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Edmontonians get creative to support Ukrainian aid efforts – Edmonton

More Edmontonians moved by events unfolding in Ukraine are stepping up to support relief efforts.

Simon North is one of them. He embarked on a 12-hour fat bike journey across the capital region Saturday morning to raise money.

As of Saturday afternoon, North raised over $3,000 for the Canadian Red Cross and Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Fund.

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“It was something that I thought I could do,” said North. “You know, we’re watching on TV all the bad things that are happening over there — all the people — it was something I could do.”

Elsewhere, local artists hosted a one-day art show and sale with 100 per cent of proceeds going toward humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

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The Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) held the event, which included over 100 artists, many of Ukrainian descent.

The Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) held a show and sale with proceeds going to Ukraine aid Mar. 12, 2022.

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“When I learned that more of Ukraine was under attack, I knew that we had to do something, that we had to get together again, as a group of artists,” said organizer Alrysa Eliukmatchak.

The AUCA is still collecting donations.

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