Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba District invites to commemorate the victims of Stalinism and Nazism. A Black Ribbon Day Event will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at St. Andrew Bobola Parish, 541 Marion Street, Winnipeg.
The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, also known as Black Ribbon Day, was established in 2008. 23rd of August was chosen to coincide with the date of the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. Every year, on August 23rd, the memory of the victims of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes is honored. Mass deportations and exterminations are then being remembered, and the importance of peace, democracy and stabilization is being emphasized.
A celebration of Black Ribbon Day will start at 11:00am with a Holy Mass at St. Andrew Bobola Parish. Because of the restrictions due to Covid-19 Pandemic, no more than 50 people are permitted in the church.
The Mass and the celebration will be also available to watch at St. Boniface Sokol Hall, where the live broadcast and refreshments will be arranged.
The Canadian Polish Congress as well as the Ukrainian Canadian Congress invite for the event, which was supported financially by the Province of Manitoba.