Iryna Shyroka (Vancouver)
On March 19th, 2017 Ukrainian Canadian Congress Vancouver Branch held its Annual General Meeting. Among participants there were regular member organizations, as well as honorable guests and newcomers.
The meeting opened up with Natalia Jatskevich’s – current President – annual report. Major events organized by UCC Vancouver Branch have been reported and acknowledged by the public.
Other member organizations had a chance to report their activities throughout the year. Currently, there are 17 UCC organizationsin Greater Vancouver Area: Ivan Franko Society – Richmond, League of Ukrainian Canadians, Ukrainian Professional and Business Association of Vancouver, Ukrainian Fraternal Society of Canada, Ukrainian Studies Foundation of British Columbia, Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada – Vancouver Branch, Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada – Surrey Branch, Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association, Svitanok Chorus, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League – Surrey Branch, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League – Vancouver Branch, Maple Hope Foundation, National Scout Organization “PLAST”, Ukrainian School “Ridne Slovo”, Ukrainian Vancouver Media Society.
After all financial and organizational reports have been presented a new Executive Board has been elected. Here are the newly elected members of the UCC Vancouver Branch:
President – Natalia Jatskevych – Maple Hope Foundation, Ivan Franko Society Vice President – Valery Shevchuk – League of Ukrainian Canadians Treasurer – Lidiia Slobodian – Plast, Ivan Franko Society Secretary – Vitaliy Kubatskyy – Ukrainian Vancouver Media Society, League of Ukrainian Canadians Government Relations Liaison – Svitlana Kominko – Maple Hope Foundation Holodomor Education – Lydia Huzyk – Ukrainian Studies Foundation – BC PR and Media Liason – Iryna Shyroka – Ukrainian Vancouver Media Society Member Organizations Relations – Oleksandr Kovalenko – Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Businessmen Association Humanitarian Projects – Yuliya Yushchenko – Maple Hope Foundation UCC National Liason, Past President – Yaroslaw Gavrylko – Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Businessmen Association Past President – Mirko Petriw – League of Ukrainian Canadians Education and Youth Projects – Yuliya Shokalyuk – Plast Member Organizations Relations – Jarema Kovalchuk – League of Ukrainian Canadians Education and Youth Projects – Denis Polishchuk – League of Ukrainian Canadians
Big thank you goes to everyone who attended the meeting and continues supporting various initiatives through the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Vancouver.