UCC Communiques & News


Gallery 2 – Waschuk Smerchuk Gala

Photos by Mykola Swarnyk and Markian Radomsky

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Oleh Sentsov visits Canada, calls for more pressure on Russia

February 5, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed Ukrainian filmmaker and former political prisoner of the Russian regime Oleh Sentsov to Canada this week. For over five years, Mr. Sentsov was illegally imprisoned by the Russian regime for his support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and because of his opposition to [&hellip

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UCC Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2020. OTTAWA. On January 27, the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of the Holocaust. Over six million Jews, and millions of other victims – Ukrainians, Poles, Roma, and many others – were murdered by the Nazi German regime. May the [&hellip

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Waschuk-Smerechuk Tribute Gala – 3 days left to get your ticket!

January 24, 2020. TORONTO, ON. Tickets for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) February 1 Tribute Gala to Ambassador Roman Waschuk and Oksana Smerechuk are going fast! Purchase your ticket by Monday January 27, 5:00 pm EST and join us in honouring Canada’s longest serving Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk and his spouse Oksana Smerechuk! Please [&hellip

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Oleg Sentsov to visit Canada

January 22, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Ukrainian filmmaker, human rights activist and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who was illegally imprisoned by Russia for five years, will visit Canada February 2 – 5, 2020. “Mr. Sentsov is an inspiration to us all – a symbol of [&hellip

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Early Access to Tickets – The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov

  Early Access to Tickets – Human Rights Watch Film Festival  Your complimentary tickets can be accessed at this link after 12:00 pm on January 23. Instructions:  Click on Link: https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=113867~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0 Click “Get Tickets” and enter promo code HRW2020 when prompted. Select the ‘free’ ticket type.  Using the dropdown menu select the number of tickets. [&hellip

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Day of Unity of Ukraine

  Day of Unity of Ukraine   Today Ukrainians all around the world mark the 101st anniversary of the unification of Ukrainian lands into a single, independent state. On January 22, 1919, the Unification Act was proclaimed, joining the Ukrainian People’s Republic and the Western Ukrainian People’s Republic into a single, independent State. This anniversary [&hellip

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Ambassador Waschuk Awarded Shevchenko Medal

UCC Tribute Gala to honour contributions to public service    January 15, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that His Excellency Roman Waschuk, former Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, will be awarded the Taras Shevchenko Medal for his outstanding contribution to public service. The Medal will be presented to [&hellip

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