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New Members to the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund Appointed

Feb 8, 2019 | Featured

Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.

The Shevchenko Foundation is pleased to announce the appointments of the following to the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.

Lubomyr Luciuk

Lubomyr Luciuk, PhD, teaches political geography at The Royal Military College of Canada. As a founding member of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association ( he was one of the individuals who initiated and spearheaded the Ukrainian Canadian community’s campaign to secure recognition and symbolic redress for Canada’s first national internment operations. Dr Luciuk has served as a Governor-in-Council appointee on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (1996-1998) and the Parole Board of Canada (2013-2016), is the author, editor or co-editor of 30 manuscripts on Ukrainian Canadian and Ukrainian issues and has written hundreds of opinion-editorials published in major Canadian newspapers and abroad. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Maxim Bozhilov

Maxim Bozhilov, BSc, MSc, is the founder and publisher of Bulgarian Horizons, the newspaper for Bulgarians in Canada. For 20 years it has served the Bulgarian communities in the country with news and articles about their history. He also hosts weekly Bulgarian language programs in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. Maxim lives and works in Toronto, where is the largest concentration of Bulgarian immigrants, and connects with Bulgarian organizations in other Canadian cities. He hold BSc and MSc degrees in mathematics from Imperial and Birkbeck Colleges in London, UK, and speaks English, Bulgarian and Russian.

Peter Chrapka

Peter Chrapka serves as the representative of the Polish community. He is a son of two Polish immigrants to Canada and from an early age was immersed in the Canadian Polish Community. He is an award winning video editor whose currently working in the film and television industry, a member of the Canadian Cinema Editors Association, the Directors Guild of Canada, the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild, and the Television Academy. He was the film editor for the CFWWIRF ‘The Camps’ web-series and the award winning documentary, ‘That Never Happened.’

Ana Katalinić

Ana Katalinić, B.A., serves as the representative for the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and is a corporate governance paralegal in Toronto. She is a University of British Columbia graduate with studies in International Relations with a focus on Slavonic Studies and Eastern Europe. Ana worked for nine years at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, most notably as trial case manager for the Defence team of Croatian General Ante Gotovina.


The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund was established to support projects that commemorate and recognize the experiences of all of the ethno-cultural communities affected by Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920.

For more information on the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund contact the Program Manager, Andrea Malysh, at [email protected] or toll free at 1-866-288-7931.

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