Lt. Gov. Lise Thibault Pays Historic Visit to Armenians of Quebec

Press Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Mr. Edward Hagopian
April 14, 2004 Tel: 514-880-0400
Lt. Governor Lise Thibault Pays Historic Visit to The Armenian Community of

Montreal, QC – On Wednesday April 14, 2004 her Excellency Madame Lise
Thibault, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, paid an official visit to the
Armenian Community Centre of Montreal, announced the Armenian National
Committee of Quebec (ANCQ). This historic visit follows the passing
and Royal Assent of Bill 194, “An Act To Proclaim Armenian Genocide
Memorial Day”.

The event, a cocktail reception, was highlighted by speeches from the
Armenian National Committee of Quebec, Monsieur Alain Paquet
(MNA-Laval Des Rapides), His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Hagopian –
Prelate of the Armenian Prelacy of Canada, and Her Excellency Madame
Lise Thibault.

“The Armenian Community of Quebec is extremely pleased and honoured by
Her Excellency’s visit to our Community Centre,” stated Norair
Serengulian, President of the ANCQ, “We are especially moved by Madame
Thibault’s eloquent and heartfelt words of remembrance for the one and
a half million Armenian victims of the 20th century’s first Genocide.”

Her Excellency’s visit included a tour of Sourp Hagop Armenian
Apostolic Church, a formal greeting by the Homenetmen Gamk Scouts, and
introductions to leaders of the Armenian Community. Those present also
included politicians of the three levels of government and members of
the diplomatic community.

The Armenian National Committee of Quebec is a grassroots organization
representing the interests of the Armenian Community in Quebec.