Black Ribbon Day Events 2022

August 22, 2022
Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary

August 23 is an annual Canadian Day of Remembrance for the victims of Nazi and communist crimes, known as Black Ribbon Day.

This year, Black Ribbon Day has taken on renewed significance given Russia’s unprovoked and savage invasion of Ukraine. The unspeakable atrocities committed by Vladimir Putin’s soldiers have awoken the traumas held by millions of Canadian who fled Nazi German and Soviet Russian occupation and terror after WWII.

This year, we encourage all Canadians to wear a black ribbon and to participate in Ukrainian Independence Day celebrations to demonstrate our solidarity with Ukraine and our Ukrainian Canadian friends. The following events will be happening across Canada:


Toronto (Ukrainian Independence Day)

Saturday August 20 at 10am

Centennial Park

256 Centennial Park Road, Toronto



Eccumenical Black Ribbon Day Service

Sunday August 21 at 11:30am

St. Peter’s Estonian Lutheran Church

817 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto



Sunday August 21 at 2pm

Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

750 Horny St., Vancouver


Ukraine and Black Ribbon Day Protest

Tuesday August 23 at 6pm

Russian Embassy in Canada

285 Charlotte St, Ottawa


Calgary (Ukrainian Independence Day)

Wednesday August 24 at 7pm

Ukrainian Independence Day Rally

Calgary Municipal Plaza

800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary


For more information:  blackribbonday.org or ceecouncilcanada@gmail.com



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