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2017 Christmas Card Artwork – Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals: 2017 Christmas Card Artwork Issue Date:  May 23, 2017 Closing Date: July 25, 2017 The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking to work with a visual artist for our annual Christmas Card mailing.  Our mailing goes out to thousands of Canadians, including donors, supporters and dignitaries. We also use the artwork as part of our [&hellip


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Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People

Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People May 18, 2017 – OTTAWA – Today the Ukrainian Canadian community stands in solidarity with the Crimean Tatar People who mark the anniversary of the mass deportation from their ancestral homeland by the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The entire Crimean Tatar People, the indigenous people of [&hellip


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Arc of Memory Design Selected for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism

From the Department of Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 A significant step toward the realization of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge, was taken today as Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament (Parkdale–High Park), on behalf of the [&hellip


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Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us! Youth Engaging Youth Project Launches New Website  May 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) invites all Canadians to join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation through the Project Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The UCC, together with its member organizations across the [&hellip


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Be a Part of 2017 Vyshyvanka Day!

Next week on Thursday May 18th, Ukrainians and friends from around the world will celebrate Vyshyvanka (Embroidery) Day, adorning Ukrainian embroidered shirts not only to preserve our ancestral traditions, but also to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.    In many communities, celebrations of International Vyshyvanka Day will continue on Saturday May 20. Regardless of origin or [&hellip


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#FreeSentsov – UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators

#FreeSentsov UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators  Three years ago, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian “authorities” in Russian-occupied Crimea and imprisoned on false charges of “terrorism.” Sentsov was sentenced in a Russian show trial to 20 years in prison. There was no evidence of Sentsov having committed any crime [&hellip


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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day Today marks the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. World War II in Europe, which had begun in 1939 with the Nazi-Soviet invasion and dismemberment of Poland, was ended. After more than [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla)

Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla) April 28, 2017. OTTAWA. April 28, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla), the forcible deportation by the Soviet-backed Polish government of Ukrainians from their ancestral lands in what is today eastern Poland. Ukrainians living in the [&hellip


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Senator Andreychuk Marks The 31st Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Senator Andreychuk marks the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Ottawa, Ontario – On April 26, 2017, Senator Raynell Andreychuk marked the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.   “Today, I call on all Canadians to join me in pausing to remember the victims of Chernobyl – one of the largest nuclear power [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates Anniversary of Chornobyl Disaster

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates Anniversary of Chornobyl Disaster April 26 2017, Ottawa.  Today the world commemorates the anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. [&hellip


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