NAVASARTIAN GAMES SCHEDULE:
Festival and Athletic Competition
Thursday July 3: 4pm – Midnight
Friday July 4: 8am – Midnight
Saturday July 5: 8am-Midnight Sunday July 6: 8am-Midnight Birmingham Highschool Van Nuys CA
Saturday June 28, 2008, Featuring Vatche
CBS Studio Center, Studio City, CA
Sunday July 6, 4PM
Birmingham Highschool, Van Nuys CA
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LA CRESCENTA–The 33rd annual Homenetmen Navasartian Games kicked off Sunday with the blessing and lighting of the Navasartian torch at the Western Prelacy with the participation of scouts and athletes.
The ceremonies began with the flag procession by the La Crescenta “Shant” chapter scouts, who were also joined by Regional deputy troupe leader Levon Kasbarian.
After the torch ceremony, the Homenetmen Regional Executive chairman Steve Artinian announced that this year’s Navasartian Honorary chairpersons were Mr. & Mrs. Vahag and Baidzar Tovmassian. Artinian also announced that long-time Homenetmen member and leader Albert Ounjian was named the 2008 Exemplary Homenetmen member.
The torch was then carried to the nearby park where the official Navasatian opening picnic was taking place and was handed to Honorary chairwoman Baidzar Tovmassian who declared the games officially open.
The Navasartian competitions will continue for the coming weeks and will culminate in the annual Navasartian Games and closing ceremonies slated to take place from July 3 to 6.