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Ukrainian, Settlement

Ukrainian Settlement: Ukrainian settlers arrived in Alberta between 1891 and 1895, organized Ukrainian emigration from the European regions of Galicia and Bukovina to Canada began in 1896 and did not assume mass proportions until after 1898.

When they arrived, Ukrainian immigrants did not settle on the open prairie lands that stretched across the southern half of the Prairie provinces. Instead they settled on lands in the parkland region and forest areas further north. The oldest and largest Ukrainian settlement on the Prairies is located in east-central Alberta and straddles the frontier between the "park belt" and the forest region. By 1916, it covered an area of about 2500 square miles.

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Statue at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Statue at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Mrs. Fred (Sophie) Hrynchuck, Ukrainian settler

Mrs. Fred (Sophie) Hrynchuck, Ukrainian settler