The special FYI issue today is on Ukrainians in Winnipeg and Manitoba. I'm honoured that I was asked to contribute (one correction, though: in my article on surnames -- IBAHKO was what I had, but it lower case - as was "corrected" is Ibahko... whaaaa?! -- misses the point)
Wedding season is in full swing. We attended one last week, and are going to another one today. Gorgeous weather, sunny, lovely, God is good!
People in Manitoba look forward to being invited to a Ukrainian wedding because it is fun. Much fun. Also, full of tradition. And, you don't get married in 15 minutes! Takes a while. But still fun.
Many years ago, I presented a paper on Ukrainian Manitoba weddings for the Manitoba Historical Society Conference at the University of Manitoba. It was published in The Ukrainian Weekly in two parts here and here.
Please check the references at the end of part II for more info.