Internment 100 – “A Final Tribute as well as Thanks and Acknowledgements”


Internment 100

“A Final Tribute as well as Thanks and Acknowledgements”

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the official end of Canada’s First National Internment Operations (1914–1920), June 1–20, 2020.

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This concludes the online educational campaign of the “Internment 100” project.  June 20, 2020, please join Canadians nationwide in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the official end of the First National Internment Operations of 1914–1920, during a live event that can be viewed on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National at 11 a.m. ET (9 a.m. MT). It has been an honour to compile and produce “Internment 100” — a project dedicated to the memory of all Canadians who were unjustly interned in Canada during the First World War. We pay tribute to all the internees and their descendants and to everyone who worked tirelessly to bring this historical injustice to the attention of Canadians and interested viewers abroad. The output of this project has enlightened not only those who followed the daily posts; it will remain as an educational source for anyone interested in learning about the internment operations over the coming years and for future generations.

Acknowledgement and thanks go out to all have who assisted in the creation the “Internment 100” project

The “Internment 100” UCC-APC committee:

Taras Podilsky – Chair
Orysia Boychuk – President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Alberta Provincial Council
Borys Sydoruk – Chair of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Internment Centenary Committee
Marko Boychuk – Technical Production Director
Yuliia Marcinkoski – UCC-APC Administrative Coordinator

Committee Members: Andrew Hladyshevsky, Anastasiya Khoma, Daniel Krys, Ksenia Maryniak, Nataliya Nayavko, Amil Shapka, Benjamin Weistra, and Emil Yereniuk

“Internment 100” content contributors:

Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Bishops David and Ilarion, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Alberta Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs Paul Wynnyk, Consul General of Ukraine in Edmonton Oleksandr Danyleiko, Anika Bacinski, Kyria Bacinski, Armistice Films, Jerry Bayrak, Ryan Boyko, Olena Goncharova, Gordon Gordey, Dr. Bohdan Kordan, Donna Korchinski, Kassandra Luciuk, Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, Andrea Malysh, Solomiia Myc, Kim Pawliw, Daria Podilsky, Lukian Podilsky, Stefan Podilsky, Graham Ruttan, Sandra Semchuk, Marsha Skrypuch, Rebecca Wilde, Halya Wilson.

Intro music for series videos: “The Calm” by Stephen Keech

Much appreciation to every person who “shared” the Facebook posts and retweetted on Twitter!


Special gratitude to the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund Endowment Council, which provided funding for the “Internment 100” project.