North Americas largest Ukrainian festival
Celebrating 23 years in the Bloor West Village September 13 - 15, 2019
The Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival welcomes you to come and enjoy everything the Ukrainian culture has to offer. Discover Ukrainian culture in Canada and share the Ukrainian spirit at North America’s largest Ukrainian Street Festival.
2019 Festival Map Released
2019 BWV Toronto Ukrainian Festival Poster Released
Download the PDF version of our poster below.
Parade Marshall Announced
Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk (retired)
Paul Wynnyk is of Ukrainian descent, the grandson of emigrants in Alberta from Radvantsi, Lviv region, in Western Ukraine. He was born in Edmonton on June 29, 1964, and was raised in the village of Breton, Alberta. Wynnyk attended Royal Roads Military College and the Royal Military College of Canada, and he was commissioned into the Canadian Military Engineers in 1986. He became commanding officer of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton in 1997, commander of 1 Area Support Group in 2004 and Assistant Commanding General at the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan in March 2009. He went on to be commander of Land Force Western Area in 2010, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army in 2012 and Commander of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and Chief of Defence Intelligence in July 2014. In January 2016, it was announced that he would become Chief of the Army Staff and Commander of the Canadian Army. In his speech during the ceremony, Wynnyk gave credit to his parents for supporting him on the path to this point in his career. "My mom Joan, who is here today, has watched and supported my journey in uniform from cub scout, to army cadet, to reservist, to regular officer," he said. About his late father Walter, Wynnyk said, "As both my high school principal and the commanding officer of my army cadet corps, it was he who encouraged me to embark upon a career of military service. On July 16, 2018, he was named Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. In July 2019, Wynnyk resigned as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.
Festival headliner announced
Bez ObmezheN (БЕZ ОБМЕЖЕНЬ / Without Limits)
BEZ OBMEZHEN (WITHOUT LIMITS) is a Ukrainian rock band created in the city of Mukachevo in 1999. BEZ OBMEZHEN sings rock, pop-rock, alternative rock, and Indie rock. In 2005 the group was one of the finalists in the "Global Battle of The Bands" and was named as one of the best groups from the Zakarpattia region in Western Ukraine. Their first album Underground came out in 2007. There was a change in the musicians of the band in 2008. In 2012 BEZ OBMEZHEN was one of participants in the TV marathon "Song Unites Us" that lasted 110 hours and became a Guinness World Record. BEZ OBMEZHEN is an active performer at various festivals and concerts throughout Ukraine. In 2016 BEZ OBMEZHEN took part in the X-Factor show with the single "Impossible without her". In 2017 BEZ OBMEZHEN toured more than 40 cities of Ukraine. The band actively supports Ukrainian Army soldiers in the war with Russia in Eastern Ukraine, and in 2017 they performed in London for a charity event organized by London Euromaidan. The band’s popular single tracks include "Do you want", "November", "I will be with you", and "Stars shine". BEZ OBMEZHEN performs at BWV Toronto Ukrainian Festival on Saturday evening, Sept. 14th at 9 pm.