On August 26th the Ukrainian Canadian Congress wrote to President Zelensky and Interior Minister Avakov supporting the Ukrainian World Congress’ call for a strong and swift reaction of the Ukrainian state and law enforcement authorities to the criminal act of desecration of the “Bitter Memories of Childhood” statue at the National Museum of the Holodomor which took place on the night of August 21-22.
Хіба буває забагато пісень присвячених рідній Україні? Ніколи!
Напередодні святкування Дня незалежності України, приємною несподіванкою стала новина від художнього керівника колективу “Далі” Олени Гісси-Харченка про те, що українська культурна скарбничка поповнилась ще однією українською піснею про Україну.
81 years ago, on August 23, 1939 Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop signed an agreement (officially known as the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), now commonly called the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
One week later Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. Two weeks later, Soviet troops occupied the western territories of Poland. The victorious campaign ended with a “brotherhood” parade of Red Army and Wehrmacht units.
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the violence against the citizens of Belarus and appeals to the Belarusian authorities to respect the fundamental human rights and the will of its citizens.
Ukrainians worldwide stand with the people of Belarus as they courageously defend their right for democratic free and transparent elections. “We are deeply troubled by reports of election fraud, suppression of civil society and independent journalism, repressions and violence against peaceful protesters,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is concerned by the violent repression of peaceful demonstrators by the Belarusian regime, following the presidential election on August 9.
We stand with all who demand that the fundamental rights of the Belarusian people to have their voice heard and be respected. Free, fair and democratic elections should reflect the will of the people.
We call for the immediate release of all political prisoners held by the Belarusian regime.
The UCC-MPC Project CARE will supply 500 Self-Care Kits and deliver them to the Ukrainian Canadian Senior community members who are living independently.
The Self-Care Kit consists of a reusable face mask, one alcohol-based hand sanitiser and one package of anti-bacterial hand wipes to be used as precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the virus. Also included in the Self-Care Kit is an information sheet that provides instructions on how to effectively use the products provided. Additional Self-Care items include hand lotion and dental kits as well as other items.
KinoFilm Fest is a cultural, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to share, recognize and celebrate the art of cinema through showcasing Ukrainian, Ukrainian Canadian, and international film and filmmakers, in a unique program of screenings and special events.
The UCC-MPC Euromaidan Committee, using donations from the community, is proud to support the Ukraine War Amps Adopt a Soldier project. Community groups or individuals wishing to participate, can contact the UWA through the information noted below.“Adopt a Soldier” provides monthly stipends of approximately $50 USD to as many Ukrainian heroes as it can. One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards Ukrainian veterans. “Adopt a Soldier” establishes a unique bridge between the donor and the amputee. The donor helps on a monthly basis and both parties are always connected.
On November 23, 2017 at a ceremony at the Manitoba Provincial Legislature Building, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Hon. Cathy Cox and Infrastructure Minister Hon. Ron Schuler, joined with community members and Members of the Legislative Assembly, to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor Famine Genocide in Ukraine, 1932-33.
In 1959 the Ukrainian community in Canada embarked on a significant undertaking – to place a monument to Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s national poet, on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature. $175,000 was raised for this endeavor.Two years later, on July 9, 1961, nearly 25,000 Ukrainian Canadians from across the country gathered in Winnipeg to witness Canadian Prime Minister John Difenbaker solemnly unveiled a monument to Taras Shevchenko.