In 1983, few expected that a group of friends learning to dance for exercise and fun would be the beginning of one of Canada's many prized adult Ukrainian dance ensembles.
40 years later, this spirit has grown. Countless audiences have raved over Veselka's character, humour and unique style of presenting Ukrainian traditions through dance. Over 40 members strong, Veselka has performed at numerous functions ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals and special events throughout North America.
Some of Veselka's highlights include performances in Dauphin, Ottawa , Montreal, Vegreville, UFEST Edmonton's Ukrainian Festival and the opening ceremonies of the World Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, as well the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City and the Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon.
Veselka’s choreography is under the direction of their very talented artistic director Trisha Bayrock and they have recently welcomed assistant instructor Brent Kostyniuk.
Veselka is proud to perform at Vegreville’s 50th Anniversary Pysanka Festival.