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Labour & Memory: Ukrainian-Canadian Contexts


Film & video History & heritage Printmaking Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


The ACT Arts Centre

11944 Haney Place

Maple Ridge, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Ukrainian and Canadian history are intertwined through immigration, settlement, and displacement, with Canada having the largest population of Ukrainian descendants outside Europe. Reflecting on the current war in Ukraine, Canada is experiencing another wave of immigration from Ukrainians dispossessed of their homelands. Labour and Memory: Ukrainian-Canadian Contexts draws together three artists – Ayla Dmyterko, Sonya Iwasiuk, and Darlene Kalynka – whose work addresses individual ties to Ukrainian migration. The exhibition combines mediums of sculpture, installation, printmaking, books, and moving image to layer the past and present of Ukrainian-Canadian realities.

Image credit: Ayla Dmyterko, Rite of Return



Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council

The ACT Arts Centre, open since 2003, provides excellence in Arts Programs, Gallery Exhibitions and Performing Arts Presentations, along with being home to many cultural and community events, reaching over 70,000 patrons annually. The award winning ACT Presents Season offers 30-50 performances each season. These presentations attract close to 10,000 patrons annually, while the ACT Art Gallery sees over 7,000 guests. Our Arts Learning Programs register approximately 3,500 participants annually.

The ACT Arts Centre is managed by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council through an operation agreement with the City of Maple Ridge, and is owned by the City of Maple Ridge. Firmly established as the primary arts programmer of the region, we receive educational and performing arts presentation funding from both the provincial and federal governments – see funding partners. The Arts Council is a non-profit society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with professional management and staff, supported by a dedicated core of volunteers. As a community- and member-centered organization, we act as an arts resource and forum for arts engagement; deliver numerous member services and benefits; produce many community initiatives and events; and provide access programs such as: Arts Angels Tickets and Arts Program Bursaries, School Access Programs, and Scholarships.

Our aim is to offer vibrant arts and cultural opportunities and experiences through excellence in artistic and educational programming, customer, member and community service. Dedicated to promoting and encouraging appreciation for the arts in society, we engage and enable the community’s creative potential while creating public impact and value through the following Vision, Mission, Values and Programming Mandate:

Vision | To bring arts to the heart of our community.

Mission | We work in partnership with the community to develop, promote and celebrate the arts.

Values | Leadership, Collaboration, Integrity, Diversity, Accessibility, Innovation, Enjoyment


The ACT Arts Centre

604 476 2790

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