On August 17-19, 2017, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, accompanied by the Diocesan clergymen, visited the Diocesan Annual Camp Ararat at Ameliasburg, Ontario. 150 campers and mentors from all over Canada spent an unforgettable week of religious education, the Armenian national traditions, history, songs, dance, games, and beyond, under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Myron Sarkissian, Camp Clergy, Mrs. Ani Altounian, Executive Director of the Camp Ararat, Mrs. Arpi Kurkjian, Camp Director, and a devoted team of volunteers.

On August 19, the campers had an opportunity to meet the clergymen and members of the Diocesan Council, who had come to the camp to participate in the Clergy and Diocesan Council meetings.