The AGM for Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival was on Wednesday.

While there, Kayla Gillis was re-elected president of CNUF.

“It feels wonderful, this will be my fifth year so I’m looking forward to kicking it off with the 55th anniversary. I thank my board members and everybody who joined on as well. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year.”

Gillis says they talked about the past year, reviewed the finances, and talked about what’s coming up this year.

“This past year was good, it was steady, basically the same as last year’s numbers. We had a bit of a deficit but only about 1300 dollars, but that’s way better than last year’s. We’re slowly moving up and we’ll see what happens.”

Gillis says you can expect some new attractions and old favourites at CNUF this year.

“We are going to be bringing back the pierogi eating contest, the happy hour, we are going to be bringing a few more children’s activities in, and maybe have a volleyball tournament as well.”

Some headliners have been announced. One of the dance headliners will be Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, and the three headliner bands will be Millenia, Hloptsi Z Mista, and Sloohai.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am Monday morning and can be purchased at the CNUF office or on their website

Canada's National Ukrainian Festival takes place July 31st - August 2nd in 2020.