Chapters & Verses: a documentary about Wasyl Kuryliw

Friday, October 27, 2017Chapters & Verses documentary film

6:30 pm.

St. John's Institute - 11024 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB


The Kule Folklore Centre and Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta are pleased to present the Edmonton premier of "Chapters & Verses: Action Bill's Walk Through Life." Directed by his daughter Oksana Kuryliw and her husband John Leeson, the film tells a story of Wasyl (Bill) Kuryliw. He came to Canada from the Ukrainian village of Potochysche in 1928 at the age of 18 with $5 in his pocket, grade 3 education and a powerful zest for life. He earned his nickname "Action Bill" for his unflagging energy and dedication to promoting Ukrainian organizations and culture - and his adopted city of Sudbury, Ontario.

The Kule Folklore Centre would like to acknowledge Wasyl and his wife Anna for their generous donation and the establishment of the Wasyl and Anna Kuryliw Family Fund Ivan Franko Scholarship for graduate students studying Ukrainian Folklore at the University of Alberta. Dozens of students benefited from this fund to date.

Chapters and Verses: trailer from John Leeson on Vimeo.

Download the poster.