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Getting Back to My Roots – The Armenian Community

After a long hiatus, I am heading back into the doors of my local Armenian community centres and churches. Time to return back and do more things and be active in the community. I have been so out of the loop lately. After going through many things of life in the last little while, I decided that it is time and its now. I need a new perspective on life and what matters to me the most. One of them is giving a helping hand and being there for my Armenian community. 2 more hands make a big difference and its something that makes me feel incredible. In the past I have accomplished, achieved and been through a lot with meeting so many people, then being globally well known in the Armenian Community is something so incredibly amazing and awesome. The ultimate was visiting my Motherland Armenia in 1999.

I have done so much for my Armenian community in the past and here are many to list…

- I have been in the committee for Jr. ACYOC
- I have been in the committee for Sr. ACYOC (Armenian Church youth Organization of Canada) for over 11 years.

- Assisted in St Sahag, St Mesrob Armenian Saturday School for 4 years. I have also attended from 1989-1999 which I graduated grade 8…
- Assisted in the Armenian Sunday School for 2 years.

- I have been in Nor Serount (New Youth) New Generation) Newsletter publication for 2 years

- Assisted with Communications/Social Media advertising for Holy Trinity Armenian Church Toronto for 2 and a half years

- Assisted with the Armenian Genocide commemoration in Ottawa for 3 years.

- for Bible Study sending out e-mails and being the communications director working with the priest and committee of Bible Study…

- Organized Armenian Camping trips of which one year I was the head of the team and brought over 70 people from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and other places to a Camping trip in Kingston, Ontario…

- Was part of Sassoun Dance Ensemble for a year.

- Went on a pilgrimage to Montreal in 2007 with the Armenian Church

- Participated in Many ACYOC Armenian Youth Sports weekends from 2003-2011

- Visited a Nursing home with Armenian Bible Study to spend time with the elderly.

- Assisted in Wrapping Presents for children with Armenian Bible Study at Childrens Aid Society

- Went to Vancouver BC for a sports weekend, then went to several meetings in Kingston, Montreal, and Ottawa…

More to come in the future. There is no stopping me now.

Canadian Youth Mission To Armenia – CYMA 2013

I am delighted and glad to announce the return of the 2013 CYMA Mission to Armenia once again. Since 1993 during the summer months, the Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia participants have traveled on a memorable journey to Armenia to assist in rebuilding villages, facilities, churches, and provide aid to Armenia. Annually this mission is very important to provide humanitarian work, binding youth to their homeland Armenia, and dedicated to assisting the children of Armenia. CYMA is part of the project by the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Canada. This years mission to Armenia will be to renovate a school in the Geghadir village. In addition to renovating the school a children’s workshop, distribution of humanitarian aid, and local community visitations will also take place in the village.

The main purpose of the Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia is to experience a fulfilling journey, to learn, and participants will experience something totally different to live with local families to develop and strengthen the emotional and spiritual bond between Armenian youth, as well as Canada and Armenia. This years Journey to Armenia will be from July 8, 2013 until August 8th, 2013. For 4 weeks, Youth will not only be rebuilding the school in Geghadir Village, they will always go on excursions to visit Historical Landmarks of Armenia, visiting churches, museums, and visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. which is the Country’s Capital, also visiting St Etchmiadzin which is the First church ever built, among going to Lake Sevan and having a swim, recreational time, experiencing tasting Armenian food, the night life, day life, and among spending time with each other who will be participating, creating everlasting friendships, and returning back home with a new perspective on life, to be nurtured, educated, getting out in the world to see new things, to develop a whole new outlook on life, to spread the word on what they learned, what they experienced, and what it meant for each person to be there, and so much more.

CYMA has always been and will always be dedicated to its mission, and for many years to come.

CYMA is open to anyone over the age of 17, as of July 1st, 2013 and anybody can participate in this beautiful journey to the homeland motherland Armenia.

THE COST

The cost of the trip including airfare, food, transportation, excursion and accommodation

will be $2,800  $300 non refundable deposit by April 15 ($500 by May 1).

Second Payment: By June 1,  $1,700.

Final Payment: By June 19, $ 975

History

Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia LEGACY

1993 Built a school in Ararat
1994 Renovated a seminary and an adjacent church in Harich
1995 Renovated “Nor Tbrots” school in Ararat
1996 Renovated “Megheti” children’s day campus in Dilijan
1997 Day Camp for 200 orphans in Dzaghgatsor
1998 Renovated Khor Virab & conducted day camps in Ararat
1999 Renovated Dzaghgatsor orphanage
2000 Renovated school in Aradashen
2001 Youth Pilgrimage commemorating 1700th Anniversary of Christianity
2002 Continued renovations of school in Aradashen
2003 Renovation of a kindergarten in Taleen
2004 Many Hands, One Heart! Saghmosavank
2005 Building our Future! Renovation of Christian Education Center in Armavir
2006 Renovation of a kindergarten in the village of Aradashen.
2007 Extend Your Hand Expend Your Family: Renovation of St. Nshan Church in Armavir
2008 Oshagan Village
2009 Oshagan Village
2010 Geghadir Village Renovation of the Village  school.

2012 Geghadir Village continuing the Renovation of the School.

http://armenianchurch.ca/mission/cyma/

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.466287276717332&type=1

http://www.facebook.com/armeniamission

You can gain more information from Deacon Ivan Gyadayan or Bedros Kokorian from Toronto and Montreal Parishes. Flight will be from Montreal, Quebec.

For more information please call:

Deacon Ivan, Montreal  514-549-0416.

Email: deaconivangyadayan@gmail.com

615, Stuart Outremont, Qc, Canada H2V 3H2

Bedros Kokorian, Toronto 416-804-4763

Email: kokorian@rogers.com

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church

920 Progress Ave, Scarborough, Ont. Canada M1G 3T5

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Thank you, and we hope you will join CYMA 2013 for a rewarding and beautiful experience to take on with you for life.

Volunteering At Children’s Aid During Christmas Annually Among Other Volunteer Work

Since 2008 My bible study group and I venture off to our local children’s aid, when Christmas is around the corner, and we spend several hours with sorting toy’s that were donated by the local community and my group and I, take time to wrap the toys, and then sort them to be sent to the children across the city. We not only volunteer with the Children’s aid, but we also go seniors homes and spend time with the elderly. It is very important to me to make a difference in ones life and get out there to do volunteer work. It is very rewarding to me emotionally because I am going home at the end of the day knowing that I helped someone in need, that I spent my time to make another persons life better. It is super important to reach out no matter what we do for others less fortunate, or in a vulnerable stage of their lives. There are several places I volunteered in the past and even before 2008, back in the early 2000′s and late 90′s, I went and gave my time to Daily Bread Food Bank, the Good Shepherd Refuge. I have lost count completely. It feels incredible to do something nice for others.

This world can be peaceful, and it can be a great place to live and when we all pitch in and do our part and do good deeds, help each other in good times and in the bad, and never letting politics take over our lives and setting aside differences which put barriers in the relationship of this world, It can be a pleasant place to be. I know that, and believe that. Whatever we do and however we do it, everything impacts the world and sometimes we do not even realize it. Volunteering for me has become such an important aspect in my life. I know that I always talk about getting on Television and giving media attention is something that will take time, but I want to send my message across. There is nothing more I want from anybody or anything, than to just make these differences. I know maybe it won’t work or it will, but the important is trying and if you don’t try you will never know, and if you don’t try there may have been an opportunity lost. I believe when opportunity knocks, I take it and I am doing the best of my ability to do good things, to make positive changes, to make this world a happier place with happier people. A lot of people I see don’t smile anymore, and I think this world has too much stress and stress is the number one thing that gets people triggered and that is what is making the world go crazy. I know in my heart it is hard to smile and it is hard to get to be positive with all the hardships one faces and all the problems we all have in the world and I know all of us have our differences and problems and I really understand where you are coming from. I am too, I have my own problems, I have my own kinks, I am trying to figure out in my life and I am trying the best of my ability to get by in the world and make it out there.

It is a tough world out there with a lot of things going on, but I know one thing, Life shouldn’t be a miserable one, and life should be a happy place for us all to live in. I know we have our troubles as I said and I think that when we are out in the public and facing society, our attitudes, and our facial expressions are all too important and we can all smile, and we can all get on the path of positivity when we try. Trying is an important word the definition is to give it your all, and do and the willingness to do it. It all pays a factor in our lives. Whatever we do, and however we do it, it is always nice to reach out, and touch another persons life and make their little world a better place to be generally speaking, because we should all be a family, ONE Family of the world, to help each other and be considerate and courteous. Of course in general.

All the best to all!

Talin’s Blog Will Soon Be Introducing A New Page on Travel Tips

Hello Everyone!

I have exciting news to share today with all of you.

I Will soon be introducing a new page added to my blog on Talin’s Travel tips before heading to the Airport, At the Airport, including travel destinations to my top spots such as Cuba, Dominican Republic, so on and so forth, tips on Cruise Ships and Cruising, What to Pack, How to pack, getting through metal security screening faster, documents, etc… Will be published sometime in Mid March 2012.

This goes along with my favourite travel website links, airline websites, best travel websites for great deals, so on and so forth, plus others ratings on travel spots. etc…