UCC Welcomes High-Level Officials to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

September 26, 2016. Ottawa, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is very pleased to welcome high-level official delegations from both Canada and Ukraine to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, which will take place for the first time in Regina, Saskatchewan, on September 29-October 2, 2016. “We are very honoured that high-level delegations of [&hellip


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Ukraine Team to Participate in 2017 Invictus Games

September 26, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Ukraine will be sending a team of athletes to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017. The UCC is partnering with the Government of Ukraine through the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, on Ukraine’s participation in [&hellip


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UCC calls “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea Illegal and Illegitimate

September 19, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the Russian Federation’s illegal and illegitimate attempt to hold “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea: The “elections” that the Russian Federation attempted to hold yesterday in Russian-occupied Crimea are nothing short of illegal and illegitimate under international law. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea [&hellip


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‘Celebrating 125 Years of Ukrainians in Canada’ A National Gala Showcase presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan

On Friday, September 30th, 2016, Canada comes to Regina to join in national celebrations of the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada. With over 160 performers from across Canada, Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre will come alive with the beautiful voices, breath-taking dances and toe-tapping music of some of this country’s top-notch Ukrainian performers. The [&hellip


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UCC Announces Shevchenko Medals, UCC Leadership & Youth Leadership Award of Excellence Recipients

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased to announce the recipients for the Taras Shevchenko Medal, the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Awards of Excellence. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress announced today the awarding of thirteen Taras Shevchenko Medals, seventeen UCC Leadership Awards [&hellip


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125 Years Since the Beginning of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada – Celebrate with Us!

September 7, 2016. OTTAWA. On September 7, 1891 Vasyl Ilyniak and Iwan Pylypow, both from Nebyliv, western Ukraine, arrived in Quebec City on the SS Oregon. They travelled to Canada’s West, and spread the news about the vast farmlands there back to Ukraine. Their arrival marked the beginning of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. For more [&hellip


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UCC Calls on G20 Leaders to Suspend Russia’s Participation in G20 and Bolster Sanctions

September 2, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on G20 leaders to suspend Russia’s participation in the G20 and bolster sanctions against Russia in order put pressure on Russian President Putin to end Russia’s war against Ukraine and Russia’s occupation of sovereign Ukrainian territory in the Crimea and Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. [&hellip


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Greetings on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine August 24, 1991-August 24, 2016

Dear Friends! The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! 25 years ago, the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for independence, self-determination and freedom were realized and the hopes of so many generations [&hellip


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UCC SUPPORTS BLACK RIBBON DAY COMMEMORATIONS

 August 23, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country. These events are organized by the Central and Eastern European Council (CEEC), which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European heritage. In [&hellip


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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day

Ottawa, Ontario 23 August 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe: “Today, we honour the victims and survivors of Communism and Nazism in Europe, and all those around the world who continue to [&hellip


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Russia’s Military Escalation – A Threat to Ukraine and Global Security

August 11, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation, its aggressive, provocative statements, and continued refusal to honour a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Large movements of Russian troops, tanks, artillery and other materiel into the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas over the last week have been [&hellip


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Alberta Declares 2016-17 Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian

August 8, 2016. EDMONTON. On Sunday, August 7, the Honourable Deron Bilous, Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade, declared “Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian.” Minister Bilous made the announcement speaking at the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada during Ukrainian Day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Alberta’s Year [&hellip


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