Category: Canada

Astrophysicist Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian Explores Deep Space

Astrophysicist Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian Explores Deep Space

WASHINGTON — Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian and Dr. Keith Gendreau, researchers at NASA’s Goddard, Washington, DC center, are making news in the mysterious world of astronomy, trying to put together pieces of a heavenly puzzle of dying Neutron Stars that are believed to stars that have undergone an interior collapse. They are spinning pulsars, beaming lights, […]

Yousuf Karsh Statue Unveiled in Ottawa

Yousuf Karsh Statue Unveiled in Ottawa

OTTAWA (Armenpress) — On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties between Armenia and Canada, and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Armenian­Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh’s statue was inaugurated on June 9 in Ottawa’s Confederation Park. The foreign ministry said the ceremony was carried out by Armenia’s Ambassador to Canada […]

More than 1,500 gather in Toronto to Hear Paylan

More than 1,500 gather in Toronto to Hear Paylan

TORONTO — Garo Paylan, a member of the National Assembly of Turkey, was in Toronto on April 30 and more than 1,500 attendees from the Toronto-Armenian community gathered to hear him. The event was sponsored by the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) and organized by a joint Toronto-Armenian organizing committee comprised of the Holy […]

Atom Egoyan Named Companion of the Order of Canada

Atom Egoyan Named Companion of the Order of Canada

OTTAWA — Filmmaker Atom Egoyan was named a Companion of the Order of Canada earlier this month for his contribution to Canadian culture. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close to 7 000 people from all sectors […]

Programs Featuring Cem Ozdemir Draw More than 1,000 in Canada

Programs Featuring Cem Ozdemir Draw More than 1,000 in Canada

MONTREAL and TORONTO — Altogether more than 1,200 people attended events in Montreal and Toronto commemorating the centennial of the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, and featuring Cem Ozdemir, the co-chair of the Green Party in Germany, and a member of parliament there who was the main force behind the resolution which that body […]

Canada’s Last Verified Armenian Genocide Survivor Dies at Age 107

Canada’s Last Verified Armenian Genocide Survivor Dies at Age 107

By Josh DeHaas MONTREAL (CTV) — A Montreal woman believed to have been the last documented Canadian to have survived the Armenian Genocide died on Thursday, January 19, just weeks shy of her 108th birthday. Born in 1909, Knar Bohjelian Yemenidjian was only six years old in 1915 when the Ottoman Turks began their massacre. […]

Decade after Dink: Cem Ozdemir to Headline Program Honoring Late Journalist

Decade after Dink: Cem Ozdemir to Headline Program Honoring Late Journalist

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff TORONTO — It is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated in cold blood in Istanbul, outside the offices of Agos, the bilingual weekly newspaper he co-founded and for which he served as editor-in-chief. In the decade since January 19, 2007, […]

Vancouver Tekeyan Chapter Hosts Tekeyan Executive Director Arkun

Vancouver Tekeyan Chapter Hosts Tekeyan Executive Director Arkun

VANCOUVER, Canada — On December 10, members of the Tekeyan Vancouver chapter, led its chair, Rosie Tokatlian, and the executive members, welcomed Aram Arkun, executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada. An uncharacteristic snow storm threatened the scheduled program, but it stopped in time. The group and Arkun lunched […]