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  • UCC expresses condolences at the passing of John B Gregorovich

    September 28, 2016 The Ukrainian Canadian community is mourning the loss of a community leader, someone who inspired others to follow in his footsteps, regardless of the odds, to serve the Ukrainian Canadian people. John B. Gregorovich, known to many as ‘JB’, lived a life of commitment, leadership and perseverance in the face of discrimination, [&hellip


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    UCC Welcomes High-Level Officials to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

    September 26, 2016. Ottawa, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is very pleased to welcome high-level official delegations from both Canada and Ukraine to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, which will take place for the first time in Regina, Saskatchewan, on September 29-October 2, 2016. “We are very honoured that high-level delegations of [&hellip


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    Ukraine Team to Participate in 2017 Invictus Games

    September 26, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Ukraine will be sending a team of athletes to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017. The UCC is partnering with the Government of Ukraine through the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, on Ukraine’s participation in [&hellip


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    Wrzesnewskyj Commemorates the Babyn Yar Massacre – Announces the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Memorialization of the Sambir Holocaust Site

    From the office of Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of Parliament, Etobicoke Centre     For Immediate Release Ottawa – Yesterday in the House of Commons, Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar Massacre. Wrzesnewskyj’s House of Commons statement read: Babyn Yar Massacre Mr. Speaker, today marks the 75th anniversary of [&hellip


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    UCC calls “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea Illegal and Illegitimate

    September 19, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the Russian Federation’s illegal and illegitimate attempt to hold “elections” in Russian-occupied Crimea: The “elections” that the Russian Federation attempted to hold yesterday in Russian-occupied Crimea are nothing short of illegal and illegitimate under international law. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea [&hellip


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    125 Years Since the Beginning of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada – Celebrate with Us!

    September 7, 2016. OTTAWA. On September 7, 1891 Vasyl Ilyniak and Iwan Pylypow, both from Nebyliv, western Ukraine, arrived in Quebec City on the SS Oregon. They travelled to Canada’s West, and spread the news about the vast farmlands there back to Ukraine. Their arrival marked the beginning of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. For more [&hellip


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    UCC Calls on G20 Leaders to Suspend Russia’s Participation in G20 and Bolster Sanctions

    September 2, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on G20 leaders to suspend Russia’s participation in the G20 and bolster sanctions against Russia in order put pressure on Russian President Putin to end Russia’s war against Ukraine and Russia’s occupation of sovereign Ukrainian territory in the Crimea and Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. [&hellip


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    Greetings on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine August 24, 1991-August 24, 2016

    Dear Friends! The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! 25 years ago, the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for independence, self-determination and freedom were realized and the hopes of so many generations [&hellip


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    Statements on 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

    Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.,  Prime Minister of Canada August 24, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence: “Today, we join the Ukrainian community—here in Canada and around the world—to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “Canada [&hellip


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    UCC SUPPORTS BLACK RIBBON DAY COMMEMORATIONS

     August 23, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country. These events are organized by the Central and Eastern European Council (CEEC), which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European heritage. In [&hellip


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