The events of the “Tea, Coffee, and Oopinions” Cclub of the Sanahin Chapter of Hamazkayin in Montreal haves become the a gatheringmeeting place of for a large circle of friends where aficionados of arts, culture, and traditions gather around. The Club’s latest event took place on March 13, 2014, at Room 3 of the Armenian Center, with the participation of 52 people.
As Diroug Manjigian, the Club’s coordinator and host of the event, explainedannounced in the opening speech, the event presented messages and thoughts reflected in the works of towards the end of the evening the audience was to become wiser by listening to the stories and thoughts by Armenian and non-Armenianforeign fable writers that are inspired from by human temptations experiences and are featured portrayed through images of animals, plants, and other formsaspects of life.
Diroug Manjigian, the coordinator of the Club welcomed the attendees. After briefing the audience about the ten 10 past meetings organized by the Club had organized as of that day, Ms. Manjigian explained the featuredfeatured the nature of the fables, and presented the biographies ofs well as their writers. Afterwards, she invited Karekin Gurunlian, Robert Krikorian, Anahid Balian, Tamar Shahinian-Poladian, Hagop Karaian and Zareh Dolmajian to read sables excerpts from works of variousby famous fable writers, such as Aesop, Vartan Aykegtsi, Mkhitar Kosh, Hovhannes Shiraz, La Fontaine, and William Saroyan. Next, some audience members from the audience were inspired to read out or talked about some of the fables they had brought with them to the event, including some of which were written by Yeznig Balig.
The event continued with number before the last was a group presentation performance that created a hugegreat interest among the audience. Afterwards, the unique fable “The Aanimal Assemblyconference” (words lyrics by Archbishop Varoujan Hergelian and music by Alexan Mnagian) was suang.
The show presented by the readers from the theater group or from by the audience members with reciting or acting skills was very enjoyable.
Towards the end of the event, a raffle drawing took place and lucky members from the audiencewinners received books related to the topic of the eveningevent. A receptioncoffee break was also organized.
The audience members enjoyed and appreciated the warm atmosphere of the eveningevent, where everyone expressinged their wish that the activities of the Club might be ongoingcontinue.