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Our Fundraising

Since the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the AUUC Vancouver has worked hard to raise funds for humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people, and keep Ukraine and its distinct culture in the eye of the public. With so much devastation, and so many people displaced by the violence of the war, the need for funds for medical supplies, clean water, food, and fuel has been continuous. With refugees now coming to Canada, we are also looking at ways to support this new community, help ease their trauma, and make connections to their new Canadian community.

In all, the AUUC Vancouver (including our cultural groups and School of Dance) has raised and donated a total exceeding $30,000 to organizations such as Ukrainian Patriot, Medical Mercy Canada, Maple Hope Foundation, and Cobblestone Freeway Foundation. Our support of other organizations through performances at their events have helped raise thousands more to aid the people of Ukraine. We are currently working on sponsoring programmes in the hall for the refugee community.


Below is a list of some of the events and donations made on behalf of our organization. Please continue to check our Social Media sites for updates on our fundraising initiative and ways you can help us contribute to Humanitarian Aid. We will continue, with your help, to support the Ukrainian people in the future as we have in the past.

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May 2022

Medical Supply Drive

Spearheaded by the Dovbush Dancers, over $10,000 raised and 25 boxes filled with medical supplies were sent to Ukraine. Money raised was used to purchase more medical supplies.

2022 and 2023

Attendance at Various Rallys for Ukraine


March 15th, 2022

Virtual Performance

virtual performance by Dovbush in ‘Art for Peace’ presented by Opera in Reach, raising over $12,500 for humanitarian aid for Ukraine.

Image credit: Ingred Goncharova ( on Instagram)

Apr, Oct 2022; Apr 2023

Dovbush Dancers Perform at Vancouver Fashion Week

The Dovbush Dancers were invited by Ukrainian-Canadian fashion designer, Tetiana Golota, to perform during her "Love to Ukraine" segment. Dovbush has performed at three of these events, two in April and October of 2022 and one in April of 2023. Event to raise awareness of the ongoing war in Ukraine and share Ukrainian culture to a broader public eye.

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November 2022

Heart of the City

Heart of the City is an annual festival occuring in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver. The festival highlights the various groups apart of the community, including the AUUC who has been participating within this festival for years. From our concert, a few thousand dollars were raised to be donated for Ukraine.

Image credit: Ingred Goncharova ( on Instagram)

2022 - current

Vancouver Folk Orchestra Perform to Raise Awareness

Our Vancouver Folk Orchestra (VFO) have performed at many events targeted toward fundraising and awareness of the war in Ukraine. These include:

  • May 12, 2022: for BC Civil Liberties Association. Event discussed impact of Russia's invasion on civil society

  • May 28th, 2022: performance at Estonian Church accompanying vocal trio Svoboda; fundraising event

  • June 3rd-4th, 2022: Bridge Festival performance and presentation of Ukrainian artifacts to public

  • June 4th, 2022: Performance at the Vancouver Day of Music

  • June 26th, 2022: VFO performance at Mclean Park, fundraising for Ukraine

  • July 10th, 2022: VFO performance at "The Art of Music" in Port Moody; fundraising for Ukraine

  • October 20th, 2022: Performance at Floata restaurant; Fundraiser

  • November 26th, 2022: "Rocking for Baba" event raising funds for humanitarian aid for Ukraine

  • June 2023: VFO debuted an orchestral piece written by Susanna de Montignys entitled "Volodomir's Plea" createde as a result from the war in Ukraine.

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January 2023

Warm Clothing Fundraiser

AUUC Vancouvers' Dovbush School of Ukrainian Dance organized a fundraiser to gather warm clothing for Ukraine. Clothes were donated to Ukrainian Patriot and distributed in Ukraine.


Statements Condemning Russia

Since the onset of the war, AUUC Vancouver has stood beside Ukraine and condemn the war on Ukraine by the Russian aggressor. Statements included are from the start of the war, and from the one year mark of the war.



Fundraisers During our Cultural Events

AUUC Vancouver continues to raise money at all our various events.

Pyrohy, Craft, and Bake Sales: We raise money from bake sale items and donations from craft vendors.

Malanka (Ukrainian New Year's): Money from specialty drinks, silent auctions and other events like the toonie toss are donated.

Various concerts: partial sales from tickets have been donated.

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