Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Deadline looms for nominations to Alberta’s Centenary Pioneer Recognition Program

If you know of a Ukrainian Canadian pioneer deserving of recognition, the organizers of Alberta’s Centenary Pioneer Recognition Program need to hear from you!

You don’t have to be a direct descendant to nominate an outstanding pioneer who contributed to Alberta’s history, culture, and modernity. Of course you can nominate an ancestor, but you can also nominate members of other Ukrainian families

Nor do they necessarily have to be homesteaders. They can be anyone of Ukrainian ancestry who took up residence in east central Alberta in 1911 or earlier. This includes townspeople, policemen, priests, nuns, teachers.

There’s only a couple of weeks left, so if you have someone in mind, don’t delay! The deadline date for 2011’s nominations is June 30.

For more information, the good folks at the Centenary Pioneer Recognition Program have prepared a document about their program and also some backgrounder information on how it all started.

Since Canada Post is on strike, snail mail isn’t recommended. Please send an e-mail or call the Alberta genealogical research office at (780) 431-2324. (Alberta residents calling from outside of Edmonton can call toll-free 310-0000 then (780) 431-2324.)

If you're in the area feel free to drop in to the office:

Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project
3rd Floor, Old St. Stephen's College
8820-112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8

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