SUSK’s Travel across Canada…like a Ukrainian Immigrant! Contest


In celebration of the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union or SUSK, would like to provide Ukrainian Canadian students with the opportunity to follow in their footsteps of Ukrainian pioneers. Three contest winners will be chosen to join the Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers to travel across Canada. They will take part in various events in cities such as Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton.

Please see below the “Travel Across Canada… like a Ukrainian Immigrant!” Contest details. Note that the deadline for submissions is fast approaching: June 2nd, 2011.

I kindly ask you to distribute this information to anyone who may be interested in this one of a kind opportunity.

Thank you,

Olena Kit
President, SUSK

Travel Across Canada … like a Ukrainian Immigrant! Contest

The year 2011 marks the 120th anniversary of the first Ukrainians immigrating to Canada. The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada is launching the Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers which will allow participants to trace the path of Ukrainian pioneers. The trip will begin in Halifax on Thursday, June 3, 2011 and will continue their westward journey – stopping over in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and finally finishing at the Ukrainian Heritage Village (east of Edmonton) on Friday, July 8th, 2011. Participants are encouraged to wear authentic Ukrainian costumes and will be able to take part in planned cultural events at each of the selected cities.

The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada has provided SUSK with three full itinerary tickets for the project. SUSK  wants to give students from across Canada a chance to participate in this once in a life time experience. Therefore, SUSK is the Contest Holder for the “Travel Across Canada… like a Ukrainian Immigrant!” contest.

To access the Contest Official Rules please see the attached file or click on the following link: Travel Across Canada… like a Ukrainian Immigrant! Contest Official Rules

PRIZE: A total of three (3) prizes will be awarded to three winners. Each prize consists of :

a Full Via Rail Fare Ticket for travel on the Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers (approx. total value: $2500.00).

The contest is open to all Canadian residents who are students having reached the legal age of majority at the time they entered the contest and are members in good standing of a Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union Member Organization.

To be eligible to win the contest, contestants must create a new Written Essay of no more than 1000 words OR an Electronic Visual Presentation (PowerPoint) of no less than five (5) and no more than ten (10) PowerPoint slides during the contest period. Contestants must email their Written Essay or PowerPoint on any topic about or related to Ukrainian immigration to Canada.

All submissions must be sent to by June 2, 2011, at 11:59p.m. EDT. Material submitted after this point will not be accepted.

Topic Suggestions:
• Their family’s journey to Canada
• Pier 21 Project by the League of Ukrainian Canadians
• Notable Ukrainian Immigrants to Canada
• 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Immigration awareness event outline
• Ukrainian Immigrants contributions to Canada


For more information regarding the Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers:
• Embassy of Ukraine in Canada: Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers Project on the occasion of 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada
• Canadian Train of Ukrainian Pioneers Facebook Page

SUSK links:

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