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18 May 2021 • 18 травня 2021 р. • 18.20 (407)
The UCC Saskatchewan office will be closed Monday, May 24, 2021 for the Victoria Day holiday.
У понеділок, 24 травня 2021 р., офіс КУК Саскачеван буде зачинено з нагоди Дня Вікторії.
What’s Your Take?
Від Вас до нас!
1944 May 18
Day of Remembrance of the Exile of the Crimean Tatar People

On May 18, the world recognizes the oppression and the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars 77 years ago by the Stalin regime that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Let us solemnly commemorate this day and honour the memory of the victims.

Why this is important: The Crimean Tatars were permitted to return to Crimea in the early 1990s. However, after bravely resisting Russia’s illegal and brutal occupation of Crimea in 2014, the Crimean Tatar People are once again being subjected to systematic persecution and violation of their basic human rights by the Russian occupation authorities.

See also

How would you rate your awareness about the injustices suffered by the Crimean Tatar people?

    1. high
    1. average
    1. minimal
  1. no awareness
Results of Last Week’s Survey
Do you have a Ukrainian vyshyvanka (embroidered shirt/blouse) that you wear on special occasions?

  1. Yes, it was embroidered for me by my Baba / my Mama / a family member — 24%
  2. Yes, I embroidered it myself — 13%
  3. Yes, it was made / purchased in Ukraine — 57%
  4. No, but I plan to get one — 3%
  5. No, but I want to learn how to embroider one — 0%
  6. No, it’s not my thing — 3%
Featured Member Organization
Знайомтесь, наша складова організація
At the last in-person camp held in 2019 (Facebook)

Green Grove Ukrainian Orthodox Youth Camp (on Wakaw Lake)
Established: 1947
Objectives: Promotion of the Ukrainian language, Ukrainian Orthodox religion, Ukrainian culture, and the promotion of fellowship amongst youth
Activity: Open to any and all children, fun-filled two-week summer camp promotes and exposes youth ages 7-13 to the Ukrainian culture, language and traditions. Successful virtual camp hosted in 2020, details about 2021 virtual camp to come; rentals (currently are on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Organization has approx. 25 organizational members

Programs, Services, Projects
Програми, послуги та проекти
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Calling all Saskatchewan freelance translators!

Virtual Information Session: “How to become a certified translator”
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 6:30-8 PM via MS Teams

For more information and / or to pre-register (required), call Ulyana Bolonna, Language Services Coordinator at 1-888-652-5850 (306-652-5850) ext. 105 or email language.services@ucc.sk.ca.

You are invited!
UCC Saskatchewan Info Session: Educational Credential Assessment
Friday, May 28, 2021, 12 NOON -1:30 PM via Zoom

Details, register

COVID-19 UCC Saskatchewan updates graphic
Вакцинація від COVID-19 Останні новини

На даний час особи 16 років і старші (які народилися у цей день у 2005 році або раніше) можуть записатися на вакцинацію від COVID-19 (1-а доза) у режимі online або по телефону.

2-га доза вакцини доступна для тих, кому виповнилося 85 років, або для осіб будь-якого віку, які отримали першу дозу раніше 15 лютого.Записатися на прийом можна у фармацевтичних клініках імунізації.

Детальна інформація

COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Currently Booking:1st Dose: Residents 16 years and older (born on this day in 2005 or earlier) provincially (online and call centre booking available).
This applies to all immunization clinics: booked appointments, drive-thru/walk-in, pharmacies and mobile clinics.2nd Dose is open to those 85 years and older or anyone of any age who received their first dose before February 15.

More information

Important News, Special Announcements, Calls to Action
Головні новини, оголошення, заклик до дії
May 18: International Museum Day 2021 | #IMD2021
“The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine”International Museum Day 2021 will focus on rethinking the museum of the future to meet the challenges of the present. Details

Ukrainian museums in Sask.:

Вишиванка – твій генетичний код
Vyshyvanka – your genetic code
Земля наших предків для наших нащадків
The land of our ancestors is for our future generations


Нагадаємо: Святкуй День вишиванки у Канаді
Четвер, 20 травня, 2021 р., 18:00 за саскачеванським часом
Деталі, реєстраціяReminder: Celebrate Vyshyvanka Day
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6 PM in Sask
Details, sign up


Background Information - Holodomor-Descendants-Network-17May2021.pdf
Holodomor National Awareness Committee (HNAC) Launches
Canadian Holodomor Descendants’ Outreach Initiative

On April 27, 2021, UCC National announced during a virtual event (watch event here) the Canadian launch of the Global Holodomor Descendants Network, a project of the Ukrainian World Congress established to continue the mission of Holodomor survivors for truth and recognition.

The Canadian Holodomor Descendants’ Outreach Initiative seeks to engage the community in helping to promote and build the network in Canada. The outreach initiative is co-chaired by three community activists, who will be reaching out to community representatives to determine how best to disseminate information locally and encourage a meaningful dialogue.

UCC member organizations and local branches are asked to share information about this project with their members and constituents and encourage Holodomor descendants to join this Network.

For more information, email HNAC Chair Iryna Mycak at irene.mycak@gmail.com or any of the three co-chairs of the outreach initiative listed in the background information.

Community News
Новини громади
UCPBA Saskatoon Virtual Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 14, 2021, 7 PM via Zoom

Agenda will be sent closer to the date of the meeting, along with an invite to register for the Zoom meeting.

Minutes from 2020 AGM available by emailing saskucpba@sasktel.net.

Save the dateDave Mysak Kovbasa Klassic Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Our Partners
Наші партнери
International Women of Saskatoon Launches App for Those Immigrating to Canada

The Welcome to Saskatchewan app, launched by the International Women of Saskatoon and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, provides newcomers and immigrants with a comprehensive path to building a life in Canada…

… available on the Apple store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android devices. Full IWS News Release

Support Saskatchewan Children’s Participation in Arts and Culture, Donations are Doubled until Friday

Creative Kids is in the midst of its Spring Matching Gift campaign. TD Bank will be matching the first $20,000 donated between May 7 and May 21.

Donations can be made online here.

The Creative Kids program removes or reduces financial barriers to arts and cultural activities for Saskatchewan kids ages 4 to 19 to help enable them participate in art, drama, music, dance and other cultural activities. To date, Creative Kids has granted over $4.5 million and helped more than 9,800 kids in more than 230 communities across Saskatchewan. More about Creative Kids

Online Learning Opportunities
Навчання онлайн
Ukrainian Choirs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: UCC National
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
, 6 PM Saskatchewan time

Details, register

Current Developments in Russian-occupied Crimea: Human Rights Situation and Russia’s Military Buildup
Wed., May 19, 2021
, 10 AM Saskatchewan time

Details, registration link

Free Webinar
Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events
Thursday, June 17, 2021
, 11 AM-12 NOON Saskatchewan time

  • How to fundraise during a global pandemic
  • Learn new strategies to adapt your gala events to virtual

For nonprofit fundraisers and event planners, as well as volunteers and staff responsible for planning fundraising events

Details, register

See also
Downloadable resource: A Ten Step Guide to Online Fundraising Events
Ukraine • Україна
Crimean Tatar journalist Remzi Bekirov and four other political prisoners in court on 17 May 2021, with placards protesting Moscow’s repression in 1783, 1944 and since 2014 Photo Crimean Solidarity

Remembrance banned as ‘extremism’ by Russian occupation regime, and political trials on anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) reported, “It is seven years since the Russian occupation regime first banned remembrance events on the anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the entire Crimean Tatar people from their homeland.

Read more in UCC National’s “Ukraine: Daily Briefing” May 18 2021

Sign up to receive UCC National’s “Ukraine: Daily Briefing” here

Call for Volunteers – GoCamp 2021

GoCamp is seeking volunteers worldwide to join the program online and help Ukrainian schoolchildren upgrade English & French language skills and have a memorable summer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only online programs will be offered in 2021.

  • Become a cultural ambassador and mentor for Ukrainian children
  • Inspire children to discover the entire world by sharing your culture and values with them
  • Improve your teaching and creativity skills with our educational materials

Online volunteering is possible from anywhere on the planet. All you need is:

  • a laptop or PC with internet and web-cam
  • to join the program for 1 to 3 hours a day for 10 days (28 June to 9 July)

Apply here

It’s Eurovision Weekend in Rotterdam!Ukraine’s Go_A has qualified for Saturday’s Grand Final with their song Shum https://youtu.be/U7-dxzp6Jvs.

The four members of Go_A are: Kateryna Pavlenko, Taras Shevchenko, Ihor Didenchuk, and Ivan Hryhoriak.

To follow their progress in this Saturday’s final, go to the Eurovision 2021 website: https://eurovision.tv.

To see the semi-final show as well as the videos of the other contestants, visit the Eurovision 2021 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpjHHu8ivVWs73uxHlWwFA.

Слава Украïнi! Герoям слава! Go Ukraine!

Building a strong, culturally vibrant Ukrainian community in Saskatchewan

Будуємо сильну, динамічну українську громаду в Саскачевані

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