We were extremely saddened to hear the news of the death yesterday, 26 April, of Maria Babych, a well-known and well-loved leading member of our community.

Maria will be remembered for her devotion to AUGB’s representative dance ensemble “Orlyk", and to Plast, the Ukrainian Scouting movement.

Her passion for Ukrainian dance was dedicated to the “Orlyk" Ensemble from its very first practice session held on 16 January 1949, when she was just 10 years old, through to the present. For over 70 years she expertly observed not only the high level of discipline set by the group’s founder, Petro Dnistrovyk, but also the ethos of preserving and promoting the purity of Ukrainian costumes and dances.




Maria will never be forgotten but will be sorely missed by her family and everyone who knew her: past and present members of the “Orlyk" Dance Ensemble, the AUGB, Plast in the UK (which she chaired) and the whole of the Ukrainian community in this country.  

May her soul Rest in Peace!

Вічная Пам’ять – Христос Воскрес! 


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p-szczur-border.jpgWe are no less saddened to share the news of the death last week, 23 April, of
Petro Szczur, who many of you will have known for his tireless work within the Ukrainian community in Keighley (of which he was one of the founding members and for many years the Branch Chair and committee member).

His boundless enthusiasm and ever optimistic and cheerful nature endeared him to all who had the good fortune to meet him.

May his soul Rest in Peace!

Вічная Пам’ять – Христос Воскрес!

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