Ukrainian-Canadian community holds special memorial for countrymen

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EDMONTON – On Sunday Canadian Ukrainian braved bitter cold to stand in unity with their countrymen who were fighting for democracy at Independence Square in Kiev.

Alberta has more than 300,000 residents of Ukrainian descent, including more than 144,000 in Edmonton, according to the 2006 census.

The crowd prayed, sang Ukraine’s national anthem, waved Ukraine’s national flag and collected donation to help support the families of the dead.