"Kalyna country....land of many churches" Lamont by Darby2

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Kalyna Country is the name given to that part of Alberta northeast of Edmonton extending to the border with Saskatchewan.
Its name comes from kalyna, the Ukrainian name for the wild highbush cranberries found in abundance in this area. The berries are used in many dishes and beverages and medicines as well.

Lamont county is an area rich in history of the early settlers to this part of Alberta. It boasts the largest number of churches per capita than anywhere else in North America, 47 of them. The towns in this area were settled mostly by immigrants from Ukraine as early as 1892.

The Churches of Lamont County

Here are some of the towns and villages in the area.

Fort Saskatchewan
Josephburg
Sherwood Park
Tofield
Ryley
Holden
Viking
Kinsella

Bruderheim
Lamont
Chipman
Mundare
Andrew
Willingdon
Hairy Hill
Two Hills
Myrnam
Derwent

Gibbons
Redwater
Thorhild
Radway
Newbrook
Waskateneau
Warspite
Smoky Lake
Bellis
Vilna

I dedicate these pages to my VT friend Annastasia

Ecomuseum

Kalyna Country is Canada's largest ecomuseum.

What is an ecomuseum, you ask?

Broadly defined, it's a "heritage district" that can be described as a place where people live which is interpreted in the manner of a living museum.

Instead of going to see one building or site to see exhibits or artifacts, visitors are encouraged to travel around the territory to learn about the past, the geography, and the living cultures of the communities that are organized under the umbrella concept of an ecomuseum.

Kalyna Country Cupboard

Savory Kalyna Sauce

The following sauce is a perfect complement to pork tenderloin that has been rubbed with a paste of mustard, thyme, savoury, marjoram and freshly ground black pepper.
Roll in chopped parsley, roast and serve with peas, carrots and pasta. Although red or black currant jam or jelly or grape jelly can be substituted, this should only be done outside of Kalyna Country!! ;o))

Ingredients:
1/3 cup of kalyna jam or jelly
1 tbsp. of Dijon mustard
1tsp. of red wine vinegar
pinch of salt and pepper


Melt the jam in a small pot over medium-low heat. Stir in mustard until mixture is smooth. Add vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over tenderloin slices and enjoy!! Serves two.
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  • Last visit to Lamont: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 28, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 7:12 AM

    I would like to visit that place connected with Ukrainian Canadians!

  • DavidKeeling's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 6:42 AM

    My mother was born in Lamont. I have been there many times. Nice salute to a relatively unknown region.

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