The prairies are home to many of the 1.4 million Canadians with Ukrainian ancestry – the largest community outside of Russia and Ukraine itself. Saskatchewan has felt the impacts of the recent attacks on Ukraine and stand with those effected. The ongoing conflict is having widespread and devastating humanitarian impacts. In addition to international support for Ukraine, local support is needed as we welcome Ukrainians into our communities as they flee war and conflict.
Stand with Ukraine Benefit Day is an opportunity to stand in solidary and in peace, with the people of Ukraine, and support by hosting this benefit to raise much needed funds which will stay local for those people of Ukraine coming to our province who will need supports in the months to come.
The Ukrainian, Polish and Hungarian communities are joining together to host a “mini mosaic” in which artisans, dance, music and speakers will be highlighted and food will be available. There will be opportunities for donations at the door instead of a ticket fee, raffle prizes and 50/50 to help to contribute to the overall donation made to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan, in support of their efforts to respond to this situation.