Yesterday I went to the local Lebanese grocery store where many Armenians Arabs, and other Montrealers go to buy their weekly grocery. I was surprised to see big, nice posters of Armenian events. Quickly I read them and as I was walking away, I realised that someone else was also reading the bulliten board. But when I looked up, it was a French Quebecer who was trying to read the littl English or French there was on the posters. It just struck me that most of the clients who pass by this board don’t read Armenian (or Arabic). Most of these info posters where in Armenian ONLY.Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that they should remove ther Armenian, on the contrary, I think it’s part of the charm and the culture that we are so proud of. What I’d like to see more is the basic information in either English and since we live in Québec, mostly French.
Here are some of the up coming events:
Nuné (and Ani dance group) on Oct 12
Garni Dance group (new group) Oct. 13 (I think)
Ani dance group on Oct. 19
Opening of Ararad (Egoyan) Oct. 20
Young Talents of Armenia Oct. ?
And many more… it’s a busy month.
PS: Arsineh, I know what you mean about the dances... I hear you loud and clear on that one!