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21.06.2017

Bohdan Krawchenko, former director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, recently delivered three lectures in Canada on “The Global (Dis)Order and Ukraine.” He spoke first at the J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture in Winnipeg on 8 March, then delivered the Annual Shevchenko Lecture in Edmonton on 10 March (sponsored by CIUS and the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Edmonton) and, finally, CIUS’s Wolodymyr Dylynsky Memorial Lecture in Toronto on 13 March (co-sponsored by St. Vladimir Institute). This coverage is based on Dr. Krawchenko’s talk in Edmonton, although it is much in line with his presentations on the two other occasions...



21.06.2017

On May 28, 2017 the Ukrainian Canadian community in Hamilton commemorated the 70th anniversary of Akcja Wisla. In 1947, the Polish government deliberately forced thousands of Ukrainians off their ancestral lands. They were forced to leave their homes, valuables, and land for an uncertain future in northern and western Poland. Many of those who survived this ordeal where at the May 28 commemoration. Akcja Wisla, or Operation Vistula, was the final operation executed by the post-war Polish government in order to achieve its goal of having a mono-ethnic state. When the Second World War ended and the Yalta Conference decided the borders of the new Europe, many Ukrainians on the west side of the Curzon Line (the new border line between Poland and Ukraine) were startled to hear that they were in Poland rather than in Ukraine. Between 1944-1946 a total of 482,880 Ukrainians were relocated to the Ukrainian SSR, primarily to Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Mykoaliv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts...



20.06.2017

From June 10th – 11th, 2017, CYM (Ukrainian Youth Association) organized the first Canadian Zlet and one of the highest attended SvyatoVesny of the past decade.

Similar tozlets hosted in Ellenville, New York, each year in the United States; the Canadian Zlet was hosted at CYM’s Camp Veselka in Acton, Ontario.

Over 120 children participated in the overnight camp which included participants from Montreal, Mississauga, and Etobicoke. Many people came to help-out from those cities, as well as others, including from as far away as Edmonton. The Cymivtisi, ranging in age from 4 to 17, participated in various physical, mental and linguistic activities. Saturday morning events included a presentation of their group projects (which were based on AktsiaVisla, UPA, CYM-knowledge, and Lemkivshtyna), rehearsing memorized Ukrainian poetry, written tests on Ukrainian history, and



14.06.2017

On May 18th Parliament Hill and the House of Commons was awash in bright colours as parliamentarians donned beautiful traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts, “vyshyvankas,” to celebrate International Vyshyvanka Day...



14.06.2017

At its Annual General Meeting in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress elected Anna Kuprieieva as President. Ms. Kuprieieva is an international law specialist with expertise in international trade and investment law, corporate law, competition law, export controls and customs-related matters. She currently works for Citco Canada, a financial services company...



14.06.2017

A 5-year old child putting his ear to the ground on the grave of his skinny mother (buried without a coffin, merely covered in soil) stood strong not to show a tear. He probably showed off his resilience to his two younger sisters who were hardly able to walk, as their father buried his wife by himself, as the village got deserted as people starved to death... All of this was unveiling in the breadbasket of Europe, Ukraine – a country with the richest soil. This heartbreaking scene from “Bitter Harvest” movie has been keeping me awake several nights now, as my own family has been marked by similar horrors in 1932-1933 in Ukraine...



11.06.2017

May 31, 2017, at 18:30 after a serious illness His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Church died at the age of 85. January 26, 2001 - February 10, 2011 he served as a Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, on February 26, 1933, Lubomyr Husar fled from Ukraine with his parents in 1944, ahead of the advancing Soviet army. He spent the early post-World War II years among Ukrainian refugees in a displaced persons camp near Salzburg, Austria. In 1949, he emigrated with his family to the United States of America. From 1950 to 1954, he studied at St. Basil's College (Ukrainian) Seminary in Stamford, Connecticut. He continued his studies at...



10.06.2017

On May 28, 2017 the Ukrainian Canadian community in Hamilton commemorated the 70th anniversary of Akcja Wisla. In 1947, the Polish government deliberately forced thousands of Ukrainians off their ancestral lands. They were forced to leave their homes, valuables, and land for an uncertain future in northern and western Poland. Many of those who survived this ordeal where at the May 28 commemoration. Akcja Wisla, or Operation Vistula, was the final operation executed by the post-war Polish government in order to achieve its goal of having a mono-ethnic state. When the Second World War ended and the Yalta Conference decided the...



08.06.2017

Since August 25, 2015, the Mayor’s Office has been engaged with the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, The Holodomor Memorial Committee and members of the Ukrainian community to place a monument at Exhibition grounds in commemoration of Holodomor. The Mayor has championed the need for a monument by bringing it to his Executive Committee and passing it through City Council unanimously. At the ground breaking, the Mayor said, “Despite the years that have gone by, we must not – and we never will – forget Holodomor and the victims of this tragedy. The monument we dedicate will help keep that solemn vow.” The monument...



05.06.2017

June 1, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian community joins Ukrainians around the world in mourning the passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar, former Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar passed away on May 31. He was 85. "We express our deep sorrow on the passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar, and ask God to grant him eternal life in His Heavenly Home," stated Paul Grod, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. "Cardinal Husar was a...



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