WINNIPEG, Nov. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadians will unite in remembrance
November 21-27 during the fourth annual National Holodomor Awareness
Week. Events across the country will commemorate one of the most
heinous crimes in the history of mankind and honour its victims which
number in the millions.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) continues its efforts to secure
this genocide's rightful place in the new publicly-funded Canadian
Museum for Human Rights. Recognized by the Parliament of Canada as
genocide of the Ukrainian people, this year's Holodomor anniversary
will be marked with a variety of commemorative programs and the
participation of Holodomor survivors.
Understanding the horrible impact of famine on a country and its people,
the Ukrainian Canadian community reached out to the Somali community in
their time of need, raising over $110,000 for African Famine relief,
presenting a cheque to UNICEF on October 28.
Throughout Canada, installations of black flags at prominent city
locations will pay tribute to the millions of children, women and men
who were victims of the Soviet regime's ruthless genocidal policy to
eliminate the Ukrainian nation.
A Commemorative Ceremony organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in
cooperation with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group will
be held November 22 on Parliament Hill.
Saturday, November 26 marks International Holodomor Memorial Day and
Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada. We urge Canadians will honour the
memory of the victims with a moment of silence at 7:32 p.m. (19:32) and
light candles of remembrance in their homes. Memorial services will be
celebrated in churches across the country on Sunday, November 27.
For a list of events across the country visit www.ucc.ca/holodomor/events.htm
SOURCE Ukrainian Canadian Congress
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