The Ukrainians are a resilient people having endured a number of catastrophes, including war, famine, internment camps, and the Chornobyl disaster. In addition, the people of Ukraine have had to contend with foreign rule during much of its history, including the Polish, the Lithuanians, the Austrian and Russian Empires as well as the Soviet Union. However, despite all these disasters and historic events, the Ukrainians have been able to retain their culture and identity. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Ukrainian people have made such a great contribution to the Canadian and Windsor community. In fact, many Canadian athletes, politicians, artists, academics, professionals and working class individuals are of Ukrainian heritage. This website provides an examination of the history, culture, commerce, and personal stories that make up the local Ukrainian community of Windsor and Essex County.
(Picture of Christine and Laura Buksa at the Carousel of Nations.)