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Dr. Arshavir Gundjian among recipients of Order of Canada

Canadian Armenian Dr. Arshavir Gundjian was made a Member of the Order of Canada, country’s second highest honor for merit.

Gundjian was awarded for his contributions to recognizing and promoting Armenian culture in Canada and abroad, Montreal Gazette reported.

Gundjian has received many awards in the past for his activities in connection with the Church of Armenia, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADLP) and the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA), and for promoting relations between the diaspora and Armenia.

In 1985, Catholicos of All Armenians Vasken I granted Gundjian the St. Gregory the Illuminator Medal.