NO STREETS OF GOLD: A History of Ukrainians in Alberta

by Helen Potrebenko
311 pp; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; $10.00
Originally published by New Star Books in 1977; distributed by Lazara Press

“One school assignment required each of us to draw a flag of Canada and write under it what country our parents came from. We didn’t know. We told the teacher our parents came from the Old Country, but she said that wasn’t good enough. My mother told me they came from Russia and I told the others, so we all dutifully wrote under our Union Jacks that our parents came from Russia. It seems absurd now, looking back, to remember those Canadian kids writing under a British flag that their Ukrainian and Belorussian parents came from Russia. No wonder we were confused.”