Information about Armenian culture

Dear Armenians, please respond to Gwendy Donegani ( ) , if you have any recommendation for him.

Gwendy Donegani from Clive Baptist Church ( sent a message using the contact form at

Hi My Church is in the process of sponsoring a Syrian Armenian refugee family. As we are filling out the paperwork and preparing for this family. We have some questions that we do not know how to proceed on. Example,What type of food do they like and is it available in Red Deer or Lacombe. Since they have loss everything to the war, we are collecting clothing, is there any clothing that would be offensive. Are there any Armenians in Red Deer or Central Alberta that our family could meet. How can we make them feel welcome and is there any cultural customs that we should know about so we do not cause misunderstanding. We know little about Armenian culture, any information would be helpful Gwendy Donegani Clive Baptist Church Refugee Committee