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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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05.06.2017


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) together with the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora shares the deep sorrow of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) and the Ukrainian nation on the passing into eternity of Major Archbishop and former Head of the UGCC, His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar. Throughout his entire life His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar faithfully served the UGCC and the consolidation in Ukrainian society of the ideals of spirituality, mercy and harmony. Having lived for a long period of time outside Ukraine, His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar knew well and...

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17.05.2017


On one of the first spring afternoons in early April, the Svitanok Choir hosted an afternoon tea at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Hamilton. Those attending were treated to songs, tea, biscuits and some fun with pysanky. The choir sang a few songs which included sing-alongs that many in the crowd knew, including “Chervona Ruta”. The tables were also encouraged to draw their own pysanky designs that were then hung up along the walls. The tea was delivered to every table by the members of Svitanok after they finished their eight piece set along with an assortment of biscuits and cakes that were donated by each member...

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17.05.2017


In the framework of commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), on 25-26 April 2017 UWC President Eugene Czolij met with high-ranking officials of Spain. During the meetings the UWC President encouraged Spanish governing authorities to officially recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. In support of furthering the process of reforms in Ukraine, Eugene Czolij underscored the importance of finalizing the ratification process for the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and implementing the visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens. The UWC President highlighted the plight of Ukrainian political prisoners being unlawfully detained by the Russian Federation in Crimea, Eastern Ukraine and the Russian Federation. He called for monitoring of the situation with added pressure on the Russian Federation to reduce the violations of human rights, and support for the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation until it fully complies with the Minsk agreements. He also emphasized the need to deploy an OSCE police mission to Eastern Ukraine and a monitoring mission to Crimea...

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04.05.2017


On Sunday May 14, 2017 the Orpheus Choir of Toronto will host their season finale, Identities, featuring renowned soloists Andriana Chuchman, soprano, and James Westman, bass-baritone, together with the Vesnivka Choir and Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir (Kvitka Kondracki, Artistic Director) and the Orpheus Concert Orchestra at 3:30 PM at Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. West. Under the artistic direction of Robert Cooper, this gala concert features the Ontario premiere of Canadian composer Larysa Kuzmenko’s The Golden Harvest. Based on a libretto by Talia Zajac, this trilingual oratorio (Ukrainian, French, English) tells the...

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04.05.2017


Outgoing UCRDC President Prof. Jurij Darewych announced that as of the New Year 2017, Prof. Nicholas Derzko now heads the UCRDC as its new President in a planned succession of leadership approved at the last UCRDC Annual General Meeting in June 2016. Prof. Darewych remains on the UCRDC Board as Past President. “Mykola” Derzko was UCRDC Vice President and has been a member for many years. Prof. Derzko is Associate Professor Emeritus in Mathematics at the University of Toronto where he lectures in mathematics with applications to management science and law. He is also a practising barrister and solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada...

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04.05.2017


At the year-end UCRDC Board Meeting on December 5, 2016 in a festive holiday spirit, members shared their joy in congratulating long-time member Oksana Zakydalsky, who on November 22 at a UCC Toronto meeting was presented theUkrainian Canadian Congress Leadership Award of Excellence for her significant contribution to the broader Ukrainian community and the betterment of Canada. Oksana Zakydalsky is a valued UCRDC Board Member who has contributed since 1988, collecting and archiving documents, developing educational materials and writing numerous press releases and...

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