December 13, 2022


As reported earlier, some recognizable members of the Ukrainian community among other Church-associated individuals have been receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal. An estimated 1,000 recipients from across Manitoba were proposed, among others, by their respective Members of Manitoba's Legislative Assembly (MLAs). A few awards ceremonies were needed to accommodate the awarding of all the medals to individuals coming in from across the Province of Manitoba.

At the most recent awarding ceremony the Archeparchy's Safe Environment Officer, Nicholas Yaroslaw Chubenko was recognized for his many years of serving the Manitoba community through his volunteer activity in social, political and charitable areas. The clergy and faithful of the Archeparchy throughout Manitoba are coming to know Mr. Chubenko as he furthers the work of maintaining a safe environment within the Archeparchy in all aspects.


Other recipients of the Jubilee Medal included:

Joanne Lewandosky, the President of the Manitoba Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Her dedicated volunteerism in helping better the situation of countless Manitobans - in particular now with the thousands of refugees pouring into Manitoba has become somewhat legendary. Her selfless support for the Ukrainian community here in Winnipeg over the years is appreciated by all. She finds time to teach music to children as well.



Oksana Bondarchuk is the former President of the Manitoba Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. She is a readily recognizable face for anyone concerned about supporting Ukraine in its struggles since the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine caught the attention of the world in 2014 and well before.


Dr. Taras Terry Babick has been a long-serving physician in Winnipeg and has gained a reputation within the medical community for his dedication and within the Ukrainian community for his commitment to support and promote Ukrainian culture and assist with social needs.

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