Toronto Longbranch Branch

Report for 2015-2017

The Toronto-Long Branch Chapter continues to be active in church events and in supporting our youth and the Ukrainian community.  TYC holds monthly meetings, plans special events, and hosts fellowship lunches after church.  Secretary Martin Chepesiuk, Vice President Greg Hamara, and Treasurer Bill Strus have all taken an active role in their executive duties.

Our major fundraiser is the annual TYC “Turkey Roll”. This is an evening for the whole family, with a tasty meal, card games, board games and lots of socializing. We raise over $2,000 during this evening.  Wes Shipowick has been running a successful Euchre Tournament for many years, Stefan Franko and Bill Strus have provided sponsorships for this tournament, and our other TYC members run the raffles and other fun activities.

Every year we distribute Christmas Baskets to families and individuals, including recent arrivals from Ukraine, and elderly church members who are confined to their homes or to seniors’ care facilities. We collect donations, buy gift cards, food items and children’s toys, prepare and deliver baskets, and chat with the recipients.  I would like to thank Leo Atamanchuk and Stefan Franko for their continued dedication to this outreach project.

TYC prepared five Fellowship Lunches at St. Demetrius Church during the past year. Thanks go out to Leo Atamanchuk for consistently sending reminder emails to our members, Bill Strus for buying supplies, and all the other TYC members, wives and friends who assist in preparing the lunches.

Our TYC branch financially supports our local CYMKivtsi, our church, orphanages in Ukraine, and the SUS Foundation of Canada.

Looking forward, we want to establish another annual fund-raising event, encourage more social events, and encourage more people to join Toronto-Long Branch TYC.


Mark Olynyk


Mailing Address
8 Whitecroft Place
Etobicoke ON M9A 4G2