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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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Community Meeting with Crimean Tatar Leaders

  COMMUNITY MEETING – ГРОМАДСЬКА ЗУСТРІЧ MAY 17  7:00PM UNF TORONTO 145 EVANS AVE Please Join Us For a Community Meeting With Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar People; Akhtem Chyigoz, Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People; Elmira Ablyalimova, former Head of the Bakhchysaray Palace.   RSVP here


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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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Op-ed: Don’t give Putin his Berlin moment

We are sharing this article by UCC National President Paul Grod and President of the Central and Eastern European Council, Andris Kesteris, which was published by ipolitics.ca today. Don’t give Putin his Berlin moment Oped for ipolitics by UCC National President Paul Grod and President of the Central & Eastern European Council, Andris Kesteris To view this [&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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2018 Student Summer Jobs

UCC Student Summer Jobs (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto)  Deadline to apply: Friday, May 11, 2018   UCC Summer Student Positions The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking dynamic and highly motivated summer students with broad sets of skills to support the ongoing work of Canada’s national voice of the organized Ukrainian Canadian community in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto. [&hellip


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UCC meets with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister

UCC meets with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister  On April 22, Ukrainian community leaders met with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Toronto. Paul Grod, National President of the UCC, led the community delegation. Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine, His Excellency Roman Waschuk, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko, and Borys Wrzesnewskyj, (MP, Etobicoke-Centre) attended the [&hellip


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Commemorating the Anniversary of the Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla)

 Commemorating the Anniversary of the Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla) April 28, 2018. OTTAWA. April 28, 2018 marks the 71st 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 Lemko, Boyko, Nadsianna, [&hellip


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Commemorating the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

Commemorating the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster On April 26, the world commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) asks all Canadians to pause today in remembrance of the thousands of victims of this terrible tragedy. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant [&hellip


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