Founders Rayla and George Myhal


Tryzub Awards Chair Greetings

On behalf of the Tryzub Awards, we would like to congratulate this year’s very well deserving recipients, Lenna Koszarny and Global Medic. Your dedication to Canada and Ukraine through your leadership and volunteerism has left an indelible mark. Congratulations and thank you for all you do, and continue to do for our community, Ukraine, and its people.

This evening we also solemnly mark 80 years since the forced expulsion and subsequent death by famine of the Crimean Tatar people under Stalin’s rule. It has also been 10 years since the world sat idle while Russia annexed Crimea. The indigenous Tatar people of Crimea are very much a part of Ukraine, and we are confident that once Ukraine prevails in this war, that Crimea will return to its rightful place within its borders.

These past two years have shown amazing support for Ukraine, regardless of the donor fatigue in charitable giving that many people and agencies are experiencing. Thanks to all of our sponsors, table purchasers and ticket buyers for this evening for your continued generous support. The Tryzub Awards has once again raised a substantial amount of funds to further assist humanitarian efforts through the Shevchenko Foundation. These funds will transform communities and lives.

We look forward to an evening of sombre thought, reflection, and celebration with you all.

Rayla Myhal
Chair, Tryzub Awards


Rayla Myhal
Co-Founder & Chair, Tryzub Awards Gala

Volunteer Committee

Rayla Myhal              Co-Founder and Chair

George Myhal           Co-Founder

Donna Korade

Elvira Irsay

Kirsten Myhal

Nathan Pyndiura

Ilaria Jemetz

Alexa Charchenko

Luke Jacubowsky

Master of Ceremonies  Marta Czurylowicz


The proceeds from tonight’s Gala will be used to fund specific initiatives in support of Ukraine through the Shevchenko Foundation.

The Shevchenko Foundation has become a go to organisation for Newcomers and non Ukrainians learning to navigate the system and garner information on how to support the war in Ukraine. They continue to promote programs to make cultural and educational opportunities more accessible for displaced Ukrainian youth in Canada. This is in addition to the humanitarian efforts that they support.

A special fund will be created for the Crimean Tatar Peoples and their organisations within Canada. This fund will help maintain Crimean culture, heritage and arts, similar to what has been done for the Ukrainian community.

About the Tryzub Awards

The Ukrainian Canadian community has been an integral part of the development of Canada for more than 130 years and continues to be a leading contributor to Canada’s ongoing development.

The Tryzub Awards were created by The Myhal Family Foundation which saw a need to unify our community across Canada to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have achieved success in their chosen fields, have worked in support of Ukraine, Ukrainian causes, the Ukrainian-Canadian community and Canada overall.

With support and partnership from The Shevchenko Foundation, we have aspired to reach the entire Ukrainian-Canadian diaspora to celebrate our recipients, and through The Shevchenko Foundation, use the raised funds to support numerous causes that reflect the daily lives and interests of Ukrainian Canadians.

About the Shevchenko Foundation

The Shevchenko Foundation (TSF) is a national charity that fuels artistic creativity, community development, and the evolution of Ukrainian Canadian culture within the Canadian experience.

In its leadership role as a catalyst for strategic philanthropy, TSF celebrates Ukrainian Canadian community, arts, heritage, and education, as integral to the Canadian identity.

Thank you to Platinum Sponsors
Thank you to Gold Sponsors
Thank you to Silver Sponsors

And to all of our supporters who purchased tables and tickets to join us this evening to celebrate our outstanding recipients.

Evening Program

PERFORMANCE in Atrium by Elvira Irsay – “Yosman” Folk Song


Story of Crimea

Produced for the Diplomatic Summit, Summer 2021

INTRODUCTION by Master of Ceremonies Marta Czurylowicz


President, Shevchenko Foundation



Presented by Victor Hetmanczuk

Awarded to Global Medic



Presented by George Myhal

Awarded to Lenna Kosczarny

CLOSING REMARKS  from Rayla Myhal

Co-Founder & Chair of Tryzub Awards

Live Auction hosted by Keith Vriesen

PERFORMANCE Matt Dusk and Orchestra

2024 Award Recipients

Leadership Award

Lenna Koszarny

Lenna Koszarny is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Capital, the leading private equity firm in Ukraine with over $1.6 billion in assets under management, backed by over 40 institutional investors with a capital base exceeding $700 billion. Under her leadership, Horizon Capital has raised over $800 million for investment in Ukraine in 6 years, including raising $350 million for the first and largest fund since the full-fledged invasion which backs visionary Ukrainian entrepreneurs with capital now, not when the war is over. In March 2024, she was recognized as first in the Business Category for Ukrainska Pravda’s «Top 100 Power Women Leaders»; in November 2023, was included in Ukrainska Pravda’s «Top 100 Leaders of Ukraine During Wartime», and in May 2023, in Forbes Ukraine’s «Top 50 Women Leaders Leading Ukraine to Victory».

In February 2022, Horizon Capital was honored as 2021 Firm of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe by Private Equity International, and in July 2022, Ms. Koszarny was recognized in Private Equity International’s 2022 Women of Influence in Private Markets list, 1 of 10 women selected in the private equity category.  Lenna is also Executive Vice-President of Western NIS Enterprise Fund, a $285 million US-government backed fund; Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine with over $50 billion invested in Ukraine; and, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Ukrainian World Congress. She is also a Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund launched by the Government of Ukraine; a Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrainian Leadership Academy; and, served as the first Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.

Ms. Koszarny is committed to promoting gender equality in an industry approaching $12 trillion USD where only 15% are senior women, inspiring greater engagement of women in private equity and investing. Under Ms. Koszarny’s leadership, HCGF IV is the first 2X Flagship Fund in Central and Eastern Europe promoting gender-smart investing, 1 of circa 10 in total, and 1 of only 2 globally that are led by a woman Founding Partner & CEO.  She is a Member of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), bringing together 600+ senior women leaders in private equity with over $3 trillion AUM, and a Founding Member of the all-female Ukraine House Davos Organizing Committee.

On August 24, 2020, the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Ms. Koszarny with an Order of Merit for Service to Ukraine, third level, for her contribution to the country’s economy and investment climate. She is also a recipient of a Commemorative Medal issued on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence by the President of Ukraine.

Born in London, Ontario, Ms. Koszarny is a CPA and a 1991 HBA graduate of the Ivey Business School in Canada. She is married for 20 years to her husband Andrius, is the proud mother of Naomi and Felix, and has lived and worked in Kyiv, Ukraine for 30 years.

Friend of Ukraine


GlobalMedic has been at the forefront of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine since March 2022. Responding with agility and compassion, the organization addresses critical needs, from providing essential items like tents and medical supplies to deploying innovative Family Emergency Kits equipped with ceramic filtration systems for clean water.

With a steadfast commitment to holistic assistance, GlobalMedic tackles food insecurity, distributing over 312,200 hampers to Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons. Their impact extends beyond nourishment, actively supporting local economies, exemplified by a hot meal program in Odesa. Amidst relentless challenges, GlobalMedic remains a beacon of hope, embodying resilience and compassion in the face of crisis.

Team walking away (2)


Matt Dusk

Multi-award-winning, Platinum-selling artist Matt Dusk has been enthralling audiences around the world for years, leaving in his wake a series of radio hits, acclaimed albums, and a loyal fan base that continues to grow with every passing year.

He has had three number one radio hits: All About Me, Back in Town and Good News, is an alumnus of the St. Michael’s Choir School and studied under jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson at York University.

Dusk has been awarded four GOLD albums: Two Shots, Good News, JetSetJazz, Sinatra Vol. 2 and four PLATINUM albums: My Funny Valentine, Just The Two of Us, Old School Yule!, and Sinatra Vol. Notable award nominations include, five JUNO awards, one ADISQ, one Róże Gali: Muzyka and a Dimond from Trójka PR3 in Poland.

Congratulations Ads
Blue and Yellow Minimalist Peace For Ukraine Poster (1)
Thank You!

Cassian Soltykevych from Urban Block Media for your tech help!

Photographers for the evening:
Irene Danchuk and Nick Wons

Thank you to the dancers from Barvinok Ukrainian Dance School 



A special thank you to Andrew Potichniyj for your vision and support of Ukrainian soldiers injured due to the war. 

Thank you to Nova Poshta for providing shipping support.

Also a thank you to Klamra for thoughtfully designing our table centerpieces

This evening’s wines have been provided by Featherstone Estate Winery

Thank you to Christian Borys for all of his help and support and for providing the beautiful photo books for auction

Silent Auction

Please view a full list of all of our silent auction items by clicking below.

Prime Minister of Canada
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
Premier of Ontario
MP Yvan Baker, Etobicoke Centre
Ukrainian World Congress
Shevchenko Foundation