Artwork celebrating Ukrainian-Canadian friendship donated to Lacombe

(L_R) Mayor Steve Christie, MLA Ron Orr, WCPS Asst. Suprintendent Corrine Thorsteinson, MP Blaine Calkins, Warren Kerway, Shase Bailey and Dr. Leighton Nischuk with the Ukrainian artwork.

On April 22, 2017, Mayor Steve Christie joined MP Blaine Calkins, MLA Ron Orr and special guests at the unveiling of a pictorial created by Ukrainian school children to celebrate the bonds of friendship between the children of Ukraine and Canada. 

The artwork was originally presented to former Prime Minister Steven Harper, who subsequently donated it through MP Calkins back to our community. Wolf Creek Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Corrine Thorstienson accepted the donation on behalf of the school division.

“We look forward to displaying this wonderful symbol of cross-cultural connection and friendship between students,” said Thorstienson.

The donation was facilitated by Warren Kreway, who along with Dr. Leighton Nischuk and student Shase Bailey, took part in medical and educational missions to the Ukraine in 2014-15.


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