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Independence Day of Ukraine

August 24, 2022


The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on August 24, 1991. This declaration established the democratic and sovereign state of Ukraine; and


This occasion is recognized annually by Ukrainians in celebration of their historic past and to honour the fallen heroes who lost their lives fighting for the country’s independence; and


This year, we pay special tribute to the country of Ukriane and its people – those who have had to flee their country because of war, those who have stayed back to fight for the rights, freedom, and independence of their homeland, and to the fallen heroes; and


The Independence Day of Ukraine is the country’s primary state holiday and is recognized by the flying of the national flag on the eve of the holiday followed by many celebratory activities; and


The Ukrainian flag was reinstated in 1992 and was adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine, referred to as the Verkhovna Rada, with the colour blue representing the sky, mountains, and waters of Ukraine while the golden yellow band of the flag is symbolic of wheat fields of the country; and


Proud Ukrainian Canadians have chosen Bradford West Gwillimbury as a future for their families – a safe and welcoming community, and today we are proud to celebrate your heritage with the community.


That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim August 24, 2022, as INDEPENDENCE DAY OF UKRAINE in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

A flag-raising will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 4:00 pm (outside) at the Co​​urt House Courtyard - 57 Holland St. E.