November Canadian Newsletter

I hope that you and your families are healthy and staying safe as we start November. The month is known as lystopad in Ukrainian, literally the falling leaves, although some of us have already seen the first snow! It’s hard to believe it was just a year ago that hundreds of delegates were in Ottawa for the XXVI Triennial Congress. We have some videos on our website XXVI Triennial Congress video .
November 11th is Remembrance Day, when we pay tribute to our veterans, who bravely defended our freedom through the decades. An important film about the Ukrainian Canadian contribution to the Allied war effort in World War II premieres online on November 6

Later in November we will commemorate National Holodomor Remembrance Day and National Holodomor Awareness Week. On November 22 the UCC will host the first-ever national online Holodomor Commemoration. Please see the link below for more events throughout Canada. 

Take care and be safe! 
Ihor Michalchyshyn
CEO & Executive Director
A page in history - XXVI Triennial Congress (this time last year)
UCC meets with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and community leaders met with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss key issues of importance to the Ukrainian Canadian community.

Click on the image to read more
New Parliamentary Interns for 2020-2021
Following an extensive national search process, Matthew Selinger and Dr. Alexander Kostenko have been selected as the new UCC Parliamentary Interns for 2020-2021. Alexander will be starting work next week in the office of Member of Parliament David Sweet (Flamborough-Glanbrook) and Matthew will begin his placement in early 2021. 

National Conference for Ukrainian Educators
Національна українська освітня рада при Конґресі Українців Канади запрошує Вас на Всеканадську Конференцію Українських Освітян – 2021, яка відбудеться 2-го травня, 2021 р. в форматі онлайн. Тема конференції – “Українська освіта в Канаді: Нові реалії.”

Реєстрацію доповідачів на Конференцію офіційно відкрито до 30 листопада 2020 включно.

UCC President’s Club Member: JoAnne Gludish
While driving behind a bus recently, I noticed a Tryzub (Trident) on an advertisement and thought to myself, “Ukrainians are everywhere”! When I looked closer, I recognized one of our loyal president’s club member, Ms. JoAnne Gludish advertising her business!

Seeing the Tryzub being shown so proudly reminds me how much passion our community and UCC family members have towards their heritage. I contacted Ms. Gludish as soon as I got home and congratulated her on her success and commended her for her spirit in proudly showing her roots!

message from Janine Kuzma, UCC National Fund Development Manager
Coast to Coast community engagement!
Ukrainians in Atlantic Canada - Community Forum
Written by Mariana Savka, UCC Outreach and Program Coordinator
Last Tuesday, UCC held our first-ever virtual meeting of Ukrainians in Atlantic Canada!

Our exceptional panelists included community leaders, who are working hard to engage and serve their community members. From church, to education, to arts, to advocacy - we've discussed it all! Many interesting initiatives emerged from this discussion and we are looking to many more in the future!

BC Ukrainian Canadian Provincial Elections Forum
In British Columbia, the UCC's British Columbia Provincial Council held its first virtual Election Forum!
The community had a great chance to hear from local politicians on the issues of multiculturalism and the arts, education, and support for newcomers.

UCC Manitoba Provincial Council: Ukrainian Internment Virtual Program
UCC Manitoba Provincial Council has created a special program for the National Internment Commemoration Day in Canada.The program includes reading of poems in English and Ukrainian by students and teachers of various schools of the English - Ukrainian Bilingual and the Ukrainian Saturday Schools in Manitoba.

UCC congratulates Petro Schturyn, newly elected President of the UCC Toronto Branch as well as new Executive and Board of Directors!

With 66 member organizations they are united and excited to work together for the benefit of Canada and Ukraine.

Congratulations to Eugene Czolij on his appointment as Honorary Consul of Ukraine
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Eugene Czolij on his appointment as Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Montreal. Mr. Czolij signed the agreement to take on the role of Honorary Consul in an online ceremony. Вітаємо! Многая Літа! 

Congratulations to this year's
Hetman Awards recipients!

This year’s Hetman Awards event is broadcast online through the UCC-APC website and Facebook. The Hetman Awards show celebrates nine incredible community leaders from Edmonton and Calgary, featuring interviews with the recipients, an award ceremony, and keynote speeches.

[Click on the image to watch the ceremony]
2020 Nation Builders and Community Recognition Awards

UCC Saskatchewan invites you to join their virtual Honouree Announcement Event that will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 1 PM to formally present the ten honourees for 2020.

On Saturday, November 21, Ukrainian Canadian Congress will host National Virtual Holodomor Commemoration.

Details and links will be available in the coming weeks.
Governor in Council appointments are public appointments by the Government of Canada to Crown corporations and federal entities (such as boards, agencies and commissions etc.)
We encourage qualified Ukrainian Canadians to put their names forward and to serve Canada and its people.

A Canadian War Story: Premieres November 6, 2020

Get your ticket to the Digital Premiere
The Spirit of Beads: Sharing our Stories Дух намистин: нанизуючи перекази

Ukrainian Museum of Canada Ontario Branch and Native Canadian Centre of Toronto present an exhibition which explores the shared imagery, symbolism and technique in historical artifacts and pieces created by contemporary Ukrainian and Indigenous artists. 

You can experience this exhibition virtually through INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOUR.
Montreal Ukrainian Festival - watch here
Montreal Ukrainian Festival took place on October 3rd and reached people from all backgrounds, heritages, religions and languages, who have watched and shared the festival!

In the words of Gregory Bedik, President of the St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal: "This has been a unique experience in a challenging and unprecedented time when all Ukrainian festivals across the country have had to adjust to be able to continue and promote our heritage."

Click on the image to watch the festival.
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