National Holodomor Awareness Week

WINNIPEG, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Canadians will unite in remembrance November 23-29 during the second 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.

A variety of lectures, film nights, discussions with survivors and commemorative services will raise awareness of this genocide against the Ukrainian people.

In Toronto, Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ontario, 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 a nation.

The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group are sponsoring a Commemoration Ceremony to be held November 24 on Parliament Hill.

On Friday, November 27, Holodomor Memorial Day will be marked in schools of the Toronto District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

Saturday, November 28 marks International Holodomor Memorial Day and Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada. Canadians will honour the memory of the victims with a moment of silence at 9:00 a.m. and light candles of remembrance in their homes. Memorial services will be celebrated in churches across the country on Sunday, November 29.

For a list of events across the country visit

SOURCE Ukrainian Canadian Congress

For further information: For further information: Darla Penner, (204) 942-4627,

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