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Remembering our Past. Sharing our Future.

The Greek Heritage Month will feature a number of new additions to its lineup for 2016. The entire Greek Heritage Month will culminate with a solid day of festivities on West Broadway on Sunday June 26th 2016.

As we celebrate Greek Heritage Month we are hosting a free dance work shop from 1pm to 4pm at the Hellenic Community Center of Vancouver.

Remember when you were little and your parents or your Greek School teacher would tell you to learn how to Greek Dance and you'd never listened. Now flash forward to your early twenties when you suddenly found yourself not knowing how to make the right dance moves. Now you can have the amazing opportunity to learn how to dace with Margarita Zanta she will teach you amazing traditional dances from Greece!

To register please contact Margarita Zanta via email at: mzantza@gmail.com

As we celebrate Greek Heritage Month we are hosting a Greek Bouzouki Night at Simpatico Resturant.

George Yioldassis (Yiorgos) is a Greek bouzouki player from Vancouver BC. Originally a guitar player George discovered a love for playing Greek music and the bouzouki in 1988. He was a founding member of the local band “Diaspora” followed by the instrumental duo “Yiorgos & Yiannis" which released their self titled debut CD “Epitelous” - which means "finally!" in Greek - in 2000. George has collaborated with many local musicians, played at many Greek Day festivals, participated in music lectures / performances and continues to promote traditional Greek bouzouki rembetiki and laiki music in an enchanting acoustic instrumental landscape.

Together with the gifted guitar playing accompaniment of Johannes Grames (Yiannis) this acoustic duo has taken instrumental Greek music to intimate venues since 2009. They perform Greek music produced from the period of 1930’s to the 1960’s. This was a golden era that produced many interesting and moving pieces that are an inspiration to hear and play.

Come and celebrate Greek music - and Greek snacks - in the heart of Vancouver's Greek neighbourhood. Free Admission.

For Reservations Please Contact:
Marino at Sympatico (604)733-6824

As we celebrate Greek Heritage Month we are hosting a free adult work shop (8 Seats Available) from 10am to 5pm.

Working with sensuous wet Clay, Suzy will teach you hand building techniques to create functional and/or sculptural ceramics of your dreams. You will have the opportunity to glaze your piece, which will be fired in Suzy’s kiln afterwards.

Suzy Birstein is known for her colorful pottery, figurative sculptures and oil paintings, which have been exhibited, collected, and published nationally and internationally. She has been teaching children and adults for over 25 years, including her biannual “Mia Muse” figurative ceramics workshop in Skopelos, Greece. Suzy’s artistic beginnings were inspired by Minoan art while living in Crete at 21 years old.

To register please contact: Suzy Birstein at rosebirst@telus.net

As we celebrate Greek Heritage Month, The Hellenic Canadian Congress and Pardalis Music Studio is hosting a Classical Concert - Piano and Flute Voices at the Hellenic Community of Vancouver.

This is an amazing opportunity to play Greek Classical Music by such composers as Mikis Theodorakis, Spyridon Samaras, and Kalomiris. Its going to be a night full of Kefi in our greater Greek community and its an opportunity to showcase our rich diverse culture to the greater community of the Lower Mainland.

Our guest flutist would be Ellie Falaris Ganelin. She is part of The Greek Chamber Music Project in San Francisco California. The Greek Chamber Music Project is an arts presenter and record label devoted to releasing the music of contemporary Greek composers. The goal is to share this rich, musical repertoire around the world, and to support the young musicians who make this wonderful music. (http://www.greekchambermusic.com/)

On the piano would be Natalia Pardalis (www.nataliapardalis.com)

As well, (Sts. Constantine and Helen) Greek Orthodox Community of Surrey and Fraser Valley’s Glee Club – Nuthin’ But Trouble and some of the students of Pardalis Music Studio will be sharing their vocal talents.

The goal of the event is to raise funds to benefit Camp Metamorphosis and the music program at the Surrey Greek Community of Surrey and Fraser Valley (Sts. Constantine and Helen).

Tickets are $20

Please contact Natalia Pardalis at: npardalis@hotmail.com

Hello All,

As we celebrate Greek Heritage Month; NGG Production in Association with the Hellenic Congress of BC present "A Night in Greece" - Join us for a night of modern Greek tunes straight from the clubs in Greece.

VIP and Bottle Service is Available

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door

For Reservations Please Call Aki at (778)229-0428

See you soon for a night of Dancing and Drinks!

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 26th, 2016.

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.