Hello Members of our Communities, Partners and Vendors:
Greek Day on Broadway was set to take place this year on Sunday, June 28th, 2020. A five block stretch on West Broadway measuring almost one kilometre, from MacDonald 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. Our guests, our people, and the communities we serve are what make our event so special. As we continue to navigate this new territory, our steadfast commitment to providing a safe, comfortable and memorable experience remains unchanged.
As an organization, we will continue to monitor the evolving situation, taking guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local health authorities. On behalf of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC’s Board of Directors, I want to assure you that in times of uncertainty, the safety of our vendors, partners and members remains our highest priority. Please know that we are keeping those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) in our thoughts while we closely watch the evolving situation. In the meantime, I want to inform you of the proactive steps that the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC is doing to ensure the safety in all our communities – in proactive partnership with local and national health authorities. We were looking forward to celebrating our Greek Day 2020 but given the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 situation and the hardships many of our businesses are facing, we don’t think the timing is right to host Vancouver’s longest running festival.
The Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC would like to extend our best wishes to all the businesses that are a part of the West Broadway Business Improvement Association and encourages anyone who’s ever spent time at our party to consider doing what you can to support a local business. All of us on the Greek Day team would like to thank our 2020 sponsors, vendors, artisans, musicians and anyone who marked their calendar to spend some time on Broadway with us this year.
We appreciate your ongoing support and we will certainly miss you but don’t worry, we’ll be back to celebrate our next year when it’s safe for the community!
We appreciate your continued support and we are looking forward to celebrating with you in June 2021.
Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC
Greek Day on Broadway is the finale event of the annual Greek Heritage Month festival in Vancouver. 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. The Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC is an association of Greek organizations and communities representing Canadians of Hellenic heritage in the province of BC 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 BC within the multicultural context of Canada.
Greek Day on Broadway plans to place next year in June 2021. A five block stretch on West Broadway measuring almost one kilometre, from MacDonald 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!
Stay tuned for Greek Day on Broadway 2020 Map!
Location: Bayswater Street, north of Broadway (between G&F Financial Group and Be Fresh Local Market)
Stay tuned for Stage Schedule 2021!
Location: Big O Tires Parking Lot, 3050 West Broadway (in between Carnarvon and Balaclava)
Stay tuned for Cooking Demo Schedule 2021!
Greek Day on Broadway is delighted to welcome the 3 Greek Sisters back by popular demand!
Betty, Eleni and Samantha Bakopoulos became a presence on the culinary scene with the launch of their cookbooks, Three Sisters Around the Greek Table and Three Sisters Back to the Beginning (Adelfes 2009, 2013). Hot off the presses, their books won a multitude of awards: The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Foreign Cookbook in Canada (2009), Best Mediterranean Cookbook (2013), New York Book Festival winner (2011), Taste Canada Finalist (2013) and both cookbooks have gone on to become bestsellers.
After countless television appearances, radio guest spots, and newsprint media highlights over the years, the authors have become known as “The 3 Greek Sisters” and have been coined “the ambassadors of Greek food for Canada”.
Their bestselling cookbooks celebrate both food and family and share the secrets of the healthy Greek kitchen. “The preparation of food in Greek culture is an expression of love. It says to those whom you prepare it for, you are worth the effort. Like love, good food is comforting. For those preparing it, it is rewarding. For those who share in the feast, it is life affirming.
Location: Balaclava Street, south side of Broadway (between Subway and Tim Hortons)
Stay tuned for Main Stage Schedule 2021!
Location: Broadway, between Trutch and Blenheim
Kids Zone (Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC)
Greek Day on Broadway is proud to be a family friendly festival, offering lots of free things for kids to do! You’ll find fun activities and entertainment for a range of ages including mini golf, bouncers, carnival games, balloon twisters and a colouring station. Face painting and glitter tattoos will be available for purchase at the popular A-Star Art Parlour booth as well. The Sm:)e Band will be back again this year to provide lively musical entertainment.