Lviv Society

25th International Hutsul Festival

Issue 115, September 2018.
Hutsulshchyna, the eight Hutsul districts of the Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, and Transcarpathian oblasts, is not only a rural paradise of pine-tree covered valleys and undisturbed panoramic views but is also the beating heart of one of Ukraine’s most treasured ethnic groups – the Hutsuls. Hutsul culture is known far beyond the borders of the country as Hutsuls are noteworthy for their friendliness.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 115, September 2018.
Arena Lviv played host to the national Ukrainian Song Project – a grand musical event featuring some of Ukraine’s hottest young artists from a wide variety of genres – on 18 August. Designed to promote the artistic talent of Ukraine, to increase national pride, and to popularise the songs of up-and-coming Ukrainian artists, the event attracted over 13,000 fans to watch performances by 27 artists.

Rotary Saving Children’s lives in Lviv

Issue 114, July 2018.
On 26 June 2018 Lviv International Rotary club held Global Grant Donation Ceremony of diagnostic system Vivid IQ to the children’s hospital “Ohmatdyt” within the framework of the charity project “Save children’s lives”. Project was initiated by Andriana Malska, Assistant Professor of Department of propaedeutic of pediatrics and medical genetics of Lviv national medical university of Danylo Halytskyy. It is another great example of cooperation between the department and the hospital.

Canadian Surgeons Help Ukrainian Kids

Issue 114, July 2018.
After years of sending children with operable brain tumours more than 700 km away to Kyiv, the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital has started performing life-saving pediatric neurosurgery in its own operating rooms. The capability eases the practical and financial burden of families by allowing children with brain tumours to receive treatment close to home. This is thanks to the Ukraine Pediatric Fellowship Program (UPFP) at Toronto, Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children (aka SickKids), itself a partnership between the Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Olympic Day in Lviv

Issue 114, July 2018.
Leopolitan athletes and guests of the city celebrated Olympic Day – a celebration of the Olympic Movement and the joy of sport – in front of Lviv’s picturesque Opera & Ballet Theatre on 23 June. Dating back to 1948, the event was initiated by the IOC to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894.

Vietnam Day in Lviv

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv celebrated Vietnam Day on 21 June as part of Vietnamese Cultural Year activities in Ukraine. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Vietnam-Ukraine Friendship Association, and local authorities.

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv hosted one of Europe’s most popular open-air jazz festivals last month as the sixth annual Leopolis Jazz Festival was in town. World-class jazz musicians from all over the world attract over 40,000 visitors each year to the festival’s three stages – in Rynok Square, in Potocky Palace Yard, and in the B. Khmelnytsky Park of Culture & Leisure. In addition to the concerts, many other fun events were held throughout the festival, like workshops, jam sessions, and autograph sessions with the famous musicians. Festivalgoers also enjoyed the Street Music by Leopolis Jazz Fest project, which saw bands and musicians of all styles performing on street platforms throughout the city.

Ukrainian Haute Couture

Issue 114, July 2018.
Oksana Karavanska – one of the biggest names in Ukrainian fashion for over a decade – held a dazzling fashion show in Lviv as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest. Hosted at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s gardens, this 18th Century park was opened exclusively for guests of Leopolis Jazz Fest.

Lviv Celebrates Canada Day

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s Rynok Square and Italian Courtyard were overrun by maple leaf-clad Canadians for Canada Day festivities on 1 July. The event featured a delicious pancake breakfast served up by Canadian troops in Ukraine and members of the Canadian Embassy.

Miss Lviv 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s splendid Opera & Ballet Theatre hosted the grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2018 beauty pageant on 21 June. The glamorous event featured dazzling contestants in eye-catching swimsuits and gorgeous evening gowns.