MEET & CELEBRATE PRESENT DAY HEROS

Canada-Ukraine International Assistance Fund, in partnership with Euromaidan Canada Committee, Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch, invites you to

“TRIBUTE TO COURAGE” on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:00pm.

 This event is being organized in support of the second mission of the Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project www.prostheticsforukraine.com planned for March 2016.

 Join us for a dinner, performance and Q&A with special guests from Ukraine:

  • Myshko Adamchak, nickname “Lemko”, volunteer of the medical battalion “Hospitaliery” and a member of the music band “KoraLLi”;
  • Vladislav Kuznetsov, soldier of the legendary 95th airborne brigade, who saved 6 of his fellow soldiers by catching a grenade and throwing it out of the military vehicle, sacrificing his hand.

The event will be held at St. Joseph’s Banquet & Conference Centre in Oakville (300 River Oaks Blvd E, Oakville, ON).

 Tickets: $75.00 per person – includes dinner.

To purchase individual tickets or reserve whole tables, please visit cuiafund.org/events or call Anna 647 273 8348 Antonina 905 966 1712  or Oksana 647 999 3286. If you can’t attend, please consider supporting the project through a donation of your choice. Donations can be made here: http://www.cuiafund.org/.

 BACKGROUND:

The first mission of the Ukraine Prosthetic Assistance Project took place in May, 2015, where a team of 6 prosthetists and rehabilitation specialists-volunteers travelled to Ukraine for two weeks and trained 9 local specialists from across the country on how to fit advanced prosthesis and work as a multidisciplinary team. Moreover, 6 amputees, with the most complex cases at the time in Ukraine, were fitted with electric and body powered prosthesis. 10 more amputees were consulted and two one-day seminars were held for a larger number of specialists.

The first mission was very successful thanks in large part to the support from: James Temerty Foundation, World Rehabilitation Fund, and Canada Ukraine Foundation, as well as Ukrainian Canadian and Ukrainian American Diasporas.

During the next mission, planned for March 2016, we will be working closely with the Government of Ukraine, as well as international organizations and NGOs in Ukraine, to train more specialists and fit more amputees.  For more details, please read here.

We are hoping you will join us on Sunday, November 29, 2015!