Regina Family Honours Survivors of Armenian Genocide
Suzanna Badalian is part of a small Armenian community in Regina. (CBC)
Today millions of people around the world are observing the mass killings by the Ottoman Empire of Armenians in Turkey between 1915 and 1916. Canada recognized the mass killings as genocide in 2004.
One Regina family with Armenian roots is taking special care to continue the culture, traditions and stories of their history.
"It's so important for us because my grandfather, he's an Armenian Genocide survivor," Suzanna Badalian explained.
She said she will spend time Friday educating her children about what happened 100 years ago.
"To try to keep the history ... it's their history. And their story," she said.
More than 20 countries, including Canada, recognize the deaths of Armenians during the First World War as genocide.
Turkish authorities consider the deaths a legitimate military response to revolution and banditry.
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