ADOPT A SOLDIER meets VISIT A SOLDIER!
$150 to HERO IHOR SKAVRANSKYY!

Nicole Dewberry's mission in Mykolayiv, Ukraine to visit her recently "adopted" soldier, a beneficiary of ADOPT A SOLDIER by Ukraine War Amps, has helped the young Hero and orphan to buy much needed medication!
Nicole Dewberry learnt about the situation and managed to raise $150 within two days!

Here is what Nicole said in her fb post on Sep 12, 2017:

HUGE thank you to Sharron Stewart and Roberta Adams Holloway who donated to Ihor a Ukraine military hero we have come to love and adore to help with funding for him to get his much needed medication to get him back to recovery and back on the field to serve his country. Thank you, thank you

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HELP US HELP !
MEET A HERO - SERHIY YEVDOCHENKO

"Adopt a Soldier" provides monthly stipends of approximately $50 USD to as many Ukrainian heroes as it can. One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards Ukrainian veterans. "Adopt a Soldier" delivers 100% of your donation to a wounded soldier in need and if desired establishes a unique bridge between the donor and his donee. The donor helps on a monthly basis and both parties are always connected.
Yevdochenko Serhiy, native to Zhytomyr, is 43. He served in the armed forces of Ukraine for 5 years, he took part in the OON mission in Lebanon. Later he had to leave the service and went to Kyiv to work in the building sphere, because of the small sellery in the army. When the moscovian aggression began, he was among the first who felt his duty to defend Ukraine from the enemy. He went to his native 95th airborne brigade as a volunteer fighter and was mobilized there.
Serhiy took part in the hottest fights in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in 2014 - 2015. He participated in the liberation of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Torez, the assault of Savur-Mohyla, Stepanivka and the assault of the Butivka coal mine. There he got a contusion and damaged his beg seriously. Nevertheless he continued to serve. For his excellent service he honoured with several medals of the defence ministry. Only after the demobilization he went to the hospital because of the constant headache and pain in his beg. Nowadays Serhiy is a disabled veteran of the 3rd group. He can’t continue to serve or to work physically. He is married and has got two daughters 21 and 8 years old. At the moment he is undergoing treatment in the Berdychiv military hospital.
Please spread the word about Ukraine War Amps and share UWA page with your contacts, friends, and family!
To join #UkraineWarAmps and support the wounded HEROES of Ukraine please visit the following link: https://www.youcaring.com/Adopt_a_Soldier or get in touch with us here or through the following email: ukrainewaramps@gmail.com

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HELP US HELP!

THE PARADE IS OVER BUT UWA IS NOT DONE YET!

JOIN Ukraine War Amps! HELP US HELP!

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MARCH & FILM!
Ukraine War Amps THANKS TO MEDIA FOR SUPPORT!

We thank to Ethnic TV channel and TV crew with Olga Antimony for walking with #UkraineWarAmps during its first parade!

UWA documentary film maker Volodya could be seen on the picture having rest after hard work during his MARCH AND FILM MISSION!

GO, UWA, GO!

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PUBLIC and TV PEOPLE WERE TAKING THOUSANDS OF PICTURES OF #UkraineWarAmps TEAM WHILE UWA activists Olga Girina, Praya, and John Broadhead were busy with handing out UWA flyers and Ukrainian flags to public and police!

Thank you, every one, for amazing team work!
GO, UWA, GO!

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IN ACTION

#UkraineWarAmps activists John Broadhead and Andrei Turinsky carry the #UWA banner chanting #HELP_us_HELP during UWA's first Ukrainian Parade on Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 in Toronto, ON, Canada!

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SATURDAY, SEP 16, 2017 (11am-noon)
TORONTO

#UkraineWarAmps team Toronto, Canada marched through streets of Toronto for the first time in the UWA history within ongoing Ukrainian Festival!

That was an amazing experience!
GO, Ukraine War Amps, GO!

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#UkraineWarAmps team is gathering for its first parade on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 morning in High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada!

GO, UWA, GO!

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MEET US AT THE UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL PARADE!
JOIN US FOR THE PARADE in TORONTO!

When: Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 11am (please arrive at 10am)
Where: Toronto, starting in High Park (Bloor at High Park)
For more information: http://www.ukrainianfestival.com/index.html

SEE YOU THERE!

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JOIN US FOR PARADE IN TORONTO ON SAT, SEP 16, 2017

FROM PARADE ORGANIZER:
Thanks for supporting the 2017 Toronto Ukrainian Festival by participating in the parade!

Everyone involved plays a very important role in showcasing our great community and culture. Please see below for some important and helpful tips to ensure everyone enjoys a safe and fun filled event!

At High Park:
 Rain or shine the parade will go ahead as scheduled.
 In the event of lightening we will cancel the parade.
 Check in at the “Parade Information” station or proceed to the sign with your parade number.
 For safety, we ask all pedestrians to stay off the road and wait on the west side of West Rd inside the park as vehicles will be driving south bound.
 Vehicles will line up on the road by the east curb of Colborne Lodge Drive (see below)
 The parade will start leaving High Park at 11am sharp.  Pay attention as groups are called to move forward.
From High Park to Jane St:
 Smile and have fun. 
 In the excitement please make sure to avoid delays that cause gaps in the parade so keep an eye on the groups in front and behind you.
 The flow of moment should be steady so kindly encourage others to keep up or slow down as necessary and help minimize gaps where people from the sidewalks may be tempted to cross.
 Our OMNI Parade may be televised so the following activities may take away from the overall visual effect, such as: o Letting people or vehicles cross the parade.
o Stopping to let people jump in front of you to take pictures. o Tossing candies, coupons or flyers into the street; if you have “give-aways” or “flyers” have someone walk along the side walk to pass them out but don’t let then slow you down.
o You don’t need to stop at traffic signs or lights along the parade route unless directed by police or emergency personnel.
 Parade Judges will be located at Runnymede along with a camera for our live Facebook stream so this is definitely where you want to be at your best. 

At Jane St:
 Continue northbound on Jane St. until you reach Weatherell St. and go east.
 Stopping anywhere along Jane St. is DANGEROUS as there will be traffic, TTC buses and other pedestrians using the sidewalks.  Let’s all be courteous of our neighbours and keep things moving north. 
 Groups taking pictures on the front lawns of homes along Jane St. may be liable for damages.
 Photos can wait until you reach St. Pius X school yard. Your safety comes first!

After the Parade:
 Share your experience through social media: o Visit the Toronto Ukrainian Festival community page on Facebook to share your memories, pictures, comments and “like” your favorite parade entries.
o Tweet your ideas for next year using @TorUkrFestival. o Tag us @Toronto_Ukrainian_Festival with your favorite moments on Instagram.
 Join us at the NorthLand Power Stage for the announcement of our 2017 Parade Award Winners Sunday, September 17th.
 Brainstorm how you can help make OUR Parade bigger and better for next year!
Thanks again to YOU our amazing community for your constant unending support over the years…this wouldn’t be possible without YOU!!! 

Sincerely, Mike Stamler Parade and Event Logistics Manager Toronto Ukrainian Festival parade@ukrainianfestival.com www.ukrainianfestival.com

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