Sara Corning Honoured in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

October 13, 2019

Sara Corning Statue, Yarmouth

The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education was honoured to participate in a series of events that commemorated the life of its namesake nurse, teacher, and humanitarian. The events took place in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, between September 13 to 15, 2019, and were hosted by the Sara Corning Society.

On September 14, our founder, Raffi Sarkissian, and Director of Education Levon Sarmazian facilitated a presentation at the Tri-County Regional Centre for Education (TCRCE). The presentation informed local educators about the Corning Centre’s work, the importance of genocide education, and connections between Canada and the Armenian Genocide. This was the first in a forthcoming series of engagements by the Corning Centre with genocide education in Nova Scotia. Notable attendees included Dr. Chris Boulter, TCRCE Regional Executive Director, and David Buckland, TCRCE Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation & Principal Support. 

The Corning Centre was also honoured take part in the unveiling of a new statue of Sara Corning in front of the Yarmouth County Museum & Archives. Sarkissian delivered a speech on behalf of the centre and thanked the Sara Corning Society for its dedicated work in immortalizing Sara’s memory.

This was a historic and emotional weekend for everyone present. We congratulate the Sara Corning Society for its dedication to propagating Sara’s legacy, and we look forward to continuing our close partnership.