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The Comox Valley Ukrainian Cultural Society (CVUCS) has been a part of the ethno-cultural fabric of the community since 1981.
The Society’s Mission is to preserve, practice, and promote Ukrainian traditions, language, and cultural interests.
Our members are local residents of primarily Ukrainian heritage living on North Central Vancouver Island, with most living in the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Village of Cumberland. Primarily a social club, over the years members have enjoyed meeting to prepare Ukrainian food, host traditional celebrations at Christmas, New Year, and Easter and meet monthly for different activities.
Every member remembers February 24, 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine – how could we help, what could we do? Ukrainians began to arrive in the Comox Valley in spring 2022. Soon, a small group of Society members formed the Committee Funding Ukrainian Survivors (CFUS) following a successful fundraising dinner in June 2022 at the Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Since then, the Society has been focused on identifying the needs of displaced Ukrainian newcomers and supporting them as they rebuild their lives in the Comox Valley. As Ukrainians began to arrive in Campbell River and the North Island, we reached out to offer support to those families as well, providing them with the opportunity to connect to each other and to our community as well.
Host families are needed for Ukrainians in the Comox Valley and North Island. For more information, see Help Ukraine Vancouver Island (HUVI).
Volunteer support is needed for newly arrived families, including assistance with English conversation classes, driving, fundraising, helping out at social events, etc. Find our more on our Volunteer page.
Donations and financial support are also needed, see Donate for more.
DONATIONS & HOW WE HELP
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NEWCOMERS WITH CUAET
Click below to access resources in English and Ukrainian.
ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, & EVENTS
CVUCS hosts regular meetings and events. Become a member today!