Returning again to the Ottawa Welcomes The World embassy series, today we have the Ukraine. These events, taking place in the Horticulture Building, have been educational.
A series of panels were set up documenting the experience of immigration from Ukraine into Canada.
Crafts, clothing, art, and food were all part of the occasion.
There were several people wearing VR goggles. What were they doing? Walking around in the ruins of the homes and buildings near Chernobyl- this computer program allowed an up close virtual reality look at the site of the disaster.
On stage, several people were gathered around a table while I was here, with a camera documenting what they were up to. These were sand artists. I'll be back here tomorrow with a look at Bulgaria.
What an interesting exhibit! I don't know a lot about Ukraine, other than the country has suffered a great deal down through the years and the people suffered a great deal during WWII when the Ukraine was part of the USSR. VR glasses are new to me, too, but sound like an excellent way to actually get into an historical event. Thanks for your comment on Ocala!ReplyDelete
Your blog also teaches us about the world. Very interesting read.ReplyDelete
An interesting exhibit to learn about Ukraine and what they went through. I like to look at their handcrafts.ReplyDelete
Hello, looks like an interesting exhibit on the Ukraine. I am sure the immigrants were much happier in Canada. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!ReplyDelete
...we have a large Ukrainian population here in Rochester, NY.ReplyDelete
The diversity of immigrants in a new country is what makes makes the world a much more interesting place and gives us an appreciation of other cultures. Tres interesting series William.ReplyDelete
I loved the close ups and learning about Ukrainians in Canada. My favorite Canadian Ukrainian or is it Ukrainian Canadian is Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!ReplyDelete
I like that flower painting.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: the country has had a complicated history.ReplyDelete
@Denise: thank you.
@Nancy: I do too.
@Eileen: these event have been quite informative.
@Tom: there is quite a strong presence in Canada.
@Grace: I have enjoyed these events.
@Janis: I didn't know that about him.
@Marleen: so do I.
This is a great way to learn a bit more about some of our neighbours history. I've not heard of VR goggles before, but what an amazing way to see an exhibit.ReplyDelete
I would love to have experienced the VR goggles. That's something I've never tried before.ReplyDelete
Great exhibition! I love the colorful arts and crafts from Ukraine! Sand art sounds very interesting!ReplyDelete
I know so many Canadians of Ukrainian descent!ReplyDelete
Gosto muito do artesanato da Ucrânia.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom Domingo.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
And so are societies built.ReplyDelete
@Wendy: I've never used them, but I've seen them around.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I should have tried them this time!
@Tamago: it looked quite interesting to see what was happening on screen.
@RedPat: there is quite a community of Ukrainian descent throughout the nation.
@Francisco: thank you!
It seems there's always something going on in Ottawa!ReplyDelete
I love these kind of events, a very nice tool in teaching people about other places around the world. I would like to try out the VR goggles, it would be an interesting experience I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Poor Ukraine, so far from Canada, so close to RussiaReplyDelete
Wonderful photos of this exhibit, William! Lovely colours, designs and art!ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibit---would be nice to visit. Thank youReplyDelete
Quite a display considering what they have been through.ReplyDelete
Your comment section is interesting too. Great job of building your blog followers! Wish I had your talent for that.ReplyDelete
A good friend spent two years in Ukraine with the Peace Corps, maybe four years ago. It was fascinating to talk with her about her experiences. She loved the country and the people and wants to go back.ReplyDelete
Oh, I like the clothing and crafts! So colorful.ReplyDelete
Looks like an interesting and informative visit once again, William.ReplyDelete
Interesting! My Ukrainian grandfather emigrated to the U.S. through Canada.ReplyDelete
Interesting and informative, the advantage to live in a big city.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the informationReplyDelete
Many years ago an elderly Ukrainian immigrant, at dinner, was stunned that didn't have a college degree (then). I was disappointed he didn't remark on the dress I was wearing in a very Ukrainian pattern. He was quite a lovley character.
I enjoy sand artists!ReplyDelete
I recall doing lots of pysanki eggs with students back in the day!
There is a Ukranian Catholic Church near us and they hold a Ukranian festival every year... we have seen the eggs and some dances.ReplyDelete
Another interesting exhibition. I know a few Ukrainians myself. They make home here in Kolobrzeg too.ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: we have a lot of activities.ReplyDelete
@Bill: that's true!
@Linda: thank you.
@MB: you're welcome.
@Eve: my photoblog tends to get a lot of comments. Not so much on the writer's blog.
@Jack: I'd like to see the country someday.
@Linda: very colourful!
@Beatrice: I enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
@Kay: small world!
@Karl: this was quite a series last year.
@Maywyn: thank you.
@Jennifer: it was interesting to see.
@Sallie: I would have enjoyed that.
@Klara: that doesn't surprise me.
@Norma: it was.