2019 community announcements

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* Free Greek dance lessons by Thessalonikeans Society, register 11 Dec 2019, start 8 Jan 2019
* Freedom Besieged, film on the Greek crisis screening, 17 Jan 2019
* Kipseli Theatre presents "Scorching Memories" (Purines Mnhmes), 2-3 Feb 2019
* Association of Hellenic Language Teachers of Ontario dinner, Sat 9 Feb 2019
* History of Greek Music, performance at St. Catharines, Sat 16 Feb 2019
* 21st Annual Hellenic Doctors and Lawyers' Gala, Sat 23 Feb 2019
* ``The Favourite'', film by director Yorgos Lanthimos, playing in Toronto and other cities



* 21st Annual Hellenic Doctors and Lawyers' Gala, Sat 23 Feb 2019 The Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’Association (HCLA) and the Hippocrates Hellenic Canadian Medical Association (HHCMA) organize the 21st Annual Hellenic Professionals' Gala Date/time: Saturday 23 February 2019, 6 PM (reception), 7:30 PM (dinner) Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom in downtown Toronto 181 Wellington St. W., Toronto Tickets: https://www.hellenicprofessionalsgala.com Price starts at $150 and goes up with sponsorships Info: hcla.information@gmail.com Black tie welcome. All profits go towards student scholarships. The HCLA, the HHCMA and the Asclepius Dental Society (ADS) awarded 8 scholarships each of $2000-3000 last year, and also supported the Apollo Project of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, which focuses on Hellenic Studies programs at Universities and Greek School Education.
* History of Greek Music, performance at St. Catharines, Sat 16 Feb 2019 The Greek Community of Niagara and the Hellenic Heritage and Culture Committee proudly present a live performance Title: History of Greek Music Date/time: Saturday 16 February 2019, 6 PM Venue: Greek Community of Niagara, 585 Niagara St., St. Catharines Info: 905-685-3028, office@greekcommunityofniagara.com http://lmho.mj.am/img/lmho/b/lj10z/o3kkk.png Tickets: $30 adults, $15 youth 8-17, includes appetizers and wine for each table
* 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/time: Saturday 9 February 2019, 7 PM Venue: Crystal Fountain Event Venue 60 McDowell Gate, Markham, Ontario L6G1B5 Tickets: $65 (adults), $30 (children), includes dinner and 2 bottles of wine per table For tickets: Rozana Taousanopoulou (416) 432-7150, Maria Jenikakh (416) 254-1068 The event is dedicated to the International Day for Hellenic Language (9 February) and its promoters. The event includes dedication to Hellenic Language Teachers in Ontario, presentation of the dance group Melissakia, music, dance and songs, cutting of vasilopita, lucky draws.
* Kipseli Theatre presents "Scorching Memories" (Purines Mnhmes), 2-3 Feb 2019 Ekfrassi Performing and Expressive Arts presents Kipseli Theatre Arts in a musical theatre “ΠΥΡΙΝΕΣ ΜΝΗΜΕΣ” Title: Scorching Memories (Purines Mnhmes) 1922-1940 Written & Directed: Nancy Athan-mylonas Musical Director: Athina Malli English Excerpts: Lydia Soldevila-Tombros Date/time: Saturday 2 February 2019, 7:30 PM and Sunday 3 February 2019, 3 PM and 7:30 PM Venue: Armenian Hamazkayin Theatre, 50 Hallcrown Place, North York (Victoria Park and 401) Tickets: 416 920 1011 Info: ekfrassi.productions@gmail.com More info: https://www.greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=766 Ticket: $30.00 A bilingual Musical with 72 cast members! A cast of 72 members take the stage with live music; our singers, actors and dancers pay tribute to the 1922 refugees of Smyrna and the remarkable legacy they brought with them that would influence Greek culture forevermore a new genre of music; SMIRNEIKA AND THE REBETIKA. This production is also dedicated to the women of Smyrna, who survived the atrocities of 1922, overcame their losses and never lost their spirit. Widows or bereaved sisters, daughters and mothers that buried their loss in the struggle to save and nurture hundreds of orphans as their own. We honour the power that is contained within the heart of each and every one as they brought life and laughter where it would have else been done.
* 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. 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". Title: Freedom Besieged Director: Panayioti Yannitsos Stars: Noam Chomsky, Jordan Peterson, Michael Dukakis Date/time: Thursday 17 January 2019, 6:30 PM (movie), 8 PM (discussion) Venue: Isabel Bader Theater, at U of Toronto 93 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 Toronto, ONTARIO Info: https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/freedom-besieged/ Tickets: https://ca.thehellenicinitiative.org/freedom-besieged-tickets/ https://greekevents.ca/details.php?eventid=751 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
* 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. Date/time: Tuesday 8 January 2018, 19:00, and every Tuesday Venue: Panmacedonian Cultural Centre, 406 Danforth Ave, 2nd floor The teacher will be experienced Greek dancer. For more information E-mail adultgreekdancegroup@gmail.com Info: https://thessalonikisocietytoronto.org/
* ``The Favourite'', film by director Yorgos Lanthimos, playing in Toronto and other cities The latest film by Yorgos Lanthimos is still playing in Toronto and other cities. 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