Lviv Society

Ukrainian pop icon offers English-language hits

Issue 13, May 2009.
Celebrated Ukrainian singer Andriy Kravchuk delighted his West Ukrainian fan base with a rare appearance in late April at Lviv’s Picasso nightclub, where he presented a number of his latest creations along with a series of his tried and trusted hits.

Jazzing it up into Spring!

Issue 13, May 2009.
Lviv rocked to a jazzy beat in early May as the city’s old town was grasped by the laidback mood of the annual Flugery Jazz Festival.

Queen’s representative highlights Lviv’s Canadian connection

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25-26 Lviv played host to an official visit from Canada’s Governor General Michaelle Jean as part of her official visit to Ukraine. Ms. Jean is the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who as the monarch of the entire British Commonwealth of nations remains the official head of state in Canada,

Traditional Lviv elegance on display at Spring Ball

Issue 13, May 2009.
On April 25 Lviv’s House of Scientists played host to the fifth annual “Lviv Ball”, which is traditionally held in honour of King Lev (Lion) and Queen Constance. The history of the event can actually be traced back to a gala event held in the city to mark the visit of a French royal delegation back in 1482,

Lviv’s Cossacks want their boat back!

Issue 12, April 2009.
Lviv’s ‘Kysh’ Cossack brotherhood gathered in early April to celebrate the jubilee of the construction of an authentic Cossack ship and generate support for its return from its current home in France.

Fund-raising Marathon Boost for Maternity Hospitals

Issue 12, April 2009.
On March 19 American Ambassador William Taylor was in Lviv to show his support for a charity initiative which has enabled different regions of Ukraine to come together and provide better medical facilities for the nation’s new-born babies. Ambassador Taylor visited a number of Lviv maternity hospitals to have benefitted from new equipment paid for with funds raised at a charity marathon entitled, “Running for the sake of children.

International Business Community goes Polish

Issue 12, April 2009.
Following the well-established European Business Association tradition of organizing parties dedicated to different national cultures, March saw the business community go Polish for the monthly EuroDrink networking event.

Fund-raising Marathon Boost for Maternity Hospitals

Issue 12, April 2009.
On March 19 American Ambassador William Taylor was in Lviv to show his support for a charity initiative which has enabled different regions of Ukraine to come together and provide better medical facilities for the nation’s new-born babies.

Mr. Lviv 2009 Crowned

Issue 12, April 2009.
On March 8 all the ladies of Lviv received a novel present in the well-toned shape of the annual Mr. Lviv male beauty pageant at the Lviv Philharmonic Concert Hall.

Chocolate Treat on Women’s Day

Issue 12, April 2009.
Lviv’s local authorities have introduced all sorts of fun new holidays over the past few years in a bid to attract more tourists and add to the ambience of the city street scene, but few can have proved as popular as Lviv Chocolate Day, which was celebrated this year on March 8, International Women’s Day.