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CYMK Notes - June 21, 2011

Andrew Olynyk CYMK Leadership AwardNational CYMK has just announced the Andrew Olynyk CYMK Leadership Award - the deadline for submission is July 15, 2011.

This leadership award is given to a Senior CYMK member who exhibits qualities similar to the late Andrew Olynyk. Andrew loved CYMK and demonstrated advanced leadership skills in organizing and planning events and activities. He created opportunities where other CYMKivtsi could learn and develop new skills and gain new experiences. He also made a difference in the lives of other CYMKivtsi by being a role model, mentor and friend. He encouraged others to work hard to reach their goals and aspirations. When faced with adversity, he found opportunities. Andrew shared his joy of life and had a positive attitude and spirit which still inspires others.

The purpose of this award is to encourage the development of leadership skills at a Branch level with the objective of nurturing future leaders within our community.

Download the Nomination Form!

CYMK Notes - June 2011

Dorohi CYMKivtsi!!!

I am happy to announce that registration for the upcoming National CYC Convention being held in Edmonton from Aug. 11-14, 2011 is now OPEN!!! GREAT SUCCESS!!

The following link will take you the registration home page. You can either download the registration form and mail it in, OR be green and register online!

You can also find a link to this page on our home page at

Registration Deadline is July 20, 2011

Accommodations (Special Rate available until July 20):
Westin Hotel Edmonton
Standard Room: $139/day plus tax
Hotel Code: USH17A or USRL

I've also attached a draft schedule for our CYMK programming. Do sessions like "Kalyna Country Catechism!", "CYMK 2.0 - Reboot!", and the potential for a convention flashmob excite you?! Alberta road-trip!? See Vegreville's infamous giant pysanka! 80 years of CYMK!?!? YES PLEASE!! Don't miss out! Register today!!

*please note: Jr. CYMK programming is still being developed. More info soon!

ALSO - 1 final CYMK Award coming your way, in addition to the Perepeliuk and Baziuk trophies (I hope you've started working on those - deadline July 1st!). The criteria for the Andriyko Olynyk Memorial Award will be out in the next week or so, so please stay tuned for more information on how you can nominate a deserving CYMKivets/ka!

See you in Edmonton in August!!


CYMK Notes - May 2011

Perepeliuk & Baziuk Trophy
Kind of a big deal!?! YES. Awarded to the most active Sr. and Jr. CYMK local, respectively, based on their activities over the past 2 years. Has your local done some awesome projects worthy of bragging rights on a national scale!? Yes please! Applications due July 1st, 2011. Perepeliuk Trophy Info | Baziuk Trophy Info

Dr. Stephen Klimasko CYMK Scholarship Award (sponsored by Hamilton TYC)
This award is presented annually to a member of CYMK who achieves execellent in academics while providing leadership and contributing to the growth and development of CYMK. The recipient must be a student accepted and entering a 1st year post-secondary school institution in Sept. 2011. $500 value. Deadline August 1st, 2011. Will be awarded at National CYC Convention in Edmonton from Aug. 11-14, 2011. Read more details and criteria. NOTE: Applicants can still submit their documention before their transcriptions become available, and when they do, they can be emailed/faxed to complete their application.

UCC Youth Leadership Award
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) launched the Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in 1998 to give recognition to young adult Ukrainian Canadians that have made significant contributions to the broader Ukrainian community and for the betterment of Canada. Any young person of Ukrainian origin between 18 to 29 years old who has shown consistent involvement and a positive influence in the community life of Ukrainian Canadians is eligible for this award. DEADLINE is MAY 15, 2011!! (SOON!!) More information can be found at

Pan-Orthodox Young Adults Retreat 2011
This year's retreat will be taking place from June 17-19th, 2011 in Cochrane, Alberta and will feature National CYMK's chaplain, Fr. Cornell Zubritsky, as the guest lecturer! Dobrey chas finding your faith?! Check it out!