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Friends of Canada

Welcome to the Canadian community of Greece

"We're so pleased you're visiting our Friends of Canada (FoC) home(page)…."

Our informal FoC network - inspired by the Canadian embassy - facilitates the exchange of camaraderie and Canadian-related information between Canadians and friends of Canada from all nations who live in Greece.

If you live in Greece (all nations) and wish to be added to the FoC contact list to receive our free electronic newsletter about local events, please send the following to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :
--Full Name:
--Nationality:
--Email address:
--Mobile phone number:
--Landline phone number (home or office):
--Present city/town:
--Preferred newsletter, Northern or Southern Greece:
--Facebook name (if you are on Facebook):
--Please also copy and send the following statement: *'Friends of Canada has my consent to process my data.'

*This is simply a legal formality, to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. By sending us this statement, you are consenting to FoC processing your data for the sole purpose of FoC communications; the data will not be given to any other person for any other purpose. You may withdraw this consent at any time by emailing FoC with a request to 'unsubscribe' - your contact information will then be deleted from our database.

2024 - MARCH - THESSALONIKI - VASILOPITA / INFO SESSION

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Friends of Canada is delighted to be co-hosting another vassilopita cutting in cooperation with the Consulate of Canada in Thessaloniki.
COME JOIN US at 18.00 on Wednesday, March 6, at ‘Le Palace Hotel’ in Thessaloniki (https://lepalace.gr/en /).
But there’s more, of special interest to our Canadian members: the consular staff of the embassy of Canada in the Hellenic Republic will also hold an open information session for the Canadian citizens who reside in Thessaloniki and the rest of Northern Greece: ‘News on Consular Services’. There have been many changes, and they will update us on the latest developments.
Entrance is free, but RSVP is required – please email your name (and the names of your guests) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, March 4. For further information, you may contact the Consulate of Canada in Thessaloniki at 2310-256350.


2022 - SEPTEMBER - FAREWELL TO AMBASSADOR ALLEN

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FAREWELL GIFT FOR AMBASSADOR - in the presence of Canadian ambassador

Sadly, FoC bids a fond farewell to Canadian Ambassador Mark Allen, who ends his term here in Greece; we wish him every success.
In 2019, we started out with a great collaboration, watching him learn how to slice a New Year’s vassilopita, first at our FoC event in Athens, and then in Thessaloniki at the Consular Information Session we co-hosted with the Consulate of Canada in Thessaloniki. We then enjoyed his good-spirited participation at our Informal Canada Day Celebration in Athens in July.

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