Dianna Fedun, UNF Toronto.
Calling all Camp Sokil Golfers, Hole Sponsors and Supporters!
With COVID-19 turning all our plans upside down Ukrainian National Federation of Canada – Toronto Branch wanted to make sure that we hang on to a few of our most important traditions. With the pandemic restricting over night children’s camps a heart wrenching decision was made not to run the children’s camp for 2020. In its 60-year history the camp had always operated a children’s camp until now.
In less than 12 hours the 30 spots were taken to the dismay of others. Given the criteria from the Provincial Government, Public Health Advisors, Simcoe-Muskoka District and Shanty Bay’s Board of Directors 30 golfers with a starting time of 9 am with foursomes going out every 8 minutes was the norm this year.
The golfers were required to wear a mask going into the club house. The patio was limited to 30% occupancy. We were not able to hold our annual golf tournament which saw 80 plus golfers attending. No shot gun start, no fanfare, no banquet where trophies and prizes were handed out.
Once the golfers finished their game, they were not able to linger around the golf club. Slowly they arrived back to Camp Sokil. Some were able to go and have a swim before coming to see the newly renovated camp kitchen named in honour of Michael Rebryk. We gathered behind the kitchen keeping in mind social distancing rules and maintained our social bubbles while seated at the picnic tables. A total of 40 golfers and guests joined us for a barbeque steak dinner. Shanty Bay Golf Club donated a round of golf for 4 people. Raffle tickets were given to those attending the dinner.
The winning ticket belonged to Lesia Hnatejko.
For the past number of years proceeds from the annual Golf Tournament went towards purchasing and erecting a new children’s playground. And once again, our sponsors stepped up. We had surpassed our goal and plans are underway to start with design and layout.
Our Golf Tournaments/Golf Day would not be a great success without the participation of our dedicated golfers, Hole Sponsors and Supporters.
UNF Toronto and the Sokil Children’s Camp are deeply grateful to the following for their generous donations.
Champagne Poultry Inc
Halyna Zwirchowsky and George Strohyj
Taras and Anastasia Stolyar.
30 Titan Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5Y2
Syncroworks Consulting – Adam Pecio
Adam & Adrianna Pecio
CARAVAN Group of Companies
Luba & Terry Chemij
Vlad (Buck) Semehen
5481 Dundas St. W. Unit 2A
Peter & Sally Shlapak & family
Natalie Semehen – Managing Partner
5481 Dundas St. W. Unit 2A
Phone: 416-231-5644 x11803
Chrystyna (Binka) Cahute – Vachon Insurance Group
Nina Maria de Wet / Potopilnyj
loving Wife, Mother and Teacher
Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada – Toronto Branch
Mitchell, Bardyn, Zalusky & Kuplowsky
Karen Rebryk & Eugene Misko
Nick & Annie Mishchenko
Michael & Janet Onysko
Roma Kachmarsky – Travel Agent
All in One Travel
3069 Lake Shore Blvd W.
William & Irene Cord
In Memory of Nadya Uhryn Krawchuk
Bohdan & Luba Medicky
Lesia & Myron (Radar) Hnatejko
Luba Mycak & Tim Storus
Special Acknowledgement to these Supporters
Ukrainian Credit Union
Ukrainian National Federation Foundation
Ukrainian National Federation – Toronto Branch
Slawko & Oksana Borys & Family
Trident Banquet Hall
Shanty Bay Golf Club
Roma Kachmarsky – All in One Travel
Shane Baghai Paradise Farms Erin ON
Halenda’s The Meat People
We look forward in hosting you and your friends at next year’s Camp Sokil Golf Tournament 2021!