I must appologize that I didn't answer you back as I did Cathy. I didn't realize your message was there.
My Dad spoke Ukrainian fluently and during those years I took it first at Holy Family Church here in Winnipeg, later in high school, and an evening course. Quite frankly I still could not communicate very well at all.
In the fall of 1999, I enrolled at the University of Manitoba and took the introductory course. This fall I intend to go back and take the second course. My professor assured me that after the second course I would be able to speak it. I hope so. The courses are rigorous but that is the only way to learn anything worthwhile. Especially for a lazy student like myself.
If your father heard of the village quite likely your ancestors were there at one time. They could also have lived in another nearby village. Another close village was Podemshchyna or Radrusz.
There is a possible way to figure out where they came from:
1) Do you know when they arrived in Canada and which port ? ie) Quebec or Halifax.
2) The National Archives has most of the ships manifests available on microfilm. Your provincial archives would probably have a copy and facilities to view them.
3) If you can find your ancestors on the manifest you will have the name of the ship, date of arrival, date of departure, and also the port of departure.
4) If you are lucky and they left via Hamburg, you can access the Hamburg ship manifests written there. These are available from the Mormon church at a very small cost. The Hamburg manifests list the village the passenger came from.
I realize this sounds overwhelming but welcome to the world of geneology.
Another thing, your provincial archives would probably have Homestead records. If you know the location of their homestead here in Canada, you could look up these records. In them you would see any correspondence between the government and the homesteader. Some valuable information may be there. This is all personal detective work that can be very addictive.