On April 22, 2017, with blessings of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, Annual Blood Drive in memory of Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide was organized by Mrs. Hilda Tursucuyan Cakar.

For over 14 years now, the Montréal/Laval Armenian community, under the auspices of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Canada, has been organizing a blood drive with Héma-Quebec to commemorate the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

A total of 102 donors, Armenians and non-Armenians alike, donated blood, including the Mayor of Laval, His Worship Marc Demers.