Winnipeg, Manitoba- November 17, 2010-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulates the Canadian Ethnocultural Council on its 30th anniversary.
“As a founding member of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress has embraced and promoted our shared objectives in ensuring the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the cultural heritages of Canadians,” stated Ukrainian Canadian Congress National President Paul Grod. “We have worked together over the years to remove the barriers that prevent some Canadians from participating fully and equally in society.”
The UCC participated in the recent CEC gala held on Oct. 30th and in the Biennial General Assembly on October 31, 2010. “On behalf of the Congress we would like to congratulate Dominic Campione, chair of the 30th anniversary gala for his leadership.
The founding fathers of the CEC included two UCC National Presidents, Mr. Serge Radchuk Q.C. and the late John Nowosad. Past presidents include former UCC Presidents Oleh Romaniw and Dr. Dmytro Cipywnyk.
The UCC congratulates the new president, Mr. Lou Sekulovski, Executive and Board of Directors elected at the general assembly.
UCC President Paul Grod with newly elected CEC Executive and Board
The General Assembly passed the following resolutions:
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) hereby resolves at its 15th Biennial Congress to mandate the CEC Executive to engage its members in a strategy and planning process regarding the future direction of the CEC.
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council hereby resolves at its 15th Biennial Congress to support the National Congress of Italian Canadians and the Italian Canadian community in advancing the recognition of the injustices that were done to persons of Italian origin through the “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War and supports the adoption of Bill C-302 the Italian-Canadian Recognition and Restitution Act.
For more information on the Canadian Ethnocultural Council please visit: CEC.
CEC EXECUTIVE AND BOARD MEMBERS
President Mr. Lou Sekulovski, (United Macedonians Organization of Canada) Vice-President Ms. Diane Dragasevich, (Serbian National Shield Society of Canada) Treasurer Ms. Gita Nurlaila, (Indonesian Canadian Congress) Secretary Ms. Athina Charalambides, (Cypriot Federation of Canada) Youth Forum Chairperson Ms. Lisa Nguyen, (Vietnamese Canadian Federation) Directors: Mr. Hratch Aynedjian, (Armenian National Federation of Canada) Dr. Yvonne Bogorya-Buczkowski, (Canadian Polish Congress) Mr. Dominic Campione, (National Congress of Italian Canadians) Mr. Emmanuel Dick, (National Council of Trinidad and Tobago Organizations in Canada) Mr. Mike Neroulas, (Canadian Hellenic Congress) Past President Mr. Peter Ferreira (Portuguese Canadian National Council)