Canada has the world's largest population of Ukrainians outside Ukraine itself and Russia. Ukrainian-Canadians are especially prevalent here in the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Canada is currently taking in a lot of Ukrainian refugees, many of them coming to the prairies where relatives and the Ukrainian-Canadian community are eager to help them.
One of many fundraisers going on right now in Edmonton and Calgary to help war-torn Ukraine and displaced Ukrainian refugees is Pysanky For Peace. Local artists have painted giant eggs (either six feet or three feet tall) with traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg (pysanky) motifs or other designs. In a couple of weeks they will be auctioned off, with the money used for humanitarian aid and displaced Ukrainian families. They are currently on public display receiving bids.
[All pysanky images are from the newsletter