|XXII Triennial Ukrainian Canadian Congress
October 19 to 21, 2007
The Shevchenko Medal is the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. It recognizes individuals of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian descent, as well as institutions and organizations, for their outstanding national contribution towards the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community. Outstanding achievement is measured by the recipients’ level of excellence and initiative, their sustained body of work, peer recognition and the recipients’ broad impact inside and outside the Ukrainian Canadian community.
Shevchenko Medals are awarded in the categories of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Education and Sport.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased to present the 2007 Shevchenko Medallists.
Eugene Czolij, Montreal
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Eugene Czolij in recognition of his outstanding and dedicated leadership of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC). He strengthened the Ukrainian presence in Ottawa with high level presentations made before committees of the Canadian Parliament on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Ukrainian community and also enhanced the infrastructure and structure of the UCC.
Orest Pawliw, Montreal
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Orest Pawliw in recognition of his dedicated and creative community work, especially on cultural and educational projects related to celebrating various community anniversaries and events.
Lesia Szwaluk, Winnipeg
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Lesia Szwaluk in recognition of her dedicated community activism in various Ukrainian Canadian organizations, and especially for her outstanding leadership in the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada.
Michael A. Zaleschuk, Regina
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Michael A. Zaleschuk in recognition of his contribution to the work of the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada and the Saskatchewas Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Special recognition is given for his fruitful efforts to include young people in community processes and to give them an opportunity for self-fulfillment.
Yosyp Hoshuliak, Toronto
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Yosyp Hoshuliak in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the popularization of Ukrainian operatic art in Canada, his professional commitment to vocal creativity on a Canadian and international level, especially related to works of Shevchenko and Franko and folk classics.
Dr. Robert B. Klymasz, Winnipeg
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Dr. Robert B. Klymasz in recognition of his significant contribution as a researcher, writer, teacher and curator of Ukrainian Canadian folklore, and especially for sustaining a Ukrainian presence in folklorist circles and national museums of Canada.
Halyna Kvitva Kondracki, Toronto
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Halyna Kvitka Kondracki in recognition of her significant contribution and dedication to the promotion and performance of Ukrainian music in Canada as the director of Vesnivka Choir, and also for her tireless efforts in bringing Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian composers and musicians to Canadian audiences.
James Temertey, Toronto
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to James Temertey in recognition of his significant contribution in supporting and popularizing Ukrainian culture in Canada, for his unprecedented philanthropy in support of numerous Ukrainian Canadian projects, and especially for bringing to Canadian audiences ancient artifacts of Ukrainian culture.
Prof. Radoslav Zuk, Montreal
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Prof. Radoslav Zuk in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian culture in Canada and especially for his outstanding contribution to Ukrainian and Canadian architecture.
Drs. Peter and Doris Kule, Edmonton
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Drs. Peter and Doris Kule in recognition of their unparalleled philanthropy in support of education. Drs. Peter and Doris Kule created and contributed to endowment funds and fellowships to build and support Ukrainian scholarship at universities and colleges in the fields of religion, community development, folklore and Ukrainian Canadian history.
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