Where it Started

In September of 1974, seven dedicated individuals put together the framework for the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and Calgary's first prominent Ukrainian dance group was created.

The Ensemble was named after the Tryzub ('trident' in English, pronounced tre-zoob), which is the national symbol of a free Ukraine.


This ancient emblem has endured within the hearts of all Ukrainians as a symbol of honesty, health, power and protection from evil.

The objective of the Ensemble is to preserve and promote Ukrainian dancing and to spread this aspect of Ukrainian-Canadian culture within the multicultural community.