National Sports Committee Report

National Sports Committee Report

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The National Sports Committee is very excited to be supporting the Biannual Ukrainian International Football Tournament being held August 13-20 in Toronto, Ontario. This soccer tournament is sanctioned by USCAK (Ukrainian Sports Federation of U.S.A. and Canada). The hosting soccer club is Toronto’s own – USC Karpaty along with community organizers UCC Toronto Branch and UNF Toronto.
The premier tournament promotes athletic skills, sportsmanship, and co-operation in the Ukrainian world soccer community and diaspora. This open age tournament will showcase many up and coming Ukrainian stars under the age of 21. Confirmed participating countries include: Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Great Britain, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine. This will be a great opportunity for Ukrainian Canadian sportsmen to compete with their international counterparts. The week-long celebration will feature social and cultural events such as zabavas, dancing, singing, bandura performance, Ukrainian karate demonstrations, and a comedy night. Most of the events will be based at the UNF building at 145 Evans Ave. in Toronto.
All the games will be played at Centennial Park fields in Etobicoke (west Toronto), while the opening ceremonies, semi finals and championship game will take place at the 2,200 seat stadium at the park, making for a spectacular finale.   The final match and awards will be at the park in conjunction with Ukraine’s 20th Independence Day Festivities being organized by UCC Toronto Branch.
This will be a great opportunity to watch great football (soccer), enjoy Ukrainian entertainment, culture, food and show the world the strength of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada! See you there!
For more details follow the Sports Committee info on the UCC website at www.ucc.ca or contact UCC Toronto Branch (416) 323-4772.


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