National Holodomor Memorial Day - November 28, 2009

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /CNW/ - Saturday, November 28 marks Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada. Canadians will honour the memory of the victims of this famine-genocide 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.

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

Canadians are marking Holodomor Awareness Week which runs through November 29. Events across the country include lectures, film nights, discussions with survivors and commemorative services.

For a list of events across the country visit www.ucc.ca/holodomor/events.htm

SOURCE Ukrainian Canadian Congress

For further information: For further information: Darla Penner, (204) 942-4627, dpenner@ucc.ca

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