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Annual Holodomor Commemoration takes place at Winnipeg City Hall

The annual commemoration of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-33 organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) took place according to  long-standing tradition at Winnipeg City Hall on November 25, 2017.

The Holodomor took place in Ukraine in 1932-33 and was one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind. This tragedy was the result of a deliberate political strategy masterminded by Stalin and his totalitarian communist regime to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry and was part of a plan to destroy Ukrainian national resistance to the Soviet state. By sheer magnitude, losses during the Holodomor surpassed those of the Ukrainian nation during the Second World War. The Holodomor is recognised by most objective historians as an act of genocide.  Many countries, including Canada, have formally declared the Holodomor as a genocide against the Ukrainian people.

The event began with a panakhyda – ecumenical memorial service con-celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada) and  His Excellency Metropolitan Lawrence (Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg) along with attendant clergy.

After the service, all in attendance moved inside the Council Building where the Master of Ceremonies for the event Myroslava Pidhirnyj continued with the program. Official greetings were brought on behalf of the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada by Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North and Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Kevin Lamoureux, on behalf of the Premier and the Government of Manitoba Minister of of Sport, Culture and Heritage Hon. Cathy Cox, and on behalf of the Mayor and City of Winnipeg Acting Deputy Mayor Matt Allard.  

Survivors of the Holodomor Sonia Kushliak, Luba Semeniuk and Zina Dlugosh were introduced along with Halyna Kowal, the wife of the late Roman Kowal who is the artist responsible for the Holodomor monument in front of City Hall.

Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake and Eastman and  Opposition Critic for National Defence and the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence James Bezan also brought greetings and remarks. Other politicians in attendance were Members of the Legislative Assembly Nic Curry (Kildonan), Blair Yakimoski (Transcona), Andrew Micklefield (Rossmere) and City Councillor Ross Eadie (Mynarski Ward).

During a short cultural program members of PLAST Ukrainian Youth Association led the gathered youth in singing of a song about the Holodomor, Svicha. Pupils from the Ukrainian Schools at Sts.  Volodymyr & Olha Cathedral and Chytalnya Prosvita read poems dedicated to the survivors of the Famine-Genocide.

Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij (University of Manitoba) introduced the guest speaker –  Dr. Bohdan Klid (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta), which concluded the commemoration program.

The commemoration organising group consisted of UCC-MPC 1st Vice President Joan Lewandowsky, Holodomor Education Committee Chair Valia Noseworthy, Holodomor Awareness Committee Chair Irka Balan, and Myroslava Pidhirnyj.

UCC-MPC is grateful to His Worship Brian Bowman for allowing us use of City Hall for this annual event as well as the City staff for their assistance. We also thank the Hierarchs of our Churches, local clergy, Ukrainian youth groups and schools for their participation and support of this important endeavour.

Norbert K. Iwan’s beautiful photographs of the event can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/norbert.k.iwan/media_set?set=a.10155188328536375.1073742003.758611374&type=3

Hierarchs lead memorial prayers for the victims of the Holodomor

Ukrainian Canadian youth honour victims and survivors of the Holodomor

 

 

 

 

UKRAINIAN DAY IN THE PARK 2017

Program

 

Програма Час Program
Початок 6:00 pm Grounds open
Відкриття 6:30 pm Opening ceremony
Концерт 7:00 pm Outdoor performance
Футбол 8:00 pm Soccer with IPAC Ukraine
Забава 9:00 pm Outdoor dancing

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

Family Picnic:
Children 12 & under $5
Adults $10

 

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TBA

Confirmed Performers for 2017  

TBA

 

Kildonan Park (North picnic shelter)
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Program

Program

 

Програма Час Program
Початок 6:00 pm Grounds open
Відкриття 6:30 pm Opening ceremony
Концерт 7:00 pm Outdoor performance
Футбол 8:00 pm Soccer with IPAC Ukraine
Забава 9:00 pm Outdoor dancing

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

Family Picnic:
Children 12 & under $5
Adults $10

 

         Menu

TBA

Confirmed Performers for 2017  

TBA

 

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Location
Kildonan Park (North picnic shelter)
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Previous Ukrainian Days
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Sponsors 2017

“RECOVERY ROOM” Movie Premiere

Thursday, September 14 at 7 PM

Manitoba Museum 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2

“Recovery Room” is a feature documentary (75 min) telling the story of 2014-2015 Canadian medical missions to Ukraine. Composed entirely of volunteers, plastic surgeons and health professionals from Canada arrive at the Military Hospital in Kyiv to try to make a difference in the lives of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, victims of the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. They perform complex reconstructive surgical procedures resulting from sniper fire and explosions.

OFFICIAL TRAILER: 

Film to be presented by the director Adriana Luhovy

Cover: $20 adults, $10 students/seniors.

 

The Annual Vyshyvanka March 2017

The Annual Vyshyvanka March will take place on Saturday 20 May beginning at 4:00 pm with a gathering and march at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Forks, then then a friendly get together at Prosvita Hall with contests and entertainment. For more information, call 204-582-5939.
See you there! До зустрічі!

Bitter Harvest film showing times in Winnipeg

Bitter Harvest film showing times in Winnipeg

Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP
2190 McGillivray Boulevard Winnipeg

Bitter Harvest
Drama | 1h 43m

REGULAR SHOWTIMES:
Fri, Mar 3: 4:25pm 7:10pm 9:55pm
Sat, Mar 4: 1:30pm 4:25pm 7:10pm 9:55pm
Sun, Mar 5: 2:00pm 4:25pm 7:10pm 9:55pm
Mon, Mar 6: 7:10pm 9:55pm
Tue, Mar 7: 4:25pm 7:10pm 9:55pm
Wed, Mar 8: 7:10pm 9:55pm
Thu, Mar 9: 7:10pm 9:55pm

 

Learn about Holodomor by watching this video:

Holodomor: Stalin’s Secret Genocide

An estimated ten million Ukrainians died in the early 1930s in a genocide known as Holodomor. Find out more about the incident that inspired the film Bitter Harvest.

Posted by Bitter Harvest on Friday, November 25, 2016