Ukrainian World Congress President participates in XXIV Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

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13 November 2013


Ukrainian World Congress President participates in XXIV Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

On 8-10 November 2013, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Eugene Czolij took part in the XXIV Congress of Ukrainian Canadians held in Toronto, Canada, with the participation of over 350 delegates and guests.

During the official opening ceremony, the UWC President commended the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and its President Paul Grod for the dedicated work of the UCC for the benefit of Ukrainians in Canada and for the long-standing productive cooperation with the UWC. Eugene Czolij also noted UCC’s strong ties with the Government of Canada.

On 9 November 2013, as a member of the UCC delegation, the UWC President met with the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. During that meeting, the Prime Minister was called upon to support Ukraine’s Euro-integration and the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on 28‑29 November 2013 in Vilnius.

Later that same evening, during the banquet, the UWC President presented Senator Raynell Andreychuk and philanthropist James Temerty with UWC’s highest honour, the St. Volodymyr the Great Medal. This distinction was officially awarded to them in recognition of their significant contribution to the development of the Ukrainian community in both the diaspora and Ukraine on the occasion of the X Ukrainian World Congress.

On 10 November 2013, Eugene Czolij presided over the swearing-in ceremony for the reelected UCC President, Paul Grod.

In the picture from left: Paul Grod,  Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and Eugene Czolij.

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