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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:23 AM

FIRST FLOAT FOR TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE IN PASADENA UNVEILED

July 1, 2014 - 15:12 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - The American Armenian Rose Float Association (AARFA)
unveiled their first float for the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade
at a fundraising event in Pasadena late last month.

The January 1, 2015, parade has the theme "Inspiring Stories," and
the association jumped on the chance to be a part of it and show the
inspiring people and stories from the American Armenian community,
Pasadena Star-News reported.

"(The float) represents our culture," said Arthur Kokozian, AARFA
director.

To be built by Phoenix Decorating Company, the float will
feature themes and images representing the Armenian culture and
the contributions Armenians have made in the world, including the
United States.

"(The float shows) how we've given back to society, how we enrich it.

Whether it be the architecture or carpet weaving, the inventions, it
is meant to show the positive attributes we've brought to society,"
added Kokozian.

The colorful float features the head of an Armenian woman wearing a
headdress in the center under a bush of Armenian plums, also known as
apricots, and a tree of pomegranates, a symbol of Armenia. Bushels
of grapes, representing the discovery of the world's earliest
known wine-making facility found in Armenia, are also featured. An
old carpet-weaving machine and a carpet leans against a structure
representing the Armenian architectural style going back 4,500 years.

On the opposite side of the float are two men playing the duduk, a
woodwind instrument indigenous to Armenia. The round eternity sign,
white storks and the Armenian alphabet is also found throughout
the design.

"The design is beautiful," said Kokozian. "(Each association member)
had an input and we had historians make sure of the authenticity of
each item."

The float entry also coincides with the 100th anniversary of an
Armenian American, Movses Pashgian, chosen as the Grand Marshal in
the 1915 Rose Parade.

Prominent American Armenians with inspiring stories will also ride
on the float during the parade, including Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan,
a United States federal judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

"We're looking forward to doing this every year and showing the
community how American Armenians have given back to the country that
opened its arms to us," said Kokozian. "Anywhere (Armenians) are or
have been, we've succeeded."

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http://www.pasadenas...015-rose-parade

 

 

 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:17 PM

Members of The Armenian Brigade M/C is proud to host a FUND RAISING POKER TOURNAMENT--100% of the funds raised will be donated to the realization of the AMERICAN ARMENIAN ROSE FLOAT...

JOIN US AND BE PART OF THIS HISTORICAL EVENT !

 

MSG me  if  you like to join in :ap: ill   Find  the best seat  for you

 

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thank you Mos. That is a wonderful post. :ap: :ap: :ap:
Just who is Rose Bowl? Is she Varduhi Bovelian? :goof: :silly:

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:43 AM

Tournament of Roses Announces 2015 Float Judges

Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to Select 126th Rose Parade® Float Award Recipients

From STAFF REPORTS

Published : Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 11:47 AM

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Tournament of Roses Announces 2015 Float Judges

Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to Select 126th Rose Parade® Float Award Recipients

From STAFF REPORTS

Published : Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | 11:47 AM
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L-R: Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian

The Tournament of Roses has selected Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian to be float judges for the 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards in a variety of floral and design categories that emphasize fantastic floral presentations (especially in the use of roses), creativity, imagination, beauty, use of theme, humor, dramatic impact and entertainment value.

Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen will announce the winning floats the morning of January 1, 2015, at Tournament House. “The Rose Parade float judges bring diverse skills to the judging process that will greatly assist them in the difficult task of judging each of the incredible floral masterpieces that are designed, built and decorated by teams who put heart and soul into each presentation,” said Chinen.

About the 2015 Rose Parade Float Judges

Els Hazenberg, internationally known Dutch freelance floral designer, instructor and judge, has travelled all over the world teaching the art of European floral design and promoting the use of flowers at seminars and floral events.

Hazenberg has designed flowers for a number of events involving the Dutch Royal Family, including two weddings for the sons of Beatrix, and State dinners in the United Kingdom and Washington, DC. She was also a member of the team that decorated the church in Amsterdam where Queen Beatrix was inaugurated in 1980. Among many honors, Hazenberg received the Floral Nobel Prize at the 2002 World Flower Council Summit in the Netherlands, recognizing her outstanding work in the international floral world. In 1996, Hazenberg was honored with the American Institute of Floral Designers “Award of Design Influence” for the positive impact her creative work has made on American floral design.

She now continues her lifelong interest in flowers by studying botanical drawing and painting with Dutch, US and English artists. Hazenberg is a member of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Her artwork is shown at galleries and art museums.

For 30 years, Hazenberg and her late husband, George, decorated the official vehicles in the Rose Parade. This will be her third time serving as a float judge for the Tournament of Roses – Hazenberg was a float judge in 1984 and 2005.

Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE, is the President and CEO of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA World), which celebrates 60 years supporting and enabling event professionals worldwide in 2015. He also serves as the publisher and editor of “ie: the business of international events” magazine.

Previously, Schmader served for 11 years as the President of the Boise (Idaho) River Festival, which he started in 1991 and grew to include the support of more than 750 sponsors and 4,000 volunteers. Simultaneously, he served as the founding President of the “Humanitarian Bowl” (now the “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl”) and the Executive Producer of the Boise 2000 Millennium Celebration, recognized by the BBC as ‘the top celebration by an American City.’ In 2000, The Idaho Statesman named him one of 10 influential individuals leading Idaho into the new millennium.

Early in his career, Schmader spent 12 years working for the international, educational and performing organization, Up with People, as their Director of Special Events.

In 2002, Amusement Business Magazine recognized Schmader as an “Industry Difference Maker” and in 2004 was featured as a “Profile in Event Leadership” in Special Events: Event Leadership for a New World. Schmader serves as the Director of the Event Management School at Oglebay National Training Center in West Virginia and architect of the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award, recognizing and encouraging positive city-event partnerships worldwide.

Eddie Zaratsian, the creative director for Tic-Tock Couture Florals and Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle, is one of the most sought after floral designers internationally. One of the youngest inductees into the American Institute of Floral Designers, his consistently beautiful designs and undeniable talent continue to amaze his impressive list of clients and fans.

Zaratsian is the go-to floral designer to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. For over two decades, he has been a preferred and celebrated artist in the recording, film, and television industries. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include working with Oprah Winfrey on the launch of OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and The Emmy Awards Governor’s Ball. Zaratsian’s work has also graced the pages of countless publications including Glamour, InStyle, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Ceremony Magazine and People. Fashion houses including Chanel, Christian Dior and Gucci have looked to Zaratsian for many industry events.

The London Financial Times named Zaratsian as the top five leading floral designers in the world. A showcase of Zaratsian’s talents can be seen in his book, Eddie Zaratsian: Custom Florals and Lifestyle.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated events. The Tournament’s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed “Inspiring Stories,” will take place Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, followed by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses please visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com.



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:15 AM

I watched the Armenian float on KTLA tv station live, it was impressive to say the least.  :ap:

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Published on Jan 1, 2015

Congratulations to the American Armenian Rose Float Association for
being awarded THE PRESIDENT'S TROPHY, "for effective floral use and
presentation," at the 126th annual parade.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is seen by hundreds of
thousands of spectators, in person, along the 5.5 mile parade route
and by millions more, on television, around the world in more than 100
countries.

READ (online) about the sponsors & leaders that made this
unprecedented accomplishment possible: http://www.aarfa.org

And...
http://massispost.co...on-january-1st/

 

 



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 01:36 PM

it was great !!! so it in person :) before and after :)

 

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 01:36 PM

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:24 PM

only have one problem. #5  wan describing used "this nomadic people"

it  was  of the other nomadic people likes that we are in this  situation now..



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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

Yes Mosjan, I was also upset when I heard that comment. I turned to my husband and remarked that it seems those conmentators always have to misrepresent the Armenians somehow. I wonder how much of it is pure ignorance or even a bit of contempt.

I also saw it live yesterday. It's been years since I've awoken that early on New Year's Day. Having a toddler changes everything!
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