Lviv Society

‘Happy Kilometre’ Run for the Children

Issue 104, September 2017.
The successful Lviv plant of Japan’s Fujikura Automotive Ukraine hosted the second ‘Happy Kilometre’ charity event to raise money for the purchase of a surgical LED lamp luvis-L200 for the city’s Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital. The event raised over 40,000 UAH towards the total purchase price of 184,000. The money was raised through voluntary donations, as event participation was free of charge. The remaining part was covered by a charitable donation by Fujikura Automotive. This year’s ‘Happy Kilometre’ was open to participants of any age and ability level. There were men’s and women’s races of 1, 4, and 7 kilometres, as well as a special 100m children’s dash – where they ran alongside their favourite fairytale characters!

Unforgettable Summer at Lviv’s Plyazh Aqua Park

Issue 104, September 2017.
What can be better than the relaxation of a nice sunbath just a few steps from the city centre? Lviv’s new summer leisure hotspot is at the Plyazh Aqua Park, which opened the city’s largest summer sunbathing terrace in July with a spectacular party. Eventgoers were delighted with the DJ’s groovy music sets, the bartender’s show, the flamboyant show-ballet dances, and the magician’s amazing tricks. Plenty of prizes were also available from Plyazh and its partners! Throughout the entire summer, visitors of Plyazh’s pools and fitness centre could also enjoying getting some sun on the comfortable deck chairs while sipping a cocktail or soft drink from its cocktail bar.

Football Matches in Memory of Andriy Bal

Issue 103, July 2017.
As part of the Alfa Jazz Fest schedule, football events dedicated to the iconic Ukrainian footballer Andriy Bal took place near the city’s main sports venue – Arena Lviv – on 26 June. The idea to organise the events came from Bal’s coach and friend Oleksiy Mykhailychenko, another famous Ukrainian footballer. The events centred around a match in memory of Bal, Dyamo’s legendary “Number Eight”, and featured many of his friends – well-known footballers that have played in World Cups and for teams like Dynamo Kyiv, Karpaty Lviv, and other renowned clubs.

BUCC’s Annual Lviv Reception

Issue 103, July 2017.
The British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC)’s annual Lviv Reception and Luncheon, held with the assistance of the Lviv Chamber of Commerce and in cooperation with Alfa Jazz Fest, took place at the Citadel Inn Hotel’s Garmata Restaurant on 23 June. The event saw the Leopolitan business elite mingle and dine alongside local and regional government officials and media to discuss issues of doing business in Ukraine, especially in Lviv and region.

From Canada With Love: Canadian Benefactors Help Ukrainian Kids

Issue 103, July 2017.
Thanks to the generosity of distinguished Canadian entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist James Temerty, Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital received significant equipment on 19 June to improve surgical care for the little patients. Canadian Ambassador Roman Waschuk headed the benefactors’ delegation and met with Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, while Lviv Children’s Hospital Head Physician Dmytro Kvit gave members of the delegation paintings made by kids saved through timely surgeries.

‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ by Oksana Karavanska

Issue 103, July 2017.
The dazzling ‘Ukrainian Haute Couture’ fashion show featuring outfits by famed Ukrainian designer Oksana Karavanska took place in Lviv on 24 June as part of the Alfa Jazz Fest programme. The show was staged in a very special place – the Andrey Sheptytskyi Metropolitan Gardens on St. George’s Hill. This unique monument of 18th Century architecture and the park, normally closed to the public, welcomes the local glitterati once a year especially to enjoy this extraordinary event. The event attracted Lviv’s first lady Kateryna Kit-Sadova, TV presenters Katya Osadcha and Oleksiy Diveev-Tserkovny, designer, Victoria Gres, and singers Pavlo Tabokov and Pikkardiyska Tertsiya.

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv’s Alfa Jazz Fest, the international open-air jazz festival held on three downtown stages every June, has grown to be one of the city’s largest and most popular events, drawing hundreds of press and over 40,000 spectators each year. First held in 2011, this is the story of how Alfa Jazz Fest became Lviv’s festival gem.

A-Bank conquers new heights!

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s A-Bank brought together all of their Western Ukrainian employees to celebrate the Day of Bank Employees on 27 May. The energy of the bank’s young team was on display as participants enjoyed the excitement and rivalry of a Spartakiad!

Miss Lviv 2017

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s landmark Opera and Ballet Theatre hosted the glitzy grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2017 beauty pageant on 8 June. The finals featured plenty of glamour including the dazzling contestants in eye-catching swimsuits and gorgeous evening gowns. While the young ladies were the main attraction, Leopolitans and guests of the city were also treated to wonderful music performances from Mariya Yaremchuk, Andriy Kishe, Ivan NAVI, Tayanna, and the marvelous Khrystyna Soloviy.

Cruise Collection by Roksolana Bogutska

Issue 102, June 2017.
Lviv’s ‘Lvivarnya’ museum-cultural complex was the host for the glamorous presentation of renowned Ukrainian fashion designer Roksolana Bogutska’s 2017 ‘Cruise Collection’ on 19 May. The collection features a colourful mix of modern trends and authentic Ukrainian ethnic motifs. The designer’s main inspiration – the basis for the collection’s cuts and prints – came from ancient Borschivska embroidery.