The alumni of the Bishop Filevych School in Saskatoon prepared painted icons of the Mother of God of Incessant Help with prayers for Canada and Ukraine. These pictures have been already delivered to wounded Ukrainian soldiers.
Читай українською: МАЛЕНЬКІ УКРАЇНЦІ КАНАДИ НАМАЛЮВАЛИ ІКОНИ ДЛЯ ПОРАНЕНИХ ВОЇНІВ
As observed by Bishop Bryan Bayda, the UGCC bishop in Canada responsible for the youth, these pictures created by children for Ukrainian military men are a sign of hope, from each child to each soldier who will receive it. Additionally, the bishop had wheelchairs brought to Ukrainian soldiers, needy people and sick children. It is important to note that, in this bilingual school (Ukrainian-English), not only Ukrainians study there, but also children coming from very different countries from around the world, among which are Nigeria, Kenya, Vietnam, India, the Bahamas, Thailand, Congo, and Iraq. All of these children took part in painting these icons.
In return, the soldiers have given, through the mediation of a military chaplain, small blue-and-yellow bracelets to the children.
Canadian benefactors have given wheelchairs to Ukraine for the third year in succession in addition to crutches, go-carts and walking sticks. From May 11th-16th, the Canadian delegation, consisting of representatives from the Knights of Columbus and headed by the UGCC Bishop Bryan Bayda, accompanied by the representatives of the local Caritas organizations, delivered wheelchairs on a cost-free basis to those in need in Lviv, Zhovkva, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Kryvyi Rig, and Dniprodzerzhynsk. In total, there were 280 wheelchairs, 60 walking sticks, 200 crutches, and 50 go-carts – “Caritas-Lviv”.