Russia Ukraine War: Rally held at the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Ukrainian community and its supporters will gather again outside the Vancouver Art Gallery this weekend to show their support for Ukraine amid Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) will meet its supporters outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

The event will feature speakers and vendors who are there to raise awareness and funds for UCC and other charities. After the speeches, the group will walk to Jack Poole Plaza.

Iryna Shyroka, president of the Vancouver chapter of UCC, said Vancouver is awesome in a telephone interview that the organization hopes for a good turnout to show its solidarity with the Ukrainian people as well as to support recent refugees in Canada.

“We want to show our support for Ukrainians, people who are coming to Canada…displaced Ukrainians who have lost their homes…who have lost family members,” she explained.

“They have nothing to go back to and they keep coming to our beautiful country where they actually need more support from the government. [and] from the community.”

Refugees arriving from Ukraine need immediate, short-term and long-term housing, Shyroka added. Anyone seeking to help can complete an intake form with UCC.

Find more information about how you can help Ukrainian refugees in British Columbia with CCU Online.

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