(Ukrainian Canadian Congress Regina Branch)
Regina, SK – The provincial government has announced 2016 to be the year of Saskatchewan Ukrainians.
The declaration is to acknowledge the 125 anniversary of the first wave of Ukrainian immigration to Canada and Saskatchewan.
Premier Brad Wall says more than 13 percent of Saskatchewan residents trace their ancestry back to Ukraine.
“It underscores how important the contribution has been by the Ukrainian community here, from a cultural perspective and economic perspective. Things are just better now in Saskatchewan for this migration.”
Wall says the year will be filled with events to commemorate the 125 anniversary, including Regina hosting the 25th Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians in September.