Canadians mark the 79th anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide
"The Ukrainian Famine was the crime of the century that nobody's ever
- Historian James Mace
WINNIPEG, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadians are marking the 79th anniversary of the Holodomor with commemorative events scheduled across
the country during Holodomor Awareness Week November 19-25, 2012.
A variety of lectures, film nights, discussions with survivors and
commemorative services will raise awareness of this genocide of the
Throughout the country, installations of black flags at prominent city
locations pay tribute to the millions of children, women and men who
were victims of the Soviet regime's ruthless genocidal policy.
The Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group is sponsoring a
Commemoration Ceremony to be held November 22 in the nation's capital.
On Friday, November 23, Holodomor Memorial Day will be marked in
Saturday, November 24 marks International Holodomor Memorial Day and
National Holodomor Memorial Day as legislated by the Government of
Canada. Canadians will honour the memory of the victims with a moment
of silence at 19:32h (7:32 p.m.) and light candles of remembrance in
their homes. Memorial services will be celebrated in churches across
the country on Sunday, November 25.
For a list of events across the country, please visit: http://www.ucc.ca/programs/projects/holodomor/holodomor-2012/
Ukraine remembers - the World acknowledges
SOURCE: Ukrainian Canadian Congress
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