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  • October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

    October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk   It’s hard to believe that its already been more than a month of working as an intern in the Parliament Hill office of Minister Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament for University – Rosedale.  I feel privileged to see up-close some historic Canadian events with my own eyes.  Recently I witnessed the installation ceremony for Canada’s new Governor General, the [&hellip


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    National Leadership Awards in Vancouver – October 2017

    Three notable community leaders from British Columbia were recognized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress at our National Leadership Dinner in Vancouver on Saturday October 14, 2017.   Ann Kvitka Kozak Ann Kvitka Kozak – Director of Svitanok Chorus. Svitanok Chorus of the Svitanok Performing Arts Society of British Columbia is an officially registered organization in Victoria, BC. It [&hellip


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    Bitter Harvest Premieres in Canada

    March 1, 2017. OTTAWA. The feature-film Bitter Harvest, which is based on the events of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide, 1932-33 in Ukraine, premiered in Canada at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa on February 28. Bitter Harvest takes place in Ukraine during the Holodomor – the Genocide perpetrated against the Ukrainian people by Soviet dictator Joseph [&hellip


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    CBC documentary – Ukrainian-Canadians: A Time to Remember

    In 1988 the CBC produced a great documentary exploring the history of Ukraine, its culture and its politics as it reached across to Canada through 100 years of immigration. It covers the origins of Ukrainian nationalism, the waves of immigration to Canada and their challenges, and even looking forward as to what it means to [&hellip


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    UCC 75 Years Strong – President/Ambassador Tour visits Alberta

    27 April, 2016. Edmonton/Calgary/Red Deer, Alberta. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod, and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, UCC and UCC Alberta Provincial Council together held celebrations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta on April 15-18 [&hellip


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    Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

    April 22, 2016. OTTAWA. April 26, 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) [&hellip


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    UCC Statement on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

    UCC Statement on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day  8 May, 2015 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued the following statement on the occasion of the70th anniversary of V-E Day. Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In 2004, the United Nations General Assembly declared 8-9 May [&hellip


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    Winnipeg Youth Honour Taras Shevchenko

    On March 7th 2015, Ukrainian Canadian youth met in front of the Taras Shevchenko Monument on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building to honour the 201st Anniversary of his birth.  Representatives of PLAST and Ukrainian Youth Association CYM placed a wreath at the foot of the monument and listened to short biography of Shevchenko’s [&hellip


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    UCC Statement on the 201st Anniversary of the Birth of Taras Shevchenko

    ЗАЯВА КОНҐРЕСУ УКРАЇНЦІВ КАНАДИ З НАГОДИ 201-ої РІЧНИЦІ  ДНЯ НАРОДЖЕННЯ ТАРАСА ШЕВЧЕНКА   9-го березня, 2015 р. – Конґрес Українців Канади опублікував наступну заяву з нагоди 201-ої річниці дня народження Тараса Шевченка: Сьогодні відзначаєтся двіста-перша річниця дня народження Великого Кобзаря, Тараса Шевченка. 9-го березня українці відзначaють безмірний внесок Шевченка в розвиток української культури, національної ідентичності, та [&hellip


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