In conjunction with the third annual Ukraine Reform Conference – and thanks to the generosity of platinum sponsor, BCU Financial Group – UCPBA was pleased to host an evening with the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Yakiv Smolii, on July 3.
Approximately 125 guests and dignitaries attended the event, held at the wood-paneled and historic Albany Club. Governor Smolii outlined some of the National Bank of Ukraine’s efforts in the past few years: from achieving and maintaining macroeconomic stability, liberalizing monetary policies and continuing co-operation with the International Monetary Fund.
A lively Q&A period followed the formal presentation, in which guests put forth a variety of questions on wide-ranging topics, including how to promote confidence in the Ukrainian banking system, and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine.
Thanks to the 60+ attendees that joined us at our joint UCPBA Toronto + Ukrainians on Bay street event! Held on March 27th downtown at Marche Restaurant, we had three panelists speak about their careers in investment banking, M&A, and securities law. Following the presentations, we had a lively Q&A session, and then a (late!) night of informal and casual networking.
Thanks to our excellent speakers for all of their insights and advice: Nicholas Bonk (RBC Capital Markets), Myroslav Chwaluk (Fasken), and Halyna Shribak (Deloitte).
Thanks as well to our great sponsors: Buduchnist Credit Union, Ukrainian Credit Union, AV-Canada, and Marche Restaurant!
UCPBA is proud to be a partner in presenting the Tryzub Awards. The
Tryzub Awards were created by passionate Ukrainian-Canadians who saw a
need to unify our community across Canada to celebrate the
accomplishments of those who have demonstrated their work in support of
Ukraine, Ukrainian causes, the Ukrainian-Canadian community and Canada
Tryzub Award Gala is an evening of celebration honouring recipients who
demonstrate the virtues our community values in the areas of: Community
Leadership, Business Leadership and Friends of Ukraine.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!