November 17, 2023
Legislative Assembly of Alberta Commemorates Holodomor
EDMONTON – “Mass starvation through state-imposed food requisitions by the Soviet government was disguised as collectivization, but much more than food was stolen from the Ukrainian people,” said the honourable Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
The Holodomor was a government-imposed famine in the Ukrainian SSR from 1932 to 1933, that led to 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.
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta will commemorate the Holodomor on Tuesday, November 21, at noon in the Legislature rotunda.
The ceremony is open to the public and will include a candlelight 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 assembly.ab.ca, the Legislative Assembly’s X (Twitter), Facebook and YouTube channels.
Legislative Assembly of Alberta