Easter and bake sale often go hand in hand, and this year the organizer of the “Friends of Ukraine-Canada Bake Sale” says it’s going to be bigger and better.  

In 2023, Mel Kachur and volunteers from the Pansy area held their sale at Clearspring Centre, but less than two hours into the sale, the tables were empty.

9am line-up at the 2023 Ukrainian Easter Bake Sale (photo credit: Candace Cancade)9am line-up at the 2023 Ukrainian Easter Bake Sale (photo credit: Candace Cancade)

He notes, this year they are adding to the sale and making it a fundraiser with proceeds going to Canadian newcomers, and their community gardens which will grow vegetables to be donated to local food banks and other non-profits supporting those in need in the southeast.

Kachur tells us what kinds of baked goods they’ll be selling. 

“We're selling all a lot of Ukrainian Easter delicacies. Like, everybody loves perogies or vereniki. We have different kinds of cabbage rolls, Ukrainian crepes with cottage cheese, and we'll have all kinds of soups, pies and cabbage soup, chicken noodle soup.”  

The list of items continues adding beet relish, cinnamon buns and Paska.  

“All the good things that people like to have for Easter.” 

Kachur notes that once again volunteers from the Pansy area did the baking, as well, they’ve received donations from local businesses and grocery stores.  

He says the sale will start at 9am on Saturday inside Clearspring Centre, and it will run as long as supplies last. Besides the bake sale items, Kachur says there will also be 50/50 draw, silent auction, raffle and door prizes.  

This year they group has also added gospel and folk music with performers from the Ukrainian community.  

"They have beautiful voices, and they will start around 11am or so.” 

Kachur notes income tax receipts will be issued and if someone wants to volunteer their time, they will welcome that too.