Two weekend events taking place that will support Ukrainian refugees

By Staff

May 13th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The federal government has chartered three aircraft to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada.

Across the country local groups are holding events to raise funds.

Tyrsa Ukrainian Dancers.

This weekend there will be a One Burlington event, the group that celebrates faith, culture and embraces diversity; they are hosting a fund raising concert for Ukraine

The event will take place at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church on Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 2:00 pm

Several Ukrainian churches have pulled together a choir to perform. .

A Bandura duo will perform on this traditional Ukrainian lute-like instrument. The closing act will be a presentation by the young company of the Tyrsa Ukrainian Dancers.

The funds raised will go to the Canada Ukraine Foundation.

On Sunday, May 15th, 2022 resident at a Mapleview condo are exhibiting art work; the proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian refugees.

Lynda Jones, part of that group that painted aluminian cut outs of the maple leaf with different designs.  They sold out all of them at $750 each.

The event on Sunday is being put together by the same people.  They have about 150 painting that will be sold with every penny going to the Ukrainian Council of Canada.

The group have been putting poster up all over town promoting the event.  They were delighted when Starbucks took in a poster. “We spend an hour a day handing out posters said Jones who added that “the painting on sale are priced well below the rate they would normally get.”

There is a security gate at the condo – just press the button – tell security you are going to the art show in the party room.  There is outdoor parking for about 50 vehicles.

 

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