Church celebrations bring in funds to support the church. Many congregations run separate and additional fundraising events to bring in needed moneys. The church in Candiac, Saskathewan holds a big barbeque and charges according to the food the people attending order. A hotdog dinner is much cheaper than a steak dinner, of course. The event as a whole is an important fundraiser. Churches sell hand-made objects such as quilts made by their ladies’ league and paintings of the church. In the case of some of the paintings, the purchaser donated the painting back to the church. In Nipawin, the parishioners stage a Malanka which includes a meal and entertainment. This attracts both Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians and is an effective fundraiser.
Some rural churches follow the pattern of urban churches and make and sell food year-round. The congregation volunteers of the Holy Trinity church in Sturgis Saskatchewan, led by Roy Kolot, makes batches of pyrohy on a regular basis. These are frozen and sold in bags of 200. They are popular enough to encourage orders from distant cities such as Montreal. Enough were sold in 2015 to pay for the re-roofing of the church.