Lviv Society

EBA Members Enjoy Billiard Bonanza

Issue 11, March 2009.
On February 26 Lviv’s Classik Billiard Club hosted a fun EBA Billiard Evening, with members of the West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association proving that they are adept at the art of potting as well as international commerce.

Celebrating Lviv’s Rotary Tradition

Issue 11, March 2009.
February 23 saw members of Lviv’s Rotary club mark the 104th anniversary of the international organisation’s foundation. Lviv’s Rotary pedigree dates back to the 1930s during the inter-war period of Polish rule, but this brief period of Rotary Club activity was cut short by the arrival in 1939 of Soviet forces, who invaded West Ukraine at the beginning of WWII in line with the terms of the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of alliance between Hitler and Stalin.

Restoration Work Returns Lviv Region Gem to its Former Glory

Issue 11, March 2009.
The end of February saw one of West Ukraine’s most romantic fairytale castles showcased to the public following many long years of restoration work. Since the 1990s work has been ongoing at Zolochiv Castle, with donations from Canada’s sizable Ukrainian diaspora and local businessman Petro Pysarchuk helping to overcome chronic state funding shortages and return this magnificent structure to its former glory.

Regional Allies Attempt to Heal Historic Wounds

Issue 11, March 2009.
On February 28 Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko and his Polish counterpart Lech Kachinsky participated in a joint ceremony to mark the opening of a memorial to the estimated 1000 Poles who died 65 years ago during military operations in the village of Huta Penyatska, which is located in the Brodovsky area of Lviv Oblast.

Traditional Christmas in Photos

Issue 10, February 2009.
The Lviv Museum of Ideas (18, Valova Str.) opened a new photo exhibition in early February featuring the works of some of West Ukraine’s finest photographers

Fantastic French Photography!

Issue 10, February 2009.
French photographer Dorothy Shoes brought her “Winter Circus” exhibition to Lviv

Young Ceramic Artists Unite!

Issue 10, February 2009.
The Lviv Museum of Ethnography and Crafts (15, Svobody Avenue) opened an exhibition of ceramics by Lviv students and their colleagues from Belarus

High Society Heaven at Tasty New Venue

Issue 10, February 2009.
Recently opened party-bar Chocolate is fast earning itself a reputation as the place to see and be seen among discerning Lviv party people.

Lviv Aqua Park Goes Hawaiian

Issue 10, February 2009.
Lviv’s Plyazh Aqua Park celebrated the traditional Ukrainian holiday of Old New Year on the evening of January 13-14

Fancy Dress Tradition Continues

Issue 10, February 2009.
The ancient Ukrainian tradition of New Year fancy dress festivities is thought to date back to pagan times, and it is still alive and well.