Memory space of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn in Shevchenko Park

On the day of the official presentation of the Foundation 1 November 2017, there was another very significant event in Shevchenko Park: the stone established by family in honor of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn was opened. The famous quote by Bohdan Dmytrovych is carved on the stone: ‘Learn, dream, act’. And oak planted near stone, symbolizing Ukrainian origin of Mr Bohdan and his values and ideas promotion in the world.

Photo by Constantine Zhytsky


This occasion in the park brought together many friends and relatives of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. Son and founder of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation, Leslie Hawrylyshyn and famous sculptor and author of the stone design, Oleg Pinchuk spoke at the ceremony.

Son and founder of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation, Leslie Hawrylyshyn


Wife Leonida Petrivna


Wife of Leonida Petrivna symbolically opened this memorable place, cutting the red ribbon. The unique atmosphere of the event was underlined by the performance of Vydubychi Church choir, which was loved and respected by Bohdan Hawrylyshyn.

Photo: Kostiantyn Zhytskyi