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Ukrainian Culture and Heritage Club honours people of Ukraine, prepares for fundraiser

He added any occasion where they can wear their embroidered shirts is a point of pride as well as support for those in Ukraine.

“Certainly our minds are on what’s going on over there and we’re thinking of our many relatives and friends that are still over there, some of which might actually be actively involved in the forces,” Kachkowski told paNOW. “Others are having to suffer from through the unfortunate results of the war but yeah we’re definitely, at least in thought, certainly with our friends and relatives over there for sure.”

Upcoming fundraiser

This Saturday there will be a supper fundraiser put on by P.A. Ukrainian Fundraising for a charity that works with the armed forces of Ukraine to provide non-lethal equipment, medical supplies, and veterans assistance.

The last fundraiser P.A. Ukrainian Fundraising had was a few months ago which raised approximately $20,000 and also a silent auction run by Veselka that raised $5,000 for the Canada Ukraine Foundation. Kachkowski explained since it was a success they wanted to do another event.

“As long as the war continues to be fought there will still be demand for these charities to do what they’re doing over there,” he said.

The Fundraising Supper for Ukraine will be held at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on May 21. There is limited seating but they are offering a drive-thru option for those who can’t be inside.

A plate will cost $50 and Kachkowski is encouraging those interested to buy their tickets early so they know how many meals to prepare.

He explained the menu includes turkey breast, customers’ choice of a bison or beef roast, perogies, stuffing, vegetables, Borsch soup and dessert.

Tickets are available at Harold’s Family Foods and Ukreations in the Gateway Mall.

“It’s quite a feast. Definitely getting their monies worth it would be hard to find a meal like that in a restaurant for $50,” he said.

Ian.Gustafson@pattisonmedia.com

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