November 18, 2022

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Commemorates Holodomor

Category: Events News

EDMONTON – The Legislative Assembly of Alberta will commemorate Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day on Tuesday, November 22, at 12:15 p.m., in the Legislative Assembly rotunda.

The Holodomor was a government-imposed famine in the Ukrainian SSR from 1932 to 1933, resulting in millions of people starving to death. The Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act proclaims the fourth Saturday in November a day of remembrance in Alberta, home to over 360,000 people of Ukrainian ancestry.

“Each year members of the Legislative Assembly stand in solidarity with Albertans and Ukrainians world-wide to remember and honour the victims of Holodomor. This human-made tragedy remains a poignant reminder that we are all responsible for denouncing acts of hate and defending human rights.”

-       Honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

The ceremony is open to the public and will include a candle light vigil, prayers, a moment of silence, music, a poetry reading, and remarks by Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Consul General of Ukraine in Edmonton, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council, and the Canadian Polish Congress Alberta Society.

The ceremony will be live streamed on, the Legislative Assembly’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.


Media inquiries:

Troy Rhoades
Communications Consultant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta