Brilliant Bridge Restoration
New CIS Website
Youth Festival Program
J Verigin Funeral Ed Chernoff Photos
Talent Night D.E.(Jim) Popoff Photos
USCC Annual General Meeting
2009 - Current News & Events of Doukhobor Interest
October 25, 2009 - One Year Commemoration for John J. Verigin
Several hundred people gathered at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Sunday, October 25, 2009 to observe one year since the passing of USCC Honourary Chairman, John J. Verigin, who died October 26, 2008
May 16-18, 2009 - 62nd Annual Youth Festival
The 62nd Annual USCC Union of Youth Festival, held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre (BCC) in Castlegar, BC was widely judged to be “the best in a decade” by those in attendance.
May 2009 - Cultural Interpretive Society Website
The USCC Cultural Interpretive Society has recently announced the launch of its new
website at the 62nd Annual Youth Festival on May 17th, 2009 in Castlegar, BC. This new
website focuses on the craftwork and humanitarian programs and activities of this Castlegar-based non-profit society. The website development was initiated by a CIS webgroup in 2008. This group has dedicated hundreds of hours to the collection and compiling of content for this website which now includes over 60 webpages and many excellent photographs of traditional Doukhobor textile and fibre crafts. Read more about the CIS on this website at: http://usccdoukhobors.org/ cis.htm or visit the website itself at: http://doukhoborcis.org
May 10, 2009 Mother's Day Peace Walk
Mother's Day Peace Walk at the Canada-USA international border, Osoyoos, BC.
May 8, 2009 - 62nd Annual Youth Festival Program Posted
Program information posted for the upcoming 62nd Annual Union of Youth Festival. The three day event will take place on the Victoria Day weekend, May 16-18, 2009 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, Castlegar BC. Read More ...
March 24, 2009 - John J. Verigin Funeral Service Photos Posted
John J. Verigin funeral service photos are now posted in our USCC Website Gallery. The two slide sets include photos from Grand Forks and Castlegar, between October 31, 2008 and November 2, 2008. The web gallery represents a small selection of photos from extensive professional coverage of the historic event by Grand Forks photographer, Chris Hammett and Castlegar photographer Ed Chernoff.
March 14, 2009 - Grand Forks USCC Annual Talent Night Photos
A very successful Annual Talent Night took place at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, BC, with performances by the Grand Forks Psalmists, the Grand Forks and Kootenay Men's Choirs, the entertaining and youthful "Group of Friends" from Grand Forks and others ... View Online Photos ...
March 7, 2009 - Castlegar USCC Annual Talent Night Photos
A very successful Annual Talent Night took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar, BC. with performances by the Kootenay Men's Choir, the Friends in Unity, the Robson Choir and the youthful and innovative Voices for Peace Choir, among others... View Online Photos
March 6, 2009 - Laura P. Verigin receives "Inspiring Senior Award"
Laura P. Verigin receives "Inspiring Senior Award" from the Boundary Women's Coalition. Read Iskra Article ... requires Adobe Acrobat
February 21-22, 2009 - The USCC AGM
The USCC AGM took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar, BC, February 21-22, 2009, with some 50 delegates and over 100 spectators in attendance. Very few of those present had ever witnessed events of such significance to the tens of thousands of people of Doukhobor origin worldwide. Read complete press release ...
February 8, 2009 - USCC Commemorates Doukhobor Leader, Peter Petrovich Verigin
The USCC commemorated the Doukhobor leader, Peter Petrovich Verigin - Chistyakov, who passed away 70 years ago this month, on February 11, 1939. Traditional Moleniye prayer services took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar, BC, and at the USCC Community Centre in Grand Forks, BC.
January 17, 2009 - Inspiring Second Spiritual Power-up Session
A very inspiring Second Spiritual Power-up Session took place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre, facilitated by Liana Zwick, Michael Cheveldave and Colin Markin. An enthusiastic gathering, consisting of 45 elders, 22 middle-aged and 22 youth mixed themselves up at round tables and discussed three points suggested by the facilitators: 1. Describe your spiritual journey today. 2. Share a moment in your life when your spiritual awareness changed significantly. 3. What is the role and relevance of prayer for you?
October 26, 2008 - John J. Verigin, CM, OBC passed away at his home in Grand Forks
John J. Verigin, CM, OBC passed away at his home in Grand Forks, BC, today at the age of 86. Read complete press release ...