Weekend for Ukraine I

At a time of great need for Ukraine, Dopomoha Ukraini organized a new type of fundraiser designed to raise funds and awareness for the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis developing as a result. By organizing three separate events, we were able to have more than 1,500 people in one weekend, from all parts of the Canadian community, contribute and hear the all-important message: Ukraine needs our help. The weekend-long event included a rock concert headlined by Ukrainian rockstar Serhiy Fomenko (of Mandry) the Juno-nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Yana Bilyk; a political roundtable discussion with panelists Serhiy Fomenko, Professor Volodymyr Dubovyk, Vira Savchenko, Ukrainian Member of Parliament , and Professor Emeritus at the Ivey Business School at Western University Basil Kalymon.


Dopomoha Ukraini’s flagship fundraising and awareness event was a massive success in our 2nd year! The weekend-long event included a rock concert headlined by Ukrainian rockstars Yuri Zhuravel (of the rockabilly band Ot Vinta) and Vadym Krasnooky (of Mad Heads), Balaklava Blues (Mark and Marichka Marczyk of the Juno-nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra), and xxxxx; a political roundtable discussion with panelists Yuri Zhuravel, Vadym Krasnooky, Hennadiy Afansiev, Ivona Kostyna, and Andrii Veselovskyi; and a gala banquet with keynote addresses by Ivona Kostyna and Hennadiy Afansiev.

“The Ukrainians” Movie Tour

A gripping documentary about the war in Ukraine and the heroic defence of the Donetsk Airport, Dopomoha Ukraini – Aid Ukraine organized the Canadian premiere and cross-Canada tour of the film by Ukrainian filmmakers Leonid Kanter and Ivan Yasniy. The film was viewed by more than 1,500 people in 9 cities across Canada over a 3-week period in February 2016. The film tour was organized in partnership with “Path To Freedom”, an NGO founded by famous Ukrainian musician and activist Serhiy Fomenko. Monies raised were directed to fund Dopomoha Ukraini-Aid Ukraine’s ongoing PTSD rehab program and Path To Freedom’s goal of promoting Ukrainian culture globally. 


In the week leading up to the Canada-Ukraine investment forum, Dopomoha Ukraini in partnership with the Export Promotion Agency of Ukraine held a showcase of the hottest Ukrainian fashion designers.  


A true legend of the Ukrainian rock music scene, Taras Chubay played an intimate, sold-out acoustic show at the Golden Lion Restaurant & Bar in Toronto. All proceeds went to fund Dopomoha Ukraini’s ongoing PTSD rehab program.