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The year’s highlights
– Famous Canadian director Adom Egoian is invited in Egypt on the occasion of the screening of his latest film: Ararat
– Egyptian Armenian teams participate in the third Pan-Armenian Games in Yerevan.
– HMEM Nubar Alexandria scouts’ movement celebrate its 70th anniversary with AGBU Beirut’s “Antranig” clubs scouts & guides .
– Lectures by Dr. Raymond Kevorkian and Dr. Vahe Tashdjian in Cairo and Alexandria on the Armenian refugees in the Middle East after World War I
– AGBU Cairo moves to its new headquarters in Heliopolis.
Thursday 16 – Friday 17 January
HMEM Nubar Cairo & AGBU Cairo: Two-days youth camping at the club: Rally Paper – general knowledge competitions – dance – camp fire.
Friday 17 January
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Day trip to Alexandria for the young campers to spend the day with HMEM Nubar Alex scouts & guides: visits to Alex Library – Planetarium
The young campers of HMEM Nubar Cairo in front of the Armenian letters on the Alexandria Library walls
Sunday 26 January
AGBU Cairo: Reception for the 24 member delegation of AGBU Syria at HMEM Nubar Cairo club
Wednesday 29 January
HMEM Nubar Cairo & AGBU Cairo: Day trip to Suez Canal on “Officers’ day” an Ismailia for the youngsters. Lunch at the “Nadi EL Shatt” – Ismailia stadium for the Egypt/England U-17 match in the “Meridian Cup”.
Monday 17 February
AGBU Cairo: Special screening of Adom Egoyan’s movie “Ararat” at the Tahrir cinema in Dokki with the presence of Mr. Egoyan in the framework of the Canadian film festival organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Canadian embassy.
Friday 17 February
AGBU Cairo: Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel offered for Adom Egoyan
Sunday 9 March
AGBU Alexandria: Special screening of Adom Egoyan’s movie “Ararat” at the Boghossian school
Wednesday 26 March
AGBU Cairo General Assembly & election of new board:
Chairman: Onnig Belekdanian, vice-chairman: Berdj Terzian, secretary: Mardig Balayan, treasurer: Misak Tchechenian, members: Miss Sona Markarian, Chris Michaelian, Hari Tchechenian, George Simonian, Norair Doevletian. Co-opted members: Mrs. Taline Erzingatsian, Mrs. Garine Doevletian-Tsigalas, Onnig Garibian, Dr. Viken Djizmedjian, Garo Varjabedian, Gary Kehyaian
Monday 28 April
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Sham El Nessim celebration & inter-members basketball matches in mixed categories. Foul shots & 3-point competitions Distribution of Egyptian Basketball Federation’s certificates to the club’s U-11 girls team for its brilliant success in the federation’s basketball league matches.
Sunday 11 May
AGBU Cairo: Lectures by Dr. Raymond Kevorkian and Dr. Vahe Tashdjian at the Patriarchate on the “Armenian refugees in the Middle East after World War I”
Thursday 15 May
AGBU Alexandria: Lectures by Dr. Raymond Kevorkian and Dr. Vahe Tashdjian at the “Dikran Yergat” club on the “Armenian refugees in the Middle East after World War I”
Sunday 29 June
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Opening of the summer season, buffet & music
Monday 30 June
AGBU Cairo & HMEM Nubar Cairo: Excursion to Ein Sokhna (Portrait Hotel) for youngsters aged between 7 and 14.
Thursday 3 July
AGBU Cairo: Cocktail-meeting of the Board with Egyptian Armenian graduates of universities (graduates of the past 2 years and current ones)
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July
HMEM Nubar Alexandria, Basketball Tournament. “Late Hagop Vartsbedian cup”
under the auspices of Arch. Zaven Chinchinian. & Mr. & Mrs. Antranig Mesrobian. Cup offered by Mrs. Hermine Vartsbedian. Medals offered by Mr. & Mrs Vart Alexanian
25 July: HMEM Ararat / HMEM Gamk, HMEM Nubar Alex / St. Therese
26 July: HMEM Nubar / Win Ararat/Gamk
27 July: Final
Friday 8- Sunday 10 August
Gamk tournament: Final: Gamk beats HMEM Nubar Cairo
16 – 24 August 2003
The third Pan-Armenian Games in Yerevan (AGBU Cairo sponsored partially the Cairo & Alex teams’ participation).
Frankfurt / Cairo 102 – 79
Antilias / Cairo 112 – 68
Valley / Cairo 126 – 78
Alexandria / Akhalkalak 82-52
Beirut / Alexandria 92 – 63
Sochi / Alexandria 121 – 64
Saturday 6 September
AGBU Cairo University graduates’ movement: Lecture by Dr. Mohamed Refaat El Imam at HMEM Nubar Cairo club on the “History of the Egyptian Armenian community since the 19th century”
HMEM Nubar Alexandria scouts movement: 70th anniversary celebration at the club with the presence of AGBU Beirut’s “Antranig” clubs scouts & guides and Cairo’s HMEM Nubar club’s former scouts movement leaders.
Monday 8 to Tuesday 9 September
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Camping with Beirut’s Antranig club’s & HMEM Nubar Alex’s scouts and guides at the club
Sunday 14 September
AGBU Cairo University graduates’ movement: Visit to the “Tumors’ institute” children’s section.
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Basketball Tournament
Under the auspices of Arch. Zaven Chinchinian & Mr. & Mrs. Antranig Mesrobian. Senior team cup offered by Mr. & Mrs. Noubar Simonian. Girls’ cup offered by Mr. & Mrs Libarid Karkour. Youth Cup offered by Dr. & Mrs. Mardig Terzibashian. Mini-basket cup offered by Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kehyaian. Medals offered by Mr. & Mrs. Vart Alexanian
HMEM Nubar Cairo / St. Therese (winner HMEM Nubar Cairo)
HMEM Gamk / HMEM Ararat (winner Ararat)
Saturday 5: Ararat / HMEM Nubar Alex. (winner Ararat)
Final: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Ararat . HMEM Nubar wins with 11 points diff.
The team captain Armen Baltayan, after many years of service to his club retired also on this day and was honoured by his team mates and the veterans of the club..
Veterans’ match then
Youth match: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Gezira (winner Gezira)
U-14 match: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Heliolido 49 – 56
Friday 16 – Sunday 18 October
Ararat basketball tournament. Final: Ararat beats HMEM Nubar Cairo
Thursday 13 November
AGBU Cairo: Certificate and prize distribution to Armenian bright students of Cairo at the HMEM Nubar Cairo club
15 – 16 November
St. Therese basketball tournament
Final: Ararat beats HMEM Nubar Cairo
Sunday 20 November
AGBU Cairo & AGBU Alexandria: Certificate and prize distribution to Egyptian Armenian bright students of Alexandria at AGBU Alex’s Zambakian Hall
Saturday 1 December
AGBU Cairo moves to its new headquarters in Heliopolis at 26 Mourad Bek street. AGBU Egypt remains at Emad El Din street.
Sunday 14 December
AGBU Cairo: Violin Concert by Mrs. Nairy Kredian at the Cairo Opera House (small hall) on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Aram Khatchadourian
Friday 26 December
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Christmas & Pastry Bazaar under the auspices of Mrs. Asia Simonian
HMEM Nubar Alexandria scouts’ movement: “Gaghant Baba”