For Immediate Release
Contact: Sevag Belian (613) 235-2622
(OTTAWA) – Due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus, the Armenian-Canadian community will mark the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide via a live broadcast, organized by the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) and the Armenian Youth Federation of Canada (AYF). The broadcast will be streamed on ANCC’s and AYF’s social media channels.
“By doing so, we will ensure that our community remains safe and compliant to the advice provided by Public Health Canada, but at the same time have an opportunity to remember the 1.5 million innocent victims who perished at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish Empire” said Hrag Tarakdjian and Shahen Mirakian, co-presidents ANCC.
The broadcast which will include messages from community leaders and clergy, a short documentary highlighting Canada’s humanitarian response to the genocide and segments featuring our youth will be aired on Friday, April 24th, at 12:00 PM EST.
Throughout the week of April 24th, ANCC will publish other featured content commemorating the genocide, including messages from political leaders.
“Even during some of these very difficult times we cannot remain indifferent towards our collective history and the great sacrifices made by our ancestors that have ensured our survival as a nation” said Tarakdjian and Mirakian.
For more information and to find out where to follow the broadcast, please visit our social media accounts.
The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Armenian-Canadian grassroots human rights organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-Canadian community on a broad range of issues and works to eliminate abuses of human rights throughout Canada and the world.