Paul Grod, the National President of the UCC says many issues will on the table for consideration including Canada’s foreign policy, events that followed after the Ukraine Maidan protests and Ukrainian cultural affairs in Canada.
Grod says the Congress is honoured to welcome high-level delegations of senior government officials from Canada and Ukraine who will be joining the leadership of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Regina for the event.
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This the Year of Saskatchewan Ukrainians and it is also the 125th anniversary of the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to arrive in Canada.
Today more than 13-percent of Saskatchewan residents can trace their ancestry back to Ukraine.
On Saturday evening, the 75th Anniversary Banquet & Shevchenko Medal Awards will be presented.
Former deputy premier Ken Krawetz will receive the Shevchenko medal, the highest form of recognition from the congress.
Saturday’s gala will feature performances by Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble, Zabutnyy Dance Company and greetings from multiple Ukrainian and Canadian politicians.