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  • STAMPS COMMEMORATING 100th ANNIVERSARY OF CANADA’S FIRST INTERNMENT OPERATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

    16 December 2014 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canada’s First National Internment Operations is available for purchase.
     
    During the First World War, thousands of Canadians, many of them of Ukrainian heritage, were designated “enemy aliens” and incarcerated under the War Measures


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    Ukrainian Winnipeggers rally on eve of minister visit to Kiev – CBC.ca

    SOURCE: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ukrainian-winnipeggers-rally-on-eve-of-minister-visit-to-kiev-1.2863875
    Dozens of Ukrainian Winnipeggers gathered on the steps of the legislature Sunday night to mark the first anniversary of the Euromaidan–the civil unrest in Ukraine we saw last year.
    The rally was organized by Manitoba’s Ukrainian Canadian Congress. 
    “What we want to achieve by this is to bring attention to Canadians of the events in Ukraine over the year. Lots


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    UCC COMMEMORATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINE’S REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY

    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS COMMEMORATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINE’S REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY
    29 November – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is commemorating the first anniversary of the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine.
    Peaceful protests, which began on 21 November, 2013, in response to former President Yanukovych’s decision to not sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, were met with


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    Together, We Made This Happen

    TOGETHER, WE MADE THIS HAPPEN!
    Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced additional non-lethal support for the Ukrainian military in the form of thousands of winter jackets, pants, boots and gloves.  Canada is also providing secure telecommunications equipment, night and thermal vision devices, medical kits, a field hospital and other equipment that will save the lives of


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    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL AID TO UKRAINE’S MILITARY

    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL AID TO UKRAINE’S MILITARY
    26 November, 2014 – OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Congress (UCC) welcomes the announcement by the Government of Canada on the provision of additional non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine’s military.
    Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, today announced,
    “Our Government is committed


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    Media Advisory! Canada Ukraine Foundation Medical Mission airing on the National

     

     
    Media Advisory
    November 24, 2014
    Canada Ukraine Foundation Medical Mission to air on the National
    The Canada Ukraine Foundation recently organized a Medical Mission to Ukraine whichwas comprised of doctors, nurses and health care professionals from Canada who dedicated their time and expertise to treating and caring for the Ukrainian soldiers and the many injured on the Maidan.
    The


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    International Holodomor Memorial Day

    Let Us Remember
    National Holodomor Memorial Day
    Saturday, November 22
    Canadians mark the 81st anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide
     

     

     

    “The Ukrainian Famine was the crime of the century that nobody’s ever heard of.”

    - Historian James Mace
     
     
    Canadians continue to mark the 81st anniversary of the Holodomor, Famine Genocide of 1932-33, with commemorative events scheduled across the country.
    Saturday, November 22 marks


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    Holodomor Commemorated in Parliament 2014

    81st Holodomor Anniversary Commemorated in Parliament
     

     

     

    Rev. Michael Winn (L) and Rev. Fr. Ihor Okhrimtchouk lead those assembled in prayer 

     
    November 19, 2014 – Ottawa, Canada 
    On Wednesday November 19th, in participation of National Holodomor Awareness Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) in cooperation with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada


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    Ukrainian Canadian Congress launches National Holodomor Awareness Week

    Ukrainian Canadian Congress launches National Holodomor Awareness Week
     
    “We were guilty, we just didn’t know of what, of what sins.
    Simply because we were called Ukrainians.”
    Halyna Huba
    Holodomor survivor, Poltava oblast
    18 November 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has launched National Holodomor Awareness Week from 17-23 November 2014.
    Eighty one years ago, in an attempt to silence the Ukrainian nation


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