The first event, an Online Virtual Concert, took place on December 10, featuring up-and-coming musical talents, Yeva and Vazgen Barsegian. The repertoire included modern renditions of Armenian classics and folk music, which filled the hearts of the attendees. During the event, Dickran Khodanian, previous ANCA-WR Communications Director also reported on his experiences from the homeland. ANCA-PN donated $1,500 from this event to Armenian Relief Society’s Amanor Program, aimed at providing Christmas toys to children from Artsakh during the holiday season.
A week later, the ANCA-PN organized a Trivia Night. The competition pitted 10 groups against each other and revealed the participants’ depth of knowledge. The night quickly turned to a lively contest, where groups were competing to answer a series of questions about Artsakh’s history and culture. By the end of the night, a group ascended to the top, claiming their rightful place as the champions of the trivia night. ANCA-PN donated $1,650 from this event to Project Hope Armenia for its ongoing projects in Artsakh.
After a short Christmas Break, ANCA-PN launched a 3-week event series that focused on wellness and mindfulness. The series titled “Mindfulness Saturdays,” featured a yoga session with Mary-Rita Sarkissian, a fitness work-out session with Lara Bedrossian, and meditation and sound bath with Seta Avedissian and Torkom Ji. A total of $825 from these events was donated to the Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund to assist with the rehabilitation and physical recovery needs of wounded soldiers.
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