More than 7,500 people attended the Capital Ukrainian Festival, a three-day occasion that marked the first of its kind in more than 35 years.
Organizers called it an “overwhelming” success, since they had anticipated 5,000 visitors, at most, over the weekend.
“It’s beyond our imagination,” said Jane Kolbe, chair of the festival. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Kolbe estimated about 60 per cent of the visitors were from the Ukrainian community in Ottawa, while the rest were just there to take in the sights and sounds of the country’s culture.
Next year will mark 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, she said.
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Source: Ottawa Citizen