TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - This year, Ukrainians worldwide commemorate the
75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33, in which as many as 10
million Ukrainians, half of them children, perished through forced starvation.
In Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian community will begin to mark the 75th
anniversary by displaying the exhibit Holodomor: Genocide by Famine in the
Toronto City Hall Rotunda on 17-26 April 2008. The exhibit, which is sponsored
by the League of Ukrainian Canadians and League of Ukrainian Canadian Women,
will coincide with the introduction of MPP Dave Levac's Private Member's Bill,
the Holodomor Memorial Day Act, on recognition of the Ukrainian Famine as
genocide in the Ontario Legislature.
Dave Levac, MPP for Brant, will address the issue of recognition at the
opening ceremonies for the exhibit on Friday, April 18, 2008 at Toronto City
Hall at 6pm. The opening ceremonies will also feature the arrival in Canada of
the International Remembrance Flame, which will be visiting 33 countries to
raise Holodomor awareness. Mr. Levac recently stated that, "It is a tremendous
honour to participate with the League of Ukrainian Canadians and indeed all
Ukrainian Canadians in a very small way by introducing in the Ontario
Legislature my Private Member's Bill, the Holodomor Memorial Day Act. Let us
never forget the Holodomor. Today, as we come together in peace, let us
commemorate each year on a day of peace."
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