Thank You!

I would like to thank Michael Klassen for designing this amazing website and thereby bringing Baba’s story and those told by other members of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community to life. Special thanks to Steven High for inspiring this project and to my parents, Daniel and Gail Zembrzycki, and my husband, Robert Douglas, for providing helpful feedback on the usability of this website. Additionally, I want to acknowledge Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling |go to website|; it is an innovative and incredibly supportive space where thinking about and practicing oral history is always exciting! Stories Matter |go to website|, oral history database-building software developed at the centre, allowed me to clip and organize the audio interview excerpts on this website. Lastly, I would like to thank Baba for not only bringing me into her world but also being patient enough to enter mine.






I owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who welcomed me into their homes and shared their stories with me. I appreciate their honesty and willingness to participate in this project; without their help the story of Sudbury’s Ukrainians would have remained unwritten. Thank you to those who chose to remain anonymous and the following individuals |download full list|. This collection of digital audio interviews has been donated to the City of Greater Sudbury Archives and Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Photograph Credits

Greater Sudbury Historical Database |web link|

Multicultural History Society of Ontario: |web link|

Personal Photograph Collections of my Interviewees (note that their names have been included as credits on each photograph in the photo gallery)

Ray Thomas and Kathy Pearsall, Sudbury (Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1994).

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church: |web link|

The Coniston Story, 1st and 2nd editions (Coniston: Coniston Historical Group, 1983 & 1990).