Ewaskiw, William

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Ewaskiw, William

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  • Ivas'kiv, Vasyl'

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Dates of existence

1908-2001

History

William Ewaskiw (Vasyl’ Ivas’kiv) was born on October 3, 1908 in Ternopil, Crownland of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (currently Ukraine) to Tetiana Havrylyshyn and Mykhailo Ewaskiw. Shortly thereafter, the Ewaskiw family immigrated to Canada and settled in Winnipeg’s North End immigrant quarter. William was educated in local schools. In 1936 he married Kathleen Peterson and found employment as a guard at the Provincial Gaol in Headingley, Manitoba. He spent the next 37 years working in various capacities for the provincial correctional and security services.
In the mid-1920s he started his life-long association with the Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita (CUIP), located at the corner of Pritchard Avenue and Arlington Street in the North End. He served as secretary in 1930-36, and as president in 1947 and again in 1950-53. In this capacity, he championed the ideals of good Ukrainian Canadian citizenship. He was one of the organizers of the CUIP’s first athletic committee, which in 1925 established the Canadian Ukrainian Athletic Club (CUAC). He organized winning sports teams such as the All Stars Football Club; youth groups such as the Young People’s Club; and he promoted and managed the Institute Prosvita Dramatics Club, producing annual vaudeville revues during the 1930s and 1940s. Ewaskiw was a member of Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church parish, the St. Nicholas Mutual Benefit Association of Canada, and the Manitoba Government Employees Association. William Ewaskiw died on October 7, 2001 in Winnipeg.

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Place of Birth: Ternopil, Crownland of Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (currently Ukraine)
Long Term Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba province, Canada
Place of Death: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita: Secretary in 1930-36; President in 1947, 1950-53.
Worked in various capacities for the provincial correctional and security services between ~1936-1973.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created March 2021

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  • English

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