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Don’t miss Yalynka!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our annual Yalynka Christmas Party at the Albany Club this Saturday! Please register online or call 416-566-2664 to get your tickets. Reminder that tickets are $50 for UCPBA members, $75 for non-members, and include open bar all evening with appetizers and snacks through the night. The evening begins at 9 pm, with last call just before 1 am.

We’d like to thank our Platinum Sponsors this year – The Myhal Family Foundation, and the Ukrainian Credit Union – thank you for your generous support! As well, thank you to our Gold Sponsors – Funding Matters and Buduchnist Credit Union – thank you! As well, we’d like to once again thank Rosewood Estates Winery for being our exclusive wine for the evening, thank you to the Roman Family for their support! And new this year, Khor Vodka will be our exclusive vodka on Saturday, thank you to United Stars for your sponsorship! We will also once again have a number of Khor vodka bottles to give away as door prizes.

Looking forward to celebrating with everyone this Saturday. Please buy your tickets as soon as possible as space is limited and we expect the event to be a sellout!

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday October 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
UCU Wealth Strategies Office, 2265 Bloor Street West

Attention members – please come out to our AGM on October 16th to meet the board and learn about upcoming events planned for the 2018-2019 year!

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Churches, Charities & Not-for-Profit Seminar a success

UCPBA wishes to thank the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association (UCBA) and Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (UCSS) for organizing and hosting an excellent and information seminar on Churches, Charities and Not-for-Profits law. There were close to one hundred attendees, showing just how important this topic is for our community!

Special thanks to sponsors Ukrainian Credit Union Limited, Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP, Old Mill Toronto, Razom Ukrainian Canadian Media Group, Cholkan + Stepczuk LLP, Funding Matters Inc. and Rodan Energy Solutions.

If you’d like to download a copy of the course materials, they are available at this download link.

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Yalynka 2017 Was A Success!

A big thank you to all that attended our Yalynka Christmas party on December 9. Once again, we had record attendance! For those that didn’t make it out, hope to see you at next year’s party!

In addition to our attendees, a big thank you to our sponsors for the evening! Thank you to Boris Horodynsky and Horodynsky Farms, who was once again our Presenting sponsor. Thanks also very much to our Gold Sponsors: Funding Matters, Ukrainian Credit Union, Buduchnist Credit Union, and Himelfarb Proszanski. And finally, thanks to the generosity of our door prize sponsors, one in ten of those who attended went home with a bottle of great Ukrainian vodka! Thanks to both Khortytsia Vodka (United Stars) and Zirkova Vodka (Multiculture Bevco Inc).

Thank you to our Ukrainian koliadnyky from Promoteyj, who added a great touch of Ukrainian spirit, the fantastic DJ Unlisted who kept the dance floor moving all night, and lastly, the Albany Club, for providing such a great venue.

These pictures from the event are also on our Facebook page if you’d like to tag yourself and your friends.

The UCPBA wishes everyone has a happy and safe holidays, we look forward to seeing you at more UCPBA events in the new year!

Photos by Alina Pliekhanova

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Update on UCPBA Awards

Thank you to all those that have been nominated, or have nominated someone, for the UCPBA Awards. We are pleased to announce that the Awards will now be held in Spring 2018. The nomination process is still ongoing, and we will be in touch with all nominated candidates in the new year.

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Register now for Yalynka

You are cordially invited to UCPBA’s annual Yalynka on Saturday, December 9 at the Albany Club in downtown Toronto.

Yalynka is an annual Christmas celebration hosted by UCPBA. Join us for general merriment as we kick off the holiday season. There will be an open bar, appetizers (many, many appetizers) and entertainment.

Cost: $50 members; $75 non-members

Register today by visiting the event page!

Finally, this is a friendly reminder that UCPBA membership runs with the calendar year. If you are an existing member, now is a good time to renew! If you are not a current member, now is an even better time to join for the 2018 season. Please visit our membership page to join!

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Nominations for 2nd Annual UCBPA Awards are open!

UPDATE: We have exciting news regarding the UCPBA Awards coming soon. In the meantime, our planned program has been delayed for several months. Stay tuned!

The first annual UCPBA Awards was held on April 10, 2016 in conjunction with the Ukrainian-Canadian Business and Professional Trade Show organized by UkrPages. Over 150 attendees were present to support and acknowledge our best and brightest Ukrainian-Canadian businesses and professionals.

We plan to build on the success of the first awards show, with the second annual UCPBA Awards! The UCPBA Awards celebrates the most successful Ukrainian-Canadian businesses and professionals in their areas of expertise.

There is no cost to nominate your favourite businesses, so please visit the Awards Nomination page and make your nominations today.

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UCPBA Women in Business event a huge success

Back in May, UCPBA posted the photo at right from one of our meetings on Facebook. UCPBA member and business owner, Adrianna Stadnyk, spotted something odd: there was only one woman in the photo. Adrianna suggested that we should do more to highlight the successful businesswomen in the Toronto Ukrainian-Canadian community. So we did!

On July 27, UCPBA hosted its first ever Women in Business event. Held at Baka Gallery Cafe, the event was a smashing success as we had a packed house to hear five successful Ukrainian-Canadian women tell their stories:

Thank you to all of our amazing speakers, and to our attendees! Special thank you to Adrianna for holding us accountable, and for volunteering to be one of our first speakers!

We look forward to having this become a regular series. Stay tuned!