UCC-MPC presents Gala Concert in honour of Taras Shevchenko

Concert finale


В неділю, 8 березня під егідою Конґресу Українців Канади – Манітобська Провінційна Рада (КУК-МПР), українська громада міста Вінніпеґу вшанувала офіційне закінчення святкувань 200- річчя народження неперевершеного поета, художника і борця за прав людини та національних прав – Тараса Шевченка,  величавим гала-концертом у залі Jubilee Place.   Подорожня виставка КУК-МПР про Шевченка та його творчість та споріднена інформативна програма-буклет були виставлені при вході для інформації зібраної громдади.


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On Sunday March 8, 2015, under the auspices of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC), Winnipeg’s Ukrainian community marked the culmination of the year-long commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ukraine’s foremost poet, artist and champion for human and national rights – Taras Shevchenko, with a Gala Concert at the Jubilee Place Concert Hall.   A traveling exhibit about Shevchenko and his works prepared by the UCC-MPC on display prominently at the entrance and an informative program booklet provided the audience with background on Taras Shevchenko and his creative genius.  


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Winnipeg Youth Honour Taras Shevchenko

On March 7th 2015, Ukrainian Canadian youth met in front of the Taras Shevchenko Monument on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building to honour the 201st Anniversary of his birth.  Representatives of PLAST and Ukrainian Youth Association CYM placed a wreath at the foot of the monument and listened to short biography of Shevchenko's life. 
This is an annual event held on the Saturday nearest Shevchenko's birth date, March 9.
Thanks to Mr Norbert Iwan for photographing the event. To see more images, click here.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Manitoba Provincial Council

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and Government of Canada, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric.


Currently there are well over 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian background living in Canada. The Ukrainians first settled in Canada in1891 and have developed strong communities in every region of Canada. Today approximately 140,000 Ukrainian Canadians live in Manitoba.

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