Dear Friends and Supporters of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC):
As you may know, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the UOCC. Many activities at the national, provincial, eparchial and parish levels will celebrate our centenary during this year. To raise awareness and promote this great year, His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij appointed a National Jubilee Committee of individuals from our 3 Eparchies.
A highlight of our national celebration is the Extra-Ordinary Sobor in Saskatoon, August 9 -12, 2018, which is being organized by a separate committee also appointed by His Eminence.
As a National Jubilee Committee our objectives include: promoting awareness of our 100th anniversary; encouraging eparchies and local parishes to undertake Centenary events; raising funds to cover an $85,000 budget; and creating a Centenary Recognitions Award Program to recognize individuals, families, and organizations who have made a significant contribution toward the growth and development of the UOCC. Nominations are under way and we encourage you to submit nominations if you wish. (An Honour Roll will list Nominees who have passed away.)
We have already produced and distributed thousands of Centenary brochures to generate awareness and to request public nominations for the Recognitions Program cited above. We have also produced Centenary pop-up banners and horizontal stage banners for use at parishes on a rotating basis; and we have purchased and populated a Centenary website and established our own Facebook page.
For the Recognitions Program, we will produce 750 Centenary Medallions, 600 Centenary Lapel Pins, 100 Centenary Plaques, and 725 Centenary Gold-Foil Recognition Certificates to be signed by His Eminence Metropolitan Yurij. These items will be presented to successful Nominees resulting from our Recognitions program.
As with any major celebration, we need financial help to accomplish all of the above. Therefore, we are asking you for a donation for which you will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes. Please support our Centenary. Thank you for your anticipated financial support and early response.
Gene Zwozdesky, Chair
(on behalf of the National Jubilee Committee members)
Please support our Centenary and make a generous donation payable to:
“UOCC National Jubilee Committee”
Please send your cheque to:
UOCC National Jubilee Committee
9653 – 85 Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 3E3
All donations will receive an official tax receipt for income tax purposes.