OSELYA KARPATY DESTROYED BY FIRE
... from these ashes a new dawn will begin ...
As has been widely reported in recent days, the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) Melbourne has
lost its Outdoor Education Centre (Oselya Karpaty) in the “Black Saturday” fires in the Narbethong/Buxton/Marysville
area. The shocking firestorm devastation of the landscape and destruction of the facilities built by many
members of our organisation over the last 45 years is visible from the front gate through to the
far corners of the property. Nothing could have prepared us for the depressing scenes that have
unfolded over the last few days. The original hall is a pile of twisted metal, the old kitchen
has been flattened, just the chimney remains, the kitchen/dining totally destroyed, and the hardest
to absorb – the new Administration centre gutted and will need to be rebuilt.
For more photos
the destruction at Oselya Karpaty
Over the weeks there have been numerous press releases by CYM (see links below).
The Ukrainian Youth Association Melbourne has now launched an appeal to
Rebuild Australia’s Karpaty. We ask that you show support for our children, to our future
generations of Australian Ukrainians and so that they too may enjoy what so many before them
The Rebuild Australia’s Karpaty Appeal is being run by the Ukrainian Youth Association Melbourne
under the auspices of the World Congress of Ukrainians, the World Executive of the Ukrainian
Youth Association and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations and is being coordinated
by the National Executives of the Ukrainian Youth Association in each country.
If you can help, please donate to the "Rebuild Australia's Karpaty" fund.
Donations can be made:
— ...via Australia or Internationally
— ...via the United States