In 1998, the UCC-Alberta Provincial Council initiated the Annual Hetman Awards to acknowledge significant volunteer achievements of outstanding Ukrainian Albertans. The Annual Hetman Awards are dedicated to the celebration of all volunteers who have chosen to give their time, effort and expertise in order to keep our Ukrainian Canadian community in Alberta strong, vibrant and active. In 2020, a new recognition category was added – Professional Achievement Award. The UCC-APC recognizes that many members within and beyond our community make substantial, positive impacts on Ukrainian issues through their professional work.
The UCC-APC welcomes nominations from any organization or group of individuals in Alberta. The Hetman Award selection committee is comprised of former Hetman Award recipients. All award recipients will be publicly honoured at the Annual Hetman Awards Gala. Please note that all sitting presidents of organizations that are members of the UCC-APC board are not eligible for a Hetman award.
“I was very honoured when I found out about this. Volunteerism and keeping our Ukrainian Community strong is something I care deeply about. Not for recognition. But for the good of our community and the upcoming generations behind us. My parents and grandparents did the same for our community. I owe it to them to continue the tradition and keep building on our community.”
~ Christopher Gnyra, 2021 Hetman Award recipient
Our Hetman Award Ceremony Will Be Held on December 3RD, 2022.
The Hetman 2022 Recipients are as follows:
Outstanding Leader: Nataliya Melysh, Tamara Vorotilenko, Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz, Catherine Bacinski
Exemplary Volunteer: Ivan Vorotilenko, Rodney Shaigec
Professional Achievement: Olia Myc, Liliya Sukhy
Posthumous: Phyllis Rose Basaraba
Photo by Marko Boychuk
Back: (L to R): Liliya Sukhy, Olia Myc, Catherine Bacinski, Bradley Basaraba, Ivan Vorotilenko, Rodney Shaigec
Front: (L to R): President Orysia Boychuk, Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz, Tamara Vorotilenko, Nataliya Melysh
Photo by Marco Levytsky
Front row (L-R): Mr. Ed Stelmach receives a Hetman Award from UCC-APC summer student Adrian Warchola.
Back row (L-R): Mrs. Marie Stelmach, summer student Amy Yaremcio (covered), UCC-APC President Daria Luciw.