of Ukraine is all but lost, "the" has been dropped (although for a while it was a part of the official name of the country).

One other interesting historical point--Kiyv or Kiev was the original Russian capital until Moscow was founded.

And on the spelling of Ukrainian--the only correct way to spell it is in Ukrainian itself.

Dakine
12-07-2007, 08:02 PM
for the full experience i would rather see this built in Vegreville, its always been home to the Ukranian culture. not Edmonton.

Medwards
12-07-2007, 08:37 PM
for the full experience i would rather see this built in Vegreville, its always been home to the Ukranian culture. not Edmonton.

Whoa there - Edmonton has a huge Ukrainian background... there's no reason it shouldn't be built here. No way would this get funding in Vegreville like it will here. Ukrainians living in Edmonton more then double the entire population of Vegreville...
The only other place it might make sense (IMO) is the Ukrainian Village just east of the city (east of Elk Island National Park)

Sonic Death Monkey
12-07-2007, 08:50 PM
The fact that it's going to be built in Jasper East as part of the revitalization/gentrification is a great reason to support this museum.

Edmcowboy11
13-07-2007, 11:24 AM
I support the Edmonton museum on Jasper ave. I just wish they could start sooner than later. Especially now with Louise Mckinney park progressing along nicely and a nice little Ukrainian tie in there (Shumka stage) I think that Jasper east block is a great location.

One question I have regarding this project. I see that they have started work on the building which is great but the thing I'm wondering about is what about the museums next door neighbors. In the pics you see the museum and right to the east of the future museum is a big sign "XXX Peep shows". Now that isn't the fault of the museum but can something or is something going to be done with that. As beautiful that the museum will be, with that next door the beauty will be wrecked to a degree.