The Ukrainian community and its supporters will gather outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery again this weekend to show support for Ukraine amidst Russia's full-scale invasion of the country.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) will meet supporters outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 4 p.m. on Sunday (May 15).
The event will feature speakers and vendors who are there to raise awareness and funds for the UCC and other charities. After the speeches, the group will march to the Jack Poole Plaza.
Iryna Shyroka, president of UCC's Vancouver chapter, told Vancouver Is Awesome in a phone interview that the organization is hoping for a good turnout to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine as well as to support the recent refugees to Canada.
"We want to show our support to the people in Ukraine, people arriving into Canada...displaced Ukrainians who lost their homes...who lost their family members," she explained.
"They have nothing to come back to and they keep arriving in our beautiful country where they actually need more support from the government [and] from the community."
Refugees arriving from Ukraine require immediate, short-term as well as long-term housing, added Shyroka. Anyone looking to help can fill out an intake form with the UCC.
Find more information on how you can help Ukrainian refugees to British Columbia with the UCC online.