The Year of Resilience: Presented by Saskatoon Ukrainian Canadian Congress
On view February 28 to March 4, 2023 (Extended to March 18th)

The Ukrainian Museum of Canada is pleased to partner with Saskatoon Ukrainian Canadian Congress, on a weeklong tribute to Ukraine, The Year of Resilience.

An exhibition of photojournalism from the war in Ukraine, The Year of Resilience marks the one-year anniversary of Russia’s wholescale invasion of Ukraine. It honours the courage and strength of the people of Ukraine, who have risen every day to defend their freedom and right to live in an independent, democratic country. In their efforts, they not only fight for Ukraine’s democracy but for democracy world-wide.

Many observers predicted that Ukraine would quickly fall when the Russian Federation launched its three-day “special operation” on February 24, 2022. Since then, the world has witnessed the people of Ukraine, young and old, stepping up to offer their skills to help the military, assist in service delivery and reconstruction, and bridge the gap of humanitarian aid. The war has turned everyday civilians into heroes.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is a non-profit umbrella organization of Ukrainian-Canadian political, cultural, and religious organizations. For the past year, Saskatoon UCC has been raising awareness of the war and fundraising for humanitarian efforts. Working with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and the Ukrainian English-language online newspaper, the Kyiv Independent, Saskatoon UCC has organized an exhibition of some of the most stirring photojournalist images from the past 365 days. These images are on display at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Saskatoon UCC President Pat Tymchatyn says, “Our collection of photographs demonstrates Ukrainian fortitude and resistance. They show the destruction of the war but not the devastation of the Ukrainian spirit – in fact, the Ukrainian resilience is powerful and inspiring.”


Related Events:

Tuesday, February 28, 7PM CST
Opening Reception for The Year of Resilience
Free, open to everyone.

Saturday, March 4, 1PM
Closing Reception and Public Talk: “A Year of War in Europe’s Breadbasket”, by Volodymyr Ternovsky, Ph.D.
Volodymyr Ternovsky left Odesa, Ukraine with his wife and children in the first days of the war. He arrived in Saskatoon in April 2022. Volodymyr holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics and a Ph.D. in economics from Agrotechnological University in Melitopol, where he worked for 18 years. He has also been involved in the agricultural extension service, working to implement international technical assistance projects aimed at the development of small and medium-sized horticultural production. In his talk, Volodymyr will discuss what was happening in Ukraine during the first days of the war, and the impact of the war on Ukrainian agriculture.