January 24, 2020. TORONTO, ON. Tickets for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) February 1 Tribute Gala to Ambassador Roman Waschuk and Oksana Smerechuk are going fast!
Purchase your ticket by Monday January 27, 5:00 pm EST and join us in honouring Canada’s longest serving Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk and his spouse Oksana Smerechuk!
“We look forward to honouring Ambassador Waschuk and Ms. Smerechuk on February 1. We have a terrific program with many esteemed guests and we hope you will be able to join us,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the UCC. “We are very pleased that representatives of Canada’s police training mission in Ukraine, and representatives of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine, will be joining us at this very special event.”
Proceeds from the Tribute Dinner are dedicated to the Roman Waschuk and Oksana Smerechuk Fund within the UCC Charitable & Educational Trust, which will support the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program, as well as to the UCC Community Development Fund, which supports important community programming initiatives.
At the Gala, Roman Waschuk will be presented with the Shevchenko Medal, the highest form of recognition granted by the UCC.
If you are unable to join us at the Gala and would like to honour Ambassador Waschuk and Ms. Smerechuk, please consider donating in their honour at by clicking here. We will notify them about your donation.
About Roman Waschuk and Oksana Smerechuk
As Canada’s longest-serving Ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk worked to bring Canada-Ukraine relations to a new level at a time of increased interest in Ukraine. With his depth of knowledge of Ukraine, he was a leader amongst Ambassadors in Kyiv and fully developed the Canadian presence in Ukraine. Ambassador Waschuk practiced diplomacy with integrity, openness, sincerity, accessibility and optimism. He was able to articulate the need for a strong Canada Ukraine relationship both with government officials, in the media and the general public.
Successful public service and effective diplomacy always being the result of teamwork, on February 1 the UCC will also honour Oksana Smerechuk, Ambassador Waschuk’s spouse, who was President of the Ambassadors’ Spouses Club of Kyiv. Together their commitment to community and public service and boundless energy provided Canada with a powerful voice in Kyiv.