e-Bulletin - Saskatchewan's weekly Ukrainian community current events update
9 November 2021 • 9 листопада 2021 р. • 18.45 (432)
with Respect and Honour

Reflecting the values of our community as a whole, we remember the fallen with respect and honour. For those of the past, present and future, we will remember them for their dedication. We will remember them for their courage. We will remember them for the sacrifice of their lives for ours. We will remember them. — Capt Min Kim, Padre, 1 Service Battalion
The UCC Saskatchewan office will be closed
Thursday, November 11, 2021 for Remembrance DayУ четвер, 11 листопада 2021 р.,
офіс КУК у Саскачевані буде зачинено з нагоди Дня пам’яті
A Word from Us

Слово від нас

Special Pandemic Funding Available to Member Organizations!
Apply now!

The COVID-19 Pandemic continues to create financial challenges for many of Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian community organizations.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan has approved a one-time 2021 Special Pandemic Funding grant through the Hromada Legacy Fund. The grant is to assist UCC Saskatchewan member organizations maintain their operations as they cope with the serious limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member organizations may apply for a grant of $750. The 2021 HLF Pandemic Special Funding Application Form / Guide is available here.

You may also contact the UCC Saskatchewan office (email: info@ucc.sk.ca or phone: 1-888-652-5850, ext. 101) to confirm your organization’s eligibility.

Deadline: Wednesday 01 December 2021

Kozak Ivan wants to make your Christmas holiday extra special!

Check out our website, ucc.sk.ca, starting Wednesday to see how you can add your name to his extra special list.

National Holodomor Awareness Week – November 22-28, 2021This year marks the 88th anniversary of the Holodomor, the Soviet Communist regime’s genocide against the Ukrainian people. More

See also UCC National Holodomor Awareness Committee memo on initiatives this year

Holodomor 1932-33: Our community remembers

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan Holodomor Awareness & Education Committee is inviting the public to submit your videos/stories/songs/pictures/artwork that would answer the question, “How will you commemorate Holodomor this year?”

Submissions will be compiled into a video collection that will be revealed on Saturday, November 27th, Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day, on the UCC Saskatchewan website and YouTube channel.

As videos may be need to be edited for length, please limit them to 3 minutes. When recording, please use landscape orientation with the camera.

To be a part of this year’s online commemoration, please contact Katie Nakutnyy at k.nakutnyy@ucc.sk.ca or Larissa Van Caeseele at l.vancaeseele@ucc.sk.ca.

Submission Deadline: Friday 19 November


Provincial Holodomor Commemoration / Wreath Laying at the Holodomor Statue
Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 12 NOON
Wascana Park near the Legislative Building, Regina

The public is invited to attend the Provincial Holodomor Commemoration being held this year on November 23 at noon in front of the Holodomor Statue in Wascana Park. There will be an opportunity to lay a wreath / flowers at the Holodomor Statue.

Due to COVID restrictions, the entire commemoration will feature a short program conducted outside. Those planning to attend are encouraged to dress for the weather, as well as wear masks and practise physical distancing.

Details (UCC Saskatchewan FB post)

Join Our Team! Employment Opportunities

Приєднуйтеся до нас! Вакансії

Please see our Fundraising & Development Coordinator job posting
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Featured Member Organization

Знайомтесь, наша складова організаціяYorkton Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Established: 1981 (active since the 1960s)
Objectives: Troyanda strives to fulfill its primary goal of providing an opportunity for our young people to express themselves through dance and to develop an appreciation for one of the most beautiful Ukrainian traditions.
Activity has included: classes to dancers from 3 years old to adults; community performances in Yorkton, and surrounding communities; dance competitions in Regina, Russell, and Yorkton; Malanka celebration; Spring Showcase concert in March; performing for the Ambassador from Ukraine
Troyanda has approx. 30 organizational members

Each donation makes a difference! Can we count on yours?

UCC Saskatchewan relies on your support to meet our vision of building a strong, culturally vibrant Ukrainian community in Saskatchewan, and to facilitate services in our province.

To learn how your donation supports the community, please see our appeal.

Programs, Services, Projects

Програми, послуги та проекти

2021 Online NBCRA Honouree Announcement (watch here)

Congratulations to the following honourees who were formally presented last Sunday:

Top row
Nation Builders Awards:
• C. Mervin Ozirny (Parkerview-Melville)
• Vera Lazarowich-Senchuk (Hafford-Winnipeg)
Community Recognition Awards:
• Adam Breckner (Colonsay-Saskatoon) Cultural Preservation & Development
• Sonia Bremner (Candiac-Regina) Leadership and Volunteerism
• Sharon Harras (Battleford-Regina) Volunteerism

Bottom row
Community Recognition Awards:
• Alicia Klopoushak (Wadena-Saskatoon) Cultural Preservation & Development and Volunteerism
• Walter Kyliuk (Hafford-Radisson) Cultural Preservation & Development
• Annie Lyzaniwski (Regina-Calgary) Leadership
• Anna Mycyk (Bradford, England-Saskatoon) Cultural Preservation & Development
• Alice Sopatyk (Saskatoon) Cultural Preservation & Development and Volunteerism

Former CBC journalist and producer Rosalie Woloski speaks with the award recipients, who tell us about themselves, why they do what they do, and what advice they have to offer our community and its members. It’s all here in the online announcement.

Or, if you are on your smartphone:Read the bios here
Watch the online announcement here
Important News, Special Announcements, Calls to Action

Головні новини, оголошення, заклик до дії

UCC National Presents Preliminary Report of Community Engagement Survey

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) presented the preliminary results of the 2021 Community Engagement Survey on November 6, 2021.

This was the first ever national survey of self-identified Ukrainian Canadians. The project was undertaken by the UCC Charitable and Educational Trust, with the support of the Temerty Foundation.

Continue reading for key findings, video of webinar-presentation

November 9th is Ukrainian Writing and Language Day

Ukrainian Writing and Language Day is an official holiday established by President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma in 1997. Learn more

Happy Ukrainian Writing and Language Day! (Watch video greeting in Ukr.)

Today the Ukrainian World Congress and global Ukrainian communities join in celebrating the Day of Ukrainian Writing and Language. The Ukrainian language is a unique national treasure of our people, which unites generations of Ukrainians in the diaspora around our most important national tasks. Continue reading


The Ukrainian language and writing is an achievement of the spiritual culture of the Ukrainian people, so this day is very important.

Continue reading for interesting facts about the Ukrainian language (Ukrainian Lessons FB post).

Community News

Новини громади

UCC Regina Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 25, 2021
, 7 PM via Zoom

UCC Regina is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. To attend the AGM, please email uccregina@sasktel.net for the meeting link.

View meeting agenda. For other meeting-related documents (e.g., minutes), please email uccregina@sasktel.net.

Celebrating 60 Years: Yevshan Ukrainian Folk Ballet Ensemble
Saturday, February 12, 2022

TCU Place – Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre, SaskatoonCocktails, dinner, performance, & dance. Details, larger poster (Yevshan FB post)
Just in time for Christmas!

(Saskatoon) Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School Parent Council is doing their bi-annual Kovbasa Fundraiser. Sausage, smokies and other meat products are from Big Bob’s Meats in Regina. Funds raised will be put towards school resources as well as other Friends of Bishop Filevich School projects.

Submit order and payment by November 25, 2021. Order pick-up: December 13, 2021 at the school gym. More information, order form

A Taste of Ukraine – Baba’s Christmas Feast Fundraising Box

Lloydminster Ukrainian Cultural Association/Malanka Dancers fundraiser in collaboration with the Lloydminster & District Co-op. Box contains perogies, cabbage rolls, nalysnyky, a garlic ring, and ham garlic sausage.

Details (UCC Saskatchewan FB repost)

Online Learning Opportunities

Навчання онлайн

Holodomor and the Nation: Multigenerational Effects
Thursday, November 18, 2021
, 11 AM Saskatchewan time via Zoom

The webinar will focus on the effects of the Holodomor on the development of the Ukrainian nation.Organizer: Global Holodomor Descendants’ Network, Ukrainian World Congress International Coordinating Committee for Holodomor Awareness and Recognition. Co-Sponsors: HDN USA, HDN Canada

Webinar language: English & Ukrainian

More information | Register

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Building a strong, culturally vibrant Ukrainian community in Saskatchewan

Будуємо сильну, динамічну українську громаду в Саскачевані

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Proceeds from Sask Lotteries fund groups like ours whose activities help us all to grow, learn and play! Learn more about Sask Lotteries and the sport, culture and recreation groups that benefit at sasklotteries.ca.

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