Arpi Bostajian-Ashkarian was born in Beirut, Lebanon and attended the Private Armenian/French Schools of St. Paul and Hripsimiants. In her teens her family moved to Dubai where her late father had opened a steel forming business. Arpi helped her father in his business and earned professional business skills managing the office.
After finishing High school in Dubai, her family sent her to Marseilles, France where she stayed almost a year taking French Language courses. In 1986, Arpi graduated from BUC ( Beirut University College) in Lebanon with Computer Science and Business degrees.
Arpi Bostajian-Ashkarian is married to George Ashkarian and has two children, Joseph and Marie-Rose. Her son, Joseph Ashkarian is a Civil Engineer, and is married to the former Amy Taylor. Her daughter, Marie-Rose Ashkarian, is a graduate of Aveda Hair School, and is married to Saro Sarmazian.
In 2001, Arpi moved to Canada to join the rest of her family. Arpi and her husband George immediately started work at Grandview Homes owned by her brother, Garo Bostajian. After continuing her education at Conestoga College, Arpi was promoted to Administrative Controller of the Grandview Homes. Her job as the Property Manager of the buildings built and owned by the company demands extensive administrative and accounting skills required in the housing business. Her husband George is the Service Manager of the same Company.
Currently living in Cambridge, Ontario, Arpi has been involved with the Cambridge Armenian Center, Cambridge Homenetmen Executive Committee and participated in many Regional meetings held in Toronto and Montreal as Delegate. In 2013, she was elected a Parish Council Member for St. Nishan Church in Cambridge and currently serves as its Vice Chairman.
In 2007, Arpi joined the AHC committee and has served as AHC Ambassador for Canada since 2009. In January 2014 she was appointed to the AHC Executive Committee. Among her many duties for the AHC Committee, she serves as a member in the AHC Entertainment Committee.
Arpi is presently continuing her education and is enrolled in Social Psychology Program.