A solemn commemoration was held in the Centre Block of the House of Commons, hosted by the Hon. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons. The ceremony was led by Master of Ceremonies Borys Wrzesnewskyj, MP, who offered dignified and heartfelt remarks. The prayer in memory of the victims of the Holodomor was led by Rev. Fr. Ihor Okhrimtchouk and Rev. Fr. Peter Galadza and those in attendance sang Eternal Memory (Vichnaya Pamyat).
Speakers at the event included the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Rona Ambrose; the Leader of the NDP, the Hon. Thomas Mulcair; representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada; and Paul Grod, National President of the UCC.
The commemoration was attended by dozens of Members of Parliament from all parties.