Slipchuk Honoured by Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Skate Canada Director High Performance Mike Slipchuk was recently honoured by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress for his work in sport. Slipchuk was presented with a Shevchenko Medal on November 6, 2010 at the XXIII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians in Edmonton, Alberta.
As a former national champion and 1992 Olympian, figure skating coach and Skate Canada Director High Performance, Mike has been an international ambassador for skating. In addition, he was the team leader for the multimedal winning 2010 Canadian Olympic figure skating team. An Edmonton native, Michael has been involved in CYMK, and danced with the ensemble Zirka.
The Shevchenko Medal 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, Sport, and may also include the category of Public service. The Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award gives recognition to young adult Ukrainian Canadians for outstanding leadership which significantly contributed to the broader Ukrainian community and the betterment of Canada.
Text courtesy of Skatecanada.ca