Black Ribbon Day 2018

Black Ribbon Day – 2018


Ottawa, Ontario – August 20, 2018.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country.

Black Ribbon Day, August 23, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe, was established by a unanimous resolution of Canada’s Parliament in 2009. Black Ribbon Day coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which divided Europe into spheres of influence between the Nazi and Soviet Communist regimes.

Events commemorating Black Ribbon Day are being organized by the Central and Eastern European Council, which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European descent.

For information on events commemorating Black Ribbon Day in your community please check the list below.

The UCC expresses its gratitude to the Central and Eastern European Council for their strong support of the people of Ukraine as they defend their country against Russian aggression.

August 23, 2018 – Edmonton, AB

Time: 5p.m.

Location: Legislature Building, Main Floor Rotunda, 10800- 97 Avenue


August 23, 2018 – Calgary, AB

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 704 Sixth Street NE

August 23, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB

 Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, R3C 0V8


September 5, 2018 – Ottawa, ON

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Parliament of Canada, Centre Block, The Reading Room, Room 237-C, 111 Wellington Street


Event schedule for Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to follow shortly.