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Benefit concerts for the Children of Ukraine

Violinist Vasyl Popadiuk will tour western Canada to supply relief for Ukrainian children
Concert in support of children in Ukraine comes to Alberta May 12 and May 16. Photo submitted.

Vasyl Popadiuk will be touring several western Canadian cities this spring to help raise funds in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Popadiuk is a classically trained violinist from Kyiv, Ukraine, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. Popadiuk, a world-renowned musician, will perform alongside his five-member band, Papa Duke, during the benefit concerts. Popadiuk and the Papa Duke Band will play in Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, and Calgary, A.B., Regina and Saskatoon, S.K, and Winnipeg, M.B.

The Edmonton show will take place Monday, May 16th, 2022, at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, AB. Tickets can be purchased at plus or charge by phone 780-428-1414.The ticket price per seat is $39.00 plus taxes and service fees. The Calgary show on May 12 is at The First Alliance Church.

This tour has been officially endorsed by the Consulate General of Ukraine in Edmonton and all proceeds raised from this concert series will be shared equally between two Regionals Orphanages in Sumy, Ukraine. First, the Sumy Orphanage named after S.P Suprun, ages: 4-18 and second, the Sumy Regional Specialized Orphanage, ages: newborn to 3.

“As a Ukrainian, I am honoured to contribute to the most vulnerable part of the population--our children”, said Popadiuk.

Vasyl Popadiuk studied at the Lysenko Music and Drama School when he was a seven-year-old living in Kyiv, Ukraine.