Category: Canada

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 […]

Zoryan Institute Launches New Syrian-Armenian Refugee Oral History Project

Zoryan Institute Launches New Syrian-Armenian Refugee Oral History Project

TORONTO — The Zoryan Institute has officially launched its Syrian-Armenian Refugee Oral History Project conducting its first interview on November 7. With this project, the Institute seeks to interview Syrian-Armenian newcomers and document their lifestyle in Syria prior to the war, their migration, and their experience of settling in Canada. The institute’s main objective with […]

Tekeyan Cultural Association Vancouver Chapter Revived

Tekeyan Cultural Association Vancouver Chapter Revived

VANCOUVER, Canada — The Vancouver chapter of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada was revived at a meeting on August 28, at St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church. The following executive members were elected: Rosie Tokatlian, chair; Elo Kevranian Attamigirian vice chair; Jamil Kevranian, secretary; Beatris Arababatlian Arkeletian, vice secretary; Meline Kevranian Kalpakian, treasurer; […]

Saving the Children: Sarah Corning and the Armenian Genocide

Saving the Children: Sarah Corning and the Armenian Genocide

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia, Canada (The Vanguard) — When she was born in North Chegoggin, Nova Scotia, in 1872, no one would have predicted Sarah Corning would one day be presented as a hero to the King of Greece. In 1922, Corning was instrumental in the evacuation of Armenian and Greek orphans from the besieged city […]