Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

January 11, 2008 15:00 ET

Canadian Heritage: Secretary of State Kenney Joins in Celebration of Malanka, Ukrainian New Year

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2008) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), will attend the annual Ukrainian New Year (Malanka) Gala hosted by the Ukrainian Youth Association Plast tomorrow in Toronto, Ontario. Malanka is the Ukrainian folk holiday celebrated on January 13, which is New Year's Eve in accordance with the Julian calendar.

"This event gives us the opportunity to learn from each other, while celebrating our common Canadian identity," said Secretary of State Kenney.

"On behalf of the Ukrainian Youth Association Plast and our distinguished guests, I sincerely thank the Honourable Jason Kenney for his invaluable time and warm thoughts for the Ukrainian community and best wishes for the New Year," said Paul Grod, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

The Government of Canada is committed to reaching out to all Canadians and is developing lasting relationships with ethnic and religious communities in Canada. It encourages these communities to participate fully in Canadian society by enhancing their level of economic, social, and cultural integration.

This news release is available on the Internet at under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP
    Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    819 934-1122