New Exhibit to Celebrate 90 Years since Arrival of Georgetown Armenian Boys

April 16, 2013

The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education will be presenting an exhibit titled 90 Years: Arrival of the Georgetown Armenian Boys, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the arrival of the Georgetown Armenian Boys to Canada. The exhibit will be on display at the annual Armenian Genocide commemoration in Toronto, set to take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 3:00 PM at the Armenian Community Centre Banquet Hall (45 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, ON  M2J 4Y4). 

The Centre’s Director of Research, Daniel Ohanian, continues to conduct research on Armenian Genocide orphans in Canada. “There is an abundance of primary and secondary sources that continue to shed light on the story of the boys, girls and women who were saved from refugee camps and orphanages by being brought to Canada. Their lives are a testament to the ability of human beings to cope with tragedy and to persevere despite overwhelming loss.”

Raffi Sarkissian, Founder and Chair, believes commemoration is among the best means of public education. “We encourage the public to visit the exhibit, commemorate the Armenian Genocide and celebrate Canada’s positive contributions to humanity in the years preceding, during and after 1915. Collectively remembering the Armenian Genocide as Canadians sends a strong message of solidarity in defending human rights and justice internationally.” 

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