On the cultural front, UCPBA provided critically needed seed funding for the first three years of operation of the enormously popular Calgary Ukrainian Festival. In 2011, UCPBA Calgary collaborated with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) in staging, Ukrainian Rhapsody: An Evening of Ukrainian Symphonic Music (Calgary’s first-ever CPO event dedicated entirely to Ukrainian symphonic music). In 2013, the CPO again presented a Ukrainian-themed evening, Hopak! A Ukrainian Spectacular!, which UCPBA co-sponsored. Other highlights of UCPBA’s cultural program include several art shows and the annual Ukrainian Carol Festival, co-sponsored with UCC Calgary.