Join us in celebrating a new book launch with author Andriy Semotiuk!
Solomea: Star of Opera’s Golden Age.
Date: October 16th, 2023, 7 PM.
Location: Ukrainian Youth Association 409-9th Ave NE, Calgary, AB.
To reserve your spot at the “Solomea” book launch, please RSVP by October 12th, 2023 to Ann.Semotiuk@gmail.com. Limited seating is available, so early registration is encouraged. This event promises to be a memorable evening of literature, culture, and community. Voluntary donations at the door in aid of CYM’s work in support of incoming evacuees from Ukraine would be appreciated.
Andriy Semotiuk is a member of the New York and California bars in the U.S., and Ontario and B.C. in Canada, and is a former UN correspondent who currently writes for Forbes, reaching over a million readers. He practices U.S. and Canadian immigration law in Toronto, Ontario, and has authored four books, including his latest biography of opera singer Solomea Krushelnystka.
To our valued members:
In light of events happening in Ukraine, we thought it appropriate to let you know how UCPBA is responding. UCPBA is supporting numerous initiatives within the Ukrainian community in Calgary to help provide support for Ukraine. These support initiatives include fundraising as well as the support of other organizations. For instance, the UCPBA Executive and board members sit on numerous Ukrainian organizations, boards, and advisory committees, bringing their leadership skills to these organizations. We will also be organizing community events so that we can all come together and provide as much support as we can to everyone in Ukraine.
As you are aware UCBPA historically has utilized available funds to support the Calgary Ukrainian community through grants and scholarships. While these supports are important, UCPBA is also managing the funds available to them, in the most effective ways within the guidelines of the AGLC, to support Ukraine. We will continue to provide updates in this regard.
Our greatest asset and resource of UCPBA is you. We look forward to this important time to work even more closely with all of you to assist Ukraine.
If any member wants more information on how you can help, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
If you looking for ways to support Ukrainian newcomers, please fill out this form with suggested help options.
UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS APPEAL
Your donation goes where it is needed most.
Money raised will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to humanitarian needs generated by almost eight years of conflict, as well as preparedness and response efforts due to heightened tensions in Ukraine. The support could include preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including supporting populations displaced.
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THE FRIENDS OF UKRAINE DEFENCE FORCES FUND
We have received numerous requests for the ability to donate funds expressly for the needs of the Ukrainian army. We are supporting The Friends Of Ukraine Defence Forces Fund, which buys goggles, helmets, first-aid material, and other field gear for Ukraine’s soldiers. The fund was established in 2014 after the Maidan Revolution of Dignity by the League of Ukrainian Canadians and the League of Ukrainian Canadian Women, led by the efforts of Ihor Kozak, a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces. The fund had raised $1.5 million in the intervening years; however, with the recent Russian invasion the desire for this type of urgent assistance to Ukraine has risen and funds collected have more than matched that amount to date. Please do your part in this terrible time and help however you can. Tax receipts are not available for army support.
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UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL
We need all your support, please donate and #HelpUkraineNow
We support the joint CUF-UCC project to help Ukraine’s “Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal”. Both entities are registered non-profit societies, and will provide tax receipts for your donations. (Our organization, UCPBA, was one of the core founding members of UCC in the 1940’s.) Along with hundreds of individual donations already received, the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan have contributed $1 million and $100,000, respectively, to this project. Two donations of $50,000 have also been received. But even the smallest donation from you will help the fund grow and give relief to needy Ukrainian civilians, families, and displaced persons.
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HELP GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
As a responsible citizen, UCPBA Calgary recognizes the need to give back to the community. We support individuals and organizations in our community with initiatives which provide funding and recognition through grants, program advertising, student scholarships and awards.
MEET PARTNERS, CUSTOMERS, AND FRIENDS
From dinner meetings to beer tastings, restaurant visits to luncheons, our varied and interesting events give you the opportunity to hear knowledgeable speakers, connect with friends new and old, get new ideas – and have a good time while doing it!
Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events.
MAKE CONNECTIONS AND GROW YOUR NETWORK
Collectively, our members have a wealth of professional and business experience that can help you along your career path. Through both informal connections and through our formal UKIEMENTOR program, we give our members the opportunity to make connections which will help them grow personally and professionally.