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4th Wave Sports Tournament

Date posted: August 22, 2017
4th Wave Sports Tournament

Starting from the early morning, Centennial Park was filled with instructions from coaches and whistles from referees. In between, you could hear the occasional yelp and even a light “expression of frustration” from the players in a number of different languages. From Ukrainian to Polish, to Russian, to Spanish and more. In a great atmosphere, […]


Sudbury Picnic

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Sudbury Picnic

On August 20th, Camp Zaporihzia in Sudbury welcomed everyone to its official reopening. The flag risen at the day’s ceremony are hoped to fly above the camp for many years to come. The grounds are named in reference to a strong and powerful history. Let’s continue to do it proud! A special thank you to […]


Behind the Curtains of BandsMash

Date posted: August 7, 2017
Behind the Curtains of BandsMash

Note to self: Don’t let anyone change your mind about the date of when your event should be held, unless they have a valid reason. Why? Because you’ll end up organizing a multiple-band concert on one of the busiest weekends in Ontario. That’s right, BandsMash took place on the same Saturday as Veld Music Festival, […]


How she lived, how she is loved and how much she is missed.

Date posted: July 23, 2017
How she lived, how she is loved and how much she is missed.

These are the Shades of Our Sisters. This exhibit was co-created by the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to share the memory of their loved ones and what the loss of their life means. Audiences were transported into the grief, laughter and love of these families of Sonya Cywink and Patricia Carpenter; challenging […]


Make Your Own Varenyky Night

Date posted: July 8, 2017
Make Your Own Varenyky Night

We made over 250 varenyky!! Make Your Own Varenyky Night took place on July 7th in Waterloo and gathered a number of university students and families from around the area. The evening consisted of varenyky making, varenyky eating and even a little game in the end. The purpose of the game was to have volunteers […]


“Shades of Our Sisters” Exhibition

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“Shades of Our Sisters” Exhibition

What started as a 20-minute documentary for a class assignment, now turned into an amazing multimedia exhibition celebrating the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink. There are over 1,200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgendered and Two Spirit people in Canada, and many of their police investigations have been labeled as inconclusive and […]


Draw Your Canada

Date posted: July 2, 2017
Draw Your Canada

This was definitely one of the most arts & craft-y events I’ve done and it definitely took the longest to prepare for (in terms of manual labour). In the end, it was interesting to see how each individual’s profession, age and family status influenced their answer to the question – What does Canada mean to […]


Toronto Pride Parade

Date posted: June 26, 2017
Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto Pride Parade There’s something about crowds cheering “oh my gosh! Ukrainians!” as you pass by them that suddenly boosts your confidence and happiness levels. This year, Youth Engaging Youth Ontario gathered some friends from Ukraine, Poland, and Canada to march down Yonge Street. Toronto Pride Month narrows down to Pride Week which then narrows […]


St. Demetrius Catholic School – Canada 150 Picnic

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St. Demetrius Catholic School – Canada 150 Picnic

After a week of rain, the skies finally decided to show some mercy and cleared up (just in time for the celebrations)! The smell of food cooking, music playing, laugher and the occasional yelp of someone getting dumped into the water dunk tank… the picnic day started off around noon and continued into the late […]


Film Screening Recap!

Date posted: June 18, 2017
Film Screening Recap!

I have yet to hear one poor review of the film or of the evening overall! It’s great to see people come out and support initiatives like this and their presence was truly appreciated. As the film wrapped up Marusya Bociurkiw and Halya Kuchmij came to the front for a short discussion and 1-on-1 Q&A. Afterwards, […]


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