Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ukrainian President honours Canadians with state awards

The President of Ukraine, Victor Yushchenko, issued a decree on August 20, 2009 honouring representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora for their significant contribution to the preservation of the national and cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people in the world, as well as for their high professional and artistic skills.

A number of Canadians are among the persons honoured by the Ukrainian President:
  • Dr. Victor Mishalow (Toronto), composer and bandurist, with the Order of Merit, III Class
  • Dr. Oksana Bryzhun Sokolyk (Toronto), Ukrainian community leader, with the Order of Princess Olha, III Class
  • Dr. Maria Fischer-Slysh (Toronto), Ukrainian community leader, with the Order of Princess Olha, III Class
  • Mrs. Vera Zazulak (Zelinska), Musical Director of the Zoloti Struny Bandura Ensemble and Kapela, with the Title of Honoured Performing Artist of Ukraine
  • Mr. Vasyl Popadiuk (Toronto), violinist, with the Title of Honoured Performing Artist of Ukraine
  • Dr. Taras Babick (Winnipeg), Artistic Director of the ORLAN Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, with the Title of the Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine
  • Mr. Valeri Movchan (Toronto), Artistic Director of the Ukrainian School of Arts, with the Title of the Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine.

For more information, contact:

Olena Zakharova
Press secretary
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
Tel.: 613-230-2961 ext. 105
310 Somerset

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