May, 7, 2017: 31st Anniversary Commemoration of Chornobyl in Toronto

Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, Kniahynia Olha Branch at St. Volodymyr Cathedral and St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Brotherhood invite you to the 31st Anniversary Commemoration of the CHORNOBYL CATASTROPHE.

St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Featuring Speaker: Valentyna Rodak, President, St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Brotherhood (in Ukrainian)
Screening of 2013 Documentary Chоrnobyl – How It Happened

Adults: $20.00 / Students and Children: $10.00
Admission includes Lunch

For more information, contact Vera Melnyk 416 534-0633 /

Please download a flyer in English (Chornobyl poster-en) and in Ukrainian (Chornobyl poster-uk).

Let us not forget! According to the international experts, the Chornobyl disaster in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel.

The Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada was founded in 1926 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It serves a membership of approximately 1,300 members in 45 branches across Canada.

The Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada has the main goal to support and execute all manner of deeds and acts that contribute to the continual growth of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, and encourage members to practice and live by the Christian principles as enunciated by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. UWAC’s goals and objectives are

  1. To preserve, develop, and nurture the Ukrainian cultural heritage and traditions.
  2. To foster the principle of cultural cooperation within the Canadian society
  3. To focus on the education of our youth in Church Schools, Ukrainian Schools, Bilingual schools, and the CYMK – Ukrainian Orthodox Youth
  4. To propagate and defend the aspirations of self-determination and human rights in all nations, with our focus directed to Ukraine by demonstrating support both morally and financially.
  5. To preserve the Ukrainian Cultural heritage – religion, language, customs, and traditions.
  6. To disseminate knowledge by publishing works of Ukrainian writers, historians, and journalists.
  7. To maintain the Ukrainian Museum of Canada of the UWAC, its branches and subsidiaries.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in 2016: “We honour those who lost their health and require a special attention from the government and society. It’s with an everlasting pain in our hearts that we remember those who lost their lives to fight nuclear death.”