City of Residence: Winnipeg, MB
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Sonia Bejzyk as an expression of acknowledgment for her contribution to the strengthening and development of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada and the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Committee.
Sonia Bejzyk has made a significant contribution to the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada (UWAC) at the local, provincial and nationaI levels. During her two terms as national president, she initiated a number of successful projects, among them the publication of the book The Child’s Companion, the history of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada for the last 25 years, brochures about UWAC and the reproduction of two paintings by W. Kure lek.
Her community involvement also included work on the national executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Committee, where she was president. Under her leadership, the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Committee undertook a project of writing its orqanizational history. As president of the Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Committee, S. Bejzyk became a member of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and there assumed duties as chair of the Education Comomittee and the second vice- president of U CC.