ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Barev Centre is the home of a number of educational, cultural, and social groups. Each have their own unique objectives, but ultimately all see to support the same missions as the Centre.
If you wish to get involved in any of these organizations or groups, please contact us today, we're always looking for new volunteers and members!
SASSOUN DANCE ENSEMBLE
Sassoun Dance Ensemble has been active since 2004, under the guidance of President, Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian and under the leadership of Sevag Avakian, Artistic Director & Choreographer and Sareen Avakian, Assistant Director & Costume Coordinator.
Sassoun Dance Ensemble has performances annually, along with many other performances for various events, presenting traditional Armenian dances, as well as dances from other cultures.
The group has also participated in countless multicultural events, performed in plays and music videos, at the Air Canada Centre during the opening of a Raptor's game, on the International Stage of the CNE, and has been invited to perform internationally all over the world, including Armenia, Argentina, Uruguay, New York and Australia. Sassoun Dance Ensemble has also had the honor to share the stage with world renown singers such as Silva Hakobyan, Inga & Anush, Monika Nazaryan, Ruben Sasuntsi, Raisa Mkrtchyan and many others
Their season kicks off every September and wraps up with an annual performance in June. Sassoun is open to Juniors (8-13) and Seniors (14+). For more information or to join, please contact us.
ST. SAHAG & ST. MESROB ARMENIAN
St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School was founded in 1956 under the auspices of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto. It is the oldest Armenian language school in Toronto. The vision of the school is to create an environment where students have the opportunity to connect with and be immersed in their Armenian heritage by exploring its cultural dimensions including religion, Armenian history, art, literature, and music through the study of the Armenian language. The Armenian Studies program of the school promotes Armenian education to preserve the Armenian faith, language and culture and to prepare the future leaders of the community to take pride in their Armenian heritage and to make valuable contributions within the Armenian Community and society at large.
In the past five years, the school’s enrolment has progressively increased to over 300 students in the current academic year.
The School offers classes from Kindergarten to Grade 8, ages 3-13. In addition, there are six separate classes that specialize in the Eastern Armenian dialect (Armenia proper). The primary language of instruction in the school is in Western Armenian. For more information or to enroll your child, please contact us.
Established in 2017 just shortly after the inauguration of the Centre, Barev Youth takes on the social, cultural, and educational programming that specifically serves the youth in the community. In the short time since their conception, Barev Youth has organized monthly Games Night and Movie Night, the church's annual Palm Sunday Luncheon, as well as the anticipated annual ski trip.
With Barev Centre's missions always in purview, Barev Youth is seeking to outreach to new members of the Canadian-Armenian community who are looking to join friends and family living in the diaspora. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact us!
Barev Youth Committee members are:
Chair: Naré Shahmouradyan
Vice-Chair: Artavazd Machkalyan
Secretary: Arin Mardirossian
Treasurer: Aren Zargarian
Advisor: Osheen Manoukian
Advisor: Araz Tokdjian
Advisor: Seta Derohanesian
Advisor: Sasoon Esagholian
LOUSAPEM THEATRE GROUP