A taste of home for Team Ukraine, courtesy of Aldergrove perogie maker
July 24, 2023
By Langley Advance Times
Veronica Cave won’t soon forget her conversations with members of Team Ukraine at the Canada Cup fastpitch tournament, who described what their life was like in a country under siege.
“The conversation that does stick is the coach that lived in an apartment, about 16 floors up,” recalled Cave, owner of Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies in Aldergrove.
“They have to go below into a safe zone because of the bombing,” Cave said.
“Some of the girls that were playing baseball, their baseball diamond has now a big crater in it. It’s pretty tough when you can’t practice, when you don’t have a proper field.”
Cave donated 60 dozen perogies to Team Ukraine Night at the 2023 Canada Cup fastpitch tournament at Softball City in Surrey on Tuesday, July 11.
The Ukraine players seemed to love the perogies, which went “pretty quick,” she said.
“I think they were very excited to see that,” Cave told Black Press Media.
“I’m not sure what kind of Canadian food they actually had here, but a little taste of home comfort was definitely fun for them. Especially knowing another Ukrainian had made them.”