Saturday Food Sales Open

We continue to have Saturday sales from 10:00 – 2:00 pm.  Stock up for the holiday season and for your Christmas Eve dinner. Saturday, December 17th is the last day of sales before we close for the Holidays.  We will reopen again in the New Year on Saturday, January 7th.  

Products available are:

  • cheese and sauerkraut perogies
  • cabbage rolls (options are: rice & bacon, rice & meat, and veggie)
  • borscht
  • beet horseradish (horseradish and beets)
  • Ukrainian sausage

** Please bring your own carry bag for your order. **

Webinar: Welcoming Newcomer Ukrainian Families – Best Practices for Hosts and Landlords – Dec 6

Recently, Canada established a new pathway for the arrival of displaced Ukrainians and their family members called the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET). Providing a free, temporary visitor status, CUAET allows successful applicants to live, work and study in Canada until it is safe to return to Ukraine. Due to the arrival of displaced Ukrainians, Canadians have been volunteering to temporarily host newcomer Ukrainian families in their homes.
Date: December 6, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Online

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Help For CUAET Visa Holders Announcement 

Prescription Costs – On Sep 23, the Ministry of Health announced that Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with a Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) can receive 100% coverage of eligible prescription costs for one year under PharmaCare’s Plan C. News Release

Medical Diagnostic Testing Costs for Displaced Ukrainians – On Oct 3, the Ministry of Health announced that as of October 1, the Ministry of Health will be managing payment for the medical diagnostic test for CUAET visa holders. This means that CUAET holders will not have to pay out of pocket for the test costs. Those who have already paid for the testing can be reimbursed. News Release

Hosting Immigrants From Ukraine

Many displaced Ukrainians are now arriving and are needing temporary accommodation until they find something more permanent.  At this moment, we do not have enough community offers to accommodate all the new arrivals. 

  • You can identify yourself with S.U.C.C.E.S.S who provide settlement services to new immigrants and refugees.  Please contact Peggy Lau, Director of Settlement and Families Services at: peggy.@success.bc.ca  if you are interested in helping Displaced Ukrainian individuals or families needing a temporary place to stay.
  • Another option is to go to the BC Government Welcome Ukraine website.  Scroll down and you will see I want to help people from Ukraine.  There you will see a list of options for how you can help.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the process or we can also help connect you to our contacts who are working on placing new immigrants with host families.

Canada, Here We Are! – in Victoria until Jan 6

Celebrating Ukrainians in Canada

Presented by the Royal BC Museum and Archives in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Vancouver, Canada, Here We Are! celebrates Ukrainian Canadian history, cultures, and arts from community perspectives.

This travelling exhibit recognizes the impact of Ukrainian Canadians to life in Canada and how their fight against discrimination, advocacy and activism for justice, and wide-ranging contributions have played a key role in shaping Canada.

This exhibit represents the partners’ joint efforts to honour Ukrainian Canadians during a particularly challenging time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, and our unity in standing with Ukraine and Ukrainian Canadians.

August 3, 2022 – January 6, 2023 | Clifford Carl Hall, Royal BC Museum, Victoria | Free

Website: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/canada-here-we-are