On  Friday March 16th, ANCC (Armenian National Committee of Canada) Western Region chairman Hagop Deragopian and representatives Vahe Andonian and Jack Agopian had a long working meeting with British Columbia’s Minister of Health Hon. Adrian Dix at his constituency office in Vancouver. During the meeting B.C. budget issues and local community issues were discussed.

The ANCC representatives briefed the minister about upcoming events, including the April 24 Armenian Genocide commemoration, the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Republic, and the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh ( Nagorno Karabakh) peoples movement supporting peace and freedom.

Minister Dix thanked the Armenian community for its support throughout the years and congratulated the community for its work sponsoring and supporting a large number of Syrian refugees in British Columbia.