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Our Country Canada – A Beautiful Nation

What a great Canada day it has been. Great times. July 1st is Canada day. Beautiful start to a beautiful Month of summer.

I am a happy and proud to be born on Canadian soil, and I love living in this beautiful country.

Some people take Canada for granted, and complain about this and that, stereotype us because we have freezing cold temperatures and snow, but May I recall, were not the only country that gets freezing temperatures and snow, it just gets me on my nerves, grinds my gears when people talk about something or somewhere they really have no idea about, so they stereotype and make fun of things they do not understand and should not be made fun of period. Honestly it is one of the best countries to live in my opinion. What also gets on my nerves when people make fun of Maple Syrup, Hockey, Curling and stereotype us even more with so much. It is not funny and There is nothing to laugh about. Not everything is a joke.

We have a beautiful Nation, do not take it for granted and count your blessings that you are in Canada and North America. Take a look around the world with all the unjust and terrible things going on, on the other side of the world. Our minor daily problems we have is nothing compared to the major problems going on in war torn countries, where everyday is uncertain, and everything else in between.

Sometimes people don’t know how good they have it until they abuse it then eventually lose it, and taking advantage, and things for granted with our free healthcare system and among everything else for example. It will someday not be there anymore for everyone’s reach. When we take care of our people, home and our country, it will take care of us with the right people who do not have any hidden agendas and being true leaders for a better tomorrow to guide us to the right path. Just saying.

If you have not visited Canada, if you are planning to visit, to move or anything, it will be a great decision. You will love Canada’s beauty and some of the people.

CANADA is the true, north, strong and free and our home and native land, with our true patriot love. I AM CANADIAN AND I LOVE YOU CANADA!

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/

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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!

Canadian Youth Mission To Armenia – CYMA 2012

Annually in the summertime for a month Armenian youth from all over Canada participate and volunteer their time into going to Armenia to help build churches, schools, and help villages as well as touring Armenia in that period of time, that the youth are there. The Youth stay with their registered families during that time and experience Armenia at its finest with staying in the village, eating together, and the whole ambiance which makes the CYMA Journey a lot more fulfilling and uplifting.This year CYMA 2012 Will take place from July 3 to August 3, 2012 and anyone from across the world can participate in this incredible opportunity to Visit Our Motherland Armenia, give back to the community, make new friends, become part of the CYMA Family, experience something so incredible in life that you will never forget. Last year the Youth worked on to renovate a school in Geghadir (GEH-GHA-DEER) and this year we will continue to renovate the classrooms of the same school.

One of our leaders Bedros Kokorian has always been part of CYMA Since the beginning in 1992. This year as the 20th anniversary, it marks an important milestone of 2 decades of continuous dedication to rebuilding, renovating and making Armenia’s villages beautiful than it already is. Armenia’s true beauty and everything else in between. We strongly encourage the Armenian Youth to join, to participate. You can truly make a difference in Armenia and for the Armenian community of the world. It is not too late to join and book yourself in.

For more details, please contact the Holy Trinity Armenian Church office at 416-431-3001 or Mr. Bedros Kokorian at 416 292 7729, who will be able to provide any information as well as answer any questions that you may have. At Montreal please contact Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese , Christian Education and Youth Department  Office,  Deacon Ivan Gyadayan at 514-276-9479 / 6 or 514-549-0416.

You can visit CYMA here for more information in regards to flight information, but you can also fly from your local airports and join the CYMA Family in Armenia. Everyone is welcome to Join. You do not need to be Canadian to participate.

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

You can watch a video clip’s of CYMA Below.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca-D8_MK-ew]

 

 

Thank you very much, and Hope you can participate in CYMA. It will change your life and put a different perspective on life. Its a beautiful mission.

Life Is A Never Ending Learning Process, It Comes From Experience

In Life as I was growing up, and getting out of my childhood, teenage years, one of the biggest and most important, valuable things I have been taught from my family, teachers and others in my life is that it is a never ending learning process. I truly believe in that statement so much. I believe that each thing we learn in life, and each person or thing that comes into our lives, is a journey of learning. We learn about all types of people in our life, we learn about all kinds of things, and interesting as well. We learn to get through certain situations in our lives. Everything in life is an experience. The more experience we have in life, the better educated we are about it. A lot of people have the gift of always wanting to learn, always asking questions, doing research, trying new things, doing new things, changing who they associate with if they don’t end up who they say they are in the beginning. Learning and being educated, not only through school, but through real life lessons is something so incredibly important and the more we go out in society and the more we get to know different people, is so beneficial for ones self, and that will give someone a better understanding of people, people can start to be great judges of character on the spot. Some people do not know people and cannot read people very well, its because they don’t have enough people skills and interpersonal skills to know the difference between the right and wrong person and the more were out there, the better it is for us in future.

Life is full of discoveries, life is full of things that is there to learn, to try to absorb as much information in our minds as possible and that makes our minds more active, ourselves more vibrant, and when were out with people you can have so many conversations about so many things in life, you can make a random subject into such an interesting one that people will listen in and they will be educated too. The more you read, the more you know about the world, current events, and live through experiences and live to tell about it, is something so surreal and so incredible. You will be amazed to how many people will be interested. Each new day are new learning experiences and without learning, you won’t have experience. It comes hand in hand and they are very similar in defining life, and defining the true meaning behind it. All this depends on the person. Everyone is different, and has different perspectives on life and how they want to live it and how they have that certain outlook on it. It is a complicated situation, but once you engage into conversation and get different people’s point of view of things, you will see the magic and the true beauty of human life, you will see how humans interact with one another. Everyone is different and there are 7 billion people worldwide and all these people have a purpose in life and why they are here. Over half of these people want to learn, want to be educated in life.

Life is given to us and we need to experience life fully and without experience, we will never learn how beautiful life truly is. We need to sometimes get out of our own personal bubble and our own personal lives, to get out there and discover something new, and do new things instead of the same old routine were so immune to. Being center of a attention and selfish is not a way to go through life. If were always seeking attention and if were always making everyone about that certain person, that person has a lack of learning new things, a lack of thinking about other people, other peoples opinions, suggestions, and their trains of thought. We cannot always be me, myself, and I, we need to get others point of view about things and we need to include them in too. Its not a good thing to be selfish and self-centered. Not a great trait to develop. There is nothing wrong with learning, there is nothing wrong with experiencing. Be happy about it all, be positive, and optimistic, but at the same time be enthusiastic about what you want to learn and when those key elements of greatness are involved. everything else will fall into place, everything else will settle into what it is. We have to really be thankful for all the learning and education we have. It prepares us for future and no matter how old we get, the learning process and experience never stops. Just keep going and don’t stop now.