UCC-APC ANNUAL HETMAN AWARDS | Honour Ukrainian Community Volunteers!
In 1998, the UCC-Alberta Provincial Council initiated an Annual Hetman Awards to acknowledge significant volunteer achievements of outstanding Ukrainian Albertans. The Annual Hetman Awards are dedicated to the celebration of all volunteers who have chosen to give their time, effort and expertise in order to keep our Ukrainian Canadian community in Alberta strong, vibrant and active. In 2020 new recognition category was added – Professional Achievement Award. The UCC-APC recognizes that many members within and beyond our community make substantial, positive impacts on Ukrainian issues through their professional work.
The UCC-APC welcomes nominations from any organization or group of individuals in Alberta. The Hetman Award selection committee is comprised of former Hetman Award recipients. All award recipients will be publicly honoured at the Annual Hetman Awards Gala. Please note that all sitting presidents of organizations that are members of the UCC-APC board are not eligible for a Hetman award.
I was very honored when I found out about this. Volunteerism and keeping our Ukrainian Community strong is something I care deeply about. Not for recognition. But for the good of our community and the upcoming generations behind us. My parents and grandparents did the same for our community. I owe it to them to continue the tradition and keep building on our community. Christopher Gnyra, 2021 Hetman Award recipient
2022 DEADLINE IS June 15TH! NEW! Please note that the Senior and Adult Hetman Awards have been merged. We now accept nominations for Hetman Outstanding Leader for everyone ages 31+ and Outstanding Youth Leader ages 16-30.
This year’s Hetman Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at St. Basil’s Cultural Centre, 10819 71 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0X8. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased on Eventbrite or by calling our office at (780) 414-1624. Doors open at 5:00 pm with a Kozak reception and dinner. The award presentations and meal begin at 6:00 pm. Guests will enjoy a wonderful gourmet buffet dinner and a local Ukrainian talent.
UCC-APC will continue to monitor public health recommendations and may adjust the event style should new restrictions take into effect.
You can purchase your ticket on Eventbrite or by calling our office at (780) 414-1624. Purchase Eventbrite Ticket
Questions? Call the UCC-APC office at (780) 414-1624 or email us.
The Hetman 2021 Recipients are as follows:
Outstanding Leader: Amil Shapka, Bill Shostak, Chris Gnyra, Chrystia Moussienko, Marian Gauk, Mary Krys
Exemplary Volunteer: Anne Stephen
Professional Achievement: Debbie Kachmar-Potter, George Chrunik, Ihor Bohdan, Ken Kachmar, Mykola Kanevets, Radomir Bilash
Posthumus: Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky, Elias John Cholach
The Hetman 2020 Recipients are as follows:
Adult: Marko Kopinec, Lidia Wasylyn, Borys Sydoruk, Oksana Dawid
Senior: Slava Yopyk
Exemplary Volunteer: Cheryl Semeniuk, Svitlana Kadziela
Professional Achievement: Olenka Bilash, Shane Gibson
L to R: Shane Gibson, Oksana Dawid, Borys Sydoruk, Inna Thorn, President, UCC-CalgaryDownload Hetman Awards 2020 Booklet here.
Hetman Awards Show with interviews can be found here.
Thank you to our Hetman Awards Show sponsor Ukrainian Canadian Professional & Business Association of Calgary!
UCPBA Calgary is a community of professionals and business owners of Ukrainian descent who support each other and our community through a variety of activities. Our focus is on professional and business growth & on promoting our Ukrainian heritage. To connect with UCPBA Calgary, visit their website https://www.ucpbacalgary.ca/ or email them at email@example.com.
The Hetman 2019 Recipients are as follows:
Youth: Leanna Makuch, Michael Wowk, Laryssa Shmihelska,
Adult: Daria Luciw, Tim Baydala, Bohdan Horich, Ulana Soletsky
Seniors: Evelyn Cook, and Mary Bereziuk
Exemplary Volunteers: Barbara Olynyk, Eugene Luchka, Rosemarie Nahnybida, Violet Kully
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Left to Right: Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz – President, Steffie Chmilar, Oleh Wowk, Ivanna Kruhlak, Mary-An Sech, Emil Yereniuk, Vlodko Boychuk, Bohdan Walkiw.
Not pictured: Bill Kravec.
First row seated left to right: Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz, President, UCC – APC, Luba Kovalchyk, Frances Sych, Lawrence Pshyk, Orest Eveneshen
Second row left to right: Eileen Yewchuk (Family member representing Mary Goy – posthumous), Olesia Markevych, Cassian Soltykevych, Zorya Belanger, Andrea Kopylech
Left to right sitting: Oksana Iwaszko, Ivanna Szewczuk, Nettie Kowal, Ron Zapisoski, Larry & Donna Sendziak
Back row left to right: Barbara Hlus, President UCC-APC, Mr. Alexandruk, Adrian Warchola, Jason Golinowski, Steve Chwok, William Dymianiw, Uliana (Elaine) Holowach-Amio, Danylo Moussienko
Photo by Marco Levytsky
Back Row (L-R): Andriy Nahachewsky, Maryana Mykhaylyak, Juliana Michayluk, Yuri Broda, Olga Hlus, Joyce Chrunik-Rudiak.
Front Row (L-R): Lesia Savedchuk, Korneil Ozipko, Pauline Lysak, UCCAPC President Daria Luciw, Victor Pysyk, Dr. Doris Kule, Dr. Peter Kule.
October 14, 2012 – Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, Edmonton, AB
Photo by Marco Levytsky
Front row (L-R): Mr. Ed Stelmach receives a Hetman Award from UCC-APC summer student Adrian Warchola.
Back row (L-R): Mrs. Marie Stelmach, summer student Amy Yaremcio (covered), UCC-APC President Daria Luciw.
Photo by Marco Levytsky – Premier Ed Stelmach (M-centre), Mayor of the City of Edmonton Stephen Mandel (R-top) and UCC-APC President Daria Luciw (M-right), with the 2010 Hetman Awards Recipients (L to R): Ksenia Fedyna, Katrina Baziuk, Oksana Dacko, Mila Luchak, Audrey Uzwyshyn (posthumous award – Taras Uzwyshyn), Dobr. Nadia Kryschuk, Eugene Topolnisky, Jaroslaw Szewczuk, Andrew Ilnycky, Peter Dziedzic
Photo by Marco Levytsky – Bishop Most Reverend David Motiuk, Premier Ed Stelmach, Minister Gene Zwozdesky (with the Shevchenko Medal), UCC National President Paul Grod, UCC-APC President Daria Luciw, UCC-Edmonton President Luba Feduschak, UCC-Calgary President Michael Ilnycky with the 2009 Hetman Awards Recipients.
Previous UCC-APC Hetman Award Recipients, 1998 – 2013
Rev. Jaroslaw Puk
Fiona Frances Tarnowetz
Judge Russell Dzenick
Joyce Chrunik Rudiak
Drs. Peter & Doris Kule
Larry & Donna Sendziak
Special 125th Anniversary Community Awards
List of Recipients
Lt. Gen. Paul Wynnyk
Iryna and Oleksiy Karpenko
Bill Kravec (Postthumous)
Dr. Linda Dudar
Dr. Alla Nedashkivska