By Frank Flegel
REGINA……The traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper was a little different for the Dedi household this year. They had just 40 guests instead of the usual more than 50 they’ve been hosting for the last 20 years. “We decided to cut back a little this year,” said Bryan Dedi as he sat at the kitchen table taking a break from the hustle and bustle going on in the house. Renovations to the basement left little room for the large table that previously occupied the space, and this called for a reduction of the guest list.
It is January 6, Christmas Eve, for those who celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar. It’s 5 p.m., and a few guests are already in the house, including Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and Regina Coronation Park Saskatchewan Party MLA Mark Docherty. Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield is at the door, and Barbara Dedi leaves the kitchen to greet the Lieutenant Governor with a welcoming hug. It seems the modest-size house...Read More