Description of the logo design
“KANADA- UKRAINA 120”
120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada
by Oleh Lesiuk
This logo commemorates 120 years of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada.
The logo consists of three parts. The bottom part symbolizes four Waves of immigration to Canada. These are the waves of the ocean to be overcome, the waves of people that brought new hopes and dreams to a new land.
In the central part of the logo people transform into the three flying cranes. These powerful, intelligent and enduring birds appear often in Ukrainian music and folklore and are known in Canada as well. Zhuravli, as they are called in Ukrainian, are a long-standing symbol of migrating from one’s own nest to travel to far lands, possibly never to return again.
The group of cranes symbolizes a family as a foundation of society. Once settled in a new land they strive to desired heights. The national crest of Ukraine – the Golden Trident (Tryzub), superimposed on a blue crane, symbolizes the country of origin.
The wings of the cranes ultimately transform into a Maple Leaf – the national symbol of Canada.
The number “120” indicates 120 years of settlement.