Alex Karps

Title

Alex Karps

Description

A biography of Alex Karps, who took part in Ukrainian culture in Vancouver through the AUUC.

Type

Text

Rights

Reproduction may be restricted. Contact AUUC.

Coverage

Vancouver, BC

Language

English

Birth Date

1896

Birthplace

Lazy region of Poland

Death Date

1981

Biographical Text

Alex Karps was born in the Lazy region of Poland. He first settled in Edmonton, Alberta, then came to Vancouver in 1922. Alex was a carpenter and a businessman. He worked at the Savoy Hotel, Cypress Rooms, St. Clair Rooms, Burrard Hotel, Barclay Manor, Radium Hot Springs Motel and Golf Driving Range. He was most interested in being a business operator. Alex joined the AUUC to be with the Ukrainian community.

Citation

“Alex Karps,” Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Vancouver, accessed May 6, 2021, https://auucvancouver.digitalhistoryhub.com/items/show/181.