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The year’s highlights
– AGBU Cairo hosts AGBU’s centennial celebration with the presence of around 265 guests, coming from various AGBU chapters to celebrate the event in the birthplace of AGBU.
– Inauguration of the Interenet Café at the HMEM Nubar Cairo club, sponsored by Mr and Mrs Mego and Lena Gojamanian.
Friday 20 January
AGBU Alexandria; Celebration of AGBU 100th anniversary. Music with string quartet on the occasion of Arnaud Papazian’s 85th birthday.

Wednesday 12 – Monday 16 April
AGBU Cairo hosts AGBU’s first centennial celebration with the presence of around 265 guests, coming from various AGBU chapters to celebrate the event in the birthplace of AGBU.

Wednesday 12 April
Welcome cocktail reception in the Armenian Embassy of Cairo

Thursday 13 April
Sightseeing tour at the Pyrmids and Saqqara and cruise dinner on the River Nile.

Friday 14 April
Egyptian museum tour and conference on Armenian language teaching and education.

Saturday 15 April
Exhibition of books published by AGBU Cairo and in the evening Grand ball in at the Marriott animated by the famous Armenian singer Nouné Yessaian and her band, specially invited from Armenia.

Sunday 16 April
Sunday mass at the St. Gregory church, followed by lunch at HMEM Nubar Cairo club.
In the evening, the official centennial celebration and show at the Goumhoureya theatre: Performance by famous soprano Hasmik Papian and pianist Vardan Mamikonian.

Monday 17 April
Excursion to Alexandria and visit to AGBU Alex.
Tuesday 18 to Friday 22 April
AGBU’s 100th anniversary: optional tours for the centennial participants to Sharm el Sheikh or Luxor/Aswan (on a Nile cruise).

Thursday 8 June
Celebration of the 1600th anniversary of the Armenian letters discovery with the participation of AGBU Cairo’s Dziadzan choir at the Belekdanian hall.
Friday 9 June
HMEM Nubar Alexandria: opening of the summer season with a friendly basketball match between HMEM Nubar Cairo and HMEM Nubar Alexandria. Open buffet dinner.
Friday 9 June
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Projection of the World Cup opening match on Wide Screen TV. The club is open on every match day for the projection of the matches until the end of the tournament.

Tuesday 13 June
HMEM Nubar Alexandria: Opening of the summer season.

Sunday 18 June
HMEM Nubar Cairo: opening of the summer season with a buffet prepared by the ladies’ committee

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July
HMEM Nubar Alexandria: Pan Armenian inter-clubs basketball tournament
Final, 15 July: Ararat / HMEM Nubar Cairo 78-75

Saturday 29 July
HMEM Nubar Cairo Youth committee: show of the famous actor-director Krikor Satamian’s performance on wide screen.

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 August
Gamk inter-clubs basketball tournament:

11 August: HMEM Nubar Cairo / HMEM Nubar Alexandria 62 – 29
12 August: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Ararat 75 – 65
13 August, Final: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Gamk 89 – 81
HMEM Nubar Cairo Champions of the tournament

HMEM Nubar Cairo: Demolition of the club’s meeting room and pergola in implementation of the new building erection permit conditions

Sunday 24 September
HMEM Nubar Alexandria great kermesse with more than 20 games prepared by the scouts movement of HMEM Nubar Alexandria, St Marc and Wadi el Nil.
Food and pastry bazaar prepared by the scouts’ parents and the club’s members.

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October
HMEM Nubar Cairo: inter-clubs basketball tournament on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of October’s Victory and AGBU’s 100th anniversary, under the auspices of Arch. Ashod Menatsaguian and the Presidency of Mr & Mrs Berge Terzian. Cups offered by Mr & Mrs Meguerditch Gojamanian, Mr & Mrs Onnog Belekdanian. Dr & Mrs Kevork Yerzengatsian and Dr & Mrs George Simonioan. All the medals are offered by Mr & Mrs Vart Alexanian.
7 October: HMEM Nubar Cairo / HMEM Nubar Alexandria 76-66
8 October, final: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Gamk 104 – 90
HMEM Nubar Cairo Champions of the tournament

Friday 20 October
HMEM Nubar Cairo: inauguration of the Interenet Café at the club, sponsored by Mr & Mrs Mego and Lena Gojamanian

Wednesday 5 November
AGBU Cairo: Reception at the HMEM Nubar Cairo club for the volunteers who helped the Union in the organisation of the AGBU centennial celebrations held in Egypt in April.

Friday 10 – Sunday 12 November
St. Therese Pan-Armenian inter-clubs basketball Tournament
10 November: HMEM Nubar Cairo / St. Therese 67-56
12 November, final: HMEM Nubar Cairo / Ararat 76 – 71
HMEM Nubar Cairo Champions of the tournament

Friday 17 November
HMEM Nubar Alexandria: scouts movement: Cooking and fire contests.

Sunday 26 November
HMEM Nubar Cairo: Reception for the club’s basketball players to celebrate their win of the 2006 basketball season.

Friday 1 December
HMEM Nubar Cairo: open-day Bazaar for club members and guests to display and sell their products

Sunday 3 December
AGBU Cairo: Celebration of the 100th anniversary of AGBU at the Belekdanian hall under the auspices of Arch. Ashod Mnatsaganian and Ambassador Rouben Karabedian. Speeches by: Dr. Yetvart Melkonian, specially invited from Armenia, Dr. George Simonian and Dr. Viken Djizmedjian from the AGBU Cairo board – Distribution of certificates to the veteran members of AGBU Cairo – Songs by AGBU Cairo’s Dziadzan children’s choir.

Thursday 12 December
AGBU Cairo: Prize distribution for the Armenian bright students of Cairo universities and schools at the HMEM Nubar Cairo club.

Friday 22 December
HMEM Nubar Cairo Pastry bazaar under the auspices of Mrs Nvart Mesrobian. Santa Claus in the afternoon.