This is a commercial for Stingray Bay at the Toronto Zoo where two sailors are looking for the elusive Sting rays. One of the sailors reminds them they have to head back to Minsk first and the commercial ends with the Russian Anthem playing. Perhaps someone should have pointed out to them Minsk is in […]Read more "Russian anthem for the Toronto Zoo?"
Toronto native Tetiana Ostapowych was eliminated from the first round of Canadian Idol last night after singing ‘Feelings’. This was her second attempt as Idol fans may have recognized her from American Idol auditions in San Diego at the beginning of the year. She grew up in Etobicoke (a West Toronto suburb), attending Ukrainian-Catholic elementary […]Read more "Tetiana Ostapowych eliminated from Canadian Idol"
This month was a busy one for the International Holodomor Flame as it toured South America. It left Ottawa for one-day visits to Columbia, then Ecuador as well as Peru in its first week. Its second week was spent in Brazil and made several stops. Brazil has the third largest diaspora population, outside the US […]Read more "Holodomor Flame in South America"
Last month President Yushchenko invited Pope Benedict to Ukraine to set up a working group to research and study historical documents in the Vatican Secret Archives related to Ukraine, including the Holodomor. Unfortunately what they got was Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a Secretary of State who loves the lime light – he appeared on many TV […]Read more "Is the Vatican the next genocide denier?"
Last Thursday was the final sitting of the Manitoba legislature before it breaks for the summer, and a historic bill passed that received little media fan-fare: The lone opposition bill passed was one establishing the fourth Saturday in November as Ukrainian Famine and Genocide Holodomor Memorial Day. Bill 217 received royal assent on June 12, […]Read more "Manitoba recognizes the Holodomor as genocide"