Saturday, August 1, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) 01 Aug 2015

Here are some news items which have come across the desk this morning -

Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival 

This weekend marks the opening of Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, which takes place from July 31 to August 2, 2015, in Dauphin, Manitoba. 

It showcases the richness of Ukrainian culture and the history of Canada’s Ukrainian community. This year’s Festival is especially significant as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.

To see what events are happening, go to

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for AUGUST 2015

These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques.

August 01 1:00 P.M. Reading Spanish Handwriting (in English) Webinar

August 05 10:00 A.M. Advancing Your Polish Genealogy: 300 Years of Records Webinar 

August 13 6:00 P.M. Planning a Research Trip Webinar

August 12 1:00 P.M. Genealogía Descendente Webinar

August 27 6:00 P.M. Immigration into the United States Webinar

Edmonton Heritage Festival turns 40

1974, the Alberta government declared the first Monday in August an annual holiday for recognizing and celebrating the ethnic heritage of Alberta residents. Two years later, the first Heritage Festival attracted 20,000 people.

This year's festival will include a Heritage History Tent in the middle of Hawrelak Park to celebrate the festival's four-decade run.

The tent will be staffed by former presidents and chairs of the festival board, and will feature a visual tour of past festivals. 

The 11 original pavilions were Arab, Caribbean, Chile, Philippines, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia and Wales.

This year's lineup of 61 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures will include five new countries - Haiti, Lebanon, Morocco, Rwanda and South Sudan.

For further information, go to

Note: I will be on vacation until the 11th of August. The Canadian Week in Review (CWR) will still be printed every Monday morning, but there may be some Canadian Genealogy News (CGN) not posted during the week. 

Have a nice day researching!