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Official Notice: 2011 UCC-SPC Spring Conference, Annual General Meeting and Board Elections

February 15, 2011 (updated February 23) -- The 2011 UCC-SPC Annual General Meeting & Board Elections will take place on Saturday, 12 March 2011 at St Georges Ukrainian Catholic Parish Hall (1236 20th Street West, Saskatoon). Each UCC-SPC member organization is encouraged to send a representative. Details (AGM, Ukrainian Dance Conference, Oral Interpretation Workshop)

Employment Opportunity: UCEF Managing Director for Canada

February 2, 2011 -- The Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation based in Toronto is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual with extensive experience in the non-profit and/or corporate sector to develop a nationwide fundraising campaign serving the educational needs of the Ukrainian Catholic community. Details

UCC Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2011 -- (Ottawa) The Ukrainian Canadian Congress commented on the significance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Aushwitz-Birkenau camps in Poland. UCC Communique

Statement by UCCLA on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2011 -- (Ottawa) The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) issued the following statement to mark the United Nations annual International Day of Commemoration to honour the victims of the Holocaust: UCCLA Statement

New Executive Director Position at St. John's Institute

January 20, 2011 -- ((Edmonton) SJI is seeking a unique individual to take on the role of Executive Director. Application deadline February 28, 2011. Details (PDF)

UCC's Response to CMHR Controversy

January 19, 2011 -- (Winnipeg) On this the Feast of Jordan which is the final day of the Ukrainian Christmas season, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress addressed some of the inaccuracies being reported with regard to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. UCC Communique

Winter issue of Visnyk now available online

December 15, 2010 -- 20-page issue includes: UCC-SPC Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards Luncheon; Holodomor commemorations; Highlights of Prime Minister Harper's visit to Ukraine; Inaugural Regina Ukrainian Fall Fest Celebations; Canada-Ukraine Science Internship Program; Children's book documents Ukrainian traditions during Christmas Eve; and more. Currently at the printers, Visnyk will be delivered the third and fourth weeks of December, but you can preview it here.

Language Lanterns Publishes Desperate Times Trilogy

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- Award-winning Language Lanterns Publications Inc. has released a new trilogy of short stories translated from Ukrainian to English. The selected 18 authors explore the human impact of the social, political and economic upheaval in Ukraine from the tumultuous opening days of the 20th century, through World War I, the 1917 Russian Revolution, and into the early 1920s under Soviet rule. Media Release

Baba's Babushka

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- Marion Mutala's book for children, entitled Baba's Babushka, is more than just an entertaining story. It is a tribute not only to her Ukrainian culture and heritage, but to her family, as well. Article

Canada-Ukraine Science Internship Program celebrates a decade of success

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- In the last edition of Visnyk, I had indicated that I would soon be involved in a delegation to Ukraine as a member of the Saskatchewan Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee. Article

Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper's Visit to Ukraine

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- The Prime Minister of Canada travelled to Ukraine for an official working visit from October 25 to 26, 2010. Eleven years had passed since the head of Canadas government, then Prime Minister Jean Chretien, visited Ukraine. Article

Provincial Holodomor Ukrainian Famine-Genocide Commemoration in Regina November 24, 2010: photos

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- Browse fifteen more photos by Look Matters Photography

UCC-SPC hosts 16th annual Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- The achievements and contributions of ten Canadians with ties to Saskatchewan were recognized by some 300 friends, family and guests at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon on November 14. Article

President's Commentary

Visnyk Winter 2010 -- In the last edition of Visnyk, I had indicated that I would soon be involved in a delegation to Ukraine as a member of the Saskatchewan Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee. Article

Holodomor: Praying to end famines

December 3, 2010 -- As most people in the Battlefords were preparing for the holiday season of plenty, a small group of people took the time to remember those who starved to death in the Holodomor. The Battlefords News-Optimist article by Tara Scaglione

Holodomor: The light of remembrance

November 25, 2010 -- Forgotten no more. The lighting of a candle on Wednesday ended a poignant memorial service commemorating the Holodomor genocide that killed millions in what's now the Ukrainian Republic in 1932-33. Regina Leader-Post Article by Will Chabun

'Holodomor: Murder by Starvation' -- Ed Evanko's one-man play November 26 in Regina

November 25, 2010 -- Their stories are horrifying. The tales told by the survivors of the Holodomor -- the Ukrainian famine-genocide of 1932-33, during which between four and seven million Ukrainian peasants were starved to death by Joseph Stalin's Soviet regime -- are gruesome, but too important not to retell. Regina Leader-Post Article by Matthew Kruchak

Ukrainian World Congress Calls for Restoration of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj Memorial Plaque

November 25, 2010 -- The UWC sent a letter today to Kharkiv Mayor Hennadii Kernes, with copies to Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and Parliament Head Volodymyr Lytvyn, calling for the restoration of a memorial plaque dedicated to the former head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Patriarch Josyf Slipyj. The plaque disappeared from its spot on the building in which he was imprisoned in 1961. Ukrainian language UWC Media Release (PDF)

Yarmarok 2010: Ukrainian Museum of Canada

November 4, 2010 -- Yarmarok is a Ukrainian Bazaar usually held in city and village squares. We will be using our main gallery as our village square, filled with an assortment of vendors for your shopping pleasure. And our front gallery will be transformed into "The Bells of Hope" Bistro by Nashi: For Our Children, featuring Ukrainian snacks. The Museum will be buzzing with roaming minstrels, a children's choir, and an adult choir for your listening pleasure.
   Yarmarok will open with "The Bells of Hope" Fashion Show presented by Ukrainian Museum of Canada and Nashi, featuring the latest fashions imported from Ukraine, paired with original jewelry and millinery by Patty Serwotki, Darlene Gulas-Bomok, Sherri Hrycay, and Savelia Curniski.
   Join us for a memorable weekend! Calendar of Events listing & Posters

Shevchenko Foundation Assists Theresa Sokyrka to Produce a Ukrainian Roots Album

November 3, 2010 -- With a generous recording grant from the Shevchenko Foundation, Theresa Sokyrka -- recording artist and singer/songwriter -- has successfully completed her first self-titled Ukrainian roots album. Media Release

Regina Ukrainian Fall Fest Celebrations a Hit!

October 31, 2010 -- Amid an unusually rainy summer, the 1st Regina Ukrainian Fall Fest was blessed with a lovely, sunny day to celebrate Ukrainian culture and its people's contributions to Canadian society. Over 2000 people attended the celebrations throughout the day, including several dignitaries and honoured guests. Full Story

Employment Opportunity: Ukrainian Museum of Canada Seeking Business Manager

October 27, 2010 -- (Saskatoon) The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon with branches in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto, is one of Canada's outstanding cultural and educational institutions and serves the Ukrainian Canadian and greater global community. The Saskatoon headquarters is currently seeking a Business Manager. Application deadline November 20, 2010. Details

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Hails New Canada-Ukraine Agreement on Youth Mobility

October 25, 2010 -- (Winnipeg) The Ukrainian Canadian Congress strongly endorsed the Memorandum of Understanding on Youth signed between Canada and Ukraine today. UCC Announcement

Round Table on Ukraine -- Ukraine Between Elections: A Student Perspective

October 25, 2010 -- On October 31, 2010, Ukraine holds local elections. With the new presidency in place (since February 2010), will these elections matter? Students from Ukraine and Canada share their views on the current political situation in Ukraine. Details (PDF)

Saskatchewan Cultural History Book to be Launched

October 21, 2010 -- Historian Frances Swyripa reveals the complex process of identity formation across Saskatchewan and the Canadian prairies in Storied Landscapes: Ethno-Religious Identity and the Canadian Prairies (University of Manitoba Press). The Saskatchewan launch event will take place Monday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m., McNally Robinson Booksellers, 3130 8th Street East -- 8th Street at Circle Drive. Details

UCC Announces National Holodomor Awareness Week November 22-28, 2010

October 20, 2010 -- (Winnipeg) The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is launching the third annual National Holodomor Awareness Week November 22-28. The goal is to annually unite the Ukrainian community and all Canadians in remembering the victims and raising awareness of this genocide. UCC Announcement (as of Oct 26 link broken due to reconstruction of UCC National's website)

Kvitka Cisyk Ukrainian Romance Competition

October 19, 2010 -- The inaugural Kvitka Cisyk International Competition for Performers of Ukrainian Romantic Songs will take place December 10-12, 2010 in Ukraine. Ms. Cisyk was a well known Ukrainian American singer. Embassy of Ukraine in Canada media release (in Ukrainian)

Results of UCC-SPC's Virsky Saskatoon Concert Tickets Give-Away Draw

October 15, 2010 -- Answers and name of winner

Employment Opportunity: Translation & Interpretation Services Coordinator

October 5, 2010 -- UCC-SPC invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Translation & Interpretation Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will work within UCC-SPC's Immigrant Settlement and Integration Support program. Application deadline is 18 October 2010. Expected start date: October 25, 2010. This is a part-time term position with hours to be determined. Details

October 1, 2010 -- Grand Prize Winners Announcement

Fall issue of Visnyk now available online

September 28, 2010 -- 20-page issue includes: UCC-SPC Hires Ukrainian Dance Consultant; UCC-SPC Nation Builders & Community Recognition Honourees for 2010; Ukrainian Harvest Rituals; UCC National's XXIII Congress of Ukrainian Canadians in November; 30 Years of Bilingual Education Celebrated at Bishop Filevich School; Prairie Universities Mission to Ukraine in October and more. Currently at the printers, Visnyk will be delivered the second and third weeks of October, but you can preview it here.

Tickets Now Available for Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards Luncheon

September 15, 2010 -- The community will honour the achievements and distinguished contributions of some of our province's notable citizens on November 14, 2010 at the 16th annual UCC-SPC Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards Luncheon in Saskatoon. Details

Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine on Tour in Canada

September 14, 2010 -- Boen Arts is pleased to announce Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine's 2010 Canadian Tour. The tour will commence on October 7 in Vancouver and will continue to travel throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina, Melfort, Prince Albert and Yorkton), Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario. More

Guest Performers from Ukraine Featured at Yevshan 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 8, 2010 -- Yevshan is pleased to announce that Zaporizhia Kozak Song and Dance Ensemble from Zaprorizihia, Ukraine will be our featured guest performers at our 50th Anniversary Gala Concert and Banquet November 12 & 13 at TCU Place. Details

UCC-SPC Hires Ukrainian Dance Consultant

September 2, 2010 -- The Saskatchewan Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms Sonya Horner as UCC-SPC Ukrainian Dance Consultant on a contractual basis to the end of March 2011. More

UCC-SPC 2010 Nation Builders & Community Recognition Award Honourees Announced

September 1, 2010 -- 2010 marks the sixteenth time that the Ukrainian Canadian community of Saskatchewan, under the auspices of the UCC-SPC, will celebrate the accomplishments and meritorius contributions of some of its notable citizens through the Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards. UCC-SPC Announcement