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Twyla Oleksuk

Twyla Oleksuk - Good Citizen Award 2015With two children as Zorya Ukrainian Dancers, it didn't take long to Twyla Oleksuk to become a volunteer. Her interest in sewing and her expertise as a seamstress had her involved with the costume portion of Zorya's operation. In 2005, she accepted the position of costume coordinator. Twyla patiently and lovingly ensures that all dancers have the costume pieces and headwear as needed for each dance, for each region in the Ukraine.  She has spent countless hours sewing costumes, organizing and carting costumes around for fittings. Since 2005 she has outfitted about 100 dancers each year. In addition to her costume duties, Twyla became a member of Zorya's board of directors and has continued to volunteer her time and talents to the present day.  A few words describing Twyla are patient, talented, dedicated and hard worker. Her dedication has definitely provided the Zorya Dancers and the community of Thunder Bay with a meaningful voluntary contribution.