On Saturday March 11th in Vancouver B.C., during the 2017 S.U.C.C..E.S.S. gala, ANCC -Western Region Chairman Vahe Andonian, Co-chair Vahe Agopian and Sevan Agopian had a private meeting with British Columbia’s Premier The Honourable Christy Clark.
During the candid meeting the upcoming B.C. elections were discussed, and the ANCC representatives briefed the Premier about the Armenian community’s activities and concerns.
They shared with her success stories of the community’s support of the Syrian Armenian refugees settling in BC.
The ANCC members extended an invitation to the Premier to re- visit the Armenian Community Centre, which she promised to schedule during Easter or April 24 events next month.
The same evening, the ANCC representatives met Minister of Justice and Attorney General The Honourable Jody Wilson- Raybould, and confirmed an upcoming meeting with the minister.
Short meetings were conducted with long time Richmond Centre MP Alice Wong, and with several provincial MLAs, including:
· BC House Speaker Hon. Linda Reid
· Assistant Deputy Speaker Raj Chouhan
· Hon. Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice
· Hon. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Multiculturalism
· Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education
· MLA Bruce Ralston
The upcoming BC provincial elections will be held on May 9th.
Photo: (L-R) Vahe Andonian, Christy Clark, Vahe Agopian