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20.09.2017

MML Inc: “Recovery Room”, the multi award-winning feature documentary film directed by Adriana Luhova and produced by Yurij Luhovy, has just been accepted as Official Selection at the 2017 Equality International Film Festival in California. In the notification received by Ms. Luhova, it stated, “The festival will screen some of “the finest cinematic works worldwide and your project exemplify our mission, vision and value.” As an Official Selection, “Recovery Room” will be screened during the Festival to participants...



20.09.2017

On 14-15 August 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij together with his spouse Anna fulfilled his first visit to Singapore where he presented to its high-ranking government officials important Ukrainian issues and discussed with the local Ukrainian community ways of further cooperation with the UWC. During the meetings with high-ranking government officials the UWC President expressed gratitude for the strong objection of Singapore to the invasion of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the implementation of customized courses for Ukrainian officials on anti-corruption strategies and the facilitation of other training courses through the Singapore Cooperation Program...



20.09.2017

The award-winning feature documentary film “Recovery Room” directed by Adriana Luhova is now being screened across Canada and in the United States. The film tells the story of the impact of the current war in eastern Ukraine and the diaspora’s response on a humanitarian level. It shows the courage and sacrifice of the young Ukrainian soldiers defending their eastern territory against Russian aggression. The documentary is under the patronage of the Ukrainian World Congress. A highly successful Montreal screening was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), Montreal branch, at the Ukrainian Youth Center on June 15, with over 150 people in attendance, including special guests from Montreal’s ethnocultural communities...



13.09.2017

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends congratulations to its President, Eugene Czolij, on being selected by his peers for inclusion in the Twelfth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in his practice areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, as well as Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law...



13.09.2017

The third annual Capital Ukrainian Festival brought another fantastic weekend of Ukrainian food, music, dancing, and culture to the nation’s capital. With an attendance of over 25,000, including 6,000 tourists from cities and towns from all over Canada, the USA and Ukraine, celebration of all things Ukrainian was in the air. There were several highlights delighting the 2017 festival’s visitors. The programming was spectacular and dynamic with no breaks in performance on the main stage. The audience was wowed by DakhaBrakha’s unique sound and visitors were entertained by the over 500 performers that took the stage over the course of the weekend. Music and dance ranged from electrified strings to folk flair; the festival had something for everyone! To top the night off on Saturday, Zirka (Canada’s favourite Zabava band), hosted the largest and best Ukrainian dance party that Ottawa has ever seen...



07.09.2017

On 7 and 9 August 2017 in Canberra, and 1 and 10 August 2017 in Melbourne, Australia, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij held meetings with Australian high-ranking government officials to discuss issues related to continued support for Ukraine and securing peace and stability in the world. The UWC President thanked Australia for supporting Ukraine in countering the hybrid warfare of the Russian Federation, particularly noting the provision of winter uniforms for the Ukrainian army, training courses for Ukrainian officers, and sanctions against the Russian Federation. He also expressed gratitude to Australia for recognizing the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people...



07.09.2017

The Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Hill 70 took place at the Hill 70 Memorial Park in Loos-en-Gohelle, France on August 22. The Hill 70 Memorial Park was officially opened to the public yesterday. On August 15-25, 1917, the Canadian Corps battled the German army near Lens, France. The objective was to relieve pressure on allied forces at Passchendaele and to seize high ground - Hill 70. Canadian forces were successful, capturing Hill 70 and holding it against counterattacks - at an immense cost of almost 9000 soldiers killed or wounded. Corporal Filip Konowal, a Ukrainian Canadian, was one of six Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross for his valour at the Battle of Hill 70. A Konowal Walk is part of the Hill 70 Memorial...



07.09.2017

“I am pleased to extend my best wishes to Ontario’s Ukrainian community as we celebrate the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence. “Canada is home to nearly 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian heritage with close to one-third calling Ontario their home. Ontario’s vibrant Ukrainian community has contributed immeasurably to our province and our country. They have played an important role in building our prosperous and pluralistic society...



07.09.2017

Senator Raynell Andreychuk today marked Ukrainian Independence Day by reiterating calls for Russia to release political prisoners and reinstate the territorial integrity of Ukraine. “Twenty-six years ago, the people of Ukraine declared their independence with parliament’s adoption of the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine,” noted Senator Andreychuk. “This occasion marks an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment of the Ukrainian people, and the support of the Ukrainian diaspora, in building a free and independent Ukraine.”...



07.09.2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ukrainian Independence Day: “Today, Ukrainians and Ukrainian communities in Canada and around the world celebrate 26 years of independence and freedom. “As we mark both this important occasion and 150 years since Confederation, I invite Canadians to reflect on the immeasurable contribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian community to building a diverse and inclusive Canada...



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