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10. February 28, 2009: Book Launch and Lecture - "Holodomor - Reflections on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine" edited by Lubomyr Y. Luciuk.

9. November 8, 2008: Lesson Plans and Background information for Teachers on the Holodomor - presented at the OHASSTA (Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association) Conference by Valentina Kuryliw.

8. November 2, 2008: à la memoire des victimes de la grande famine de 1932-1933 en Ukraine. (Inga Filippova, Tatiana Navolska, Taras Chmil, Taras Kulish, Matthew Coons)




7. October 18: Vesnivka Choir Presents: Concert Dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the Great Famine Genocide 1932-33 in Ukraine. (Elmer Isler Singers, Musicus Bortnianskii, Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir, Gryphon Trio)



6. October 1: UCCLF opinion-editorial Writing Competition Deadline:

The Civil Liberties Opinion-Editorial Award will be given to a high school or post-secondary student whose Holodomor-based opinion-editorial will appear in a major Canadian newspaper prior to the 1 October 2008 deadline.

The value of this award has been set at $1,000; however, this is subject to change in the event that an op-ed from more than one student appears in a major Canadian newspaper. More detailed information can be obtained by emailing the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation at


5. June 30: UCCLF Writing Competition Deadline:

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Ukraine’s Great Famine, the Holodomor, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation (UCCLF) has announced two separate writing competitions for Canadian students. Valued at $500, the High School Civil Liberties Award will be given to a high school student who submits a research essay based on a Holodomor theme.

The winning essay will be determined by a selection committee consisting of Ukrainian Canadian community members. Judging will be based solely on the quality of essay content. Submission deadline has been set at 30 June 2008. More detailed information can be obtained by emailing the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation at


4. June 30: Ukrainian Canadian Congress Writing Competition Deadline


3. May 30: Counterpoint Chorale presents Requiem: In Honour of the victims of the 1932-1933 Holodomor Famine in Ukraine A solemn choral event on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Famine Genocide. Friday May 30, 2008 8 pm



2. April 18 - May 26, 2008: Keep the Flame Alive - Remembrance Flame in Canada


1. Official Opening of Holodomor: Genocide by Famine Exhibit at Toronto's City Hall on Friday, April 18, 2008 Exhibit: April 17 - 26, 2008

In order to raise awareness of the 75th Anniversary of the Holodomor and to gain formal Canadian and international recognition of this atrocity, an International Remembrance Flame begins its journey across Canada in Toronto on Friday April 18.

Toronto resident, 87-year old Stefan Horlatsch, a survivor of the genocide, will participate in the Flame handover event this Friday April 18 at Toronto City Hall Rotunda at 6:00pm which is part of the opening of the Holodomor exhibit “Genocide by Famine” which will be on display until April 26. Mr. Horlatsch will escort the Flame on its 14 city tour of Canada which officially begins in Winnipeg on April 20 and ends in Ottawa on May 26. The Flame started its journey in Australia and will travel to 33 countries before arriving in Ukraine in November.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia Valentyn Adomaytis and Stefan Romaniw, the president of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations and Chair of the International Coordinating Committee of the Ukrainian World Congress which initiated the Flame program, will deliver the Flame to Toronto. It will be accepted by Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, Dr. Ihor Ostash, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States, Oleh Shamshur, the national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Paul Grod and the president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of the America, Mykhajlo Sawkiw.

In addition to Toronto, Winnipeg and Ottawa, the International Remembrance Flame will travel to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Vegreville, Yorkton, Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford, St. Catharines, Hamilton, and Montreal.

The Canadian tour and events also launch a campaign urging the Canadian government to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide and support Ukraine’s motion for such recognition by the United Nations.

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