2023 Gala

2023 Gala

Thank you to everyone that made the 2023

Tryzub Awards Gala a success!

Thanks to your generous support we raised over $750,000 for Unite With Ukraine and the Shevchenko Foundation. We look forward to seeing you May 9, 2024!

Friend of Ukraine

William Browder

William Browder – CEO Hermitage Capital Management, Head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign and Author of Red Notice and Freezing Order.

Bill was once the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia until being decalred “a threat to national security” in 2005 for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

In 2008, Mr. Browder’s lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, uncovered a massive fraud committed by Russian government officials stealing US $230 million of state taxes and was subsequently arrested, imprisoned without trial and systematically tortured.

Sergei Magnitsky died in prison on November 16, 2009. Ever since, Bill Browder has led the global Magnitsky campaign for governments around the world to impose targeted visa bans and asset freezes on human rights abusers and highly corrupt officials, introducing the passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Accountability Act in 2012, & the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act 2016. Which has since been adopted by 11 countries, including USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand.

Community Leadership Award

Boris Horodynsky

Boris Horodynsky is a Canadian businessman, philanthropist, patron of Ukrainian-Canadian culture and heritage, farmer and conservationist.

His parents came to Canada in 1949 and 1950 from Ukraine through the displaced persons camp in Salzburg Austria.

Boris grew up at the north end of Yonge Street in the Holland Marsh area. The Holland Marsh is one of Canada’s most fertile regions of black soil, suited to vegetable production.

With a keen interest in science, building and engineering, it was with that background that he chose farming to be his career. Also having Ukrainian blood in his veins, farming was clearly in his DNA.

Boris is well known within Canada for his generous philanthropy that is very seldom mentioned, just as Boris would have it. Through the Boris Horodynsky Foundation, he has support projects like The Horodynsky Community Kitchen located within Rizzardo Health and Wellness, The Bloor West Ukrainian Festival since its inception, The Boris Horodynsky Music Fund created with the Shevchenko Foundation, and Lead Musical Sponsor of the Tryzub Awards Gala. Within the Ukrainian-Canadian diaspora, he is known for his generous support of initiatives that support
grassroots efforts.

The Boris Horodynsky Foundation’s mandate is to improve or maintain hospitals, health and wellness facilities and the development of literary and visual arts within the community.

Today, Horodynsky Farms produces as high as 25,000,000 pounds of yellow, red and pink bulb onions and is one of the largest onion growing operations in North America. Boris himself continues to be an integral part of the communities that he is a part of and continues to win over much respect and admiration from those he interacts with.

Guest Performance


Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk is a platinum-selling, Grammy and three-time Juno Award-winning artist from Winnipeg. In 2016, she returned with her sixth album “Hard Sail.” While raising her three sons with husband Raine Maida, she also spent time on her other musical passion, crafting songs. Chantal has written for Drake, Pitbull, Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Josh Groban and countless others. A holiday album – “Christmas Is A Way Of Life, My Dear” – followed in 2019, and a brand new album “Get To You” was released in the summer of 2020.

In 2014, Chantal and Raine became members of the Order of Canada, recognizing their efforts to raise awareness and support for numerous causes including human and animal rights, mental health, education and the environment. Chantal has been an ambassador to War Child for over two decades and one of the organization’s founding artists. Raine and Chantal recently released their first collaborative album together as MOON VS SUN, “I’m Going to Break Your Heart,” as well as an accompanying documentary.

About The Tryzub Awards

The Ukrainian Canadian community has been an integral part of the development of Canada for more than 125 years, and continues to be a leading contributor to Canada’s ongoing development.

The Tryzub Awards were created by The Myhal Family Foundation who 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 Canadian Ukrainians.

About The Myhal Family Foundation

The Myhal Family Foundation was created by George and Rayla Myhal to assist in supporting causes within Canada that are Health and Education based.

The foundation has worked with numerous hospitals in the GTA as well as educational institutions to help support, create and upgrade existing facilities and programs for the betterment of Canadians as a whole.

Our work with the Ukrainian community has been extensive, primarily through our existing partnership with The Shevchenko Foundation.

About The Shevchenko Foundation

The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation, promotion and development of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and to the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada by providing leadership in building and sustaining a permanent endowment fund.

Event Location


Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4