UCC Saskatchewan e-Bulletin for 2015 November 27


e-Бюлетень Published by the
Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Saskatchewan Provincial Council, Inc.
27 November 2015
Vol. 12 № 22 (240)
27 листопада 2015 р.
125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada (1891-2016)

UCC Unveils Logo… (media release) | Description of the Logo Design | About the Artist
КУК представив логотип… (прес-реліз) | Пояснення дизайну логотипу | Про артиста

(українська версія тексту розміщена після англійської)

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada logo
is an official logo licensed to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: UCC Saskatchewan’s Hromada Legacy Fund
Special added deadline for 2015 grant applications: 01 December
Details & application form

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Calendar of Remaining Commemorative Events in Saskatchewan


Saturday, November 28, 10 AM
Divine Liturgy and Panakhyda
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church (904 Main St)


Sunday, November 29, 10 AM
Divine Liturgy and Panakhyda
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints (136 Windsor Ave)


Saturday, November 28
Holodomor Commemoration and Program
Rama Senior Citizens Centre
For more information, call Mary Kowalyshen 306.593.6120


Memorial Week – Regina Catholic Schools, School-based Services

Sunday, November 29, 9:30 AM
Liturgy and Panakhyda (Memorial) Service
Presentation to follow
St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church (55 McMurchy Ave)

Sunday, November 29, 9:15 AM
Liturgy and Panakhyda (Memorial) Service
St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Church (1747 Toronto St)


Sunday, November 29, 10 AM
Liturgy and Panakhyda (Memorial) Service
St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (214 Ave M S)

26 Nov 2015 – Ukrainian World Congress Statement on the 82nd anniversary of the Holodomor
26.XI.2015 р. – Заклик Світового Конґресу Українців до 82-ої річниці Голодомору

23 Nov 2015 – Ukrainian Canadian Congress launches National Holodomor Awareness Week 2015
23.XI.2015 р. – Конґрес Українців Канади оголошує Всеканадський Тиждень Вшанування Жертв Голодомору, 2015 (українська версія тексту розміщена після англійської)

National Holodomor Awareness Week
November 23-29, 2015

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is launching the eighth annual National Holodomor Awareness Week November 23-29, 2015 to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the Holodomor – Famine Genocide of 1932-33.

As we gather this year, let us pay tribute to the victims of the Famine Genocide in Ukraine while remembering the reality of the aggressor the Ukrainian people continue to face today and the lives that have been sacrificed for the right of every Ukrainian to live on Ukrainian soil in dignity with respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms.

International Holodomor Memorial Day
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Let us remember together. On Saturday, November 28 we encourage all Canadians to take a moment to remember the victims:

  • At 19:32 (7:32 PM) local time pause for a moment of silence wherever one may be to honour the memory of the victims.
  • Light a candle of remembrance in one’s home.
  • Post photos of your candles on social media with your thoughts of remembrance.
  • Request local churches to toll their bells ten times at 19:32 in honour of the victims.

On Sunday, November 29, as in previous years, memorial services will be celebrated in our Ukrainian parishes.

Share the Story

Two web sites feature the poignant testimonies of Holodomor survivors. Please use these clips, which are available with English subtitles, during your commemorations. We also encourage all of our member organizations to promote the sites by sharing the links on your organizational sites. The two sites are:www.sharethestory.ca and www.holodomorsurvivors.ca.

Holodomor National Awareness Tour

The Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) with its partners, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre and Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, is preparing to launch the Holodomor National Awareness Tour including the Holodomor Mobile Classroom. The project is financially supported by the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of Ontario and Manitoba to date.

The Holodomor Mobile Classroom will be travelling across Canada. More information is available on the project web site www.holodomortour.ca.


A comprehensive list of resources has been made available by the UCC National Holodomor Education Committee — https://ucc.ca/programs/committees/national-holodomoreducation/holodomor-education-resources

Fundraising Campaign

UCC National continues to distribute awareness ribbon car magnets across the country. They are to be handed out as a thank-you for a minimum $5 donation in support of UCC Holodomor awareness initiatives. The magnets can be ordered by contacting the UCC Head Office lesia@ucc.ca.

— UCC National

Україна пам’ятає — світ визнає
Ukraine remembers –- the World Acknowledges

Ukrainian Students’ Association Raising Awareness about the Holodomor

The University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students’ Association held events in Saskatoon to raise awareness about the Holodomor. Yesterday, about 50 people gathered at the Lesya Ukrainka statue on campus for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims.

Last week, at the invitation of the USUSA, Ukrainian-American journalist Andrea Chalupa of New York was in Saskatoon to talk about the Holodomor. Andrea, who also gave a reading from her book “Orwell and the Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm,” has written for TIME and has spoken at Columbia University, McGill University, and the National Press Club in Washington, DC. She is a founder of the “DigitalMaidan,” an online movement that made the Ukrainian protests the #1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide at a time when the mainstream media was obsessing over Justin Bieber’s arrest in Miami.

Below are links to an interview that Andrea Chalupa and USUSA President Connor Moen gave with Randy Pshebylo on Shaw.

Part 1 (YouTube – 12:28)
Part 2 (YouTube – 11:56)

Click to enlarge | Натисніть, щоб збільшити

UCC Saskatchewan’s Annual Fundraising Appeal

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council, Inc. serves the community to preserve and develop Ukrainian culture in our province by strengthening and coordinating the participation of Ukrainian Canadians in its social and cultural life.

What does your donation support?

  • Cultural & Education
    • Holodomor Awareness
    • Internment Awareness
    • Greatest Need
  • Hromada Legacy Fund
  • Visnyk
  • Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards

Please see the printable donor card for details on each programming area and identify on the printable donor card which programming area you wish your donation to go towards.

UCC Saskatchewan is grateful for your financial support. Receipts for all donations of $25 or more are mailed out early in 2016.

UCC Saskatchewan is the umbrella organization to 165 community-based organizations in 38 different Saskatchewan communities. Established in the early 1970s, UCC Saskatchewan is an inclusive, self-sustaining, vibrant organization that serves the Saskatchewan Ukrainian community to maintain, develop and share its Ukrainian Canadian identity, culture and aspirations.

Інформаційний семінар на тему
Пенсійне забезпечення у Канаді:
види пенсій, пенсійний вік, вплив на розмір пенсії стажу роботи та терміну перебування в Канаді, планування майбутнього, чи можна отримувати пенсію за межами Канади.

Вівторок, 8 грудня, 2015

У приміщенні школи Marion Graham (кімната 266)
602 Lenore Drive

Кількість місць обмежена
Реєстрація не пізніше 4 грудня, 2015
Деталі (PDF)

Information Session for Newcomers: Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

In English with translation to Ukrainian. Registration deadline December 4, 2015. Details (PDF)

Програма фінансової підтримки для творчих дітей

У січні 2016 розпочинається програма «Creative Kids», направлена на розвиток творчих здібностей дітей віком від 4 до 19 років. Програма може надати фінансову допомогу сумою до $750 на дитину протягом року.

Сім’ї новоприбулих можуть подаватися лише за наявності статусу постійного місця проживання (Permanent Residents of Canada).

Для участі у програмі необхідно зареєструватися не пізніше 4 грудня 2015.

Реєстраційні анкети можна завантажити на сайті програми http://www.creativekidssask.ca/our-programs.

Creative Kids Application Deadline

The next application date is December 4, 2015 for Creative Kids — to support a child’s creative activities that begin in January. Please share with any families you think could benefit from Creative Kids.

Who Can Apply – Any family with challenges paying for creative activities and classes is eligible to apply. Due to demand, we have mostly been able to help families with gross incomes less than $40,000, although we do consider other family circumstances. Our guidelines are:

  • Creative Kids is open to Saskatchewan residents
  • Citizens of Lloydminster (as a border community) are eligible
  • Applicants can be 4 to 19 years old
  • Newcomers to Saskatchewan may apply if they are Permanent Residents of Canada

Creative Kids may provide up to $750 per child per calendar year.

Applications (Creative Kids website)

Congratulations to the New Executive of UCC Regina

UCC Regina held its Annual General Meeting and Board elections on Thursday, November 19, and is pleased to announce the new executive for 2015-2017:

President – Orest Gawdyda
1st Vice-President – Ken Mazur
2nd Vice-President – Holly Paluck
Treasurer – Roman Matviichuk
Secretary – Maria Koropetska
Member at Large – Gerald Luciuk
Member at Large – Mark Woitas

Euromaidan: Second Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity – November 21-February 18

Crisis in Ukraine Links

UCC Daily Briefings: www.ucc.ca/category/eu-ukraine/daily-briefing

Map of Ukraine Unrest: http://liveuamap.com/

Proceeds from monthly varenyky/perogy suppers help support the activities of Ukrainian organizations in Saskatchewan. Please see the online events calendar for details about upcoming suppers.

Musée Ukraina Museum Retrospective Exhibit of Artist Ivan Ostafiychuk
until January 31, 2016, open Sundays 11:30 AM-4:30 PM or by appointment
Musée Ukraina Museum (222 Ave M S), Saskatoon

Christmas Tea and Bake Sale: Ss Peter & Paul UCWLC
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1–3 PM
Saints Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Auditorium (1202 11th St E), Saskatoon

Movember (Vusopad): USUSA
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8:30-11 PM
Sutherland Bar (810 Central Ave), Saskatoon

UWAC Olha Kobylianska Branch Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1 PM (changed from Nov 22)
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (919 20th St W), Saskatoon

Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: UWAC Hanka Romanchych Branch (see poster at link)
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1-3 PM
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church Hall (2616 Louise St), Saskatoon

Kolos Ukrainian Dance: Sunday Brunch Fundraiser
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 10 AM2 PM
Ukrainian National Federation Hall (1737 St. John St.), Regina

Ukrainian Dance Festivals in 2016 (e-Bulletin continued)


Rosthern Ukrainian Dolyna Dancers Malanka 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Spivohrai Christmas Concert | Різдвяний Концерт (see poster at link)
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 7 PM (Doors open 6: 30 PM)
Third Avenue United Church (304 3rd Ave N), Saskatoon

Community Roundtable on Documenting the Prairie Churches of Eastern Rite: PCUH, STM, UMC, MUM
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4-6 PM (Reception 6-8 PM)
St. Thomas More College, Room 1001 (University of Saskatchewan Campus), Saskatoon

Musée Ukraina Museum 60th Anniversary Gala dinner
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Saskatoon Travelodge (106 Circle Dr W), Saskatoon

St. Petro Mohyla “Celebrating 100 and Moving Forward” Reunion
June 24-26, 2016

UCBC – Bishop Roborecki Branch/William & Elsie Hnatiuk Scholarship

Deadline for nominations is Monday, December 7, 2015

Three $100 scholarships are available to youth ages 8-18 (ages as of December 31, 2014) to encourage them to continue participating in Ukrainian Language, Liturgical Activities, Traditions, and Culture. The youth must be a member of one of the three Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Saskatoon and show consistency in leadership qualities. The youth may be nominated, in written form, by any parishioner of the three Ukrainian Catholic parishes, clergy, sisters, UCBC members, staff members of Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School or the Ukrainian Program at Bethlehem High School, members of parish organizations, Ukrainian arts groups, and St. Volodymyr Camp Board. Candidates may not be nominated by members of their immediate families. Nomination information is to include nominee’s school, grade, parish affiliation, and relevant family information.

The scholarships will be presented at the St. George Cathedral Parish St. Nicholas Celebration following the 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 20, 2015. To submit nominations or for further information, contact Bro. Bernard Bodnar (306-382-1647), Bro. William Hnatiuk (306-382-3764), or Bro. Bill Gulka (306-249-0243). Nominations may be mailed or submitted to 2015 Scholarship, St. George Cathedral Parish, 210 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 2K4, or to w.gulka@sasktel.net orsaintgeorge@shaw.ca.

Montreal Gallery Presents Artist Ayla Dmyterko’s First Solo Exhibition

Ayla Dmyterko: The Tale Began With a Beet
until December 22, 2015
Galerie Pangee (412-372 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest), Montreal, QC

Ayla is originally from Regina (BEd Arts at U of R) and has lived in Montreal for the previous four years to complete a BFA at Concordia University.

Arts and Music Awards Available at URDC/MacEwan University

Application deadline is November 30, 2015
(Open to individuals/groups in Saskatchewan)

The Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) at MacEwan University is calling for applications for the following arts and music awards:

  • The Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) Award ($500)
  • The Roman Soltykewych Music Scholarship ($500)
  • The Serge Eremenko Music Award ($500)
  • The Anna Pidruchney Award for Young Writers ($1,000)

For details, please see URDC’s news release and award fact sheets (PDF). Application forms and/or guidelines are available at macewan.ca/URDC in September 2015. For more information, contact Yuri Konkin at 780-497-4373 or konkiny@macewan.ca.

Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course

Application Closing Dates
Saskatoon: December 2, 2015
Regina: February 3, 2016

Course Fee – $200

The Saskatchewan Arts Board (SAB) and Creative Saskatchewan are offering the Arts Entrepreneurship & Business Development Course to help Saskatchewan artists and arts entrepreneurs develop sustainable careers or business ventures in the province. Course details, dates, how to apply

Eligible Applicants – Saskatchewan artists and arts entrepreneurs who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, Saskatchewan residents, as per the requirements of this course, with an established art practice or an identified business opportunity.

Toolkit Workshop Series at University of Regina

The Toolkit Workshop Series are half-day workshops that teach professional development skills to help people with non-profit and community-based work. Students and community members are welcome to attend.

Remaining in this fall’s lineup:

Wednesday, December 9: Board Governance: What are we supposed to be doing?

All workshops are offered in the U of R College Avenue Campus from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Registration fees are $25 or $15 for students/low-income, with a $5 parking pass available. You can register online.


Community Initiatives Fund is Accepting Committee Applications

Application deadline: December 4, 2015

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of their four Community Grant Program Adjudication Committees.Details, application form (PDF)

The Young Canada Works (YCW) Program Now Accepting Applications

The National Trust for Canada is accepting applications for both YCW in Heritage Organizations andYCW at Building Careers in Heritage until January 15, 2016. The Young Canada Works program assists employers in the creation of jobs for students and recent graduates in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation, Doors Open events and much more. About the YCW program


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