On March 24, 2019, the Vancouver Armenian Center’s Lazarian Hall was the site of a book launch party for Journey Through Genocide by CBC correspondent Raffy Boudjikanian.
Present were the Very. Rev Fr. Karekin Shekherdemian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, Vahe Andonian, representative of the ARF Central Committee of Canada, representatives of sister organizations, and Armenian and non-Armenian guests.
The event’s opening remarks were delivered by the chairperson the Hamazkayin Vancouver “Varak” chapter, Meghrig Sulahian Chapanian, who welcomed those present and underlined the importance of Hamazkayin’s efforts to maintain Armenian culture. Then, Asbed Cholakian introduced Boudjikanian. The event was emceed by Viken Kochian.