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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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Shipment of Firefighting Equipment and Hospital Supplies Arrives in Mariupol

Shipment of Firefighting Equipment and Hospital Supplies Arrives in Mariupol April 14th, 2017. Mariupol, Ukraine. A 40 foot container of firefighting equipment and hospital supplies cleared customs in Mariupol and was distributed today. The shipment, 11 tonnes of medical consumables, personal protective supplies, medical equipment, and firefighting gear including air cylinders, firefighting suits, hoses, and [&hellip


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Update from UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee Chair Renata Roman

The Invictus Games are 5 months away. The city of Toronto is getting ready to host the soldiers and veterans from around the world and celebrate along with them their invincible spirit. Venues have been set across Toronto, extra events for soldiers and their families and friends are being planned. The emphasis is to make [&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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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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National Volunteer Week

  Thank You to Our Volunteers! #NVW2017   April 24, 2017.  As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses heartfelt gratitude to our thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast of our great country. Together, We Keep our Community Strong!   Since Ukrainians began immigrating to Canada over 125 [&hellip


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UCC Summer Student position (Winnipeg)

UCC Summer Student Position: Research and Resource Management Assistant (Winnipeg) Full time hours ($12 hr for 9 weeks) starting as soon as possible The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated summer student with a broad set of skills to support the ongoing work of Canada’s national voice of the organized Ukrainian [&hellip


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Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law UCC Calls for Swift Adoption in House of Commons  April 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the adoption by Canada’s Senate of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), introduced by Senator Raynell Andreychuk. The legislation was adopted by the Senate on [&hellip


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