Dedication of Eaton Interment Memorial Garden

Eaton Memorial Garden,
Saskatchewan Railway Museum

The Saskatchewan Railway Museum (SRM) is the site of WWI internment in Canada. On May 25, 2018, a dedication of the Eaton Memorial Garden on the grounds of the SRM took place.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress in co-operation with the SRM and in partnership with the German Canadian Council and the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage initiated a project to create a memorial garden at the site. A place of remembrance and reflection, the garden is part of an ongoing initiative to reclaim the historical memory of internment, a time when 8,579 ‘enemy aliens’ were arrested and interned in camps across Canada such as at Eaton. In 2005, the PCUH erected a monument on this site. The garden is an extension of that project. The centre will continue to work with the museum and other partners in creating an interactive museum educational display that will provide further information on the experience and be used as a teaching tool for students and others.

For more information on the plaque unveiling ceremony, see http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/memorial-garden-to-offer-education-on-eaton-internment-camp

PCUH Supports the National Ukrainian Teachers’ Conference

a photo of the four locations on the screen, with Saskatoon as the fifth

The National Ukrainian Teachers’ Conference took place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The conference, which was held online for the first time, brought together Ukrainian language educators from across Canada for a full day professional learning forum. The conference was organized by the Ukrainian Language Education Centre, University of Alberta, and the National Ukrainian Education Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

materials made available to Saskatoon participants

The conference was hosted by five centres: Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. The Saskatoon session, which was arranged and supported by PCUH, took place at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Twelve Ukrainian language educators from Saskatoon and Regina were in attendance. A conference session on Ukrainian Language Assessment was delivered by PCUH Affiliate Nadia Prokopchuk and teaching colleagues Olena Kovpak and Olena Andrusyak.