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Greek Day on Broadway is the largest one day Greek festival in Vancouver and the grand finale event in a month long Greek Heritage Festival. Presented by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC, the festival aims to share the rich Greek culture which spans 2500 years of history, including over 100 years of social and cultural contributions to the City of Vancouver. Greek day on Broadway takes place on Sunday June 25th 2017.

A five block stretch on Broadway measuring almost one kilometer, from McDonald to Blenheim, is closed off to traffic to make room for a world of delicious Greek food and drink, market vendors, entertainment, and live music offering a laid back, yet lively Greek atmosphere. This award winning festival presents valued community partners the opportunity to exhibit products, promote travel experiences, or showcase their brand to a massive captive consumer audience.

Click to view Mayor Gregor Robertson’s “Greek Day on Broadway” Proclamation!

FEATURES & ATTRACTIONS

Kid’s Zone (Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC)

Come and enjoy fun-filled activities at Greek Day on Broadway sponsored by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC. For children visiting the festival, a trip to the Kids Zone is a must see. It is the perfect place for younger festival visitors because it was created just for kids 12 years and younger. There are lots of games, energizing activities and children’s entertainment all in a family friendly atmosphere. Kids can play various games and then roll up their sleeves to participate in plenty of hands-on craft activities, which are completely free! After getting creative, youngsters can relax and check out the live performers, musicians and storytellers just right for little ears and young audiences.

The Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C. is an association of Greek organizations and communities representing Canadians of Hellenic heritage in the province of B.C. to various levels of government. It fosters education, communication, and cooperation between Hellenic Canadians and other ethnic groups, and promotes the development of just and equitable policies and legislation concerning all citizens. The Congress encourages and promotes the retention and development of Hellenism in B.C. within the multicultural context of Canada.

 

Cooking Demo sponsored by:Omega Travel

Location: Big O Tires parking lot, 3050 West Broadway (between Carnarvon and Balaclava)

Join Samantha and Betty from the 3 Greek Sisters for a fantastic line-up of Greek cooking demos!

  • 12:00 pm “Phyllophobia” Let the 3 Greek Sisters show you how to be fearless with phyllo pastry
  • 1:00 pm Greek Summer Salads – more than just tomatoes and feta!
  • 3:00 pm Saganaki two ways – Opa!
  • 4:00 pm The Greek Vegetarian Meal of the Summer – stuffed summer vegetables with rice and mint – Yemista also known as Yummy-sta
  • 5:00 pm Mezedes: this is how Greeks really love to eat and entertain – appetizers spread throughout the evening with Ouzo on ice

MAIN STAGE

Presented by the West Broadway Business Improvement Association

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, West Broadway offers a fantastic mix of shops, restaurants and services, and a short walk or bike ride to beautiful parks and beaches.

When you visit West Broadway, you’ll feel right at home. The vibe is welcoming and friendly. The tree-lined streets pave the way for a beautiful stroll. From joggers to baby strollers, to skateboards and bikes, there’s a pace for everyone.

Stage Coordinator: Stana Campbell

View Schedule

10:00 AM
Alpha Video

12:00 PM
Diaspora Hellenic Dance Group Representing Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Surrey -Adults

12:30 PM
Socratis School Dance Group

1:00 PM
Gardina Dance Group

1:30 PM
Saint Nicholas Greek School

2:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies

2:45 PM
St Nicholas and Dimtrios Dance Group

3:15 PM
Enosis, Hellenic Community of Vancouver Dance Group

4:00 PM
Agrimakia, Cretan Association of BC Junior Dance Group

4:30 PM
Anemos Greek Dance Group, Messinian Brotherhood of BC

5:00 PM
Diaspora Hellenic Dance Group Representing Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Surrey -Seniors

5:30 PM
Minotavri, Cretan Association of BC Dance Group

6:00 PM
Zougla

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Yannis Sahamis Band with Sophia Toumpa