November 30, 2013 - 11:40 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Attorney-Author Matthew Karanian spoke to large crowds in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto as part of his three-city tour of Canada to promote his newest book, ‘Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide.’
Karanian addressed a crowd of about 100 people earlier this month at the Armenian Community Centre in Montreal, and showed photographs from his book.
Karanian also presented ‘Armenia and Karabakh” to capacity crowds at the Armenian Community Center in Toronto, and at the embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Ottawa.
The events in Montreal and Toronto were sponsored by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. The entire tour was under the auspices of the Armenian Embassy in Canada.
The book presentation at the Armenian Embassy in Ottawa was standing-room-only, as guests filled the parlor of the diplomatic house to capacity. The embassy event was hosted by ambassador Armen Yeganian, and was attended by diplomats, by Canadian Members of Parliament, and by leaders of the Armenian community.
Megerdich Megerdichian, the Chairman of the All Armenia Fund in Canada, served as master of ceremonies for the event in Toronto, and introduced Karanian with an enthusiastic endorsement of his book.
At each event, Karanian discussed the journey of creating this book, and narrated a photographic slide featuring stunning photography from Armenia and Artsakh.
Karanian told the story of how he created Armenia’s first travel guide more than a decade ago, and how that guide has grown and evolved through three editions to become the award-winning book that was recently released.
“The beauty of Armenia never ceases to amaze me,” Karanian says. “I want to do what I can to help share it with as many people as possible.”
‘Armenia and Karabakh’ is available for purchase from the Armenian Community Centers of Montreal and Toronto, and from Amazon.com.