The first time I met Jack Mouradian was on a Saturday afternoon in the winter of 1965. It was at a meeting in Hamilton Ontario, between representatives of ARF Executive Committees (Gomidai) of Southern Ontario. Vazken Terzian had asked Kourken Magarian one of the Toronto representatives to bring me along. (At the time I was… Continue reading Worthy Honorees. Պատիւ Արժանաւորաց.
Arthur Giragossian was part of the second generation of the ARF leadership in the USA when I got to know him. He might even be considered to be a first-generation immigrant to the USA since he had arrived in the United States as an orphan in his mid-nineteen twenties. He has been a founding member… Continue reading Յուշագրութիւն. Memoir
Finally, I mustered enough courage to embark on a “Mission Impossible” to clean up my basement, which is turned into a “dumping ground” for anything, and everything, especially after our children moved out. I started from my old office, the only place in the house that I used to have almost exclusive to myself, plus… Continue reading Յուշագրութիւն. Memoir.
On Saturday, March the 5th, I attended a strategic planning seminar for the ARS Armenian school in Toronto to chart a course for the next 5 years. I was invited as one of the past chairs of the school trustees “Կրթական մարմին”. There were 8 previous chairs plus the current one, Sevag Kupelian, who was… Continue reading A Seminar for ARS School.
Haroutyun Chitilian came to Toronto from Aleppo Syria. He was a professional Engineer and was very helpful during the construction of the ARS School and Armenian Community Center (ACC/School) at 45 Hall Crown Place. At the time Harout was working with a large construction company, and if I am not mistaken, at the time, he… Continue reading Worthy Honorees. Պատիւ Արժանաւորաց
Eight years ago on March the first (ՄԱՐՏ ՄԵԿ) 8 innocent civilians and 2 security personnel were killed in Yerevan, by security forces (Army/police/special force?) during a public demonstration by the supporters of then the “defeated” presidential candidate Levon Ter Petrossian for the alleged rigged vote in favor of the current president Serj Sarksyan. (His… Continue reading ՄԱՐՏ ՄԵԿ (March First 2008)
Kevork Kololian had come to Toronto from Cairo with his wife Armenoohy and two young children Vahan and Nairy. He had a pleasant and joyful personality with good humor and was fun to socialize with. Kevork personified the dreams and ideals of all those who wanted to build an Armenian school and youth center for… Continue reading Worthy Honorees. Պատիւ Արժանաւորաց.