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Ukrainian Benefit Concert

Waterloo Region Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis and St. Matthew’s Church will be holding a benefits concert on October 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm followed by a Ukrainian theme vendor fair from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featured at this event is International artist Dariia Lytvishko who is currently giving charity organ recitals throughout Europe, England and now Ontario to raise money for humanitarian support

The proceeds at the event on Oct 22 will be used by WR Grassroots Response in support of the Ukrainian newcomers who are registered within our group. This includes newcomers in Waterloo Region and the surrounding communities that we are working with.

As the numbers of Ukrainian newcomers seeking help grows so does the need to find housing and employment solutions outside of Waterloo Region. WR Grassroots is expanding into communities in SW Ontario. This financial support will help to create additional emergency housing so that people and families do not end up in our Homeless shelters or on the streets.

We know this is already happening and our volunteer group needs your help.


2:15 pm

Doors Open

Music by Ukrainian Newcomers

Silent Auction

3:00 pm

Canadian and Ukrainian National Anthem’s by local musicians and Ukrainian children

3:05 pm

About WR Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis

3:20 pm

Concert begins

3:40 pm

Guest speaker

3:50 pm

Concert continues

4:15 pm


4:25 pm

Concert continues

5:10 pm

Concert ends

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Vendor Fair

About Dariia

Dariia’s previous performances

Dariia’s Upcoming and Past Organ and Piano Concertos (2022-2023)

England - Westminster Abbey in London - Southwark Cathedral in London - Blackburn Cathedral in Blackburn Italy - Opening of “International Organ Festival at the Pantheon in Roma” in Rome Germany - Cathedral St. Sebastian in Magdeburg - Cathedral St. Peters in Osnabrück - Bonner Münster in Bonn - Mariahilf-Church in Munich - International Organ Festivals - Numerous other places Switzerland - Evan. Church Niederuzwil - Church of Thal France - Cathedral Saint-Etienne, Sens (International Organ Festival) - Église du Sacré-Cœur in Tourcoing and another places Belgium - Sint-Niklaaskerk in Ghent and another places Canada (Conzert-Tournee through Canada) Finnland - Cathedral of Lapua (largest organ in Finnland) Ukraine

Organization and playing of 25 benefit concerts for organ and/or piano: "Let there be peace" whereby more than €30,000 in donations for Ukraine were collected and handed over to various aid organizations in: - Germany; Belgium; France

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