The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians
ASSOCIATION: to promote culture and the arts – music, song, dance, drama, sports, summer camps, recreation – and education – seminars, press and literature – for all people, from tots to great-grandparents.
UNITED: to combat racism and national discrimination, to promote the cause of peace with every fibre of our being, to uphold the dignity of man and to build bridges of friendship between Canada and Ukraine – between Canada and all nations – to protect the political and economic interests of our people.
UKRAINIAN: nurturing and bringing into Canadian culture and life all that is best in the traditions of the Ukrainian people so that the heritage of all her people will mingle to enrich and beautify Canadian culture, the common patrimony of our children and their children for all generations to come.
CANADIANS: whose pioneers helped to plow the virgin soil of the prairies, to dig our mines and build our cities, staunch patriots of Canada, defenders of her peace and independence, on guard for Canadian unity, and dedicated to the building of this great land and the flowering of freedom, democracy, and peace.*
The AUUC is a national cultural-educational non-profit organization established for Ukrainians in Canada. With branches throughout Canada it sponsors such cultural activities as dance groups, orchestras, choirs and children’s activities within the Association.
The AUUC was established in Winnipeg in 1918. By 1928 it had 167 branches across Canada, including branches in Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
The Ivan Franko Museum in Winnipeg is unique. It is the only one in the world outside of the Ukraine that is dedicated to this stellar Ukrainian artist and patriot.
Ivan Franko (1856 – 1916)
The Museum functions primarily through the efforts of volunteers and relies upon the support of individuals for its operating funds. Admission to the Museum has always been free of charge.
The Ivan Franko Museum is recognized by the Province of Manitoba as a charitable institution. Financial contributions are tax deductible; official receipts are provided. All donations are gratefully accepted and warmly welcome.
The mailing address of the Museum is 200 McGregor Street/Winnipeg, Manitoba/R2W 5L6.
For individual or group tours, call 204 589 4397
Press releases: Winnipeg Free Press, Nov. 14, 2014