June 10, 2011
Alberta–Ukraine Genealogical Project Joins Ukrainian Embassy’s Train of Ukrainian Pioneers Venture
The Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project has joined Ukrainian Embassy’s Train of Ukrainian Pioneers venture.
The Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers project was launched by the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada with the aim of retracing the journey that many Ukrainian pioneers took at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This project will start in Halifax and continue through Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. Passengers on this train will have stopovers of between 1 and 3 days in each of these cities, where they will participate in cultural events organized in cooperation with local Ukrainian communities. The project will culminate in Edmonton.
The Train of Ukrainian Pioneers Project has three objectives: to unite culturally Ukrainian communities in different Canadian cities, to attract media and public attention and inform the general public about how the Ukrainian community contributed to the development of Canada, and to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.
The following will participate in the cross-country events:
– The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
– Federal and provincial politicians
– Leaders of Ukrainian communities in Canada
– Canadian and Ukrainian media
– Ukrainian and Canadian actors, artists, musicians;
– Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project
Final events for the Train of Ukrainian Pioneers venture will take place in Edmonton, AB and at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on July 8th and 9th, 2011. The main sponsor of the Project in Alberta is the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre together with the Alberta–Ukraine Genealogical Project, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, the Friends of Ukrainian Village Society, World FM, and others.
The overall sponsor of the Train venture is VIA Rail.
Other general sponsors include Borden Ladner, Gervais,
Canada Inns, and others.
For further information about events occurring in Alberta,
Region Coordinator for Alberta on July 8th and 9th
Tel. (780) 862-3469
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