Award starts with family

Nation Builders seated: Anthony Bidulka, UCC Saskatchewan President Mary Ann Trischuk, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Savelia Curniski, Nadia Prokopchuk. Community Recognition Award recipients standing: Her Honour’s Aide-de-Camp Captain Cathy Sarich, Marjorie Bodnarchuk, Ryan Boyko, Natalia Maruschak, Connor Moen, Vladyslav Osatiuk. Missing due to illness are Nation Builder Dr. Bohdan Kordan and Community Recognition Award honouree (Cultural Preservation & Development) Vera Feduschak. -- Photo courtesy of Mark Zulkoskey.

More than three decades ago, Marjorie Bodnarchuk began looking for ways to teach her two daughters about their Ukrainian heritage.

On Sunday, she was recognized for her work promoting Ukrainian culture.

It was a long journey for Bodnarchuk, who never expected to be in this position.

“I felt that I really am not one of the outstanding people in this community who should have received an award,” she said. “There’s many many others.”

Nevertheless, Bodnarchuk said she was honoured to be a recipient.

The long-time Prince Albert resident was one of six Community Recognition Award recipients at the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Saskatchewan Provincial Council’s Nation Builders and Community Recognition Awards luncheon in Prince Albert on Nov. 5.

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