Join in a solemn commemoration of the Holodomor, meaning “death inflicted by starvation,” that occurred in Ukraine in 1932-33 when millions of people starved to death in this enforced famine. The event will consist of a memorial service, speeches and Ukrainian songs. Donations will be accepted at the door for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation which delivers humanitarian aid to Ukraine. www.cufoundation.ca. Everyone is welcome.
Prior to the start of the commemoration, a candlelight vigil will be held at 4.15pm on the south lawn.
Holodomor Memorial Day is recognized internationally on the 4th Saturday in November. The Government of Canada, provincial governments including British Columbia in 2018, and cities and municipalities formally acknowledge the Holodomor as a genocide inflicted on the people of Ukraine in 1932-33 by the Russian regime under Stalin. Sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Victoria Branch.
This event will also be livestreamed - www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca