“  On Sunday October 14, 2007, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Ihor Ostash on behalf of the Government of Ukraine formally presented soil transferred from Shevchenko's grave in Kaniv, Ukraine, to Mr. Orest Dubas, Chair of the Ottawa Shevchenko Monument Project Committee. After the presentation, a blessing of the soil was conducted by Reverend Father Cyril Mykytiuk, Pastor of Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine in Ottawa.

Read about the Presentation  -  Embassy Press Release - Eng  -   Ukr

Notes for Address by Committee Chair Orest Dubas (Ukrainian)

e-POSHTA Newsletter: Presentation of soil from Taras Shevchenko's grave in Kaniv for the Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa - by Ron Sorobey

МГОУ "Четверта Хвиля" Українська Світова Інформаційна Мережа : Новини з закордону : Земля з Канєва - пам'ятнику Шевченка в Оттаві

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