Vesna Festival Board of Directors
Vice Chair & Community Liaison
Carla has been on the board since 2013, after moving back home to Saskatoon, after living in Baltimore and Edmonton for 12 years. She was thrilled to come back to the vibrant Saskatoon Ukrainian community; one that she remembered fondly and missed. She attended Vesna Festival for many years as a Ukrainian dancer and recalls it being a highlight of the year. Carla has been the Marketing Chair for Vesna for the past eight years and took the Chair position in 2019. Getting Vesna Festival on social media for the first time was an exciting part of the role when she first accepted the position. She looks forward to hosting a festival with the great team that has been assembled on the Board of Directors. After being involved in Ukrainian communities in other cities, Carla feels truly blessed to have such an amazing collection of talented and passionate volunteers here in Saskatoon to collaborate with.
Vice-Chair, Boutique & Silent Auction
Tara has been a member of the board for four years. She currently holds the position of Co-Chair of Boutique and Silent Auction. Tara feels that keeping cultural festivals alive and thriving is one of the most important gifts we can share. Traditions are passed from generation to generation. We can share our vibrant Ukrainian culture through opportunities like the Vesna Festival and ensure it lives on in future generations.
Secretary & Cafe Kyiv
Gayle had been on the Board for 20 years. She has been the Chair of Food Services, Boutique & Children's Area, and Cafe Kyiv, as well as, the Secretary
Judy-Anne is one of the original board members who created the first Vesna Festival in 1974. Her artistic talents lead to the positions of chair of Décor, Boutique, and Marketing, as well as creating some of the Vesna posters. Since then, she has been a board member except for a few years when she took time off to teach overseas and give birth to her son. Throughout the years, Judy-Anne has led her team of volunteers to create a vibrant, colourful, and memorable ambiance in every venue, at the same time proudly highlighting Ukrainian culture.
Communications Marketing & Ticket Sales
Morgan joined the board in 2019 and has taken on lots of big projects and made amazing changes on the board's behalf. He is looking forward to his first festival on the board.
Treasurer & TCU Contact and Security & Ticket Sales
Past Chair & Setup and Take down
Looking to join our team?
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