Saturday’s memorial at St. John the Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church on Lakeshore Road included a candlelight prayer service and a program inside the church.
The 33 black flags placed on the lawn symbolize the year the famine was at its deadly height.
Local politicians, priests from other parishes and Ukrainian community members joined the St. Catharines gathering.
A handful of the about 30 Holodomor survivors living in the area were also present.
Services like it were held in Ukrainian communities in Canada and around the world.
All were scheduled to coincide with the official 4 p. m. memorial in Ukraine.
The Holodomor flag display continues outside the 91 Lakeshore Rd. church until Tuesday