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First World War Internment Operations Monument Unveiled At Pysanka Park

On Sunday June 23rd, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation unveiled a new monument at Vegreville’s Pysanka Park. The Monument, titled “Endurance”, is a commemoration of several First World War Internment Operations that occurred throughout Canada between the years 1914 and 1920. The unveiling marks the latest installment of
commemorative and educational markers erected across Alberta by the UCCLF. Chairman of the Foundation Borys Sydoruk says that the goal of these monuments are to educate Canadians a little more about Canada’s past during World War I, and the difficulties that many Ukrainian Canadians and others endured during that time.

Sydoruk adds that he hopes that viewing the Monument will inspire people to learn more about this piece of Canadian history that goes largely unspoken.

The unveiling of the Monument occurred at Pysanka Park last Sunday, June 23rd at 2:30pm. The ceremony included a Consecration of the Monument, the laying of wreaths, and remarks by members of the UCCLF, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Mayor Tim MacPhee.

For more information about First World War Internment Operations throughout Canada, please visit the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation at www.ucclf.ca.

Photo by Nikki Ritchot, MyVegrevilleNow Staff
Photo by Nikki Ritchot, MyVegrevilleNow Staff
Photo by Nikki Ritchot, MyVegrevilleNow Staff
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