On October 18, the annual fundraiser of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund took place in Toronto, organized by the local chapter of the foundation with the support of the Embassy of Armenia in Canada.
Ambassador of Armenia to Canada Armen Yeganian, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, members of clergy, non-government sector, politicians, journalists, numerous members of the Armenian community were present at the event. The guest of honour of the night was the priest of Dadivank Monastery, previously of Gandzasar Monastery, Reverend Father Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, who recalled episodes from the Artsakh liberation war.
In his speech Ambassador Yeganian emphasized, that the Armenian nation has its input in the development not only of its Motherland, but also of many countries around the globe, and that Armenia and Artsakh are advancing in many spheres. “Emphasizing the work of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, let me underline the success of its Toronto Chapter, which for many years showcases its strength, endurance and the ability to achieve higher grounds”, Ambassador stressed.
The record-breaking amount of over 700.000 dollars was raised during the evening, which will be directed at the realization of several important projects in Artsakh.