Community articles

ANC-PAC Welcomes New Board Members, Looks To Future

While the Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) remains active in advance of the upcoming mid-term elections, this past month it welcomed new members to its Board of Directors. Joining returning ANC-PAC Chairman Armen Martin and Board Member Raffi Hamparian is a team of veteran community supporters and engaged citizens including Michael Mahdesian, Armond Aghakhanian, Kris Demirjian, and Armen Tamzarian.

Rosie Bedrosian Retires From Keyan School; Sophie Mekhitarian Named New Principal

After more than 30 years of service to the Armenian Community School, Rosie Bedrosian has announced her retirement as the school’s principal. The Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School Board of Education named Sophie Mekhitarian—a former Clovis Unified School District teacher and administrator—to replace Bedrosian at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 academic year.

ARS Mourns Iranian Air Crash Victims

It was with a very heavy heart that the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS-WR) learned last week of the tragic news of the crashing of Caspian Airlines Flight #7908 from Tehran, Iran to Yerevan, Armenia which went down near the village of Jannatabad, outside the city of Qazvin in north-western Iran.

Toronto Community Center to Receive $2 Million Federal Funding

The Armenian Community Center of Toronto will benefit from a joint federal and provincial investment of $2,000,000, which will go toward the rehabilitation of the centre, under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Ontario and Recreation Ontario (Ontario REC) announced by Parliament members Bob Dechert and David Caplan.