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Our Roots

In 1978 Yellowknife's Ukrainian dance group was organized by Elsie Marykuca with 25 dancers.
Nameless until they were asked to perform at Expo 86, the Aurora Ukrainian Dancers were born.  After a brief hiatus, the group re-organized in 1995 with instructors Denise Chenier and DonnaMarie Ouellette, Elsie's daughter. Starting with 18 dancers the group has grown to stay around 40 dancers

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