Over the weekend of 8-10 June, Help Us Help the Children (HUHTC) charity was buzzing with activity with an initial Friday evening fundraiser care of His Excellency Roman Waschuk – Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine, and wife Oksana Smerechuk, in the courtyard of the Canadian Embassy. Sunday saw the kick-off of a walkathon, which has president and founder of HUHTC, Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj, embarking on a 650 km walk from Kyiv to Vorokhta to help raise awareness of the problems Ukrainian children face in the orphanage system. The walkathon will end in the Carpathian Mountains on 4 August at the start of Summer Camp 2018. The goal is to raise one million dollars CAD, to sustain and expand the organisation’s initiatives.
To learn more about the organisation and to follow Ruslana’s walk across the country, visit www.huhtc.org and www.dopmoha-ukraini.org
Twenty-four beauties competed, but on 24 September, it was Leonila Guz of the Kherson region who took the title “most beautiful” along with the crown in Kyiv at the Miss Ukraine International 2018 beauty pageant showcased on 1+1. In fact, the crown initially went to Veronica Didusenko, who was stripped of it once judges learned she was married. Guz will represent Ukraine this year at the Miss World in China in
December – good luck!
Kyiv’s international business community celebrated the start of the weekend on 6 October at Fandom. There were delicious desserts, a bountiful bar menu and an inspired interior with The Big Meet. Will you hit up the next Big event?
The Women’s Executives Leadership Development Initiative (WELDI) by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine unites over 400 high-level managers – successful, goal-oriented, and modern female leaders. The sunny morning of 5 October started with an inspiring WELDI Business Breakfast at Gurama, featuring Yaryna Klyuchkovska, an expert in strategic and crisis communications. An interesting and dynamic discussion was set around the role of communication in building your personal reputation and the reputation of your company. John D. Rockefeller, an American oil magnate and philanthropist, was first person to hire a PR specialist. One hundred years later, Klyuchkovska talked about how far the communication industry has come since then.
On 9 October, a documentary film “The Man Who Stole Banksy» that tells us about the most mysterious street-art contemporary artist was presented in the building of the Malaya Opera. Within this event, creator of the project CityArt, and initiator of the creation of series of murals in Kyiv – Geo Lerosom presented a book – Kyiv Street Art vol. 2. Also, muralist-artists Apolo Torres (Brazil) and Matt Down (Belgium) gave a short, but very interesting lecture on street art before the show.