“After a delicious lunch, the Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Alberta Minister of Health and Wellness, who spoke about growing up as a Ukrainian Canadian in Alberta. He addressed the values and culture of Ukrainian Canadians, stressing preservation and promotion of tradition and culture. He discussed traditional Ukrainian values such as self reliance, giving something back to society, participating, honouring and respecting our forebearers.
He spoke of the importance of the Triennial Congress as a venue for building the community for the future.
He concluded his motivational speech by calling for our community to persevere and never give up on fulfilling our commitments and never quitting.”