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22.02.2017


The scene is set in 9th century Kyiv (the capital of present day Ukraine) and some of its outlying environs inhabited or occupied through invasion by Slavs or Vikings. The focus is on Constantinople, (in present day Turkey), the second Rome and the seat of Eastern Christianity. The strategy involves a military excursion down the Dnipro River and traversing the Black sea with all its perils to Constantinople in search of vengeance. Slav traders had been slaughtered by the rulers of Constantinople. Along the journey numerous characters are developed and many places are visited including Khersones in Crimea particularly notable a century later where Kyivan Prince Volodymyr adopted...

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22.02.2017


Based on one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, Bitter Harvest is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin’s genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, a young artist named Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine, imprisonment and torture to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks) from the “Holodomor,” the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this tragic backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine. Filmed on location in Ukraine, this epic love story brings to...

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08.02.2017


Dear Member of the Ukrainian Canadian Community, We encourage you to reach out to your local MP and express your opinion as to what the priorities in Canada-Ukraine relations should be. Please find below a copy of the latest press release issued by the League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUC), outlining priorities for the Government of Canada in Canada-Ukraine relations...

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08.02.2017


In light of recent elections in the United States and the deteriorating security situation in Eastern Europe and other volatile regions of the world, the National Executive of the League of Ukrainian Canadians would like to outline our vision of key priorities in Canada – Ukraine relations in 2017 and beyond. The current unstable global climate requires principled and resolute leadership on behalf of the West and its allies. After the popular Maidan uprising in Kyiv three years ago, Russia seized and illegally annexed Crimea from Ukraine and launched a war in the Donbas, Ukraine's eastern region. In response, Canada, the US, and the EU sanctioned Russia and provided significant assistance to Ukraine. Therefore, now is the time for Canada and its allies to increase support to Ukraine given its progress in implementing important reforms and the continuous existential threat to Ukraine from Russia...

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08.02.2017


Staff Sergeant George Narozniak is the recipient of this year’s Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Youth Service Volunteer Award. Staff Sergeant Narozniak received his award in 2016 at the OACP's annual conference. A 25-year member of the Service, S/Sgt Narozniak is passionate about community engagement and has been a lifetime active member of the Canadian Ukrainian community...

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25.01.2017


The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko rang in the New Year by acknowledging James and Louise Temerty’s generous $5 million gift to the Our Legacy Our Tomorrow Campaign in the December 31st issue of The Globe and Mail.Their gift supports the Shevchenko Foundation’s Community Development Program, which provides grants to organizations and individuals for national and local festivals, community concert events, and community development projects...

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25.01.2017


The National Executive of the League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUC) and LUC - Ottawa Chapter took part in the Commemoration of the 83rd Anniversary of the Holodomor on Parliament Hill. Mr. Orest Steciw, LUC National President and Mr. Borys Mykhaylets LUC National Vice President represented LUC National and Michael Hrycak and Dr. Mykola Bilaniuk represented LUC-Ottawa Chapter. In attendance were members of BCU Wealth Management from Toronto, Maksym Trojan and Andrew Ostapchuk, as well as Damian Snih, manager of Buduchnist Credit Union-Ottawa Branch and LUC-Ottawa Chapter executive member...

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12.01.2017


On Saturday, November 26, 2016 over 400 people attended a very moving Holodomor Commemorative Service organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch. The Commemorative event was held to honour and pray for the millions of lives that perished by a deliberate starvation led by the Soviet regime during 1932-1933. Present were two Holodomor survivors, Mr. Stefan Horlatsch and Mr. Mykola Latyshko along with their families. As well in attendance were children and grandchildren of deceased Holodomor survivors...

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12.01.2017


On November 29, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, held a solemn commemoration in Canada's Parliament to mark the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine. In 1932-33 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to death by starvation. Millions of children, women and men were condemned to death because of the Ukrainian peoples' aspiration for independence, their desire to speak their language and maintain their culture and traditions. The fourth Saturday of November is designated Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada...

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12.01.2017


The National Executive of the League of Ukrainian Canadians welcomes the decision of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) to change the location of the World Championship in 2017 from Sochi, Russia to a different country. After multiple teams, including American and Latvian athletes, decided to boycott the world championship event in Russia due to an insufficient response by various international sports organizations to the Russian doping scandal, the IBSF decided to move the event...

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