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  • At a School or Community Near You – Holodomor National Awareness Tour

    Press Release from the Holodomor National Awareness Tour At a School or Community Near You TORONTO – May 2, 2016 – The Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) is officially on the road, spreading awareness about the man-made Famine of 1932-33 in which millions of Ukrainians were starved to death. The HMC visited six Ontario high schools [&hellip


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    Call For Nominations – Shevchenko Medal, UCC Leadership Award, UCC Youth Leadership Award

    May 3, 2016, OTTAWA. Ahead of the Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 29-October 2, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has issued a call for nominations for the Taras Shevchenko Medal, the UCC Leadership Award and the UCC Youth Leadership Award of Excellence. The deadline for applications is [&hellip


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    Easter Greetings from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress

    Великоднє вітання Конґресу Українців Канади    Конґрес Українців Канади щиро вітає Духовенство Українських Церков, місцеві відділи, складові організації, українсько-канадську громаду та українців по всьому світі які святкують світлий Празник Христового Воскресіння! В цей найсвятіший день року, святкуючи перемогу життя над смертю, добра над злом, ми дякуємо Богу за всі блага, згадуємо наших близьких, які відійшли [&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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    Senator Andreychuk Commemorates the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

    Rising in the Senate on April 20, 2016, Senator Andreychuk commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “Today, we commemorate those who lost their lives, and those who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster,” said Senator Andreychuk. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power [&hellip


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    Minister Dion announces further support to help address aftermath of 1986 Chornobyl nuclear accident

    April 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will continue to support international efforts dealing with the containment and safe storage of radioactive materials resulting from the 1986 accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, with a contribution of [&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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    Europe expected to lift visa requirements for Ukraine – UCC calls on Canada follow suit

    April 21, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes yesterday’s proposal by the European Commission to lift visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the European Union. The UCC calls on Canada to follow suit by establishing criteria and a timetable for the lifting of visa requirements for Ukrainians travelling to Canada. Once the [&hellip


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    Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko

    For Immediate Release   20 April 2016   Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko   Ottawa – On Tuesday, April 19, Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj delivered a statement on the floor of Canada’s House of Commons calling on the Russian government to release and return kidnapped air force pilot Nadia Savchenko to [&hellip


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    Ukrainian Canadian Congress: 75 Years Strong

    April 13, 2016. Toronto and St. Catharines. 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, the UCC held celebrations in Toronto on April 8 and St. Catharines on April 9. Attended by 500 [&hellip


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