Stephanie Bell is the new dance instructor for Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan, which has an open registration Sept. 7. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Ukrainian New Year’s event supports John Rudy Health Centre

Malanka is Jan. 12 at the Eagles Hall

Malanka, widely-known as Ukrainian New Year, is coming back to Vernon in support of a local non-profit.

The second annual Malanka is set for Jan. 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall and will see live music, dinner and dancing.

Dinner will consist of Ukrainian favourites such as perogies, cabbage rolls, sausage and all the fixings plus coffee and dessert. Live music will fill the Hall before dinner followed by performances by the Zirka Ukrainian Dancers after dinner.

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Door prizes and raffles are on hand. Funds will go towards the John Rudy Health Resource Centre Association – a non-profit and registered charity.

Tickets are $25 each in advance only, with free entry for children under five. Call the John Rudy Health Resource Centre for tickets at 250-938-8092. Doors open at 5 p.m. followed by music at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

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