Fethiye Cetin Speaks at 8th Hrant Dink Commemoration in Toronto

On Jan. 18, the Toronto-Armenian community gathered to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the assassination of editor and journalist Hrant Dink, who was murdered in Istanbul on Jan. 19, 2007, in front of the “Agos” newspaper offices. More than 700 people filled the Armenian Community Center to [more...]

January 20, 2015 // 4 Comments

Poet Lola Koundakjian Shares Armenian Literature at International Festival

QUEBEC—Poets, wordsmiths and fans of literature from all around the world gathered at the 30th International Poetry Festival at Trois-Rivières in Quebec from Oct. 3-12. Among the writers invited to share their work was New York poet Lola Koundakjian. Lola Koundakjian, the New York writer known [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 2 Comments

Hasan Cemal Speaks at Dink Commemoration in Toronto

TORONTO, Canada—On Jan. 19, the Toronto Armenian community gathered to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the assassination of Hrant Dink. More than 500 people filled the Armenian General Benevolent Union Centre to capacity, with standing room only. The keynote speaker was renowned Turkish [more...]

January 22, 2014 // 6 Comments

Karanian Presents ‘Armenia and Karabakh’ Book in Canada

MONTREAL, Canada—Attorney-author Matthew Karanian spoke to large crowds in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto last month as part of his three-city tour of Canada to promote his latest book, Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide. Matthew Karanian (right) presents a [more...]

December 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

Zoryan Hosts 22 Students to Study Genocide and Prevention

TORONTO, Canada—The running of the 12th annual Genocide & Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) couldn’t have been timelier considering the atrocities and human rights violations currently taking place in Syria, Egypt, and several countries in the Middle East and Africa. This year, 22 [more...]

September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Young Diasporans Keeping Our Culture Alive, One Song at a Time

Ten bold, black letters of the Armenian alphabet are etched across Razmik Tchakmakian’s left upper arm, the letters comprising a powerful word that has been central to the plight of Armenians and significant to our endurance as a people: Veradznoont, or rebirth. Above it rests a symbol of [more...]

June 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Toronto Commemorates Genocide

A scene from the commemoration TORONTO, Canada—In commemoration of the 98th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, more than 600 members of the Canadian-Armenian community of Toronto, joined by a number of prominent political and community guests, gathered at the Armenian Community Center on [more...]

April 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

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