The Declaration of Independence of Ukraine in 1991 drastically changed the popular mood. Ukraine and Ukrainian topics were at the forefront of the world agenda, and the club flourished under increased attention. Membership nearly tripled as a consequence of Ukrainian-Canadians’ renewed awareness of their Ukrainian roots and the Club finally renewed its registration in 1991. Re-establishing business and cultural connections with independent Ukraine became one of the Club’s main priorities in the 1990s. These priorities were reflected in the selection of speakers at dinner meetings, who made presentations on everything from investment in Ukraine to Ukrainian springtime traditions. One popular event featured Olympic figure skater Victor Petrenko.