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2014JulyAthensCanDayCANADA DAY - in the presence of the Canadian ambassador
When? Friday, July 4, 2014

Time? Arrival 19.00 – 19.30
Place? – Tsipouradiko Neo Elleniko/Τσιπουράδικο Νέο Ελληνικόν, 126 Aghia Paraskevi St (at Aghia Paraskevi metro station)
Guests? All nations welcome
Entrance Cost? 7 euro each - a set plate (pork chop/fried potatoes/green salad/cake) and a glass of house wine or soft drink
Dress? Casual
RSVP? Limited spots so ASAP email your name/number of guests to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - by Tuesday, July 01
Seating? NO PRE-BOOKING OF TABLES, so informal first-come-first-seated/served
Lots of surprises promised!

UPDATE: Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, and Friends of Canada coordinator, Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas, cordially greeted approximately 160 cheerful guests to the Friends-of-Canada Informal Canada Day Celebration – including Konstantinos Katsigiannis (the president of Hellenic Canadian Chamber of Commerce), Eleni Balatsas (coordinator of To Groupaki Mas), Chantal Stasinopoulou (president of the French association Athenes Accueil), Eleni Georgantas (the SOS children's village ambassador for BC and the Canada

Deputy Secretary General, Hellenic Congress BC), and members of the GreekCanadian Friends In Greece/Η Παρεα Των ΕλληνοΚαναδων Στην Ελλαδα. The Canadian and Greek national anthems were both sung, and then we had our annual Canada Trivia Quiz – one couple got all 13 questions correct, but everyone was declared a winner! Next, free door prizes were given to 11 lucky winners. Lastly, the Canada Cake was cut – and eaten! The whole time, our DIY Photo Booth was constantly taking zany Canada Day shots, adding to the fun and frolic that guests once again experienced (See - for zany photo booth shots!). C u next year!
Friends of Canada wishes to thank:
--Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, and Maria Pantazi-Peck
--Venue/fare: Tsipouradiko Neo Elleniko
--Canada Cake/logistics: J. Kromida – Chartered Professional Accountant
--Door Prize: Canadian Embassy of Greece/the Pecks for: 3 boxes of Biolea organic olive oil; 2 bottles of Vermont maple syrup; 6 gently used embassy library books
--Communication:; AngloINFO Athens; Livin and lovin it in Greece; Newcomers in Athens
--Co-management: Fran Kaltsiki
--RSVP responses: Alexandra Pel
--Hosts (alphabetically): Rosa Antonakaki, Dawn Lefakis, Aris Makris, Stefanos Pappas, Marie-Thérèse Rolland, Maria Spyratos, Basil-Nicholas Tsitsikronis, and Katerina Tsitsipi
--Photo booth photographer: Dawn Lefakis
--Soundman: Kostas Vrontos
--Décor supply: JoAnn Eluik (Winnipeg)
--Support: Canadian embassy of Greece, especially Zoe Delibasis, Eleni Efstratoudakis, and Julie Papanicolaou

Event photos:

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Thanks to Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas and Fran Kaltsiki for taking the photos!

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