Exhibits, concerts and other fundraisers: Canadians find creative ways to help Ukraine | CBC News


Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24, many Canadian businesses, individuals and charitable organizations have come up with creative ways to support Ukrainians affected by the war, from exhibits to benefit concerts to redirecting charity energies to relief efforts.

Here’s a look at some of the events.

Art and music

Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine, which opens today, is an experimental art exhibit produced by Lighthouse Immersive featuring art by Taras Shevchenko, the beloved Ukrainian artist, poet and political thinker.

(Carlos Osorio/CBC)

Lighthouse Immersive said the exhibit is available for viewing in six cities: Toronto, Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

(Carlos Osorio/CBC)

(Carlos Osorio/CBC)

Violinist Gloria Verhovsky waits to take the stage during a fundraising concert in support of Ukraine, held at Lithuanian House, in Toronto on March 11.

(Evan Mitsui/CBC)

(Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Perogies and pasta

Members of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Dieppe, N.B., make traditional perogies to raise funds for humanitarian relief on March 10.

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Volunteers at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Calgary roll up their sleeves and roll out dough to raise donations to help their loved ones in Ukraine on March 5.

(Helen Pike/CBC)

Members of the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre in Sudbury, Ont., make perogies and cabbage rolls this month to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. 

(Jonathan Migneault/CBC)

Cabbage rolls are prepared at the Victoria Ukrainian Cultural Centre for a monthly food sale on Feb. 24, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

(Mike McArthur/CBC)

A pasta fundraising at Dom Polski hall in Windsor, Ont., raised more than $15,000 on March 5 for a village in Poland taking in refugees. Dom Polski is the Polish club of Windsor.

(Dale Molnar/CBC)

Church services and clothing drives

Father Roman Tsaplan parish priest at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral holds a service in support of Ukraine in Vancouver on March 1.

(Ben Nelms/CBC)

A special service was conducted March 5 at the Ukrainian National Federation in Regina, with many items donated as part of humanitarian aid and support for Ukraine.

(Matthew Howard/CBC)

In Edmonton, a message is seen attached to clothing to be sent to Ukraine, during a visit by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at a warehouse of supplies destined for relief efforts in Ukraine on March 6.

(Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Volunteers sort donated items at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Ottawa as the Ukrainian Canadian Congress collects items for humanitarian aid packages to send to Ukraine on March 5.

(Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Donations are collected and organized inside the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sainte-Marie-la-Protectrice in Montreal on March 10.

(Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

(Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

Cargo bound for Ukraine

Canadian Forces personnel load lethal and non-lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine, on a transport aircraft bound for Poland on March 7.

Lars Hagberg/Reuters

Lars Hagberg/Reuters

Ground crew personnel load humanitarian aid from GlobalMedic, Airlink and Project C.U.R.E. bound for Ukraine onto an Air Canada cargo plane, at Pearson airport in Mississauga, Ont., on March 9.

(Evan Mitsui/CBC)

(Evan Mitsui/CBC)


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