UKRAINIAN

INTERNMENT IN CANADA

The Ukraininan Canadian Internment was a period of confinement of "enemy aliens" during and after the First World War, spanning from 1914 - 1920, under the terms of the War Measures Act.

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June 20, 2020 Globe and Mail Commemorati

The commemorative notice that appeared in the June 20, 2020 Globe and Mail newspaper.

The commemorative postcard that was mailed to 4,500 Canadians

GALLERY

Private William Perchaluk 259008, Burns Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta
Private William Perchaluk 259008, Burns Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

William Perchaluk is buried at the Burns Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta. Please see the link below for more information on his life.

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Saskatoon Musee Ukraina, November 2019 I
Saskatoon Musee Ukraina, November 2019 I

Internment display at the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Musee Ukraina, November 2019

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Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada (C
Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada (C

Members of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM), Ottawa Branch watching the documentary "That Never Happened" November 2019

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Borys Sydoruk, UCCLA, Unveiling of Inter
Borys Sydoruk, UCCLA, Unveiling of Inter

Borys Sydoruk, UCCLA, Unveiling of Internment Statue and Interpretive Panels, Camp Otter Internment Camp, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, June 22, 2019

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Last Man Standing, Internment Statue, Ca
Last Man Standing, Internment Statue, Ca

Camp Otter Internment Camp Statue and Internment Panels, Yoho National Park, June 22, 2019 unveiling

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Unveiling, Camp Otter, Yoho National Par
Unveiling, Camp Otter, Yoho National Par

Unveiling Participants (L to R), Rev. Greg Faryna (St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calgary; Borys Sydoruk,(UCCLA); Rick Kubian (Parks Canada), Emil Yereniuk (CFWWIRF); Rev. Fr. Dr. Timothy Chrapko (St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Sobor, Calgary); Jed Cochrane (Parks Canada), Camp Otter Internment Camp, Yoho National Park, June 22, 2019

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Camp Otter, Yoho National Park, January
Camp Otter, Yoho National Park, January

Internment Statue "Last Man Standing" and Interpretive Panels, Camp Otter, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, January 2020

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Inky Mark, MP, L. Luciuk, PM Stephen Harper
Inky Mark, MP, L. Luciuk, PM Stephen Harper

Inky Mark, MP, Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Bill C 331, Internment of Persons of Ukrainian Origin Recognition Act, passed in Parliament on November 23, and passed in the Senate on November 25, 2005.

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ARCHIVAL GALLERY

Ukrainian pioneer settlers
Ukrainian pioneer settlers

Ukrainian pioneer settlers en route to Edna-Star, Alberta, from Quebec City, 1897 (National Archives of Canada)

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Promises of free land.
Promises of free land.

Potential Ukrainian immigrants were promised 160 acres of free land.

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In the Enclosure
In the Enclosure

Ukrainian internees at Castle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta (GWH Millican Collection, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta)

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New Arrivals Going In, Castle Mountain,
New Arrivals Going In, Castle Mountain,

w Arrivals Going In, Castle Mountain, Banff, Alberta, Sgt. William Buck collection, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta

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Internees in Banff National Park
Internees in Banff National Park

Internees in Banff National Park

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A rough trail, near Castle Mountain, Alb
A rough trail, near Castle Mountain, Alb

A rough trail, near Castle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta

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Women and children internees
Women and children internees

Women and children internees at Spirit Lake, Abitibi, Quebec (National Archives of Canada, PA 170620)

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Woodcutters at Spirit Lake, Quebec
Woodcutters at Spirit Lake, Quebec

Woodcutters at Spirit Lake Internment Camp, Abitibi, Quebec

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Interactive Map of the Interment camps