The Ukrainian community and its supporters will gather again this weekend outside the Vancouver Art Gallery to show support for Ukraine amid Russia’s large-scale invasion of the country.
The Ukrainian-Canadian Congress (UCC) will meet supporters outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday (May 15) at 4 p.m.
During the event, speakers and vendors will be on hand to raise awareness and fundraise for the UCC and other charities. After the speeches, the group marches to the Jack Poole Plaza.
Iryna Shyroka, president of UCC’s Vancouver branch, said: Vancouver is amazing in a telephone interview that the organization hopes for a good turnout to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to support the recent refugees to Canada.
“We want to show our support to the people in Ukraine, people who are entering Canada…displaced Ukrainians who lost their homes…who lost their relatives,” she explained.
“They have nothing to return to and they keep arriving in our beautiful country where they actually need more government support [and] of the community.”
Refugees coming from Ukraine need immediate housing, both short-term and long-term, Shyroka said. If you want to help, you can fill in an intake form at the UCC.
Find more information online about how to help Ukrainian refugees to British Columbia with the UCC.