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Fundraiser dinner for Ukraine in Falun this week

Ukrainian fundraiser dinner to be held March 19, 2022 at the Falun Community Hall
A man carries the Ukrainian national flag as members of the Ukrainian Catholic community gather in prayer outside the White House, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022, in Washington. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Russia could invade Ukraine “any day,” launching a conflict that would come at an “enormous human cost.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Some Falun, Alta., community members have created a fundraiser dinner event in support of Ukraine.

Head organizer, Tim Belec, said that the idea to host a fundraiser event for Ukraine in the community came after watching news coverage on the events ongoing with the war in Ukraine.

Belec said, “people are feeling kind of helpless.”

He says that having the community get together and the proceeds go towards a cause is one way to make this helplessness diminish. In addition to this, Belec said that many in the community haven’t seen each other in while due to a lack of group events because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Belec said, “maybe we can combine a community gathering with a good cause.”

The fundraiser event will take place at the Falun Community Hall on Saturday March 19, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Belec said that when he thought up the idea for the fundraiser one of the first things he did was contact the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress to find out the best organization to donate to for the funds to make it to Ukraine.

Proceeds from this dinner will go to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal- Canada Ukraine Foundation.

The Ukrainian dinner will feature food from Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage House, which the family owned, Edmonton Alta., based Ukrainian food company has graciously donated.

The dinner will include pierogies, cabbage rolls, nalysnyky (stuffed crepes), perishke (cheese stuffed buns), kubasa (from Mundare Sausage), dessert and coffee/juice.

Tickets will be $20 per person and the event is eat in or take out. However, those who eat in will get to enjoy Ukrainian music and performances from local musician and co-event organizer Ernie Miciak and his band Marango Pie, and the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Mandolin Orchestra out of Edmonton.

Tickets are available for the event at the door or from Eventbrite at

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