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Don't Miss the 23rd Annual Russian Bliny Brunch at St. Xenia's, March 10
St. Xenia Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Kanata is honoured to host its lively and popular festive benefit of Northern Russian culinary heritage, art and music. Celebrated in the spirit of the traditional week long pre-Lenten Russian winter carnivall called Maslenitsa or Butter Week better known as Shrovetide in the West. Think of it as Ottawa's Winterlude with a high-stepping Slavic kick! Take a look how it used to be celebrated in pre-Revolutionary Russa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8xZ1d0litU
The hot bliny roll out at 12:30 pm sharp. A happy Russian bear, out of hibernation especially for this day, may greet you as you arrive and escort you to the door.
St Xenia Parish Hall, 2 Colchester Square at Campeau Drive, Village Green, Kanata. Exit 138 off the 417. Look for the distinctive silver Russian onion-shaped dome.
Enjoy a traditonal Table d'hote featuring bliny crepes (gluten-free upon request) with caviar, smoked salmon, drawn butter, sour cream and other delicacies followed by a rich buffet dessert table.
Auctions of art and objet d'art as well as a signature gourmand Russian dinner evening chez vous with a portion of these proceeds going the the Kanata Food Cupboard. Sparkling wine in the spirit of the Tsars, Russian beer direct from St. Petersburg, traditional Kvas and unique flavoured chilled vodkas. Live gypsy music, sing-a-longs, folk dancing, vodka toasts for your friends all in a joyous and relaxed atmosphere. Tours of our Orthodox church rich with tradtional Byzantine architecture, iconography and frescos in progress upon request.
Catch the authentic spirit of St. Xenia's Bliny Brunch on this clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clVK34Tod6Q
For almost a quarter of a century, the St. Xenia Bliny remains the orginal and best Maslenitsa event in Ottawa. It has always sold out. $35 adults and students, $20 children under 12. Limited seating. We strongly recommend ordering your tickets online here today for you and your friends! Be a Russian for an afternoon!
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Information www.stxenia.ca 613.599.0904 Facebook Cathedral of Blessed St. Xenia of Petersburg
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St. Xenia Community Events
St. Xenia Community Events is a committee under the parish Council of the St. Xenia of Petersburg Cathedral. An important objective of this committee to to share our faith and culture with the broader Kanata and Ottawa community through open house events. For Maslenitsa 2015 Bliny Brunch information and reservations tel: 613.225.5782.