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28 July 2020 • 28 липня 2020 р. • 17.24 (367)
A Word from Us
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A Quick Update

As Saskatchewanians are enjoying the arrival of hot summer weather, we want to update you on some of the ongoing work of our volunteer Board and committees.

The UCC Saskatchewan Board of Directors has been meeting regularly to discuss a range of issues aimed at assisting member groups with their COVID-19 related funding challenges. This includes exploring new Hromada Legacy Fund fundraising opportunities (stayed tuned for more details) as well as adapting grant criteria to better meet immediate needs.

Our Recognitions Committee has also been busy with both soliciting and assessing nominations for the Nation Builders & Community Recognition Awards Class of 2020 as well as designing an online Honouree announcement to take place later in the Fall. More exciting news to come!

On behalf of UCC Saskatchewan, we extend best wishes for a Happy Saskatchewan Day long weekend.

Did you know?

Last year, our programs, services and projects were made possible thanks to the efforts of some 40 key volunteers consisting of board members, committee members, and other individuals from the community. They devoted a total over 1320 volunteer hours in supporting the activities of UCC Saskatchewan. Thank you for your dedication and generosity!

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Every aspect of our Ukrainian Canadian community life has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals and organizations have responded with remarkable resiliency and creativity.

Join UCC National CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn, host of “Community Conversations,” for a series of half-hour conversations with community leaders about the challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve adapted.

Click on the topics below to pre-register:

Remaining episodes:
Episode 2: July 29: Ukrainian Arts Centres
Episode 3: August 12: Ukrainian Canadian Festivals
Episode 4: August 19: Supporting Seniors and Long-term care

See also:
How galleries are adapting to a changed world

As lockdown squeezes the cultural sector, many are finding new ways to reach audiences through:

  • virtual exhibitions and fairs
  • focusing on story-telling
  • working with artists in isolation

Craft Council (London, UK) article 29 June 2020

What’s Your Take?
Від Вас до нас!
One exciting way that Canada’s Ukrainian communities have adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions is by offering online festivals.

Festivals old and new — like the Vegreville Pysanka Festival, Ottawa’s Capital Ukrainian Festival, and, coming up this weekend, Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival from Dauphin (featuring the Yevshan Dancers) — have been entering the world of virtual performances.

Saskatoon’s Folkfest multicultural celebration will be “Giving Back” on Saturday 15 August.

Have you attended an online Ukrainian festival this summer?

Yes, I enjoyed it
Yes, but I prefer in person
Not yet, but I plan to
No, not interested/other plans

Results of Last Week’s Survey
Response was low, so we will try again at a more suitable time.
Featured Member Organization
Складова організація в фокусі

Kraplenka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Weyburn)
Established: 2013
(Prior to 2013, known as the Weyburn Ukrainian Dance Club)
Objectives: promote Ukrainian culture and dance to the youth of our community
In 2019: hosted and performed at their annual Vesna spring celebration; performed at local nursing homes and various community events; participated in two Ukrainian dance competitions

Programs, Services, Projects
Програми, послуги та проекти
CR Awards for Youth Achievement Recipients Since 2005
Recognize anyone?

Did you know that 20 young individuals from Saskatchewan’s Ukrainian community have received Community Recognition Awards for Youth Achievement since 2005? Learn about their valuable contributions at https://www.ucc.sk.ca/en/services/nation-builders/639-community-recognition-awards-for-youth-achievement.

STM offers distinct options for studies in Ukrainian language, history and culture

Ukrainian Studies can enhance education, curriculum vitae and future career

Connor Moen is a former St. Thomas More College (STM) student and served as president of the University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students’ Association. Since his graduation he has gone on to become executive assistant to the chief of staff at Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa. STM News article 16 July 2020
Special Announcements, Calls to Action
Оголошення, Заклик до дії
Saskatoon Civic Election 2020 graphic - from saskatoon.ca

Jobs for Upcoming Civic Election

The 2020 Saskatoon Civic Election Returning Officer is now accepting applications from interested members of the public for Ward Supervisors and Poll Supervisors who will lead the team of election workers (approximately mid-September – November 2020).

Other paid positions for assisting at the Advance Polls and on Election Day will be posted in the fall.

Do you speak an additional language beyond English? The Civic Election Team encourages you to apply. The team hopes to recruit people who are proficient in languages represented in Saskatoon’s diverse community so that language is not a barrier for any resident to participate in the voting process. Details at https://www.saskatoon.ca/news-releases/2020-civic-election-were-recruiting-leaders-join-our-team

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In case you missed it:

Help get the word ‘Holodomor’ included in all major English dictionaries

Sign the petition at: https://www.change.org/p/merriam-webster-dictionary-help-us-get-the-word-holodomor-included-in-all-major-english-dictionaries

Календар подій
Folkfest Gives Back – Connecting through Culture: A Virtual Showcase - FB promo
CNUF 2020 – Virtual Festival – Sat, Aug 1, 6 PM in Sask

Frozen Pyrohy for Sale: Holy Trinity Prince Albert – Wed, Aug 12, Prince Albert

Virtual Saskatoon Folkfest 2020 – Sat, Aug 15, 7 PM

Dave Mysak Kovbasa Klassic Golf Tournament – Thu, Sep 3, Saskatoon

Our Partners
Наші партнери
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LITE – Learning Interculturalism Through Employment: Next Intake Begins Sep. 7

Saskatchewan Intercultural Association пропонує програму LITE – Learning Interculturalism Through Employment в онлайн режимі.

LITE – програма, спрямована на успішний пошук роботи, яка поєднує підготовку до працевлаштування та міжкультурного обміну.

Навчання починається 7 вересня 2020 року.

Детальніше/Details | Афіша/Poster (PDF)

Online Learning Opportunities
Навчання онлайн
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Webinars on Starting Your Own Business in Saskatchewan
Вебінари для тих, хто хоче розпочати власний бізнес в Саскачевані

Square One – програма підтримки та розвитку бізнесу, пропонує безкоштовні вебінари для тих, хто планує розпочати власний бізнес в Саскачевані.

Для реєстрації та додаткової інформації перейдіть за посиланнями:

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Everyone Wins!

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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