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UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President

UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President At its Annual General Meeting in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress elected Anna Kuprieieva as President. Ms. Kuprieieva is an international law specialist with expertise in international trade and investment law, corporate law, competition law, export controls [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party

UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party May 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Andrew Scheer (MP Regina-Qu’Appelle), who was elected as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada on May 27. “On behalf the Ukrainian Canadian community, I congratulate Mr. Scheer on his election as leader [&hellip


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2017 Christmas Card Artwork – Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals: 2017 Christmas Card Artwork Issue Date:  May 23, 2017 Closing Date: July 25, 2017 The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking to work with a visual artist for our annual Christmas Card mailing.  Our mailing goes out to thousands of Canadians, including donors, supporters and dignitaries. We also use the artwork as part of our [&hellip


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Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us! Youth Engaging Youth Project Launches New Website  May 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) invites all Canadians to join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation through the Project Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The UCC, together with its member organizations across the [&hellip


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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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