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22.07.2017

Why did Ukrainians choose to move to Hamilton, Ontario? What connections lay in the manufacturing city, spread out on the shores of Lake Ontario? How did these Ukrainians create a thriving Ukrainian community in a city tucked between Toronto and Niagara Falls? These are some of the questions being asked by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Hamilton Branch. Mary Holadyk created the “A Ukrainian Canadian Tapestry” project from funds provided by the City of Hamilton’s Canada 150 grants in order to capture the stories of Ukrainians in Hamilton. Mrs. Holadyk wants to gather as many short family histories as possible to showcase the growth of a people and the growth of a community. It is, above all, a project to see how a community with roots in Ukraine managed to establish itself and...



21.07.2017

July 4, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Mr. George Myhal, C.M., member of the UCC Advisory Council, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada. His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced the appointment on June 30. "Mr. Myhal is one of the outstanding leaders of our Ukrainian Canadian community, and I warmly congratulate him on receiving this prestigious honour," stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. "As a member of the UCC's Advisory Council, Mr. Myhal provides invaluable guidance to the development of the UCC, our strategic plans and vision. The Order of Canada is one of our country's highest civilian honours, and Mr. Myhal's appointment is well-deserved. Вітаємо!"...



19.07.2017

Anniversaries are a good time for reflection, and as we celebrate the 150th. anniversary of Confederation, we should remind ourselves just how fortunate we are to live in Canada. For Ukrainian immigrants, Canada turned out to be the “promised land”, although not without some dark days in the early years of settlement in Canada. Hardship, internment and discrimination were eventually overcome and Kiriak’s, “Sons of the Soil” became Slavutych’s, “Conquerors of the Prairies” and were fully integrated into Canadian society. Ukrainian Canadians have played an important role in Canada’s development over the 125 years since Ukrainians first came to Canada: in agriculture, in politics at all levels, in the military, in business and the professions, in education and in all walks of life...



19.07.2017

This year, in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day with much pomp and an undeniably festive spirit. Joining in on the celebrations in our nation’s capital was the BCU Foundation and distinguished sponsors of its Canada 150: Building the Ukrainian Story gala and art auction. The gala, which took place on June 16, brought together community members and friends to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and to raise funds for the launch of a new initiative, the Canada 150 Fund. This fund will provide scholarship opportunities for Ukrainian Canadian graduate students and young scholars, encouraging research in science, technology, business, finance, and other disciplines. Its purpose is to help further develop the Ukrainian Canadian story and its impact on the multicultural landscape of Canada, as well as continue the tradition of excellence set by Ukrainians in Canada...



19.07.2017

The League of Ukrainian Canadians in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre are proud to announce the opening of a community exhibit at Queen's Park titled "Ukrainian Ontarians: Community and Courage." It is located on the main floor of the legislative building and will be showcased until November 2017. The exhibit traces the Ukrainian Ontarian community and their work and dedication to the protection of their new homeland. It showcases the organizational zeal of interwar Ukrainian immigrants, which paved the way for the preservation of their culture and made a marked contribution to the multicultural strength of Canada. Their involvement in Ontario’s industry, as well as their significant contributions made to Canada's efforts in WWII, have shaped a unique Ukrainian Canadian identity and pride...



19.07.2017

The League of Ukrainian Canadians in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre are proud to announce the opening of a community exhibit at Queen's Park titled "Ukrainian Ontarians: Community and Courage." It is located on the main floor of the legislative building and will be showcased until November 2017. The exhibit traces the Ukrainian Ontarian community and their work and dedication to the protection of their new homeland. It showcases the organizational zeal of interwar Ukrainian immigrants, which paved the way for the preservation of their culture and made a marked contribution to the multicultural strength of Canada. Their involvement in Ontario’s industry, as well as their significant contributions made to Canada's efforts in WWII, have shaped a unique Ukrainian Canadian identity and pride...



13.07.2017

A charge of antisemitism in contemporary Ukraine leveled by Josh Cohen, is belied by the backdrop posted on Reuters in connection with his commentary. President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine came to power in May 2014, defeating rather handily some twenty opponents in a primary scheduled for a runoff except that Mr. Poroshenko managed to garner more than 50% in the first round, rendering round two unnecessary. Mr. Poroshenko is a Ukrainian Jew, albeit one who accepted Christianity as a practicing religion. Mr. Poroshenko is hardly an aberration in Ukrainian politics. The Prime minister of Ukraine is Volodymyr Groysman, a Ukrainian Jew as well and a practicing one. There are only several hundred thousand Jews in Ukraine, a country of some 45million. Neither Mr. Poroshenko's nor Mr. Groysman's background interfered with their rise to political prominence...



13.07.2017

Ukrainian Art Song Project is very pleased to announce the inaugural Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute to be held from August 7-13, 2017 in Toronto at the highly regarded, musically rich and historic Royal Conservatory of Music. This Conservatory has stated that they are "happy to welcome them for a week long workshop and performance that will explore the gamut of arts songs coming from Ukraine. The RCM is eager to have them on our campus and is excited for UASP to engage with some of our students"...



13.07.2017

Its contents recall how thousands of Ukrainians and other Europeans were branded as "enemy aliens" during Canada's first national internment operations of 1914-1920. It's a small case in a big hall. I have no idea of how many people will pause beside it but millions of visitors will eventually tour through the Canadian History Hall. The first guests entering this newly-renovated space within the Canadian Museum of History will arrive on 1 July 2017, Canada Day, the 150th birthday of our country. Odds are more than a few will stop where I did. That's good...



13.07.2017

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the recommendations of the National Security Task Force (Task Force) of the Friends of Ukraine Network calling for increased U.S. military assistance for Ukraine. The bipartisan Task Force made up of former U.S. defense officials, ambassadors, and security experts, has issued a list of recommendations including a range of military weapons, intelligence and training, that will help Ukraine to continue successfully defending its territorial integrity against the relentless aggression by the Russian Federation and provide further leverage to political efforts to convince Moscow to abide by its Minsk Agreement obligations...



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