Ukrainian Fundraising Dinner

Ukrainian Fundraising Dinner

$3568.50 Raised!!

Vancouver Young Professionals held a special dinner on Sunday April 24, 2022, with all the proceeds benefiting the Come Back Alive Foundation. Guests will enjoyed a traditional Ukrainian dinner made using family recipes from our Ukrainian members. Alongside the dinner, there were also raffle’s, donation options, and options to purchase Ukrainian flags, pins, and sunflower seeds.


Ukrainian Sausages

Why Ukraine Needs Support

On February 24th, 2022, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Internationally considered an act of aggression, it is the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II. It has triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since that war, with more than 4.2 million Ukrainians leaving the country and a quarter of the population displaced.

Come Back Alive Foundation

Launched in 2014, Come Back Alive became the biggest organization providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The foundation provides the Ukrainian army with non-lethal equipment, such as laptops, lights, photo equipment, cables, and maintenance thereof. Their funds and resources also support Ukrainian servicemen and women in need of medical assistance or rehabilitation.
Mission: Supply technology, trainings, and accouterments to help save lives of Ukrainians and help warriors defend Ukraine.
Click here to learn more.

Event Sponsors

Vancouver Odd Fellows Lodge

The Odd Fellows has two equal purposes: a place where you can be a part of a good group of friends and have a lot of fun; and with these friends help the community through various charity projects.
Thank you Odd Fellows, for donating your space, so VYP can host this fundraiser.

GardenWorks Burnaby-Mandeville

GARDENWORKS is a collection of unique,  BC owned community garden centers offering a wide selection of beautiful plants, garden supplies, pottery & home décor as well as expert advice. 
Thank you Gardenworks Burnaby-Mandeville for donating to our cause.


Lions’ Den Canada Networking Group, B. Wassersleben, Matthew Boychuk, H. Wassersleben, D. Skoglund, D. Sankey, A. Perepelytsia, K. Perepelytsia

Committee Members

VYP would also like to recognize the committee members who have volunteered their time, and worked tirelessly to make this event happen so quickly.

Alysa Huppler-Poliak, Anton Perepelytsia, Ben Scheidegger, Elena Schoenlau, Eric Peach, Jordan Kofsky, Julia Halbert, Sophie Callander


Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers on the day, who spent some, if not all of their Sunday afternoon helping us prepare food and the venue. Your support means the world to our club, and we are so happy to have you in the VYP Family!


Apr 24 2022


4:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Vancouver Odd Fellows Lodge 90
1443 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9

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