UCC May Bulletin

Learn more about the work we do and various community events including Vyshyvanka Day in the May monthly bulletin!

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UCC 2018 Spring Bulletin

We are very pleased to launch the 2018 UCC Spring Bulletin, click here to view online! &nbsp

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#SaveOlegSentsov Events

Upcoming Events   Victoria, BC There will be a “Free Oleg Sentsov” rally in Victoria on June 1st at 6:45pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (3277 Douglas St).   Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB There will be a “Free Oleg Sentsov” rally in Edmonton on June 4th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Edmonton City Hall.   Winnipeg, MB There will be [&hellip

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Russian military responsible for downing Flight MH-17

Russian military responsible for downing Flight MH-17 May 24, 2018. OTTAWA. Today, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT – Australia, Belgium, Ukraine, Malaysia and the Netherlands) concluded that Russia’s 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade shot down Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. “The confirmation today by the JIT [&hellip

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Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People

Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People May 17, 2018 – OTTAWA – May 18 is the Day of Remembrance of the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People. The Ukrainian Canadian community joins the Crimean Tatar People in mourning, grief and solemn remembrance. May the Memory of the Victims Be Eternal. Вічная Пам’ять. The entire [&hellip

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Canada must stand up for Ukrainian political prisoners

Canada must stand up for Ukrainian political prisoners Oleh Sentsov declares hunger strike May 17, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on the Government of Canada to take a strong stand in support of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally jailed by Russia. The UCC calls on Canada to immediately implement sanctions against Russian officials [&hellip

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2018 Vyshyvanka Day

On every third Thursday in May (May 17, 2018), 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 over the next week. Regardless [&hellip

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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day Today marks the 73rd 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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April UCC Parliamentary Internship Update

April UCC Parliamentary Internship report, Halyna Palichyuk It’s been an incredible 8 months as UCC’s Parliamentary Intern working with Chrystia Freeland in her Parliament Hill office. I wanted to share some of my experiences and give you a sense of my work here in Ottawa. Working on Parliament Hill means being constantly up-to-date about the [&hellip

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