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The Selo Ukraina historical site opened this weekend for the summer season, and the Open House event on Sunday brought some exciting news.

Fund Raising efforts are now in the works for an Indoor Agricultural Display as Jim Perchaluk, president of the Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre & Museum details:

"The Ukrainian Heritage Village Museum is primarily focused on the agricultural lifestyles of Ukrainian pioneers coming into Canada. To showcase that, we want to construct a building that would house and protect the farming equipment and machinery that we have in our community right now." 

According to Perchaluk, $11,000 donated was already gone toward this project. $1000 from the Ukrainian Orthodox Young Men's group, and $10,000 from a local equipment dealer.

"We're very pleased to announce that Don Tarrant, manager over at Reit Syd Equipment, has donated $10,000 to get us started in the fundraising aspect for this agricultural exhibit at our site."

Untitled_design_-_2024-05-19T155821.215.jpgJim Perchaluk & Don Tarrant at the Cheque Presentation at the Selo Site.

This project will require more than just money to make it happen, and Jim noted the old equipment often seen in our local parades would be the perfect addition to such a museum.

If you have a piece of history stashed away on your farm, Contact Jim at 204 638 4374 for details on how you can preserve it at this new addition to the Historic Site.

Be sure to visit Selo Ukraina this summer! They're open from May long weekend to September long weekend, Wednesday through Sunday.