TORONTO, ONTARIO - The Central and Eastern European Council of Canada, representing nearly 4 million Canadians of European heritage, has announced locations for National Black Ribbon Day commemorations taking place on August 23, 2013 in cities across Canada.


Black Ribbon Day Commemorations are taking place in:

Ottawa:       Friday, August 23, 2013 

(***Note: Events at 11:00AM and 7:00PM) 


                   11:00AM       Morning Presentation with Tribute to Liberty

                            Site of the future Memorial for the Victims of Communism


Location: Wellington Street, between the Supreme Court

                            of Canada and 395 Wellington.


          7:00PM        Evening Commemoration Service

                            Central and Eastern European Community Reception

                            M. Royal Galipeau M.P. Ottawa-Orléans

                            Guest Speaker: Hon. David Kilgour


                            Location:   St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

                                           952 Green Valley Crescent

                                           Ottawa ON K2C 3K7


          CEEC contact: Andris Ķesteris

          e-mail: akestr0542@rogers.com

          tel: 613 837 4928


Toronto:      Friday, August 23, 2013


          7:00PM         Location:   Lithuanian Church of the Resurrection

                                            1 Resurrection Road

                                            Etobicoke, ON M9A 5G1


          Contact: joana.kuras@sympatico.ca


Montreal:       Friday, August 23, 2013


          7:00PM         Location:  Our Lady Gate of Dawn (Lithuanian) Church

                                           1465 Rue de Seve

                                           Montreal, QC


Winnipeg:      Thursday, August 22, 2013


MLA Melanie Wight will recognize Black Ribbon Day (European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Communism and Nazism) in a Member's Statement


                    Friday, August 23, 2013


          7:00PM         Location:   St. Andrew Bobola Church

                                            541 Marion St.

                                            Winnipeg, Manitoba


Edmonton:    Friday, August 23, 2013


          7:00PM         Location:   Rotunda of the Legislature Building


Vancouver:   (Details will be released as they become available)