2018 community announcements

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* ``The Favourite'', film by director Yorgos Lanthimos, playing in Toronto
* Free Greek dance lessons by Thessalonikeans Society, register 11 Dec 2019, start 8 Jan 2019
* Greek language teacher needed (immediately)
* Presentation of the Prespes Agreement, Fri 7 Dec 2018, 18:30
* Bodossaki distinguished young scientists awards 2019, deadline 15 Dec 2018
* Makis Christodoulopoulos, Eleana Papaioannou and Makis Junior, Fri 30 Nov 2018
* Giannis Antetokounmpo in Toronto (Raptors-Bucks), Sun 9 Dec 2018
* Freedom Besieged, film on the Greek crisis screening, 17 Jan 2019
* Association of Hellenic Language Teachers of Ontario dinner, Sat 9 Feb 2019

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* Greek Theatrical Play "Oi Erwsulies", Thu 22 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018
* Hellenic-Canadian Academic Association annual dinner, Sat 24 Nov 2018
  Lecture by Dr. Asimina Arvanitaki of the Perimeter Institute
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Annual Christmas Dinner, Thu 22 Nov 2018
* Theatrical reading of Kazantzakis' book ``Kapodistrias'', Sun 18 Nov 2018
* 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars, Thu 15 Nov 2018
* Greek film "Kazantzakis" screening at the Toronto European Union Film Festival, Fri 9 Nov 2018
  Cypriot film "Sunrise in Kimmeria" screening at TEUFF, Fri 16 Nov 2018
* Historical Walk of the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto, Sun 4 Nov 2018
* Call for papers, Symposium on the Greeks, deadline 31 Oct 2018
* OXI day celebrations, Sat-Sun 27-28 October 2018
* Greek film ``The last note'' screening, Mon 22 Oct 2018
* Event dedicated to Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, Sun 21 Oct 2018
* Thessaloniki presentation and more, Thu 25 Oct and Sat 13 Oct 2018
* Lecture at the ROM, Professor Pandermalis, Acropolis Museum, Tue 2 Oct 2018
* Kaiti Garbi and Dionisis Schinas in Toronto, 28 Sept 2018
* Toronto International Film Festival 6-16 Sept 2018, Greek films
* Montreal Film Festival 23 Aug - 3 Sep 2018, Greek film
* Youth soccer camp 27 - 31 Aug 2018, Greek Coaches UEFA A Licenced, boys+girls
* The Hellenic Initiative, fire relief campaign
* Two-day conference on Greek Language Education, 7-8 Sept 2018, U of Toronto
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Annual Golf tournament, 11 September 2018
* Historical walks, photo exhibit and more about the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto, Summer 2018
* Taste of the Danforth, by Danforth BIA, 10-12 August 2018
* AHEPA Charity Golf Tournament, 20 August 2018
* Greek Community of Toronto Summer Festival, 6-8 July 2018
* Cypriot Community of Toronto Cultural Festival, Sat-Sun 23-24 June 2018
* Greek Community of Toronto Golf Classic, 13 June 2018
* Book presentation of poet Antonis Vazintaris, Sun 3 June 2018
* Comedy show ``My Immigrant Greek Parents'', Sat 2 June 2018, Hamilton
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Gala, 1 June 2018
  and Michalis Hatzigiannis in Toronto (after dinner tickets)
* Film screening ``Violent August'', Sun May 27 2018
* Panel on the European Union, 9 May 2018
* Part of the Solution, crowdfunding
* Rally for Macedonia, Sunday 6 May 2018
* HHF Networking Event & Lecture, Professor Thomas Gallant, Thu 3 May 2018
* Greek-Canadian Studies Conference, York University, 3-5 May, 2018
  and call for papers
* Second Hellenic Canadian Academic Assoc. Ont symposium, Sat 21 April 2018
* Theatre performance, "Ready for everything in Toronto", April 21-22, 2018
* Hellenic History Tournament for High School Students, Sat 21 April 2018
* Theatre performance, "Ladies in the snow", Sat-Sun 14-15 April 2018
* The Pape/Danforth library photo exhibition, ends 31 March 2018
* Lecture on Greek Orthodox Churches in Cappadocia, Wed 28 March 2018
* Lecture on Language Diversity, Wed 28 March 2018
* Antzela Dimitriou live in Toronto, Fri 13 April 2018
* Celebrations for the 25th of March 1821
* UofT Superior Teaching Award Announcement to Dr. Spyridon Kotsovilis
* Readings of the Theatrical Works of Chris Ziatas, Tue 20 March 2018, 6 PM
* Michalis Vitopoulos 1948-2018
* Report: Refugee family renews century-old ties on Crete
* News: Tesla starts research and development group in Greece
* Report: Amazing film on Athens goes online
* Nemitsas prize 2018 for Computer Science, deadline 30 April 2018
* Macedonia Committee meeting, Mon 5 March 2018, 7 PM
* Movie screening, Enas allos kosmos, Sun 4 March 2018, 1:30 PM
* Greek Community of Toronto and Kidz Can Play, March Break Camp 2018
* Book on Heritage Language Education launch, Mon 26 Feb 2018
* The Hellenic Professionals Gala, Sat 24 Feb 2018
* Course on Ancient Greek Technology, March-April 2018
* Greek theatre show by Kipseli Theatre Arts, 3-4 Feb 2018
* Greek music concert by the KINGS OF PARADOSI, Fri 2 Feb 2018
* Discussion on the name of FYROM, Tue 30 Jan 2018
* Celebration of the Three Hierarchs, Academic Awards Ceremony, Mon 29 Jan 2018
* Meeting of Greek language teachers and students, Sat 27 Jan 2018



* ``The Favourite'', film by director Yorgos Lanthimos, playing in Toronto The latest film by Yorgos Lanthimos is no wplaying in Toronto. Title: The favourite Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Written by: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara Cast: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman Duration: 1h59m Genre: Biography, history Year 2018 Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, USA Venue: Cineplex Varsity & VIP 55 Bloor St. W. (Manulife Centre), Toronto M4W 1A5 For info https://www.cinemaclock.com/ont/toronto/movies/the-favourite-2018 For showtimes https://www.cinemaclock.com/movies/the-favourite-2018/showtimes
* Greek language teacher needed (immediately) A company that arranges lessons for any language has received a request by a client who wants to be taught Greek. The client is close to downtown Toronto, in the ON M6G 2M2 area. If you are interested in teaching Greek, prepare a resume and e-mail to emilia@languagetrainers.com Emilia Perez Ibarreche Training Recruitment Assistant Language Trainers
* Free Greek dance lessons by Thessalonikeans Society, register 11 Dec 2019, start 8 Jan 2019 The Thessalonikeans Society of Toronto is offering traditional Greek dance lessons to interested people. Venue: Panmacedonian Cultural Centre, 406 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor Date/time: Registration and a bit of dancing Tue 11 Dec 2018, 19:00 Start official lessons Tue 8 Jan 2018, 19:00 The teacher will be experienced Greek dancer. For more information E-mail adultgreekdancegroup@gmail.com
* Presentation of the Prespes Agreement, Fri 7 Dec 2018, 18:30 The Thessalonikeans Society of Toronto is organizing a lecture and presentation of the recent Prespes Agreement. All Greeks and philellines are invited. Venue: Panmacedonian Cultural Centre, 406 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor Date/time: Friday 7 December 2018, 18:30 Presenter: Dimitrios Gekopoulos Entrance free. Reception (wine and cheese) to follow.
* Giannis Antetokounmpo in Toronto (Raptors-Bucks), Sun 9 Dec 2018 Raptors Greek Heritage Night presented by Greek Canadian Games (GCG) Date/time: Sun 9 Dec 2018, 6 PM Tickets: raptors.com/ticketpass (code HELLASRAPS) Includes post-game event with special guests! To book 10+ tickets contact john.kalogiannides@mlse.com 416-815-5518
* Association of Hellenic Language Teachers of Ontario dinner, Sat 9 Feb 2019 The Association of Hellenic Language Teachers of Ontario invites you to the annual dinner-dance Date: Saturday 9 February 2019 Venue: Crystal Fountain Event Venue 60 McDowell Gate, Markham, Ontario L6G1B5 Save the date. More details to come later.
* Freedom Besieged, film on the Greek crisis screening, 17 Jan 2019 The Hellenic Initiative Canada is proud to host the premiere of "Freedom Besieged". All earnings of the screening of this film will be sent to supported charities in Greece. Coming to Toronto January 17, 2019: Freedom Besieged is a feature length documentary film concerning the current economic and political climate of Greece amidst what has been described as "one of the greatest economic collapses in human history". The film uniquely documents the lives of young Greeks and community leaders searching for hope and identity amidst the doom-and-gloom messaging of what is known by many, simply, as "The Crisis". Director: Panayioti Yannitsos Stars: Noam Chomsky, Jordan Peterson, Michael Dukakis Tickets: https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/freedom-besieged-tickets/ The Hellenic Initiative (THI) was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and philhellene communities who were moved to respond to the worsening economic crisis and help with Greece’s short-term needs and long term recovery. THI Canada's mission is to mobilize the generosity of Canadians to help the most vulnerable men, women, and children in Greece brought low by the economic crisis. All funds raised in Canada are used to support the programs selected by THI Canada that provide food, shelter, and medical aid in Greece. Every application for support is vetted to ensure compliance with effective and immediate impact, accountability and reporting, and financial transparency. For information about The Hellenic Initiative (THI) activities see ca.thehellenicinitiative.org
* Greek Theatrical Play "Oi Erwsulies", Thu 22 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018 Ten Tone Productions presents their third Greek original theatrical show Title: ΟΙ ΕΡΩΣΥΛΙΕΣ ("Oi Erwsulies") Written and Directed by George Scandalis Based on the poetry of Erofili Gerasimidou Dates: Thu 22 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018, 10 Performances only Venue: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto Trailer: https://youtu.be/NjWjGWj5Wi0 Tickets: Call: 647-345-1164 OR Online: www.tentoneproductions.com
* Hellenic-Canadian Academic Association annual dinner, Sat 24 Nov 2018 The Hellenic-Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO) organizes its annual dinner Date/Time: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 6 PM (reception and cash bar), 7 PM (dinner) Venue: University of Toronto Faculty Club 41 Willcocks Street Invited speaker: Dr. Asimina Arvanitaki of the Perimeter Institute, University of Waterloo Title: Novel Directions in the Search for New Physics Tickets: $85 (includes 3-course dinner and wine) RSVP, buy tickets: https://hcaaodinner.bpt.me Dinner Menu Appetizer: Salad of Heritage Greens, Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese with Apple Cider Vinaigrette Main Course (choice of): Pan Roasted Atlantic Grouper Fillet with Wild Rice and Seasonal Vegetables; or Roasted Ontario Leg of Lamb au jus with Mini Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables; or Vegetarian Option Dessert: Lemon & Honey Posset with Berries Abstract of talk Novel Directions in the Search for New Physics The Standard Model has been successful in describing phenomena that we observe from galactic down to subatomic scales. Nevertheless, it is not complete. The extreme weakness of gravity or the nature of Dark Matter are examples of puzzles that suggest the presence of new physics. Traditionally, we look for answers at colliders. In the last few years, we realized some of these answers may come from black holes or from precision experiments that look for the tiny signals with which new physics may manifest itself. About the speaker Asimina Arvanitaki (PhD Stanford University, 2008) is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchos Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute, where she has been a faculty member since 2014. Arvanitaki is a particle physicist who specializes in designing new experiments to test fundamental theories beyond the Standard Model. These experiments rely on the latest developments in metrology, such as atomic clocks, and the optical trapping and cooling of macroscopic objects. She has also shown that astrophysical black holes can probe the presence of ultra-light particles through the effect of black hole superradiance. In 2016, she received the New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics from the Breakthrough Foundation.
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Annual Christmas Dinner, Thu 22 Nov 2018 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation organizes their Annual Christmas Dinner Date: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, 6:30 PM (reception), 8 PM (dinner) Venue: Palais Royale Ballroom http://www.palaisroyale.ca/ 1601 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, Ontario Tickets: $150 Info and tickets: events@hhf.ca
* Bodossaki distinguished young scientists awards 2019, deadline 15 Dec 2018 The Bodossakis Foundation calls for nominations for the Distinguished young scientists Awards 2019. There will be 4 awards of Euro 20000 each in the fields of 1. Chemistry. 2. Computing Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Networks and Communications, Generation and Energy Management Systems, Robotics, Electronic Systems. 3. Economic Science or Political Science or Law. 4. Biomedical Sciences. The prizes will be awarded to persons of Greek nationality, parentage or descent. Only persons born after December 31,1978 are eligible to apply. Candidates should be nominated by Universities, Institutions or scientists of the same or a senior level in the candidate's area of expertise or by the Head of a research institution. The candidates' written consent is required. Nominations are submitted to the Foundation by e-mail with the documents to: prizes@bodossaki.gr See https://www.bodossaki.gr/en/distinguished-young-scientists-awards-2019-announcement/ for the complete announcement and the documents required.
Makis Christodoulopoulos, Eleana Papaioannou and Makis Junior, Fri 30 Nov 2018 The newspaper Hellas News organizes a concert with Makis Christodoulopoulos, Eleana Papaioannou & Makis Junior Venue: Riviera Event Centre, 2800 HWY 7 & 400 Date/time: Friday 30 November 2018, 7:30 PM Tickets: $95+, incl. dinner and show of film ``Melancholia'' (about Exarchia-Ath ens) Tickets: 416-421-5562 and 647-718-8012 Info: https://mailchi.mp/hellasnews-radio/makis-christodoulopoulos-riviera-for-the-2 5th-anniversary-of-hellas-news-999293?e=3D741a56e479
* Theatrical reading of Kazantzakis' book ``Kapodistrias'', Sun 18 Nov 2018 The International Association of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis in collaboration with the Greek Community of Toronto and the Association of Cretans Knossos present a theatrical reading of the book Title: Kapodistrias Author: Nikos Kazantzakis Date/time: Sunday 18 November 2018, 6:30 PM Venue: Cultural Center of the Greek Community 30 Thorncliff park Dr., Toronto Director: Maria Kordoni Artistic organizer: Eirini Stoumpou Entrance: free Reception to follow This event is part of the celebrations of 30 years (1988-2018) of activities of the International Association of Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis.
* Greek film "Kazantzakis" screening at the Toronto European Union Film Festival, Fri 9 Nov 2018 * Cypriot film "Sunrise in Kimmeria" screening at EUFF, Fri 16 Nov 2018 The Toronto European Union Film Festival https://euffto.com/ is taking place 8-22 Nov 2018. Several European films playing at Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West. Each EU country has one. Greece is participating with the film Title: Kazantzakis Director: Yannis Smaragdis Date/time: Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:30 PM Venue: Royal Cinema, 608 College Street West Genre: Drama Language: Greek, French, German Runtime: 120 minutes Release Date: 2017 The film describes the true story of Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, based on his autobiography "Report to Greco" and is co-presented by the Consulate General of Greece in Toronto, the Cretans' Association of Toronto "Knossos", the Cretans' Association of Hamilton "Arkadi" and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. To book you tickets please click on the following link: http://www.euffto.com/index.php/component/zoo/item/kazantzakis?utm_source=Consulate+General+of+Greece+in+Toronto&utm_campaign=bc35842667-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_10_24_03_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6e1ece419-bc35842667-55253589 Cyprus is participating with the film Title: Sunrise in Kimmeria Director: Simon Farmakas Date/time: Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:00 PM Genre: Comedy Language: Greek, English Runtime: 100 minutes Release Date: 2018 Tickets: https://euffto.com/ http://euffto.com/index.php/component/zoo/item/sunrise-in-kimmeria An isolated Cypriot village goes into tragicomic overload when a flying object crash-lands in a potato field inside the adjacent UN-controlled buffer zone. A young farmer unwisely digs it out setting off a chain of incredible events.
* 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars, Thu 15 Nov 2018 Venue: Grand Luxe Event Boutique 3125 Bayview Ave, North York, Ontario M2K 1G2, Phone: (416) 250-5893 Date/time: Thuersday 15 November 2018, 6:30 PM Menu: by Peter Minakis Tickets: $150 https://rftscf.com/5th-annual-reaching-for-the-stars/ Information: voula.mclaughlin@rftscf.com Among the highlights is the participation of infamous Greek football (soccer) player Giorgos Karagounis, who comes all the way from Greece to support the cause, because every child should have a dream. Another, the performance by Dr. Draw, the first violinist to venture from rock and classical into electronic music culture. Reaching for the Stars fundraises for the SOS villages in Greece. This year our commitment is to continue to support our children and we are happy to share with you that we are adopting a new SOS family in Crete! So far we supported and aim to support: Family in Vari (5^th year) Family in Thessaloniki (4^th year) Baby Centre (4^th year) Family in Crete (1st year) Our goal is to raise $100,000 to cover the costs of the children, SOS mothers, household, clothing, food, therapy, as well as the extra curriculars of the children. All proceeds raised at the 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars is dedicated to our continued support to SOS Children's Villages in Greece. Reaching for the Stars Children's Foundation is a Canadian registered charity, with number 75034 3311 RR0001.
* Historical Walk of the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto, Sun 4 Nov 2018 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation organizes one more Historical Walk dedicated to the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto. Date/time: Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM Location: 433 Yonge Street, Toronto, site of the former White City Café Participation: free and open to all but registration is required (see below) The location 433 Yonge Street is the meeting place. What you will find there today is a Heritage Toronto plaque marking commemorating the Anti-Greek Riots, in front of the current occupant, Quest Language Studies. We will meet at the open walkway, two stores south of the building. The walking part of the tour is about 25 minutes. We will weave through the Ryerson University campus, return to Yonge Street and head to Old City Hall. The entire tour is about an hour and 15 minutes. To Register, click on the link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-hhf-invites-you-on-a-historical-walk-of-the-1918-anti-greek-riots-tickets-46477954814?ref=ebtn The event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather. If so, you will be notified by email.
* Call for papers, Symposium on the Greeks, deadline 31 Oct 2018 Venue: Poseidon of Paros Conference Centre, Paros Island, Greece Dates: 28-30 June 2019 Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 October 2018 Website: https://symposiumonthegreeks.com/ This symposium is an international, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary event whose aim is to encourage a careful reading, and rethinking of the origin of our ideas and values; to discuss the ways in which the Greeks continue to influence our present and inform our future.
* OXI day celebrations, Sat-Sun 27-28 October 2018 The Greek Community of Toronto organizes OXI Day Parade Date/time: Sun 28 October 2018, 1 PM Location: Danforth Av, John to Chester Wreath laying ceremony Date/time: Sun 28 October 2018, 2:30 PM Location: corner of Danforth Av + Logan Av A sea of blue and white flags, paired with the proud Maple Leaf will flutter along the Danforth in the annual autumn parade as Hellenes celebrate our proud history and rich culture. Join the city this afternoon and be proud. http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=686 OXI Day Dinner Dance Date/time: Sat 27 October 27 2018, 7:30 PM Venue: St. John's Banquet Hall, 1385 Warden Av, Scarborough Tickets: Adults $65, Children 12 below $25. Live entertainment Parea, Greek community dance groups To book tickets 416 425-2485 http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=699
* Thessaloniki presentation and more, Thu 25 Oct and Sat 13 Oct 2018 The Thessalonikeans Society of Toronto organizes the events Presentation Venue: Pan Macedonian Federation of Canada, 406 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor Date/time: Thursday 25 October 2018, 7 PM Title: "History of Thessaloniki through the eyes of our children" Entrance: free, includes cheese and wine reception This presentation is part of the celebrations Dimitria 2018 Anuual dance Venue: Qssis Banquet Hall, 3474 Kingston Rd. Date/time: Satursday 13 October 2018, 7 PM Tickets: $ 60 for adults and $ 25 for children from 4 to 12 years old Information and reservations: E-mail: secretary.thessaloniki@gmail.com Tel: (416) 890 2153 (Miltiadis), or Ann (416) 801 8771 The menu includes a variety of appetizers, delicious dinner and two bottles of wine at each table. A live orchestra will entertain us until the early morning. Tribute to Manolis Chiotis.
* Greek film ``The last note'' screening, Mon 22 Oct 2018 The friends of Nikos Kazantzakis, with the support of the Panmacedonian Federation of Ontario present as part of the Macedonian Month the film Title: The last note (to teleutaio shmeiwma) Director: Pantelis Voulgaris Duration: 113' Theme: The execution of 200 people in Kaisariani by the Nazis, in May 1944. Partly documentary (history), partly fiction Other: Greek with English subtitles Date/time: Monday 22 October 2018, 19:30 Venue: Macedonian Cultural Center, 406 Danforth Ave., Toronto M4K 1P3 second floor Entrance: free
* Event dedicated to Dr. Michael Vitopoulos, Sun 21 Oct 2018 The friends and colleagues of Dr. Michael Vitopoulos invite you to a cheese and wine memorial event celebrating the life of Michael Vitopoulos who passed away February 18, 2018. He was an educator, playwright, author, founder of Satursday Greek school programs and dedicated professor of Modern Greek Studies at York University for over 30 years. Date/time: Sunday, 21 October 2018, 17:00-19:30 Venue: Greek community Main Speakers: Themistoklis Aravossitas, Peter Yannopoulos, Spyros Volonakis, Maria Tsatsi-Xenikakis Fundraising for establishing a scholarship fund for students that graduate from Greek Community's of Toronto Greek schools and proceeding to a Canadian University. More info: Aphroditi Zervou 416 729 8535
Lecture at the ROM, Professor Pandermalis, Acropolis Museum, Tue 2 Oct 2018 Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cl\303\251oph\303\251e Eaton Theatre Level 1B Michael Lee Chin Bloor Street Entrance Date/time: Tuesday 2 October 2018, doors open 6:30 PM Lecture 7-8 PM Reception to follow lecture. Title: The Acropolis Museum: 10 Years After Opening Speaker: Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum in Athens Tickets: $20 (incl. post-event reception with one host drink) How to get tickets: https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/the-acropolis-museum-10-years-after-opening Join Dimitrios Pandermalis, President of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, for the ROM's annual Greek lecture. From digital reconstructions of classical sculptures, to the public integration of a 3,200 square meter archaeological excavation, Dr. Pandermalis will share the most recent programming opportunities at this unique museum. Lecture includes post-event reception with one host drink. Program Partner: Consulate General of Greece in Toronto
Kaiti Garbi and Dionisis Schinas in Toronto, 28 Sept 2018 Signature productions organizes a concert with Kaiti Garbi and Dionisis Schinas Venue: Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Green Rd, #1, North York Date/time: Friday 28 September 2018, 7 PM Tickets: 416 391 5888 or better in http://signatureproductions.ca/kaiti-garbi/
Toronto International Film Festival 6-16 Sept 2018, Greek films TIFF 2018 has several films related in one way or another to Greece or Greeks (in Greece or abroad) To buy tickets keep in mind the dates they open Tue 21 Aug programme announced Sun 26 Aug package tickets (members) Tue 28 Aug package tickets (public) Sat 1 Sept individual tickets (members) 10-4 Sun 2 Sept individual tickets (insiders) 10-4 Mon 3 Sept individual tickets (public) 10-4 Tue 4 Sept individual tickets For more information https://www.tiff.net/tiff/films.html https://www.tiff.net/tickets/?tab=festival https://www.tiff.net/tickets/?tab=festival#key-festival-dates-title Here are the films: https://www.tiff.net/tiff/her-job/ Title: Her Job Director: Nikos Labôt Production: Greece, France, Serbia, 2018, STC Duration: 90' Showtimes: Fri 7 Sep 2018 3:30 PM Sun 9 Sep 2018 6:45 PM Sat 15 Sep 2018 11:30 AM https://www.tiff.net/tiff/hotel-mumbai/ Title: Hotel Mumbai Director: Anthony Maras Production: Australia, 2018 Duration: 125' Showtimes: Fri 7 Sep 2018 6:00 PM Visa Screening Room Princess of Whales Theatre Sun 9 Sep 2018 10:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Sat 15 Sep 2018 9:30 PM Winter Garden Theatre https://www.tiff.net/tiff/hector-malot-the-last-day-of-the-year/ Short Cut Title: Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year Title: Ektoras Malo: I Teleftea Mera Tis Chronias Director: Jacqueline Lentzou Production: Greece, 2018, STC Duration: 25' Showtimes: Sat 8 Sep 2018 7:30 PM (part of the short cuts programme 03) Fri 14 Sep 2018 6:30 PM (part of the short cuts programme 03) https://www.tiff.net/tiff/what-is-democracy/ TIFF Docs Title: What is Democracy? Director: Astra Taylor Production: Canada, 2018, STC Duration: 107' Showtimes: Tue 11 Sep 2018 2:45 PM Scotiabank Theatre Thu 13 Sep 2018 3:15 PM Jackman Hall AGO https://www.tiff.net/tiff/women-make-film/ Title: Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Director: Mark Cousins Production: United Kingdom, 2018, 14A Duration: 240' Showtimes: Fri 7 Sep 2018 1:00 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox Wed 12 Sep 2018 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Sun 16 Sep 2018 7:45 PM Scotiabank Theatre
* Montreal Film Festival 23 Aug - 3 Sep 2018, Greek film http://www.ffm-montreal.org/en/press-releases/198--ffm2018-world-competition.html Title: IN THIS LAND NOBODY KNEW HOW TO CRY Title: S’AFTI TI HORA KANEIS DEN IXERE NA KLAIEI Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos Production: Greece - France Duration: 90' Showtimes: Fri 31 Aug 2018 11:30 AM Cinema Imperial (Pavillion Sandra and Leo Kolber, salle Lucie and André Chagnon)
* Youth soccer camp 27 - 31 Aug 2018, Greek Coaches UEFA A Licenced, boys+girls For for boys and girls from ages 7 to 17. Featuring UEFA A Licensed Coaches Panagiotis Tsalouxidis and Lakis Papaioannou (Former Arsenal Academy Director). Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to have your child trained by some of the best. Opportunities will also be given to attend Academy training in Europe. Contact Peter Klisouras at peter@iqpromo.ca
* The Hellenic Initiative, fire relief campaign This has been a difficult and challenging couple of weeks for our community both in Toronto and back home in our beloved Greece. The tragic events which took place on Sunday, July 22nd in the heart of Greektown on the Danforth were compounded by the disastrous fires which broke the day after, claiming the lives of too many. The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster has risen to 96. Several more people are still hospitalized, some of them in critical condition. To date, this horrific catastrophe continues to rally thousands to respond with humanitarian and economic assistance but more is still needed. The Hellenic Initiative Canada https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/ , or THI, is a global charity focused on Greece's economic recovery, and is appealing to society at-large for assistance in responding to the terrible loss of life and property from the wildfires that have afflicted the outlying areas of Athens to the east and west. THI is working with authorities on the ground and proven NGOs to provide assistance that is both effective and responsible. All funds raised will be used for this relief effort and THI will report back on all contributions and how they have been utilized in Greece to be consistent with their ideals of Accountability, Transparency and Responsibility. If you feel strongly about helping in these relief efforts, we encourage you to make a Donation directly through the Hellenic Initiative Canada website: https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/donate-now-wildfire-relief-fund/
* Two-day conference on Greek Language Education, 7-8 Sept 2018, U of Toronto The Office of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) in cooperation with the (modern) Greek Studies Programme at the University of Toronto and the Greek Language Teachers Association organize a Two-day conference on Greek Language Education Dates: Fri 7 Sep 2018 4-8 PM and Sat 8 Sep 2018 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Venue: 1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy The Campbell Conference Facility, University of Toronto Registration: free For more information and complete schedule: Contact Spyros Volonakis M.Ed. Director, Office of Greek Education Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) 86 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON M4H 1C6 T 416-429-5751 F 416-429-4588 E spyros@volonakis.ca www.gometropolis.org
* Historical walks and more about the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto The Hellenic Heritage Foundation organizes various events regarding the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto. These include historical walks around relevant areas of Toronto, a photo-exhibit and a gathering at Nathan Phillips Square. Event: Historical Walk Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (till about 12) Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (till about 12) Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (till about 12) Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (till about 12) Venue: Meeting at 433 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario The site of the former White City Café, What you will find there today is a Heritage Toronto plaque marking commemorating the Anti-Greek Riots, in front of the current occupant, Quest Language Studies. We will meet at the open walkway, two stores south of the building. Free and open to all. Registration is required. RSVP for tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hhf-invites-you-on-a-historical-walk-of-the-1918-anti-greek-riots-tickets-46477955817?aff=es2 For more information, call (416) 447-7107. The event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather. If so, you will be notified by email. These Historical Walks are part of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation's efforts to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Anti-Greek Riots. Our initiatives include developing curriculum material for the Toronto District School Board and free documentary screenings and lectures on these events. Event: photo exhibit, Greeks in Toronto: The Immigrant Experience Dates: Monday, July 30 to Sunday, August 5, 2018 Venue: The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall Admission: free Event: gathering for a public commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the anti-Greek riots Date/time: August 2, 2018, at noon Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto Refreshments will be served. See also http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=587 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation is a charitable organization committed to the advancement of Hellenic education and culture in Canada. For more information, call (416) 447-7107 or visit our website at www.hhf.ca Charitable Business No. 88776 9297 RR0001
* Taste of the Danforth, by Danforth BIA, 10-12 August 2018 Come to the largest North American Greek Festival Date: Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018 Place: Danforth Avenue Toronto, Ontario Organized by the Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area (BIA) representing 500+ local businesses. Admission free More info: http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=601 http://tasteofthedanforth.com
* AHEPA Charity Golf Tournament, 20 August 2018 Date/time: Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:00AM - 8:00PM Place: 11939 Warden Avenue Markham, Ontario at the beautiful Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club Organized by AHEPA Toronto Tickets: $200 RSVP: ahepatoronto@gmail.com Net proceeds from this year's Classic will go towards supporting the AHEPA Youth Basketball program and the Hellenic History Tournament. More info: http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=621
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Annual Golf tournament, 11 September 2018 Date/time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, starts at 10:30 AM Place: Carrying Place Golf & Country Club, 16750 Weston Road, King, Ontario Tickets: $400 (player), See also sponsorhip packages More info: http://hhf.ca/annual-golf-classic/ 416-447-7107, events@hhf.ca
* Greek Community of Toronto Summer Festival, 6-8 July 2018 The Greek Community of Toronto organizes the 2018 Summer Festival. Date/time: 6 July 2018, 8 PM to 1 AM 7 July 2018, 6 PM to 1 AM 8 July 2018, 6 PM to 12 midnight Invited artists: Christos Cholidis (North American debut) Venue: St. John's Orthodox Church, 1385 Warden Admission: $25 Tickets: 416-425-2485 or http://buytickets.at/greekcommunityoftoronto/171055
* Cypriot Community of Toronto Cultural Festival, Sat-Sun 23-24 June 2018 The Cypriot Community of Toronto organizes Event: Cultural Festival, with music, dance and food Date/time: Sat-Sun 23-24 June 2018, 6PM - 2 AM (Sat), 3PM - 1 AM (Sun) Venue: Georgios Makriyiannis Cypriot Cultural Centre 6 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, Ontario Admission: $7 (adults), $3 (children) Info: 416 696 7400
* Greek Community of Toronto Golf Classic, 13 June 2018 The Greek Community of Toronto its annual Golf Classic Date/time: Wedensday, June 13, 2018 Venue: Richmond Hill Golf Club, 10:30 AM http://www.richmondhillgolf.com 8755 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H4 Register on line: greekcommunity.org Tel: 416 425 2485
* Book presentation of poet Antonis Vazintaris, Sun 3 June 2018 The Pan-Macedonian Federation of Canada and the Hellenic Language Teachers of Ontario organize a presentation of two books by poet Antonis Vazintaris Date/time: Sun 3 June 2018, 5 PM - 9 PM Venue: Macedonian Cultural Centre, 406 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor Toronto, Ontario, More info: http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=579 Presentation by Mr. Paulos Ioannou Reception will follow. Free entrance. The books of poet Antonis Vazintaris are about Macedonia, Asia Minor, Cyprus and the Aegean.
* Comedy show ``My Immigrant Greek Parents'', Sat 2 June 2018, Hamilton Taso Nikopoulos presents his one-man show Title: My Immigrant Greek Parents Date: Sat 2 June 2018 Venue: The Studio, 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2 Tickets: $40 http://www.coreentertainment.ca/events/detail/my-immigrant-greek-parents-2 More info: http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=501 This is Nico's first ever show combining a touch of song, dance, comedy, and ventriloquism. Come enjoy an evening of laughter and a show that many people can relate. This event will be hosted at The Studio. An intimate, versatile space within Hamilton's premier performing arts centre with seating capacity from 349 - 550, and fully licensed.
* Hellenic Heritage Foundation Gala, Fri 1 June 2018 and Michalis Hatzigiannis in Toronto (after dinner tickets) The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) hosts its 22nd annual gala Date/time: Friday, June 1, 2018 Venue: Universal Eventspace, 6250 Highway 7, Vaughan, Ontario. Featuring: Michalis Hatzigiannis (the popular Greek singer) John O' Hurley (American actor and voice actor) For those who cannot make the dinner, but would like to watch Michalis Hatzigiannis, after dinner tickets ($125) are available. Include Premium Open Bar and late night snacks. Limited number of tickets available. Advance Purchases Only - Admission after 10:00pm In addition to an incredible program and menu planned for the evening by celebrity chef Christine Cushing http://christinecushing.com/, an exciting and energetic performance by recording artist Michalis Hatzigiannis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjAKrVRBvqo, American actor, voice actor, author and television personality - John O' Hurley https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641417/ will be joining us as well! In addition to his iconic role as J. Peterman on Seinfeld and host of Family Feud, John has been involved in a number of recent film projects in Greece and has become a huge admirer of the country and the people. To book your ticket(s) or table(s), or to sponsor the event: (416) 447-7107 or events@hhf.ca mailto:events@hhf.ca Net proceeds from this year's Gala will not only continue to be directed towards HHF's commitment to establish a permanent Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Toronto but also fund the commitment to significantly enhance Greek Schools at the primary level through the purchase of new Greek textbooks for our children; a very successful Greek Teacher Training Program and a number of other initiatives HHF is in the process of developing. The Hellenic Heritage Foundation is a charitable, non-profit fundraising organization focused on the preservation, advancement and integration of Hellenism in Canada.
* Film screening ``Violent August'', Sun May 27 2018 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation invites you to a free screening of the Film: ``Violent August'' Date/time: Sunday May 27, 2018, 1:30 PM Venue: Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge Street, Toronto Entrance: free Following the screening, there will be a Q&A period, with filmmaker John Burry and local historian Michalis Mouratidis. Short preview of the film https://youtu.be/79QxYNGA31Y Theme: The August 2, 1918, anti-Greek riots in Toronto. You may be pleased to know the Hellenic Heritage Foundation has also developed a curriculum about the Anti-Greek Riots for the Toronto District School Board, so that all students can learn about this important chapter in our past. In addition, we are launching a historical walking tour, which will take Torontonians on the path of the riots and recreate those nights from 100 years ago, as well as a special event commemorating the riots at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, Aug. 2nd.
* Panel on the European Union, 9 May 2018 ``THE EUROPEAN UNION: A RESURGENT POWER?'' The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, organizes a discussion of the past, present, and future of the European Union featuring a panel of distinguished international experts including Ambassador Theodoros N. Sotiropoulos, former Consul General of Greece in Toronto. Date/time: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:30PM - 9:00PM (this is the Europe Day) Venue: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs 1 Devonshire Place More info and registration: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/24954/
* Part of the Solution, crowdfunding Part of the solution is an informal group of artists, cinematographers, film technicians and friends, who wish to raise awareness and give information on an often undermined or distorted situation in the public discourse. They are not getting any help from neither governments, nor NGOs, not anyone else, except crowdfunding. The current project they want to complete is on migration. For more information see http://partofthesolution.gr/en/one-migrating-world-enpage/ The crowdfunding (i.e. donations from individuals) is handled through https://chuffed.org/project/one-migrating-world The amounts targeted are small and cover basic costs for the artists and technicians to shoot short videos, etc.
* Rally for Macedonia, Sunday 6 May 2018 A demonstration is organized on Sunday 6 May 2018, 2 PM outside the Greek Consulate General in Toronto, 1075 Bay street regarding the developments on the name of FYROM.
* HHF Networking Event & Lecture, Professor Thomas Gallant, Thu 3 May 2018 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation invites you to the HHF Wine and Cheese Social Date/time: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 PM Venue: Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills (67 Pottery Road) This event is a launch of the HHF Public Lecture Series with special guest Speaker: Professor Thomas W. Gallant Nicolas Family Chair of Modern Greek History, University of California, San Diego, and Inaugural HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University Topic: The 1918 anti-Greek riots in Toronto RSVP: events@hhf.ca, 416-447-7107 This event will also mark the start of the York University Greek-Canadian Studies Conference Website: https://greekcanadianstudiesconference.wordpress.com/ Bring your significant other or a friend and use this opportunity meet the Board and other members of The Hellenic Heritage Foundation. Learn about our history, network, have fun and make new friends who share a common objective in advancing Hellenism. * Greek-Canadian Studies Conference, York University, 3-5 May, 2018 and call for papers The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History and Hellenic Studies at York University, the Greek Canadian History Project and the Immigrec Stavros Niarchos Foundation Project announce the inaugural Conference on Greek Canadian Studies. The Conference will take place Dates: May 3-5, 2018 Venue: York University CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission: March 1, 2018 Submit: abstract of no more than 500 words Notification: March 15, 2018 Programme announcement: April 15, 2018 Website: https://greekcanadianstudiesconference.wordpress.com/ We seek proposals for individual papers or sessions that are relevant and contribute to any aspect of Greek-Canadian Studies from the fields of History, Literature, Linguistics, Language, Education, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Journalism and Media and the Fine Arts, including Film Studies and Visual Arts. A central theme of the conference will be how to define Greek-Canadian Studies. We welcome papers that will present work scholarly or artistic, which is not merely produced by Greek-Canadians, but includes Greek-Canadian content and addresses issues relevant to the Greek-Canadian experience. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged, especially in comparison to Greek-American and Greek-Australian Studies; while Greek communities in Canada are not necessarily comparable to those in the United States or Australia, scholars working in Greek-Canadian Studies may find similarities with Greek-American or Greek-Australian Studies. We are delighted that Professor Thomas W. Gallant (https://history.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/gallant.html), Nicolas Family Chair of Modern Greek History, University of California, San Diego, will give the keynote lecture on the making of the documentary ``Violent August'' (http://violentaugust.com/) about the anti-Greek riots in Toronto on August 1918. The Conference will also showcase the research project ``Immigrec'' (https://immigrec.com/en) on the history of Greek immigration to Canada from the 1950s to 1970s, funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply; the conference will try and cover expenses for their travel and accommodation. More information: contact Sakis Gekas agekas@yorku.ca
* Hellenic History Tournament for High School Students, Sat 21 April 2018 The Canadian Order of AHEPA District 23 organizes a Hellenic History Tournament for High School Students Title: What happened between the times of Agamemnon and Antetokounmpo? Date: Saturday 28 April 2018, registration 10 AM, starts 11 AM Venue: Victor Dahdaleh Building, 88 The Pond Road York University, 4700 Keele Street Entrance: free For grades 8-12, competition with lots of cash prizes. Hosts: AHEPA Toronto, York U Hellenic Studies Program Professor Sakis Gekas, HHF Chair or Modern Greek History http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=467
* Theatre performance, "Ready for everything in Toronto", April 21-22, 2018 The Greek Community of Toronto Theatre Arts Group Irida, under the direction of Greg Terzakis, presents an engaging production that infuses comedy with personal truths, twists, struggles and love. At the end, "all for One and One for all." All revenues will go towards the needs of our community's Cultural department. Title: Ready for everything in Toronto Dates/times: Sat April 21, 19:30, and Sun April 22, 15:00 and 19:30 Venue: Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Road, East York. Tickets: $30.00 For more information, tickets, donations and sponsorship opportunities please contact the Greek Community of Toronto office at 416-425-2485 or email Georgia Papaspyrou at gpapaspyrou@greekcommunity.org http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=522
* Second Hellenic Canadian Academic Assoc. Ont symposium, Sat 21 April 2018 The Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO), with the generous support of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation and additional support from Remax Ultimate (Tim Syrianos, Broker), the Greek Community of Toronto - Program Paideia, the Cypriot Federation of Canada, and the Panarcadian Federation of Canada, and under the auspices of the Greek Consulate in Toronto, organizes the second HCAAO Symposium. The Symposium is open to Greek and Greek-Canadian scientists of Ontario, students, press, local authorities and the general audience. The Symposium includes short presentations by faculty members of Greek descent across Ontario universities, on topics relevant to their research. All areas of science, humanities, engineering, medicine, etc, are covered. Important dates: *March 26:* Abstract submission deadline *March 31:* Announcement of presenters *April 18:* Registration deadline *April 21:* Second HCAAO Symposium Venue: Room SF 1101, Sandford Fleming Building, University of Toronto, 10 King's College Rd, Toronto. Date/time: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30AM - 4:30PM. Keynote speaker: Prof. Evangelia Tsatsoglou, St. Mary's University Title: The Breakdown of Normality: Negotiating Migration in the Greek Crisis There will also be a discussion by Prof. Sedef Arat-Koc, Ryerson University, on the theme ``Brain Drain or Brain Gain'', as well as a graduate student poster presentation session. For a glance at the program, see program in pdf. For more information, registration and programme, please visit the symposium website.
* Theatre performance, "Ladies in the snow", Sat-Sun 14-15 April 2018 The theatre laboratory "Epi skhnhs" ("On Stage Toronto") presents the play Title: Gunaikes sta xionia (Ladies in the snow) Authors: Antwnhs and Kwnstantinos Koufalhs Director: Maria Kordwnh Date/time: Sat-Sun 14-15 April 2018, 7 PM Venue: Todmorden Mills Heritage Site - Papermill Theatre 67 Pottery Rd Tickets: $25 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3351180 Reservations: 647 979 1708 Note: Mature content More links: https://www.facebook.com/events/245878709284532/ https://episkinistoronto.com/upcoming-events/
* Antzela Dimitriou live in Toronto, Fri 13 April 2018 Hellas News organizes a live performance by Antzela Dimitriou, Harris Kostopoulos and Ioanna Koutalidou Date: Fri 13 April 2018 Venue: Riviera Events & Convention Center 2800 HW #7 West (East of HW #400) Tickets: from $95, includes dinner Reservations: 416-421-5562 and 647-718-8012 http://mailchi.mp/hellasnews-radio/antzela-dimitriou-harris-kostopoulos-and-ioanna-koutalidou-live-in-toronto-vctb9vjrxs?e=741a56e479
* The Pape/Danforth library photo exhibition, ends 31 March 2018 The Greek Canadian History Project of York University with the support of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation presents a Photo Exhibit Theme: Toronto's Hellenic Historical Commemoration Venue: Pape/Danforth Library Date: ends 31 March 2018
* Lecture on Greek Orthodox Churches in Cappadocia, Wed 28 March 2018 The Department of History, the Department of Near and Middle Easter Civilizations and the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the University of Toronto organize a lecture Title: Building Greek Orthodox Christian Churches in Late Ottoman Cappadocia Speaker: Professor Tom Papademetriou, Stockton University Professor of History and Director of Dean C. and Zoe S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies Date/time: Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4-6 PM Venue: 2098 Sidney Smith Hall, Natalie Zemon Davies room 100 St. George Street, University of Toronto Entrance: free
* Lecture on Language Diversity, Wed 28 March 2018 Annual Hellenic Heritage Foundation Lecture Title: Language Diversity in Greek Education and Society Date/time: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place Sponsors: Skoutakis Family Co-Sponsors: Hellenic Heritage Foundation, Hellenic Studies Program, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Speaker: Professor Eleni Skourtou, Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean Dr. Eleni Skourtou teaches Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Education at the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, located in Rhodes, Greece. She is the director of the Language, Literature & Folks Culture Lab at the same department. Eleni studied Education in Frankfurt, Germany (Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universit=E4t) and she holds a PhD from the same university in bilingual education. Her main research interests are language education, second language learning, bilingualism and education of minority children, literacy, orality, multiliteracies, text & meaning making. Her recent research projects involve Roma children education and refugee (children and adults) education. Currently, Eleni is a Visiting Research Scholar at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. RSVP: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/24803/register/ RSVP is free, but space is limited.
* Celebrations for the 25th of March 1821 - Flag raising ceremony at Queen's park Mr. Alexandros Ioannidis, Consul General of Greece in Toronto, Mr. Andonis Artemakis, President, Greek Community of Toronto, Mr. James Karas, President, Panmacedonian Federation of Canada invite you all to the Hellenic Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony Keynote Speaker: Mr. Marcos Andison Date/time: Friday 23 March 2018, 12 noon Venue: Queen's park, fron lawn of the legislative building Rain or shine - Greek Community of Toronto Gala Date/time: Friday 23 March 2018, doors open at 6:30 PM, Gala of GCT Venue: Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Green Rd, #1, North York Entertainment: music group "H Parea", dance groups Tickets: $100 adults, $40 kids, 416-425-2485 - Flag raising ceremony at City Hall Date/time: Saturday 24 March 2018, 11:00 AM Venue: City Hall, Toronto - Parade Date/time: Sunday 25 March 2018, 1 PM Location: Danforth Ave from Pape to Chester - Historical Walk Date/time: Sunday 25 March 2018, 2:20 PM Location: meet at Pape/Danforth Library after the parade and walk through the history of Hellenism in Toronto by visiting spots of the Danforth Avenue and viewing relevant photos Presented by Chris Grafos More info: http://archives.library.yorku.ca/gchp/?p=475
* UofT Superior Teaching Award Announcement to Dr. Spyridon Kotsovilis Dr. Spyridon Kotsovilis, one of the instructors within the Hellenic Studies program at the University of Toronto has been selected as one of the recipients of the University's Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award for the 2017-2018 school year. The Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate education in classroom instruction, innovative teaching methods and student engagement. The Hellenic Studies program at the University of Toronto has been established with a generous donation by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, an organization of Greek-Canadian businesspeople, undertaking several projects related to promoting Greek culture and education. The program runs as part of the European Studies program at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Hellenic Heritage Foundation congratulates Dr. Spyridon Kotsovilis for his commitment to teaching and being recognized for excellence in his instruction.
* Readings of the Theatrical Works of Chris Ziatas, Tue 20 March 2018, 6 PM The Greek Community of Toronto will host the readings of two theatrical works of our community's playwrite-poet, Chris Ziata. Author: Chris Ziata Readers: Tereza Nikolaidis, Mike Andrikopoulos, George Zubulakis, Andonis Artemakis, Spyros Volonakis, Andreas Batakis, Konstantinos Bouzikas, Tom Mihalopoulos, Bill Fatsis and others. Presented by: Bill Fatsis, Michalis Mouratidis, Betty Skoutaki and Vicky Karantonis Date/time: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 6 PM Venue: Polymenakion Cultural Center, 30 Thorncliffe Park, Toronto Entrance: Free Enjoy a free evening while absorbing Iphigeneia and Apology of Orestis. More info: http://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=470
* Michalis Vitopoulos 1948-2018 Michalis Vitopoulos, a former colleague and faculty member at York University from 1989 till 2017, died on February 18, 2018. Through all his years, he was constantly contributing through his teaching in the Greek language, literature and culture program, and through various activities in bilingual education in general. He will be remembered by colleagues, students and fellow Greek-Canadians for his passion on Greek studies. More information can be found in http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2018/02/26/passings-professor-emeritus-michail-vitopoulos-was-passionate-about-greek-language-and-culture/
* Macedonia Committee meeting, Mon 5 March 2018, 7 PM The Macedonia Committee calls all Greeks and Greek-Canadians to a meeting to decide actions regarding the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Date/time: Monday 5 March 2018, 7 PM Venue: Panarcadian Federation of Canada, 450 Danforth Avenue, 2nd floor, Toronto
* Movie night, Enas allos kosmos, Sun 4 March 2018, 1:30 PM The Greek America Foundation is proud to host a 2nd special Toronto screening of the smash hit Greek film Title of film: Worlds Apart (Enas allos kosmos) Director: Christophoros Papakaliatis Year: 2015 Duration: 1:53 Theme: drama/romance Playing: Christophoros Papakaliatis, Maria Kavogianni, Minas Chatzisavvas and Jonathan Kimble (J.K.) Simmons (the latter is the well-known American actor with Oscar award) In English with Greek subtitles Date/time: Sunday 4 March 2018, 1:30 PM Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario (Jackman Hall) Tickets: https://greekamericafoundation.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=03b2938052eb20792c479129a&id=3D254be26cd6&e=3D3ab8fe3579 "Worlds Apart" is Greek drama film directed by *Christoforos Papakaliatis* that consists of three separate narratives, each following a love story between a foreigner and a Greek. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socio-economic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe as a whole, only to connect as a single story in the end. The film was the biggest Greek box office hit in the past ten years and the first Greek film in years to achieve successful theatrical distribution in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. *Academy Award winner JK Simmons* stars in the film, as do a number of well-known Greek actors. We are grateful to the support of the following individuals and companies for their sponsorship of this event: Fortigo - Elias Demangos Fleet Complete - Tony Lourakis CleanMark Group - John Vavitsas Saporito Foods - Bill Tserpes
* Report: Refugee family renews century-old ties on Crete Syrian refugee Ahmed Tarzalakis fled with his family to Chania, Crete, Greece. However, his ancestors fled the opposite way some 120 years ago. He is now renewing his old ties and finding a home outside his home. Read more: http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2018/2/5a8ed3314/refugee-family-renews-century-old-ties-crete.html
* News: Tesla starts research and development group in Greece Tesla, the energy and transpotation giant led by Elon Musk (also founder of PayPal and SpaceX, among many other companies), is building a small research and development office in Athens, which will be comprised of a highly-qualified engineering team. This team will focus solely on limited research and development activities to accelerate electric motor technology development through close collaboration with Tesla's team in the US. Read more: https://electrek.co/2018/02/24/tesla-electric-motor-research-group-greece/
* Report: Amazing film on Athens goes online A film on Athens by Greek filmmaker and photographer Alexandros Maragos has captured the hearts and minds of Greeks following its release this week. Title: City of Athens - A Portrait of a Changing Metropolis Read more: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/02/21/stunning-film-on-athens-hits-th= e-internet-video/ http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/city-breaks/30177-report-amazing-film-= on-athens-goes-online.html
* Course on Ancient Greek Technology, March-April 2018 The School of Continuing Studies at the Universty of Toronto is offering a course on Ancient Greek Technology and Tools 07 Mar 2018 - 25 Apr 2018 Wednesday 6:30PM - 8:30PM Instructor: Georgia Kafka, M.A., Ph.D. Discover the scientific accomplishments of the ancient Greeks, and the effects of their technology on their history from 2000 B.C. to the end of the ancient world. We'll study Philon's robot-housemaid, Heron's cinema, Ktesivios' automatic clock, the computer of Antikythera, vending machines and lifting mechanisms. Rich visual material will aid the presentations and active discussions. More information and online registration: https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3350
* Nemitsas prize 2018 for Computer Science, deadline 30 April 2018 The NEMITSAS Prize has been established since 2010, in various branches of Science, Medicine, Technology and Arts and is awarded to prominent scientists of Cypriot origin from Cyprus and all over the world. This year, the Nemitsas prize will be awarded in Computer Science. The Prize comprises of the parchment, the gold medal and a monetary = award of 30,000 Euros. Applications or Nominations will be accepted from 01/04/2018 through 30/04/2018. The Award Ceremony will take place in early October 2018 and the Prize will be handed to the Laureate(s) by the President of the Republic of Cyprus at the Presidential Palace. For the nomination form and other information, please visit http://www.nemitsasfoundation.org
* Greek Community of Toronto and Kidz Can Play, March Break Camp 2018 March Break is just around the corner, we currently still have spots for March break Camp at St. John's Youth Centre, 1385 Warden Ave, for ages 4-13. Your child(ren) will have plenty of opportunities to participate in the following activities: + Multiple sports (soccer, floor hockey, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, and handball) + Theme week + Cooperative & team-building games + Arts & Crafts + Drama + Music + Special guest speakers and more! Please feel free to look at a sample flow schedule on our website to get an idea of how each day works! Camp will take place from 9:00am - 4:00pm, and we offer extended before & after care programs for all age groups from 8:00am to 5:30pm. We also offer half-day program options, and sibling discounts! Register at www.kidzcanplay.ca or (416) 418-8514
* Book on Heritage Language Education launch, Mon 26 Feb 2018 You are invited to the Book Launch Title: Handbook of research and practice in Heritage Language Education published by Springer international handbooks of education, 2018 Edited by: Peter Pericles Trifonas and Themistiklis Aravossitas Date/Time: Monday 26 February 2018, 16:00-18:00 Venue: Founders Senior Common room FC 305, York University, Toronto Sponsored by: Founders College Organized by: the department of languages, literatures and linguistics, York University, and the Hellenic Heritage Chair of Modern Greek History, York University Entrance: free
* The Hellenic Professionals Gala, Sat 24 Feb 2018 The Hellenic Professionals Gala -- 20th Anniversary Event Date/Time: Saturday 24 February 2018 - 25 February 2018, 6:30PM - 2:00AM Cocktails: 6:30 Dinner: 7:30 Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4W 0A4 Aria Ballroom Event Organizers: The Asclepius Dental Society, The Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association and The Hippocrates Hellenic Canadian Medical Association Tickets: $150 before February 1st, 2018, $175 from February 1st onwards includes 3 Course Meal and wine, Silent Auction, DJ and Dancing Late night suckling pig carving station And many other special surprises to celebrate our 20th anniversary!!! Dress: Black Tie optional and welcome Ticket sales will close on *** February 20th, 2018 ***, with no exceptions. Sold-out often takes place earlier. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://administrator442.wixsite.com/professionalsgala Sponsorships are (still) available: Chairman level: $5,000 Board of Directors level: $3,500 Executive level: $2,500 Associate level: $2,000 For further details please see ticket sales website: http://administrator442.wixsite.com/professionalsgala We look forward to celebrating with you in support of student scholarships and other initiatives within the Hellenic professionals' community in Canada. Also in: http://www.greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=430
* Greek music concert by the KINGS OF PARADOSI, Fri 2 Feb 2018 Signature Productions presents the KINGS OF PARADOSI, Zoidakis, Kapsalis, Tsahouridis and Makis Tsikos LIVE in concert with Dimotika, Cretan and Pontiaka Date/time: Friday 2 February 2018, 8 PM Venue: Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Green Rd, #1, North York Tickets: 416 391 5888, or visit www.signatureproductions.ca
* Greek theatre show by Kipseli Theatre Arts, 3-4 Feb 2018 Kipseli Theatre Arts presents the hilarious comedy Title: I vote for a female president (Yhfizw proedrina) Author: Beatrikh Mouka Kwx Director/Choreographer: Nancy Athanassopoulou-Mylonas Production: EKFRASSI, Performing and Expressive Arts English excerpts: Lydia Soldevila Tombros Dates/Times: Sat Feb 3, 2018, 7:30 PM, Sun Feb 4, 2018, 3:00 and 7:30 PM Venue: Armenian Youth Centre (Hamazkayin Theatre) 50 Hallcrown Place, North York (Victoria Park and 401) Tickets: $30 Includes pre-show by Melissakia dance group on "The women of Pindos" Info and tickets: 416 920 1011 or ekfrassi.productions@gmail.com
* Discussion on the name of FYROM, Tue 30 Jan 2018 The Hellenic Canadian Congress and the Congress of Ontario invite you to a discussion on the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Date/time: Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 7 PM Venue: Panarcadian Federation of Canada, 450 Danforth Avenue, 2nd floor, Toronto Furthermore, "Toronto Greeks" organize a demonstration Date/time: Sunday 4 February 2018, 2-4 PM Venue: Danforth and Logan, Toronto
* Celebration of the Three Hierarchs, Academic Awards Ceremony, Mon 29 Jan 2018 The Greek Community of Toronto cordially invites you to the celebration of the Three Hierarchs Academic Awards Ceremony, protectors of Letters and Education. Date/time: Monday 29 January 2018, starting at 6 PM Venue: Polymenakion Cultural Centre (30 Thorncliffe Park Drive) The programme for the event will be as follows: 6:00 pm. Vespers at St. Demetrios' Church. 7:00 pm. School Celebration and awards given to students who excelled in the school year 2016-2017. Please confirm your presence by sending an email: eantonakopoulou@greekcommunity.org Wishing you and your family a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Regards, Education Department 30 Thorncliffe Park Dr. Toronto, ON M4H 1H8 ph: 416-425-2485 fax: 416-425-2954 education@greekcommunity.org www.greekcommunity.org
* Meeting of Greek language teachers and students, Sat 27 Jan 2018 It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the annual dance of the Association of Greek language teachers, which will be a meeting of teachers and students Date/time: Saturday 27 January 2018, 7 PM Venue: Cypriot community centre, 6 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto, ON, M4H 1H1 Tickets: $55 (adult), $25 (Child), includes full dinner and a bottle of wine per table meeting with students of first, second and third generation music, dance and songs, remembering school years cutting of basilopita ruffle with various prizes For tickets: Rozana Taousanopoulou (416) 432-7150 Maria Jenikakh (416) 254-1068