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    Wally Bunka – a descendant of Ukrainian immigrants – is a WWII veteran of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canadian Armed Forces who fought against the Nazis in France, Belgium and the Netherlands in 1944-1945. Together with thousands of other soldiers he landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was wounded twice in battles [&hellip

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    Petro Neborskij

    Interview conducted by: Solomiya Ostapyk   Petro Neborskij, Artistic Director of the Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Ottawa), Honoured Artist of Ukraine.  An honoured artist of Ukraine, Petro Neborskij has served as the Artistic Director/Choreographer of Ottawa’s Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble for over 20 years. Petro performed for 22 years on the professional stage as a [&hellip

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    Contributions of Ken Mazur and the late Helen Danylchuk to Ukrainian culture were celebrated Sunday

    Source: http://www.canoracourier.com/ Canora Courier November 10, 2015 06:53 PM Both with strong ties to Canora, Ken Mazur and the late Helen Danylchuk were recognized for their promotion and preservation of Ukrainian culture at the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’s Nation Builders and Community Recognitions Awards program in Saskatoon on Sunday. The prestigious annual event, which was initially launched [&hellip

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    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN NEUROLOGIST DR. JAMES RUTKA AWARDED ORDER OF CANADA   OTTAWA – July 3, 2015.  On July 1, 2015, His Excellency the Right HonourableDavid Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the appointment of Dr. James Rutka as an Officer (O.C.) of the Order of Canada. Dr. James Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC, is a neurosurgeon at [&hellip

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    Ryan Boyko

    L-R: Ryan Boyko and Terry Mialkowsky  Interview conducted by Solomiya Ostapyk   With an extensive background in entertainment, Ryan Boyko is well-suited to his current initiative: the creation of a feature film, “Enemy Aliens,” focused on Canadian internment operations during World War I. This film will honour the thousands of people who were stripped of [&hellip

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    Adrian Petriw

      Our February 2015 featured Ukrainian Canadian is Adrian Petriw (AP). Adrian is an up and coming actor whose work includes: film, television, theatre as well as voice work. He has appeared in a number of popular TV shows such as Continuum and Arrow as well as lending his voice to animated series such as [&hellip

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    Featured Ukrainian Canadians – Larisa Yurkiw – Canadian Olympic Skier

    Larisa Yurkiw – Canadian Olympic Skier   Larisa Yurkiw is not only determined, but has an incredible level of perseverance. A 2014 Canadian Olympian in the Sochi Winter Games, Yurkiw is representing Canada in her first Olympic Games after a devastating knee injury kept her from competing for a spot on the Canadian 2010 Vancouver [&hellip

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    Bishop Cornelius Pasichny (1927 – 2014)

    Bishop Cornelius Pasichny – Obituary March 27, 1927 – January 30, 2014   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress sadly announces the passing of Bishop Cornelius Pasichny on January 30, 2014. A priest for over 60 years and  a bishop for over 18, Bishop Cornelius was born John Pasichny on March 27, 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba where [&hellip

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    Ukrainian Canadian Congress Congratulates Stephen Poloz on Appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada

    OTTAWA -MAY 15, 2013- The Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulates Stephen Poloz on his nomination to be the next Governor of the Bank of Canada. Mr. Poloz, a third generation Ukrainian Canadian from Oshawa, is set to take over from current Governor of the Bank of Canada Mark Carney on June 3, 2013. “The Ukrainian Canadian [&hellip

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    Featured Ukrainian Canadians – Lucas Makowsky, Canadian Olympic Speed Skater

    Lucas Makowsky, Canadian Olympic Speed Skater Described as “incredible”, “the complete package” and a “specimen” by Olympic Champion Clara Hughes, Lucas Makowsky has made an impressive name for himself in the world Speed Skating. An Olympic Gold Medalist in speed skating, with a number one ranking in several distances in Canada, Lucas has excelled the [&hellip

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