|Nation Builders and Community Recognition Awards
Recipients for 2006
Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk
Anne Mary Buchko
Sister Theodosia (Theresa Papirnik)
Brigadier General Joseph R. Romanow
Community Recognition Honourees
UCC-SPC hosts 12th annual Nation Builders and Community Recognition
November 5, 2006 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel,
November 16, 2006 -- Guests
from across Saskatchewan and Canada, among them His Honour the Honourable
Dr. Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and Her Honour
Mrs. Naomi Barnhart, attended a sold-out awards luncheon in Saskatoon
on November 5th to pay tribute to ten very special people.
The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan receiving
a traditional Ukrainian welcome with bread and salt
Recognition events, now known as the Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards
luncheon, have been held in various centres around Saskatchewan every
year since 1995 under the auspices of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress
- Saskatchewan Provincial Council (UCC-SPC) to celebrate the contributions
of individuals with ties to the province.
This year, four individuals were recognized as Nation Builders
for providing outstanding service without reward or gain and having
made a lasting impact regionally, nationally and/or internationally:
• Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk (Canora-Saskatoon): international
authority in veterinary virology and immunology, distinguished researcher,
mentor, university professor
• Anne Mary Buchko (d) (Goodeve-Ituna): educator,
church & community leader, champion of the Ukrainian community,
volunteer, mentor, coach, organizer, artisan
• Sr. Theodosia (Theresa Papirnik) (Edmonton-Saskatoon):
spiritual advisor, leader, humanitarian, visionary, administrator,
writer, advocate, volunteer, champion of human rights
• Brigadier General Joseph Romanow (Saskatoon-Ottawa):
leader, decorated serviceman, author, lecturer, role model, humanitarian,
community volunteer and activist.
Community Recognition awards were presented to six individuals
for meritorious contributions in the following areas:
Cultural preservation & development
• Anita Drebot (Sudbury-Regina): tireless volunteer,
teacher, organizer, respected community resource in areas of Ukrainian
culture, language and traditions
• Cecilia Kachkowski (Melfort-Saskatoon): educator,
generous volunteer, respected community resource in areas of Ukrainian
language and folk-arts, church activist, master gardener
• Evelyn Darlene Hull (Willowbrook): church and
community activist, teacher, volunteer, leader, role model, active
in preserving and developing Ukrainian culture through dance
• John Panio (Montmartre): church and community
activist, takes on leadership roles, language teacher, dedicated
volunteer, musician, promoter of Ukrainian language, culture and
• Sophia Nahachewsky (Prince Albert): role model,
humanitarian, overseas volunteer, altar server, Sunday school teacher,
recognized Air Cadet, Ukrainian dancer, musician, high academic
• Taisa Trischuk (Yorkton): accomplished dancer
and instructor, high academic achievement, school and community
leader, organizer, humanitarian, volunteer, musician, youth activist
“The Ukrainian community has made astounding contributions to Canada
since the first immigrants arrived over a century ago,” said Lieutenant
Governor Barnhart in his greetings to the 250 assembled.
Minister Pat Atkinson.
“The positive impact of Ukrainian Canadians has been especially
significant in Saskatchewan, where we have been served by Lieutenant
Governors (The Honourable Dr Stephen Worobetz and The Honourable
Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk), a Premier (The Honourable Roy Romanow) and
a Chief Justice (The Honourable Edward Bayda) who are of Ukrainian
Formal greetings were also brought from the City of Saskatoon by
His Worship Mayor Don Atchison, from the Province by Honourable
Pat Atkinson, MLA for Saskatoon Nutana and Minister for Immigration,
Advanced Education and the Public Service Commission, and UCC-SPC
President Eugene Krenosky, who presided over the event.
With Their Honours the Honourable Dr. Gordon Barnhart
and Mrs. Naomi Barnhart (seated) at the 2006 Nation Builders and
Community Recognition Awards Luncheon. UCC-SPC Executive Director
Danylo Puderak, J. Panio, Sister Theodosia, Fred Buchko (for wife
Mary Anne), UCC-SPC President Eugene Krenosky, Chair Recognitions
Committee Dr. Tony Harras, C. Kachkowski, A. Drebot, E. Hull, S.
Nahachewsky, T. Trischuk. Below are Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk and Brig.
Gen. Joseph R. Romanow who had early flight departures.
Compiled by Tony Harras, Angeline Chrusch,
Paul Ortynsky, Alex Balych
Lorne A. Babiuk
b. January 25 , 1946 (Canora, SK)
Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk is the son of Paul and Mary (Mayden)
Babiuk. He grew up on a mixed farm, where his parents planted
grain and raised cattle, sheep and turkeys. As a child, the
Saskatchewan farm boy attended a one-room school at Swan Bluff,
thirty miles from Sturgis. The school provided learning opportunities
for twenty-eight to thirty students in Grade one through eight.
On completing his primary and secondary education, Dr. Babiuk
considered a career in medicine; however, concern over how
to finance seven years of university forced him to consider
other alternatives. His first degree was earned in agriculture
at the University of Saskatchewan in 1967. That was followed
by a Master of Science degree in 1969 also from the U of S.
He received a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia
in the study of virology. Thereafter followed a stint in eastern
Canada where he did post-graduate training. He returned to
Saskatchewan in 1973 with the intention of spending a few
years here before heading back to British Columbia. From that
time to the present he has been associated with the University
of Saskatchewan, first as an assistant professor and since
1979 as a full professor.
In 1980 he became the co-ordinator of the Respiratory Disease
Program at the Veterinary Infectious Disease Organization
(VIDO) in Saskatoon. In 1993, he became the Director of VIDO,
the position he holds to the present. He has earned world-wide
recognition for his research in veterinary microbiology.
His research has been published in over 300 scientific publications.
The University of Saskatchewan recognized his scholarship
with an earned Doctor of Sciences in 1987. He is the recipient
of numerous honours and awards including the: National Merit
Award (Ottawa Life Science: 1998); Fellow (Royal Society of
Canada: 1999); Member European Academy of Sciences (2002);
and, Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2003). In 2005 he was named
an Officer of The Order of Canada.
Dr. Babiuk has made tremendous contributions to the field
of vaccinology, nationally and internationally. He is a key
member of an international team developing a vaccine against
SARS and developing immune parameters that are critical for
protection of animals with bovine herpes virus. He is recognized
as a consummate team builder, research collaborator, and master
He is married to Betty Lou (Wagar) and they have two children:
daughter Kimberly and son Shawn.
b. December 23, 1940 (Goodeve, SK)
d. January 16, 2006 (Saskatoon, SK)
Anne came from humble beginnings, being born and raised on
the farm near Goodeve, Saskatchewan. Her parents, Nick and
Sophie (Olynyk) Pillipow provided a good foundation of Christian
devotion that was to play an important role in her future.
Great importance was placed on formal education and Anne worked
diligently to attain her Teacher’s Certificate and two degrees
(B.Ed. and B.A.) from the University of Saskatchewan.
The majority of Anne’s teaching career was in Ituna, Saskatchewan
with English, Ukrainian and Arts being the subjects she instructed.
She piloted and implemented various types of programs to Division
III and IV in the subjects she taught. Her teaching career
spanned a period of close to thirty-five years. The students
benefited greatly from her guidance in various school projects
and her coaching of various school teams.
Outside of the school setting, Anne was also very involved
with the local community. She had a profound interest in the
Arts and was instrumental in founding the local Arts Council.
The many aspects of community involvement found Anne at the
helm of the various organizations that make up the vibrancy
of one’s community. Many of the local groups she founded or
assisted in organizing were centered around the interests
of young people, be it in sports, the 4-H or certain aspects
of the Arts.
Besides school and the secular community, Anne also shared
her talents with the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Her service
to the Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of
Canada was extensive, both locally, nationally and even internationally.
While serving on the national executive of UCWLC, she travelled
to Ukraine to distribute medical aid as part of the organization’s
Gift of Hope. Locally, the youth were given the opportunity
to experience summer church camp at Camp Chaban. Anne was
the founding member and director.
The preservation and development of the Ukrainian culture
in her community was continuously evolving as she offered
cultural workshops and founded the Ituna and District Cultural
Anne married Fred Buchko in 1961. They have two sons – Fred
and Greg – and five grandchildren.
Theodosia (Theresa Papirnik)
b. March 13, 1947 (Edmonton, AB)
Sister Theodosia is the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Shehinski)
Papirnik. She received her elementary and high school education
in Edmonton. At a very early age, Sister Theodosia became
involved in church life at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic
Cathedral in Edmonton. She was a member and ultimately president
of all age-specific church-sponsored youth organizations including
"Children of Mary," "Junior and Senior Ukrainian
Catholic Youth" and "Ukrainian Catholic Young Adults."
She taught religion, Ukrainian traditions and customs, and
served as a counsellor at the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchial
Summer Children’s Camps in Edmonton.
Sister Theodosia entered the Ukrainian Sisters of St. Joseph
of Saskatoon in October 1983. She professed her first vows
in June 1985 and was immediately appointed Provincial Secretary
of the Community as well as Administrator of St. Joseph’s
Home in Saskatoon.
Sister Theodosia was involved in the organization and development
of the Chornobyl Relief Effort and subsequently the Gift of
Hope which campaigned for and shipped millions of dollars
worth of medical and personal supplies into the hospitals
of post-communist Ukraine. She is a member of the Board of
Directors of Musée Ukraina Museum in Saskatoon and
serves on the board of St. Volodymyr Eparchial Children’s
Camp. She is a member of the Catholic Health Association of
Canada and in that role has been a strong advocate for the
rights of the elderly and the disabled. She is a stakeholder
member of the Bilingual Future Planning Committee for Bishop
Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School (Saskatoon).
Sister Theodosia has completed three books titled: Canada
100 Brazil, With God (Z Bohom) and Homework.
She is the editor of St. Joseph’s Journal, a bilingual quarterly.
Through Sister Theodosia, the community has learned about
the poor conditions in Orphanage #1, in Lviv, Ukraine and
this has translated into the mobilization of many people to
support the bringing of basic necessities to the children.
She is known for her "tell it like it is" style
and her ability to challenge people to examine their faith
and their actions so as to strive to become living examples
Brigadier General Joseph R. Romanow
b. May 3, 1921 (Saskatoon, SK)
Brigadier General Joseph Romanow was born and educated in
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the Royal Canadian
Air Force (RCAF) in 1940, he was an active member of the Ukrainian
Catholic Church and in youth groups where he held several
At nineteen after training as a pilot, he was assigned to
anti-submarine operations on Canada’s Atlantic coast. He subsequently
served in the United Kingdom and two years flying operations
in the India, Burma and China war theatres. In 1945, he extended
his service for a year to fly transport aircraft throughout
Europe and to concurrently work with the Canadian Ukrainian
Relief Bureau in London.
In 1946, Joseph Romanow entered the University of Saskatchewan,
graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical
Engineering. He rejoined the RCAF as an Aeronautical Engineering
Officer and after duty in Ottawa, he completed a Master of
Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955 at the Cranfield
Institute of Technology, England.
Brigadier General Romanow served in various capacities, including
the Commanding Officer of the RCAF Material Test laboratory;
serving on the Avro Arrow aircraft project team; the senior
Canadian representative at the U.S. Bomarc Missile Program;
and the officer responsible for the final installation phase
and operation of Canada’s first nuclear missile site plus
the Chief of Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces Transport
Command. He was posted to the National Defense College where
he attained the rank of Brigadier General in 1971. Other assignments
included Senior Canadian Air Officer and NATO Assistant Chief
of Staff at the Allied Tactical Air Force Headquarters in
Brigadier General Romanow was an exemplary national and international
negotiator in the reconfiguration of the NATO peace and war
headquarters and the command structure of NATO Air Force elements.
In 1974, he was awarded the Commander in the Order of Military
Merit and the Canadian Forces Decoration. In 1976, he retired
from his position as the Director General of Organization
and Manpower at National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa and
became President of the 128-member Machinery and Equipment
Manufacturers’ Association of Canada.
Brigadier General Romanow has published numerous articles
in technical and industry journals. He has also spoken on
multiculturalism across Canada.
Joseph Romanow is a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian
Catholic parish and the Ukrainian Professional and Business
Association in Ottawa.
Joseph Romanow married the late Josephine Sawchuk. They have
four children: Mary, John, Gregory and Paula.
Anita Mary (Marunchak) Drebot
b. September 1938 (Sudbury, ON)
Cultural Preservation & Development
Anita Mary (Marunchak) Drebot grew up in Sudbury, Ontario,
where during the 1950s she taught Ukrainian dance, language
arts, and a range of other Ukrainian cultural activities.
During this time she also assisted many Ukrainian immigrants
to learn the English language. Between 1956 and 1968, Anita
dedicated her work as a youth organizer with the Ukrainian
National Youth Federation in Eastern and Western Canada.
Over the years, Anita has volunteered countless hours to
provide leadership and to share her vast knowledge of the
Ukrainian language arts and culture in activities such as
scripting and directing Ukrainian Christmas radio programs,
serving as a resource person for public schools and libraries,
choir and dance director, talent judge, and organizing workshops
for the University of Regina Ukrainian Students’ Club. Those
searching ways and means to improve their knowledge of the
Ukrainian language, arts, culture and history have found Anita
to be an excellent dzherelo (source) to meet their
ongoing needs. One of her many former students eloquently
summed up her passion when he said, "As I got to know
Mrs. Drebot, I came to realize that her whole life revolves
around teaching and passing on her knowledge of her culture."
While raising a family of four children, Anita completed her
Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Slavic Studies) with
Distinction in 1976 from the University of Regina. She was
employed by the U of R as a sessional lecturer in Ukrainian
studies from 1974 to 1983. Anita continues to teach adult
Ukrainian language night session classes as well as traditional
Ukrainian embroidery in Regina, and she has instructed a growing
enrollment of beginner students at the Adult Ukrainian Language
Immersion Camp held at Crystal Lake, Saskatchewan over the
past five years.
For over fifty years Anita has earned a well-respected reputation
as a teacher and advocate for Ukrainian language, culture,
traditions and history. She has given unselfishly to the Ukrainian
community in Canada and of Regina in particular.
Anita married the late Michael Drebot in 1965. They were blessed
with four children: Zenon, Olena, Lesia and Taras. She now
has five grandchildren.
b. February 28, 1942 (Melfort, SK)
Preservation & Development
Cecilia was born on a farm near Melfort to parents Joe and
Pauline (Walcer) Gorchynski. She is the middle child of a
family of five. She graduated from Kinistino High School and
received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees
from the University of Saskatchewan.
For the past twenty-five years, Cecilia taught in Saskatoon
in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program with the Catholic school
board before retiring in June 2006. She has been involved
as a Ukrainian curriculum writer and has been a member of
the Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian since its inception,
holding various executive positions.
Cecilia celebrates her Ukrainian heritage. She has always
been active in the Ukrainian community and strives to promote,
enhance and preserve the language, culture and the arts. She
has served as a director, language teacher and folk arts instructor
for the Mohyla Institute Ukrainian Summer School Immersion
program, where youth are able to attain accredited recognition
for Ukrainian language courses. Other involvement on a community
level includes board memberships in the Vesna Festival, Karpaty
Folkfest Pavilion, Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Saskatoon
Branch, and Friends of the Shevchenko Foundation.
In the Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of All Saints, Cecilia
has served on various committees and executive positions including
President. She has been a certified member of the Ukrainian
Women’s Association of Canada since 1968 and the founding
member of the Hanka Romanchych Branch in Saskatoon in 1973.
From 1991 to 1995 she was the managing director of the committee
that wrote and directed the publishing of Our Faith
(a children’s Sunday School workbook - Levels I-III) for the
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. She also managed and
directed the publishing of My Icon Book for the Ukrainian
Women’s Association of Canada.
Next to teaching, Cecilia’s passion is gardening. She is a
Certified Master Gardener. Busloads of tourists and gardeners
have been entertained in the Kachkowski home and garden. Unselfishness
and enthusiasm, mixed in with a good dose of gardening expertise
has allowed Cecilia to make a lasting impact on not only her
personal community but the larger more diverse communities
that surround us.
Cecilia is married to Albert and they have two children: Marusia
Evelyn Darlene Hull
b. July 17, 1954 (Yorkton, SK)
Evelyn Hull is the daughter of Olga and the late Frank Prybylski,
one of seven children raised on the family farm in the Willowbrook
district. She attended a rural elementary school and completed
her high school education in Yorkton. Evelyn attained her
Bachelor of Laboratory Science in 1975 from the University
of Regina and continues to work as a Laboratory Technologist
at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.
Seeing the desire of the local community’s children to learn
the art of Ukrainian dance and ultimately about Ukrainian
heritage prompted Evelyn Hull to co-found the Willowbrook
and District Veselka Dance Club in 1984. One hundred ten children
from fifty-two families have been part of Evelyn’s dream.
While the number may seem small, it is important to note that
the combined populations of the communities of Willowbrook
and Jedburgh, from which the dancers come, is about seventy-five
people. Evelyn continues to be a strong leader of the Club
and has served on a number of executive positions.
To enhance the cultural aspect of the art education program
in the local elementary school, Evelyn has taught the students
of Grades 5 and 6 about the history of the pysanka, the meanings
behind the symbols and customs of this tradition. She has
also taught the students the actual technique of writing pysanky.
At a time when playschools were not a common part of the rural
communities, Evelyn recognized the value of a child’s socialization
process by interacting with other children and was one of
the founding members of the Willowbrook Playschool. This playschool
is still active at the present time.
Her involvement in the St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
of Beaverdale has been varied but predominantly in the formation
and teaching of the Little Angels class for the younger children
of the parish. Currently Evelyn serves as secretary of the
Parish Council and actively fundraises for the church’s renovations.
In addition to the above activities, Evelyn has provided leadership
and volunteerism in sports organizations, cadets and band
to which her children belong.
Evelyn married David in 1979. They reside in Willowbrook and
have four children – Desiree, Jackie, Jonathan, Derek – and
a grandson, Austin.
b. February 21, 1941 (Ituna, SK)
John Panio is the son of John and Jean (Bulych) Panio. He
grew up in Ituna and attended St. Vlad’s College (Minor Seminary)
and received his Grade 12 from Ituna High School. He graduated
from Teacher’s College in 1963 and was a teacher until his
retirement in 1995. A lifetime learner, he took classes during
summer break and received his Bachelor of Education in 1976.
As a young man he established the "Panio Brothers Band"
which featured Ukrainian music. They played at numerous concerts
and dances and produced four record albums.
Mr. Panio has volunteered in a broad range of activity areas.
He was the president of Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian
for a period of four years, and the Saskatchewan Parents for
Ukrainian Education president for six years. He was president
of Regina’s Ukrainian Credit Union for a three-year term.
He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Multicultural
Council of Saskatchewan for four years.
Mr. Panio has been committed to promoting and enhancing Ukrainian
culture and language for most of his life. He lobbied for
Ukrainian language classes in schools and taught Ukrainian
for over thirty years. He taught Ukrainian dance and was a
singer in the Regina Community Choir.
John Panio has been very involved in his church. He was the
cantor for the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church from 1965
to 1975. He also directed the choir at Sts. Peter and Paul
Ukrainian Catholic Church of Montmartre from 1965 to 2005.
He has been involved with the Canadian Coalition of Cottage
Owners, Canadian Hunter Education, and the Canadian Country
Music Association. He is a Time Management Master Trainer
and served on the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Council.
He served as Royal Canadian Legion Secretary for many years.
The list of awards and honours received by Mr. Panio includes
a Certificate of Merit from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation,
an Honorary Membership from the Canadian Legion, Volunteer
Recognition Award from Saskatchewan Culture and Recreation,
Saskatchewan Education Music Educators Award, and, locally,
the Montmartre Recreation Award.
In 1966 he married Angeline. They have one son, Shawn, and
two daughters: Delilah and Venus. They have also been blessed
with three grandchildren: Aaron, Brandon and Christine.
Sophia Maria Nahachewsky
b. June 20, 1990 (Yorkton, SK)
Sophia Maria Nahachewsky is the daughter of Father Ivan Nahachewsky
and Debbie (Pisio) Nahachewsky. In 1990, her parents were
working at St. Volodymyr’s College in Roblin, Manitoba. Since
that time she has resided along with her parents first briefly
in Ottawa, Ontario, then Kamsack, Saskatchewan, and most recently
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Sophia received her elementary school education in Kamsack.
At a very early age it became clear that Sophia would be active
in her community. She participated in band, "Sparks,"
Brownies, Guides, Student Representative Council, Air Cadets
and was a school library volunteer. In her church community
she participated in Catechism (first as a student and then
as an instructor) and was also an altar server.
When Sophia was in Grade 7, she and her parents moved to Prince
Albert. Since that time she has been attending Rivier Academy.
She presently is involved with Amnesty Youth, Rivier Select
Band and Jazz Choir. She has been part of the Rivier Strings
Program for the last three years and has participated in the
Student Leadership Council – all the time maintaining a 95
per cent average in school.
The Ukrainian Catholic Church is central in Sophia’s life.
She is an active member in her parish. She is involved in
youth ministry, is a senior altar server, writes icons and
teaches catechism. At an eparchial level Sophia is a member
of the Youth Council.
Sophia continues to be involved in Air Cadets and has been
at the top of her level for the past four years. She received
the Marc Garneau Leadership Award at Cadet Summer Training
Centre in 2005. She is in her fifth year of Cadets and is
a full-time instructor. Through her involvement in Cadets,
Sophia has participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and
has just completed the requirements for the Silver Level.
In the summer of 2006, Sophia travelled to Ukraine for six
weeks where she lived with the Sisters of St. Joseph and volunteered
at an orphanage in Lviv. Sophia had dreamed of doing this
and had worked hard to see this dream realized. In that regard,
she took a Ukrainian correspondence course, worked a part-time
job and fund-raised over $3000. Through this trip Sophia has
gained great life experience and has been inspired to travel.
In particular, in 2008, she would like to travel to Australia
for World Youth Day.
Taisa Camille Trischuk
b. July 1, 1987 (Yorkton, SK)
Saskatchewan has been and continues to be recognized for
its attention to the diversity of cultures. A mosaic of ethnic
customs and traditions creates a vibrant and fascinating community
for youth to become involved in.
Being given this opportunity and with the support of her family,
Taisa has incorporated the love of dance into her ethnic and
cultural awareness and development. Ukrainian, primarily,
and also other forms of dance have offered Taisa an extensive
opportunity for travel, thus broadening her knowledge of the
world around her.
Being highly organized and able to manage her time accordingly
has helped Taisa to excel academically. Her outstanding academic
achievement indicates her keen interest in learning. While
maintaining a very high academic standing, she has performed
at various venues locally, nationally and internationally.
Her performances include – but are not limited to – dance,
music, and theatre.
A graduate of the Yorkton Regional High School in 2005, Taisa
was awarded academic and proficiency awards from Saskatchewan
Learning, Leadership awards and was named as a Greystone Scholar
from the University of Saskatchewan.
Taisa has been a leader in many of her academic and artistic
endeavours. Her participation in national and provincial leadership
conferences and the implementation of what she learned from
such opportunities are evident in her school and community.
Summers were spent not only as a dancer but as a camper at
Ukrainian Orthodox Church and teen leadership camps, giving
her the opportunity to later become a camp counsellor. Involvement
in athletics included soccer, squash, cross-country and competitive
cheerleading team captain.
Her strong commitment to helping others in her community such
as the Red Cross, Kids Help Phone Line, Terry Fox Run are
just some of the organizations that reflect her tireless efforts
in the humanitarian field.
Taisa is presently a second-year student at the University
of Saskatchewan, enrolled in the College of Arts and Science.
She continues to be awarded scholarships for her academic
excellence. She continues to dance with Yevshan Ukrainian
Folk Ballet Ensemble and rehearses with Dance Saskatchewan
in preparation for the production of Dare to Dance.
Taisa is the third of four children of Dr. Bernie and MaryAnn
Trischuk of Yorkton.