Niagara Falls, August 24, 2017 – The Niagara branch of UCC held a flag raising ceremony in front of St. Catharines City Hall.
From the left: Father Viktor Nazarchyk from Niagara Falls (St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church), Father (Dean) Bohdan Choly from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church and Father Gregory Mielnik from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George, the Mayor of St. Catharines Walter Sendzik, 2 young girls, Irena Newton, Jim Bradley MPP for St. Catharines, Zach Dodson representing MP Chris Bittle, Councillors Sal Sorrento, Carlos Garcia and Mike Britton.
The flag was raised, the dignitaries gave their speeches. The crowd at the well-attended event sang the Ukrainian and Canadian national anthems.