Andriy Hladyshevsky, K.C. (Q.C.)
Sunday, July 9th
For the past 45 years, Mr. Hladyshevsky is best known for his leadership roles in the Ukrainian Canadian community in particular having been the President of the Shevchenko Foundation for over twenty years, the President of many choirs and other committees and business organizations. He has received the International Award of Merit from Ukraine (2008), the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Taras Shevchenko Medal (2022), recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2014), the University of Alberta Alumni Association Honour Award (2005), Alberta “Hetman Award” and as well several other awards.
He still sings with the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and is its President, also, Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton (28 years), Viter Folk Ensemble and is known to be a Master of Ceremonies at many events, performances, and banquets. This is the fourth time that he has had the opportunity to be an M.C. at the Pysanka Festival. His wife Daria and his four children have been annual attendees and performers at Pysanka for the last 30 years.