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Macedonian Lawyer Chris Paliare Named One of 50th Most Influential People in Toronto

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates long-time UMD friend, supporter, and Macedonian Companions member Chris Paliare, O.Ont., LSM, LL.B., LL.M. on being named one of the 50th most influential people in Toronto in the December 2012 Issue of Toronto Life Magazine.   Toronto Life Magazine describes Paliare, aged 68, as someone who “has a stellar record handling multi-million-dollar commercial suits and…

UMD Awards Five Bitove Scholarships in 2012

UMD Awards Five Bitove Scholarships in 2012

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce five recipients of this year’s UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship): Dragan Gjorgiev, Helen Jankovski, Stefan Nicoloff, Filip Petkovski, and Aleksandra Vuchkovska.  Since the UMD Bitove Scholarship’s inception in June 2010, UMD has given out approximately $20,000 to Macedonian students in the Diaspora.  …

2012 UMD Canada Gala: a Night to Remember

On October 27th, UMD Canada held its annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. More than 250 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging speakers, great music by Rumba Band, and dancing, and a chance for the Canadian Macedonian community to honor those who have made a difference for the Macedonian Cause, and those who continue…

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

The United Macedonian Diaspora calls for closer ties between Macedonia and New Zealand, based on shared democratic and multicultural values, as well as cultural and economic cooperation.   According to UMD’s Director of Australia, Ordan Andreevski: “Closer ties can be achieved with a permanent Macedonian diplomat in New Zealand, such as a Consul General.  Such a diplomat can nurture ties…

James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce James Saunders will receive the prestigious UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his significant role in furthering the Macedonian Cause. The Award will be presented at our annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, in Toronto, Canada, on October 27, 2012.    “Mr. Saunders is truly a…

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and all Macedonians worldwide are commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War, on October 8th, which was the start of a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Macedonian people, particularly by the governments of Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.     The Balkan Wars led to the unjust division…

Macedonians Mark 109th Anniversary of Ilinden Uprising

On August 2, 1903, the St. Ilija’s Day Uprising — also known as Ilinden — was one of the most important revolts against the late Ottoman Empire.  Today, we celebrate the first realization of a Macedonian Republic, and we remember the brave men of Ilinden, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  The Ottoman Empire ruled Macedonia for nearly…

UMD Commemorated Ilinden with a Panel Discussion and a Reception in Washington, D.C.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorated the 109th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising by organizing a panel discussion on Macedonia’s future entitled “Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Prospects from Journalists’ Points of View” followed by a reception featuring Macedonian specialties and wine.  The panel consisted of three renowned Macedonian journalists, Vedran Andonovski, Cvetin Chilimanov, and Irina Gelevska.  The first panelist Vedran Andonovski currently…

Report Confirms Macedonian Diaspora Matters to Australia

Over 50 prominent persons from the Australian Government, from all sides of the Australian Parliament, the Macedonian Parliament, the diplomatic corps, universities, the media and the Macedonian community attended the official launch of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project report on ‘Diasporas and Links with the Homeland’ yesterday in the Australian Parliament. Click HERE to download the report.  The keynote…

UMD Appoints George Peters as Newest Board Member

UMD Appoints George Peters as Newest Board Member

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Peters as the newest member on the UMD Board of Directors.  Peters will also serve as the UMD Secretary replacing Ivona M. Grimberg who served in this capacity till June 2012 and will remain as UMD Director of Economic Development based out of Atlanta, Georgia. “On behalf…

UMD Joins Macedonians Worldwide in Celebration of Macedonia’s National Day

UMD Joins Macedonians Worldwide in Celebration of Macedonia’s National Day

As the Republic of Macedonia advances into its third decade of sovereign statehood, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins all Macedonians worldwide in celebrating the 21st anniversary of this joyful occasion.  The progress that Macedonia has made in the past 21 years has been significant.  The country has strengthened the rule of law, created a favorable business environment, improved infrastructure,…

UMD Mourns Tragic Loss of TTC Worker Peter Pavlovski

UMD Mourns Tragic Loss of TTC Worker Peter Pavlovski

The United Macedonian Diaspora Canada (UMD Canada), the voice of Canada’s close to a quarter of a million Canadian-Macedonians, mourns the loss of Peter Pavlovski, an employee of the Toronto Transit Commission who was tragically hit by a service train last Friday.  UMD Canada expresses its sincere condolences to the wife and three children of Mr. Pavlovski, to his entire…