UCC announces Award winners ahead of XXVI Congress

    Ahead of its XXVI Congress, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress announced the recipients of its highest form of recognition, the Taras Shevchenko Medal (see p.3)

    New Pathway – Ukrainian News.

    On September 27, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) announced the recipients of its highest form of recognition, the Taras Shevchenko Medal. In the same announcement, the UCC also named the recipients of the Ukrainian Canadian Leadership Award of Excellence and the Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award of Excellence.

    The Shevchenko Medal recognizes individuals of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian descent, as well as institutions and organizations, for their outstanding national contribution towards the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community. Outstanding achievement is measured by the recipients’ level of excellence and initiative, their sustained body of work, peer recognition and the recipients’ broad impact inside and outside the Ukrainian Canadian community.

    Shevchenko Medals may be awarded in the categories of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Education, Sport, and also in the category of Public service.

    The Ukrainian Canadian Leadership Award of Excellence gives recognition to Ukrainian Canadians for outstanding leadership which significantly contributed to the broader Ukrainian community and the betterment of Canada.

    The Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award of Excellence gives recognition to young adult Ukrainian Canadians for outstanding leadership which significantly contributed to the broader Ukrainian community and the betterment of Canada.

    The recipients of the Taras Shevchenko Medal, Ukrainian Canadian Leadership Award of Excellence and Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award of Excellence have been invited to receive their awards at a ceremony held during the UCC Awards Banquet on November 2 in Ottawa, which will take place during the XXVI Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians.

    The following individuals and organizations have merited the receipt of the Taras Shevchenko Medal:

    • Irena Bell (Community Development)
    • Ron Cahute (Culture and the Arts)
    • Canada-Ukraine Foundation (Community Development)
    • Zorianna Hrycenko-Luhova (Community Development)
    • Paul Grod (Community Development)
    • Dr. Bohdan Kordan (Academics)
    • Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Culture and the Arts)
    • Oksana Rewa (Community Development)
    • Dr. Oleh Romanyshyn (Community Development)
    • Orest Steciw (Community Development)
    • Borys Sydoruk (Community Development)
    • Mary Ann Trischuk (Community Development)
    • Lt. Gen (ret’d) Paul Wynnyk (Public Service)
    • Emil Yereniuk (Community Development)

    The following individuals have merited the receipt of the Ukrainian Canadian Leadership Award of Excellence:

    • Diane Boyko
    • Ryan Boyko
    • Savelia Curniski
    • Stefan Genyk-Berezowsky
    • Dr. Stella Hryniuk
    • Nadia Prokopchuk
    • Marijka Stadnyk
    • Dr. Roman Yereniuk
    • William Zyla

    The following individuals have merited the receipt of the Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award of Excellence:

    • Devon Goldie
    • Paul Kodak
    • Sonia Kulycky
    • Lianna Makuch
    • Nicole Matsalla
    • Darya Naumova
    • Stephanie Nedoshytko
    • Volodymyr Palagniuk
    • Natalya Savaryn
    • Larysa Stech
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