A young Shevchenko for a new generation of Ukrainians

While the weather in Ottawa had been less than ideal for the entire previous week, when Sunday June 26, 2011 finally rolled around, the day set for the unveiling of the newest monument to Ukraine’s bard and poet Taras Shevchenko, the sky was blue and the sun shone all day long. It was a day…

A small gift to one man

Some time ago, a friend of mine asked me to do her a favour, and when she told me what she wanted from me naturally I said, “Sure!” But this wasn’t a simple “sure” it was an extremely committed sure, and with good reason. She had asked me to write a piece on the Ukrainian…