Winnipeg is a city that has deep connections to Ukraine, both as a result of immigration and its Sister City Friendship Agreement with Lviv that was established in 1973.
November 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Winnipeg - Lviv Sister City Friendship Agreement. Over that time, the cities have fostered a collaborative connection and a range of cultural, educational, recreational and economic benefits and opportunities.
This year, Mayor Scott Gillingham and Mayor Andriy Sadovyi of Lviv will sign a new agreement to renew the sister city commitment.
Lviv Sister City Advisory Committee
To mark the 50th anniversary of Winnipeg’s sister city relationship with Lviv in 2023, Ukraine, Mayor Scott Gillingham announced the formation of the Lviv Sister City Advisory Committee (LSCAC).
The LSCAC aims to strengthen ties of mutual understanding and international friendship through educational, cultural, and economic exchanges while expressing solidarity with Ukrainians amid Russia’s persisting invasion of Ukraine.
Established through the Office of the Mayor, the LSCAC is comprised of up to fourteen citizens appointed by the Mayor. Specific objectives of the LSCAC include planning for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sister City Friendship Agreement.