Vegreville & District Co-op BAND SHOWCASE
Saturday, July 8
'Ukrainian Connection' was formed by Walter Kyliuk and Norm Woytowich in 2002. Ukrainian legends, Mickey and Bunny needed a backup band for their upcoming tour of Western Canada. Ukrainian Connection was honoured to back the popular group for the next three years. During this time, the recorded three albums. Their first album was the top selling CD in Saskatchewan in 2003. During this time, the band also backed Walter and his three sisters recording an album called Traditional Ukrainian Wedding by the Kyliuk family.
Walter and Norman were awarded the Legendary Achievement Award at the Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin in 2010 and were also inducted into the Ukrainian Musician Association Hall of Fame.
In recent years, Water and Norman have been joined by the talented musicians Darlene Hupaelo and Ken Pokoyoway.
Ukrainian Connection music is still played regularly on the popular Saturday Night Dance Party Saskatoon Radio Station CJWW. The band continues to play at various functions.