TORONTO — Armenian Fund’s annual fundraiser took place in Toronto on October 23, organized by the local chapter of the foundation under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Canada. Armen Yeganian, the Ambassador of Armenia to Canada, Grigor Hovhannissian, the Ambassador of Armenia to the United States of America, Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, clergymen, non-government sector, journalists and numerous members of the Armenian community attended the event.
In his speech, Ambassador Yeganian underlined the work of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund, emphasizing the success of its Toronto Chapter.
The guest speaker of the event, Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian, spoke about the projects realized by Diaspora organizations, aimed at the development of Armenia and Artsakh. Ambassador Hovhannissian noted since the first day of independence, Armenia and Artsakh have always felt the strong presence and support of the Diaspora.
The record-breaking amount of 915,000 USD, raised during the evening will be directed to the implementation of several important projects in Armenia and Artsakh.