Interview with Pauline Lysak 1.2

Dublin Core

Title

Interview with Pauline Lysak 1.2

Subject

dance
dance genres
musical instruments
polka (dance)
schottische
language
language schools
ethnic groups
ethnicity
neighbors
softball
family history

Date

2003-02-26

Format

audio

Identifier

2003-091-007

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Kuranicheva, Anna

Interviewee

Lysak (nee Hryhor) , Pauline

OHMS Object Text

5.4 Interview with Pauline Lysak 1.2 2003-091-007 13:34 U1 Local Cultures Lysak (nee Hryhor) , Pauline Kuranicheva, Anna mp3 2003-091-007.mp3 0 http://206.12.88.230:8080/lcp/2003/2003-091-007.mp3 Other audio English, some Ukrainian 0 Dances Did you have dances? They were held in the halls? How often? Do you recall the names of the dances? Do you remember what instruments were played? What kind of music was played? Did you celebrate Malanka? Dances were held as fundraisers several times a year at the church hall. Pauline discusses the types of dances, including waltz, polka, schottische and the krakowiak and the music that was played, specifically polka's. She lists the instruments including guitar, Krakoviak ; malanka ; Pushchenia dance ; dance genres ; musical instruments ; polka ; polka (dance) ; schottische 53.55014, -113.46871 17 Interview location, Edmonton, Alberta 53.36678, -104.00092 17 Locality, Nipawin, Saskatchewan 221 Language So you said that your first language was Ukrainian? What language did you speak at home? And when you went to school? Did you ever attend a Ukrainian language school? Ukrainian was the primary language spoken at home. Standard education was in English, however Pauline attended Ukrainian lessons in the summer in Winnipeg and at the church hall. English ; Ukrainian language ; language schools 53.36678, -104.00092 17 locality, Nipawin, Saskatchewan 269 Social Life, Neighbours, Friends Who were your nearest neighbors? Were they also of Ukrainian background? And what time approximately did Ukrainian families start moving in? How many families were there in the area? Who were your best friends? What things did you like to do together? Who were your parents friends? Did you or anyone in your community play sports? What did you do in leisure time with your family? You mentioned there were other ethnic groups in your community, there was Scottish people, English and a few Germans? Most of the area was English and Scottish and the Ukrainian settlers moved in later. The Anglo-Saxons would send dogs after the Ukrainians and use a number of racial slurs towards them. About 10-12 Ukrainian families lived in the area after 1936. Most of Pauline's friends were Ukrainian and she talks about the things she and her friends did for fun. leisure time ethnic groups ; ethnicity ; neighbors ; softball 53.36678, -104.00092 17 locality, Nipawin, Saskatchewan 630 Closure Has anyone in your family collected information on family history? Pauline's father wrote a book called &quot ; Dido's Children&quot ; in Ukrainian, but it wasn't published until it was translated into English in the 1970's. family history 53.36678, -104.00092 17 Locality, Nipawin, Saskatchewan No transcript. audio 0

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“Interview with Pauline Lysak 1.2,” Local Cultures, accessed June 27, 2022, https://localcultures.ukrfolk.ca/items/show/8.