30th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence
Відзначення 30-ї річниці незалежності України

In partnership with Echoes of Ukraine, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Calgary Branch organized a Flag Raising Ceremony and Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence at the Municipal Complex Plaza in Calgary on August 24, 2021. Урочисто відзначили 30-ту річницю Незалежності України в м. Калґгарі. Урочисте підняття Національного Прапора України на території муніципалітету м. Калґарі, розгортання 30-метрового Прапора і концерт, 24 серпня, 2021 року, Калґарі, Альберта, Канада. Щира подяка всім, хто допоміг організувати і провести урочистий захід, за чудові виступи наших талантів і лідерів, і всім хто прийшов! Слава Україні!


Thank you to Echoes of Ukraine for their collaboration: Danylo Moussineko, Andrei Dawid, Oleksandr Zagirskyy, Anna-Mariya Zagirska, Khrystyna Zagirska! Thank you to our team at UCC Calgary and our summer student Khrystyna Zagirska for helping organize the event and to Echoes of Ukraine and CYM Calgary for helping to set it all up and providing sound equipment and decor. Special thank you to all performers and speakers who made this anniversary and day so memorable:
Rev. Father Roman Planchak, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
Flag raising: Oleksandr Danylejko, Consul General of Ukraine; Khrystyna Zagirska, CYM Calgary; Yaroslav Khudych, Plast Calgary
Iryna Kalinovich & Korinnya Ukrainian Folk Ensemble
Oleksandr Danyleiko, Consul General of Ukraine in Edmonton
Orysia Boychuk, President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Alberta Provincial Council
The Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM), Calgary Branch
Iryna Kalinovich & Calgary Bandurysty (CYM Calgary)
Shane Gibson & Tryzub
Slava Sles
Stephani Romaniuk & Hannah Pagenkopf
Merited Artist of Ukraine Ihor Bohdan
Members of Surma Choir joining Bozhe Velyky Edyny singing
Photos by Khrystyna Zagirska and Anna-Mariya Zagirska 
May be an image of 1 person, child, standing and outdoorsПрекрасне, величне свято! Beautiful Concert "Songs of Independence" led by Merited Artist of Ukraine Ihor Bohdan! Click Here to See Photo Album 
UCC-APC Virtual Program: 30th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence & Ukrainian Day 2021 Festival, which premiered on August 22nd, 2021. It features, among others, Calgary talents and the Ukrainian Day 2021 Collaborative Music Video “Жовто-сині Серця”.
UCC National: Looking back at last week's 30th Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations- there were over 40 celebrations across Canada!
Artwork of Zinnie Eberhardt - St. Vladimir's Silent Auction Fundraiser
Support St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church by bidding on the beautiful artwork of Zinnie Eberhardt! There are 105 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and pots to choose from. 

Zinnie Eberhardt (1939-2018) grew up in Northern Saskatchewan, caring for siblings while her parents ran a lumber mill business. She always loved the arts and was active in drama and music in school. Her dream was to become a fashion designer. Relocating to Calgary in 1958, she applied her creativity at the Singer machine teaching sewing and tailoring. Marrying Floyd Eberhardt in 1961, she applied her talents in practical ways, making many beautiful creations for her family, friends, and home. Meeting a famous artist, Katie Ohe, during an evening art class encouraged Zinnie to seriously pursue her talents. In 1989, at age 44, she bravely embarked on full time studies at the Alberta College of Art. For the next 30 years Zinnie went on to explore many different mediums and diverse themes from abstract to figurative art. Her historic roots, with mother nature as her childhood playground and spiritual connection with the divine, manifest in many stylized images in her work.
In memory of Zinnie’s prolific life as an artist and believer in Christ, an exclusive exhibit of remaining art was donated to her church. It is the Eberhardt family’s wish that this silent auction gives as many people as possible an opportunity to enjoy her work for years to come. Those who already own her work, delight in the mystical hidden figures that appear with time. Intentional or a coincidence, only God and Zinnie really know.
The auction is live now and can be found at - bidding is until October 3rd, 2 pm:
Open Houses: October 2nd and 3rd as shown on the poster. 
Any questions, please email
National Internment Day 2021
Вшанування Жертв Інтернування
Live Fundraising Event by Calgary Friends of  the Ukrainian Catholic University
UCU Beyond Covid. Faith - Teaching - Learning
Calgary Friends of the Ukrainian Catholic University cordially invite you to Virtual Soiree - UCU Strong in support of UCU scholarships and exchange programs
Admission- free
Donations accepted:
Click here to register
Live Stream  Event
October 28, 2021
7:00 to 8:15 pm MDT
Keynote speaker : Michael Bociurkiw, writer and global affairs analyst
Community Salute to Dr. Gerry Turcotte, President St. Mary’s University
Entertainment and Student Presentation
Tryzub Zabava
Tryzub: "Join us on November 6th at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino Ballroom and dance the night away! With performances by Tryzub's Ensemble and Junior Tryzub and music by Absolute Band, a silent auction, games and prizes, and the fabulous early bird draw, where Early bird purchasers will also be entered into a draw for a King Jacuzzi Suite at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino! Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite (app or via or by emailing
Our early bird sale has been extended to October 3rd. This means $75 tickets until then, and thereafter $85. Grab your tickets now!
In order to attend, proof of vaccination is required, masking required when unable to social distance with your cohort, or outside the ballroom.
Tickets are fully refundable upon the event in which Zabava is cancelled as well. Make a night of it! Come and support Tryzub at this year's Zabava!"
Grants for Community Public Art, due October 18

Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program
Recognizing that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated and led by communities, Calgary Arts Development invites proposals for community-run public art projects. Communities may apply for up to $10,000 to support eligible projects.

Guidelines and application
Hetman Awards 2021 Postponed

"Dear community, 
In light of recent restrictions, the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council decided to postpone the annual Hetman Awards scheduled on October 23, 2021 at St. Basil’s Cultural Centre.  
We are dedicated to keeping our guests safe and following the recommendations of the Alberta medical experts. We will keep you updated about the new date.
Board of Directors,
Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council"
Holodomor Commemoration 2021
Вшанування Жертв Голодомору
Holodomor Commemoration 2021 in Calgary will take place on November 27, 2021 starting at 11 am, at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor,
404 Meredith Rd NE #1, Calgary, AB T2E 5A6
The format of the event will be confirmed by mid-October.
The fourth Saturday in November has been recognized by Ukrainian communities throughout the world as a day to remember the victims of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33 and to promote the fundamental freedoms of a democratic society. 
Calgary Annual Ukrainian Carol Festival - 25th Anniversary
25 років Фестивалю Колядок
SAVE THE DATE: December 5, 2021
hosted by the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
Festival Coordinator: Anna-Mariya Zagirska, Echoes of Ukraine with support from UCC Calgary
Image: Art by Natalia Kuriy / Живопис на склі: Наталя Курій-Максимів
Divine Liturgy Times and Announcements

Ukrainian TV Programming

8 am - Forum TV (Toronto)
10 am - Kontakt (Toronto)
1:30 pm - Kontakt Next Gen
3 pm - Alberta Kontakt TV (Edmonton - Calgary)
Repeated on:
MONDAY: 8 am - Alberta Kontakt
TUESDAY: 1 pm - Forum, 2 pm - Kontakt, 3 pm - Alberta Kontakt
WEDNESDAY: 11 am - Kontakt, 3:30 pm - Kontakt Next Gen
THURSDAY: 1:30 pm - Kontakt Next Gen
OMNI TV on SHAW Cable Ch. 214 and TELUS Optik Ch. 119/120

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