In 2015, the Regina branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress undertook a special project to commemorate the millions of lives that were lost in the famine-genocide (Holodomor) in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
The “Bitter Memories of Childhood” monument to memorialize the Holodomor was erected in Wascana Centre southeast of the Legislative Building on Lakeshore Drive.
The statue is an exact copy of the life size bronze statue by sculpture Petro Drozdowsky. The original statue is located near the entrance to the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SSR and adjacent Cossack territories between 1932 and 1933. During the famine, millions of Ukrainians and Cossacks died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine.
May 12, 2015 marked the official unveiling of the Holodomore statue.