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Condolences to the family of Mr. Ivan Putko

It is with great sadness that UCC expresses condolences to the family of Mr. Ivan Putko, beloved husband of the late Irena Baran, and dear father of Marika, Irena and Dania. He will be greatly missed by his grand children, Roman, and Andrij (Debbie) and his great grand children Ivanka and Klara. Below are condolences [&hellip


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Invictus Games Ticket Launch Event – Support Ukrainian Team!

  За 100 днів розпочнуться #InvictusGames у Торонто. Не пропустіть нагоди підтримати українську збірну у Канаді! #IAM #IG2017 Where: Downtown Toronto’s Commerce Court, in the heart of the financial district. When: Thursday, June 15, 12:15 p.m. What: On the 100-day countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games, join us in the heart of the city to [&hellip


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CUFTA Granted Royal Assent

CUFTA Granted Royal Assent June 2, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the granting of Royal Assent to the act implementing the Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, signed the CUFTA Implementation Act (C-31) on June 1. “This historic agreement is a win-win for [&hellip


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UCC Mourns the Passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar

UCC Mourns the Passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar 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 [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President

UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President 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 [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party

UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party May 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Andrew Scheer (MP Regina-Qu’Appelle), who was elected as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada on May 27. “On behalf the Ukrainian Canadian community, I congratulate Mr. Scheer on his election as leader [&hellip


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Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us! Youth Engaging Youth Project Launches New Website  May 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) invites all Canadians to join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation through the Project Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The UCC, together with its member organizations across the [&hellip


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Be a Part of 2017 Vyshyvanka Day!

Next week on Thursday May 18th, Ukrainians and friends from around the world will celebrate Vyshyvanka (Embroidery) Day, adorning Ukrainian embroidered shirts not only to preserve our ancestral traditions, but also to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.    In many communities, celebrations of International Vyshyvanka Day will continue on Saturday May 20. Regardless of origin or [&hellip


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#FreeSentsov – UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators

#FreeSentsov UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators  Three years ago, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian “authorities” in Russian-occupied Crimea and imprisoned on false charges of “terrorism.” Sentsov was sentenced in a Russian show trial to 20 years in prison. There was no evidence of Sentsov having committed any crime [&hellip


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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day Today marks the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. World War II in Europe, which had begun in 1939 with the Nazi-Soviet invasion and dismemberment of Poland, was ended. After more than [&hellip


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