Holodomor National Awareness Tour continues its summer circuit touring the maritime provinces

    Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

    After successful tour of Eastern Ontario, the Holodomor National Awareness Tour continues its summer circuit tour to Eastern Canada showing short documentaries about the Holodomor, the Genocide Famine of 1932-1933. Our first stop in Eastern Canada is Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday, July 26th, 2019 with a two and half day visit, followed by a late afternoon visit to St. Anthony of Padua in Dartmouth. Following six stops in Nova Scotia we are in New Brunswick for four days before we head back to Ontario. Follow us on Facebook for more details about our tour.

    NOVA SCOTIA
    July 26 1325 Lower Water Street, Halifax 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    July 27 1325 Lower Water Street, Halifax 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    July 28 1325 Lower Water Street, Halifax 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    July 28 St. Anthony of Padua, 26 Courtney Road, Dartmouth – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    July 29 Wolfville – exact location TBC, but possibly on the waterfront – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    July 30 Yarmouth County Museum & Archives, 22 Collins Street – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    July 31 DesBrisay Museum, 130 Jubilee Road, Bridgewater – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    August 1 Rath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    August 2 Sydney – location TBC
    August 3 Sydney – location TBC
    August 4 Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, 49 West Street, Sydney 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    August 5 Pictou County Wellness Centre, 2 – 2756 Westville Road, New Glasgow 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    NEW BRUNSWICK
    August 7 Dieppe Library, 333 Acadie Ave, Dieppe – TBC
    August 8 Moncton Public Library, 644 Main Street, Moncton – TBC
    August 9 Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza, St. John 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    August 10 The Cultural Market – Multicultural Association of Fredericton, 28 Saunders Street, Fredericton 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    ONTARIO
    August 13 Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    August 14 Port Hope Library, 31 Queen Street, Port Hope 10 a.m. – 8 p m.
    August 17 Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, Minesing (Barrie) 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    August 20 Grey Roots Museum & Archives, 102599 Grey Road 18, Owen Sound 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    In the summer months, the Holodomor National Awareness Tour promotes awareness of the Soviet-orchestrated genocide famine at museums, libraries and community events. On board the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, visitors learn about this little known covered up tragedy, denied by the Soviet Union until its demise, through the screening of short videos on a 24 foot video wall.

    “We are very pleased that Holodomor National Awareness Tour is continuing to create awareness about the Holodomor through the travels of Holodomor Mobile Classroom throughout the Maritimes and across Canada” said Roma Dzerowicz, Executive Director.

    The Holodomor National Awareness Tour is a project of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, supported by the Federal and the Ontario governments, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), designed to create awareness of the Holodomor Genocide Famine through the Holodomor Mobile Classroom. The state-of-the-art technological interactive learning environment brings awareness and educates students on the historical events of the Holodomor Genocide of 1932-1933 and its relevance to democracy, diversity, freedom, tolerance and human rights today. It empowers students to make a change and take action against hate and intolerance. It also helps visitors understand how a lack of intercultural understanding can lead to injustices.

    The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

    To book a visit of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom to a school or community event visit the website: www.holodomortour.ca or call our office at 416-966-9800 for more details.

    The Holodomor National Awareness Tour Facts:

    The Holodomor National Awareness Tour (HNAT) through its Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC), a state-of-the art interactive learning environment, brings awareness of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 to broad audiences across Canada. The project educates Canadians about the historical events of the Holodomor and its relevance to democracy, diversity, freedom and human rights today.

    For almost 4, years, the HMC has travelled over 57,000 miles from coast to coast across Canada, from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes, engaging high school students and educators from schools and the general public.

    FACTS:

    • Since 2015, 44,295 people from coast to coast in Canada have visited the HNAT Mobile Classroom;
    • The HMC has visited 317 Canadian schools, teaching 1,085 individual class lessons;
    • 28,286 students and educators have taken part in one of our 3 lessons;
    • 186 public events have been held across Canada, engaging over 16,000 visitors with the Tour’s materials on the Holodomor;
    • The HMC and Forge Media + Design have won the Golden A’ Design Award in April 2017 for Education and Training Content Design category, Gold in the Education & Healthcare category at the international DSE (Digital Signage Expo) 2018 APEX Awards “for outstanding design and interactive technology projection”; and Gold in the Interactive Design category at the Indigo Design Award 2018;
    • The Tour has produced 7 educational videos on the Holodomor, which are used in the classrooms and at public events at City Halls, local libraries, museums and community centres.

    A quotation from a high school teacher whose classroom visited the HMC illustrated the importance of sharing the history of the Holodomor with Canadian youth:The Holodomor mobile Classroom was amazing. I sat through the presentation with Grade 10’s after lunch … it was impactful. I have a Grade 10 student who has caused a lot of issues in the past with extreme behaviours issues. He surprised me by answering almost all of the questions that were asked and his historical knowledge amazed me. I talked to him alone after the presentation and he broke down in tears stating he was upset that atrocities such as this can happen in society. […] I always maintain if we bring in something that impacts the life of even one child, it is worth an amount of money.

    This comment alone indicated that the Holodomor National Awareness Tour is building bridges to promote intercultural understanding, fostering civic memory, civic pride and respect for core democratic values grounded in our history.

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