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Students learn about Ukrainian genocide


Ayden Mack and his fellow students at Regina’s Leboldus High School had a history lesson today. At times, it was painful to hear and watch. “It’s kinda scary to think about something that happened this recently and it’s related to me,” said the 16-year-old student. Today, Mack and other students came to the Holodomor display …

Holodomor National Awareness Tour arrives in Regina, Saskatchewan


The “Holodomor National Awareness Tour” is making a stop in Regina. It’s a joint project combining the resources of government and groups like the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The tour takes places on a customized 42’ RV, with a state-of-the-art interactive audio-visual technology centre on board. The RV already has visited elementary and secondary schools, universities, …

Travelling exhibition sheds light on Holodomor genocide


Seven to 10 million people died in the Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 as a result of a man-made famine by the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. The “extermination by hunger” is understood by historians as a deliberate genocide to stop the Ukrainian independence movement. Eighty-three years later, students in Saskatchewan are boarding …

Ukraine’s past and present will be recognized in Regina this week


Saskatchewan’s close ties to Ukrainian culture will be on full display this week. A number of events will be taking place in Regina, including a stop of the Holdomor National Awareness Tour and meetings of the Congress of Canadian Ukrainians. “There is such a strong Ukrainian presence and heritage in Saskatchewan,” says Ivanna Knott, one …

Holodomor National Awareness Tour Starts its Autumn Tour to the Canadian Prairies


The Holodomor National Awareness Tour is traveling to Saskatchewan and Manitoba this fall, with the first stop of its Holodomor Mobile Classroom in Yorkton, SK on September 23, 2016. The fall tour will focus on visits to schools, engaging students through a specially designed interactive lesson. MEDIA ADVISORY – September 21, 2016 – The Holodomor …

Spreading the story of Holodomor, the Ukrainian genocide


Between 1932 and 1933, millions of people in Ukraine died as a result of Josef Stalin’s strategy of enforced starvation. It was genocide on a massive scale, a tragedy known as Holodomor, the Ukrainian word for prolonged, agonizing murder by starvation. Holly Paluck, a principal in the Regina Catholic School system and chair of the …

Shocking film educates tour bus visitors


The world must never forget the horrific genocide carried out against European Jews by Hitler’s Germany in the Second World War. Efforts are also continuing in regard to raising awareness of another genocide, one inflicted on Ukrainians by brutal Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in 1932-33.

Holodomor National Awareness Tour Rolls into the Sault


The Holodomor National Awareness Tour is a project created to raise awareness of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine carried out in 1932-33 by the Soviet Union led by Joseph Stalin, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. The public is invited to board the Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) during the hours of 9:30 …

Etobicoke high school students Orwell Art explores the Holodomor and democracy


Premier Wynne and the provincial contribution to the Holodomor Mobile Classroom has been instrumental in raising cultural awareness, spreading diversity and tolerance, and increasing access to information about the Holodomor,” Baker said in a statement.

Holodomor Mobile Classroom: MPSJ


Forum TV video: on June 2nd, the Holodomor National Awareness Tour welcomed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne aboard the Holodomor Mobile Classroom at Michael Power/St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Toronto.

Premier Kathleen Wynne joins MPP Yvan Baker in Etobicoke Centre for Holodomor National Awareness Tour Office of MPP Yvan Baker.


Today Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke Centre for a stop on the Holodomor National Awareness Tour at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke, Ontario.



Mark Melnyk, the Department Head of History for the York Region District School Board, called it “one of the coolest, most immersive learning experiences we have been fortunate to share with our students,” adding that “its use of state-of-the-art technology is captivating for a generation of students that are often hard to impress.”

Holodomor Commemorated On Parliament Hill


December 9, 2015 – OTTAWA. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a solemn commemoration to mark the 82nd anniversary the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine on …

Minister Liz Sandals joins MPP Yvan Baker for Holodomor Mobile Classroom Launch


November 24, 2015 – TORONTO – Yesterday at Queen’s Park I had the pleasure of joining Minister of Education Liz Sandals for a commemoration of Holodomor Awareness Week and for the launch of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom …

Ontario ribbon-cutting launches Holodomor Mobile Classroom


November 24, 2015 – TORONTO – The Holodomor Mobile Classroom, a new initiative for teaching about the Famine of 1932-1933, was the focus of a commemoration …

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