Zirka Ukrainian Dancers test out new ballet barres supplied by an anonymous donor recently. (Stephanie Bell photo)

Ukrainian dancers receive donation

Training just ramped up for one of Vernon’s Ukrainian dance groups

Training just ramped up for one of Vernon’s Ukrainian dance groups.

The Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan recently received a generous donation of two ballet barres from an anonymous donor, which the dancers had the opportunity to test Tuesday night.

“The children deserve to experience all levels of dance and accomplishment, even in cultural dance,” the donor said. “The barre is a magical place to be. It is where the skill begins and is nurtured, to then blossom into the performance.”

And it’s a donation Zirka is thrilled to have.

“I want to add how grateful Zirka Ukranian Dancers of the Okanagan Valley are for this donation,” said instructor Stephanie Bell.

For more information about Zirka Ukrainian Dancers of the Okanagan, visit www.zirkadancers.ca.

Just Posted

Clouds Sunday, sunshine and heat Monday

Weather forecast for the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen looks spectacular

B.C. Green MLA makes Vernon appearance

Olsen spoke in Cenotaph Park just after 12 p.m. in front of a gathering of about 20 supporters

IPE Parade draws near

Armstrong’s 120th Interior Provincial Exhibition starts next Wednesday, Aug. 28

Meet Vernon’s newest homeless outreach team

The Vernon Homeless Outreach Team makes its first formal appearance Aug. 28 at Upper Room Mission

Vernon Pizza Huts raise dough for diabetes research

Vernon Pizza Hut locations raised more than $3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

Man shot near Coalmont airlifted to hospital

A man was shot near Coalmont B.C. Saturday afternoon. The victim was… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read