Montreal

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File:Montreal.jpg Montreal (French: Montréal) is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest city in Canada. It has a considerably large and active Armenian community, numbering more than 25,000. Many Armenian social and political organizations are established there, such as the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Armenian General Benevolent Union.

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Armenian Community

Most of the Armenians in Montreal are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants from Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. In the early 1990s, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, some Armenians immigrated to Montreal from Armenia. The city has an Armenian Genocide memorial, located in Marcelin Wilson Park.

Many of the Armenian Montrealers live in Laval, which is a suburb of Montreal.

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Churches

Educational Institutions

File:Sourphagopkermesse.jpg Both the Sourp Hagop Armenian School and AGBU Alex Manoogian School offer pre-school, kindergarten, primary and secondary education. Sourp Hagop is the largest Armenian school in Canada, with more than 670 students.

Kermesse

Unique to the Armenian community of Montreal is the Sourp Hagop Kermesse, an Armenian cultural festival that takes place in the summer. It is held next to the Sourp Hagop Armenian School. All Armenians are welcome to attend the event.

Newspapers

One of the city's primary Armenian newspapers is Horizon Weekly the other is Abaka 825 Manoogian Saint-Laurent Montreal.H4N 1Z5 Telephone:(514 )747-6680.

Relations with Armenia

Montreal is a sister city of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Prominent Armenian Montrealers

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