It really is bizarre, especially if you wanted to eventually lead a province that has probably the most Ukrainians outside of Ukraine itself.Why the heck would she post that?
I don't know in absolute numbers. but I know that the percentual of Ukrainians and descendants in Edmonton and region is the highest outside of Eastern Europe. Alberta likely has the highest proportion of Ukrainians in North America, if I had to bet.It really is bizarre, especially if you wanted to eventually lead a province that has probably the most Ukrainians outside of Ukraine itself.
It's not like it's an old post and just aged badly. It was posted well after they took Crimea; the Russians were absolutely seizing territory and funding fighters in Donbas at that point.
Lots of Ukrainians changed their surnames when they came over as there were issues with them being hired due to their foreign last names. My cousins Dido (Grandpa) had to change his last when he came over to find a job. Wasn't even considered to be hired at numerous jobs due to having a non North American name. Happened in a lot of cases unfortunately.I wonder why he changed his name. I understand the Philipus to Philip, but Kolodnicki to Smith? Being of Polish origin, I'm glad my grandfather didn't allow our last name to be changed and I know enough Ukrainian families including one that I know personally and of notoriety "Stelmach" that maintained the ethnicity of the name
sometimes it's too easy to get wrapped up in the "outrages of the day" and forget how hard things really were for previous generations and the hard choices that they had to make as a result. i appreciate your sharing - it's something not enough of us do often enough.You're right Ken. I'm just telling you what has been shared with me through the generations.